Laure Kayser, Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
310 Dupont Hall
Newark, DE 19716
1986) B.Sc., 2007 University of Strasbourg, France; M.Sc. 2009
University of Strasbourg, France; Ph.D., 2016 McGill University,
Montreal, Canada; Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016—2019, University of
California San Diego.
According to the World Health Organization, nearly one sixth of the
world’s population suffers from neurological disorders. These disorders
of the nervous system include structural disorders (e.g., spinal cord
injury), degeneration (e.g., Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases),
infections (e.g., meningitis), functional disorders (e.g., epilepsy),
and vascular disorders (e.g., stroke).
The study and/or repair of the
nervous system requires electronic materials than can interact with the
human body, whether with direct contact—for neuroscience—or indirect—for
haptics and robotics. While basic research in soft electronics has
significantly advanced in the last 5-10 years, these efforts have not
yet been translated to benefit the society.
Researchers in the Kayser
lab aim at designing, synthesizing, and understanding the next
generation of soft organic electronic materials to study or repair the
nervous system. We are approaching challenges as an interdisciplinary
research team, working at the intersection of organometallic chemistry,
polymer synthesis, and materials and device engineering.
L. V. Kayser and D. J. Lipomi,* “Stretchable Conductive Polymers and Composites Based on PEDOT and PEDOT:PSS” Adv. Mater. 2019, 201806133.
L. V. Kayser,
M. D. Russell, D. Rodriquez, S. N. Abuhamdieh, C. Dhong, S. Khan, A. N.
Stein, J. Ramírez, and D. J. Lipomi,* “RAFT Polymerization of an
Intrinsically Stretchable Water-Soluble Block Copolymer Scaffold for
PEDOT” Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 4459.
L. V. Kayser,
M. Vollmer, M. Welnhofer, H. Krikcziokat, K. Meerholz,* and B. A.
Arndtsen,* “Metal-Free, Multicomponent Synthesis of Pyrrole-Based
π-Conjugated Polymers from Imines, Acid Chlorides and Alkynes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 10516.
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