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Research assistant receives symposium honor

Zhifeng Bai's research paper has been selected to be presented at the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium. Selection to this symposium is an honor and recognition among the polymer research community.

Bai's research paper, Polymersomes with Ionic Liquid Interiors Dispersed in Water, was one of 26 selected for the symposium, and one of 14 papers chosen to be presented at the symposium's oral sessions.

Bai is a research assistant in Professor Timothy Lodge's research group. He earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree in chemistry from Nankai University in China. His doctorate research encompasses block copolymer shuttles between water and ionic liquids, which holds the potential for applications in phase transfer, reactions, and separations. His objective is to systematically study the components, features, mechanisms, and possible applications of the system.

The Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Symposium is sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY) and cosponsored by the ACS Society Committee on Education (SOCED), Younger Chemists Committee (YCC) and the Division of Professional Relations (PROF). The symposium will take place at the ACS meeting in Anaheim, CA, on March 28, 2011.