Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame
Haifeng Gao obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2008 from Krzysztof Matyjaszewski group at Carnegie Mellon University before joining Prof. Jean M. J. Frechet group at UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral researcher. His current research focuses on the design and synthesis of functional polymers with controlled nanostructures and exploration of their applications in biomaterials, drug delivery and separation membranes. Haifeng has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers and 7 book chapters. His publications so far have been cited for more than 5000 times. Haifeng was the recent recipient of 2010 AkzoNobel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research in Polymer Chemistry from ACS, 2014 Army Young Investigator Program (YIP) award, 2016 NSF CAREER award.