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Scholarly Interest Report
Eilaf Egap
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor and William Marsh Rice Trustee Chair
Primary Department
   Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
 Dr. Egap's Research Group
Research Areas
 Focus on developing fundamentally new materials with novel photonic, electronic and optoelectronic properties, utilizing tools from polymer chemistry and materials science and nanoengineering to address challenges in energy conversion, sustanbility and early diagnostics. Her interests lie in molecular–engineering, elucidation of structure–property relationships, self–assembly, and creating new device architectures in applications ranging from biological imaging, sensing, early diagnostics and delivery of therapeutics, to photovoltaics and magneto–electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

Zhang, J.; Huang, Y.; Wang, D.; Pollard, A. C.; Chen, Z "Triblock Near-Infrared Fluorescent Polymer Semiconductor Nanoparticles for Targeted Imaging." J. Mater. Chem.

 Invited Talks


Engineering Excited States in Organic Semiconductors and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Nanostructures for Energy Applications

." Emerson Center Symposium, Atlanta,GA. (11/3/17)



Molecular and Nanostructure Engineering of Polymer Semiconductors for Information, Energy and Health Technologies

." Rice University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular, Houston, TX. (3/21/17)



Molecular and Nanostructure Engineering of Semiconducting Polymers for Information, Energy and Biomedical Applications

." CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, New York, NY. (11/8/17)


"Bio-Integrated Electronics: Interfacing Polymer Semiconductors with Biology." ACS (Washington D.C.), ORGN Symposium, Washington, DC. (8/23/17)


"Designing Smart Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications." NanoFANS Forum, Georgia Institute of Technology. (5/3/17)

Editorial Positions
 Series Editor, Biomaterials Science. (2011 - 2017)

 Series Editor, Journal of Applied Polymer Chemistry. (2011 - 2017)

 Series Editor, Society Chemical Reviews. (2011 - 2017)

 Series Editor, ACS Nano. (2011 - 2017)

 Series Editor, Chemistry of Materials. (2011 - 2017)

 Series Editor, Macromolecules. (2011 - 2017)

 Series Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society. American Chemical Society. (2011 - 2017)

 Series Editor, Journal of Materials Chemistry. (2011 - 2017)

Positions Held
 Materials Research Society Member, Materials Research Society. (2007 - 2017)

 Biomedical Engineering Society Member, Biomedical Engineering Society. (2014 - 2017)

 American Chemical Society Member, American Chemical Society. (2007 - 2017)