Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame


Haifeng Gao2

• Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
365 Stepan Hall



•Polymer synthesis and characterization
•Functional soft nanomaterials
•Colloidal chemistry
•HPLC for polymer analyses
•Plastic electronics for organic light emitting diodes and organic photovoltaics
•Functional polymer catalysts


Current Energy Research

  • Polymer synthesis and functionalization via efficient and orthogonal methodologies
  • Folding of single synthetic polymer chain for shape-persistent nanostructure
  • Assembly of nanostructured polymers for advanced membranes
  • Electroactive polymers and nanocomposites

Potential SEI Research

  • Ionic Liquid membrane for CO2 separation
  • Film with ordered structure for ion transportation
  • Nanocomposites for catalysis