Welcome to the Tenhaeff Group
Our lab is interested in surface and interfacial phenomena, especially the behavior of polymers on surfaces (e.g. polymeric coatings or surface-tethered brushes). We are developing novel techniques for synthesizing films where polymer composition, structure, and film morphology can be exquisitely controlled. Initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) is a platform technology used by the group. We are also investigating the importance of surface phenomena in lithium ion and lithium metal batteries. An important effort is developing all solid-state lithium metal batteries and hybrid batteries that utilize lithium metal anodes, while eliminating potential hazards associated with combustible liquid electrolytes.