Samuel E. Root, Ph. D.

I am a chemical engineer by training with research interests centered around the material science and technology of soft electronic polymer composites. My work encompasses theory and computer simulation, experimental synthesis & characterization, development of processing & patterning methods, and ultimately the demonstration of materials-based solutions to diverse problems in healthcare, robotics, and sustainability.

Research Experience

Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
Adviser: Zhenan Bao,  K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering
Research Areas: Self-healing polymer composites

2021    Postdoctoral Fellow,  Harvard University
Adviser: George M. Whitesides, Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor
Research Areas: Polymers, Soft Robotics, Molecular Electronics

2018    Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering , University of California, San Diego
Thesis: Mechanical Properties of Semiconducting Polymers
Adviser: Darren J. Lipomi, Professor of NanoEngineering
Fellowships: Hellman, ARCS, UC Presidents Dissertation Year, Corning

2014     B.S. in Chemical Engineering , University of Rochester, NY

Hometown: Great Neck, New York, U.S.A.

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