University Park, PA, 16802
Ben Schantz received his bachelors degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware in 2012. His research experience includes an REU at the University of Delaware in 2010 in which he studied the effects of anion identity on the conductivity and microstructure of polymer electrolytes, which could improve the safety of lithium ion batteries. His current research involves creating molecular dynamics simulations of block copolymer bilayers in solution, which he hopes to apply to the design of biomimetic membranes. He is co-advised by Dr. Kumar and Dr. Janna Maranas.