Université de Strasbourg

Alex Adronov

Alex Adronov

Alex Adronov is a professor of chemistry at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  He specializes in the synthesis of conjugated polymers and novel polymer architectures, and is interested in the interactions between conjugated polymers and carbon nanotubes.  He received his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001, under the supervision of Professor Jean M. J. Fréchet.  During his graduate studies, he developed a strong interest in polymer synthesis and the preparation of dendritic polymer architectures specifically decorated with chromophores.  In 2001, he began his independent career as an Assistant Professor at McMaster University.  He was promoted to Associate professor in 2007, and Full Professor in 2013.  He is also the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry at McMaster.  Over the past 10 years, he has focused on the synthesis and characterization of conjugated polymers and is investigating the selective interactions of conjugated polymers with single-walled carbon nanotubes, in an effort to purify and extract specific nanotube types out of commercial mixtures.  In addition, he focuses on new methods for modifying the structure and properties of conjugated polymers post-polymerization to create libraries of polymers having identical length but different properties.  

As part of his fellowship, Alex Adronov works on Cyclooctyne-bearing Conjugated Polymers for Connection of Nanotubes and Fullerenes.

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