Zachariah A. Page

Zachariah A. Page

Biography

Zak was born in Rochester, NY, and obtained his B.S. in chemistry at Juniata College where he began research in organic synthesis, focusing on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and donor-acceptor semiconductors, under the guidance of Prof. I. David Reingold. He spent three months abroad at the University of Cambridge, UK, working on the synthesis of novel conjugated polyelectrolytes under the advisement of Prof. Wilhelm Huck. After graduating from Juniata, Zak carried out his Ph.D. studies in the laboratories of Prof. Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His doctoral research focused on the synthesis and characterization of novel conjugated polymer zwitterions, and their integration into organic solar cells. In 2015, he began his postdoctoral research with Prof. Craig J. Hawker at the University of California Santa Barbara, studying photochemical transformations in the areas of organic electronics and 3D printing. Zak will be starting as an assistant faculty member of the Chemistry Department at the University of Texas at Austin starting Summer 2018, with continued research interests in the broad fields of macromolecular synthesis and materials science.

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Education

2015   Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA  

2010   B.S. in Chemistry. Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

Research Experience

2015-Present     Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Santa Barbara, Materials Research Lab
                           AdvisorProf. Craig J. Hawker

2010-2015         Graduate Student Researcher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Polymer Science and Engineering Department
                           Advisor: Prof. Todd Emrick

2009                   Visiting Researcher, University of Cambridge, UK, Chemistry Department, Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis
                            Advisor: Prof. Wilhelm Huck

2007-2010         Undergraduate Research Assistant, Juniata College, Chemistry Department
                            Advisor: I. David Reingold

Honors and Awards

2018                   Selected to participate in the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop

2018                   Recognized as an “Outstanding Reviewer for Polymer Chemistry

2017                   Selected to participate in the Future Faculty Workshop: The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft                                     Materials at Case Western Reserve University

2013                   Poster presentation award at the 11th International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems, Arcachon (Bordeaux                            Area), Aquitaine, France

2010-2013         DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF)

2009                   POLYED Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry from the American Chemical Society                                          Divisions of Polymer Chemistry and Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering

2009                   Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship from Juniata College

2009                   The American Chemical Society Award in Organic Chemistry

2007                   Goldwater Scholarship

2007                   CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award, presented by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC