May 2015

Shannon received the Graduate Research Achievement Award in the Department of Chemistry at SMU.

February 2015

Han and Zhaoxu received the Dean's Award for Best Poster Presentation in recognition of their outstanding work at the SMU Research Day.


The Tsarevsky group focuses on the synthesis of polymers with controlled molecular weight and architecture and precise placement of specific functionalities, e.g., redox-sensitive groups and groups undergoing (bio)degradation. Of particular interest are polymers with biomedical applications such as controlled delivery and imaging. Controlled/“living” radical polymerization techniques are chiefly employed by the group. Mechanistic studies, including determination of kinetic and thermodynamic reaction parameters are also carried out that enable the rational selection of polymerization conditions (e.g., catalyst or initiating system) for the synthesis of well-defined polymers with desired structures.

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