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Blair Brettmann Named 2021 Rising Star by American Chemical Society
Blair Brettmann, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) and the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and faculty member of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) was recognized as a rising star in the February 9, 2022 special issue of ACS Polymers Au journal. The journal is published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress. They are one of the world’s largest scientific organizations with membership of over 151,000 in 140 countries.
The editors of ACS Polymers Au invited 13 outstanding early career polymer scientists who have been leading cutting-edge, novel, and impactful research in their independent laboratories to submit peer-reviewed manuscripts for a virtual special issue highlighting the 2021 Rising Stars in Polymers.
Brettmann received her B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from MIT in 2012 with Bernhardt Trout. Following her Ph.D., Brettmann was a senior research engineer at Saint-Gobain (2012–2014) and a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago with Matt Tirrell (2014–2016). Her research focuses on linking molecular to micron-scale phenomena to polymer processing to enable rapid and science-driven formulation and product development. More information about Brettmann and her research can be found here: www.brettmannlab.gatech.edu.
Her article for the special issue is titled “Solvent effects on the elasticity of electrospinnable polymer solutions.” Article DOI: 10.1021/acspolymersau.1c00041.