WELCOME to the barnes laboratory
The Barnes research group at Washington University in St. Louis employs a multi-disciplinary approach towards research challenges in the areas of stimuli-responsive polymers and materials, nanoparticle-based combination drug delivery, biomaterials, and topologically complex polymers and materials. The “keystone” of our research program is synthetic organic chemistry, which is central to the preparation of all functional materials in our group. Supramolecular and polymer chemistries are directly associated with this keystone, and together, all three areas represent the foundation of the research group. We aim to build on this foundation by constructing novel 'smart' materials with well-defined functions – for both fundamental and applied purposes – that will ultimately lead us down research pathways in the areas of nanomaterials, biomedical engineering, and inorganic and environmental chemistries.