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Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a PhD in Materials Science. Grid Storage Leader and Lead PI for the Non-Aqueous Redox Flow thrust within the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory. Research focuses on organic materials and self-healing polymers as part of the Autonomic Materials Systems group at the Beckman Institute. Experienced educator specializing in nontraditional instructional delivery especially for large-enrollment science courses with interests in curiosity-driven learning and personalized instruction of the molecular sciences to pre-professional undergraduates.

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Research Output 1984 2019

Architecture-Controlled Ring-Opening Polymerization for Dynamic Covalent Poly(disulfide)s

Liu, Y., Jia, Y., Wu, Q. & Moore, J. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society. 141, 43, p. 17075-17080 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ring opening polymerization

A tetrahedral molecular cage with a responsive vertex

Pattillo, C. C. & Moore, J. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Chemical Science. 10, 29, p. 7043-7048 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Self assembly

Expanding the limits of the second genetic code with ribozymes

Lee, J., Schwieter, K. E., Watkins, A. M., Kim, D. S., Yu, H., Schwarz, K. J., Lim, J., Coronado, J., Byrom, M., Anslyn, E. V., Ellington, A. D., Moore, J. S. & Jewett, M. C., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 5097.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
genetic code
Genetic Code
Catalytic RNA
ribonucleic acids

Frontal Ring-Opening Metathesis Copolymerization: Deviation of Front Velocity from Mixing Rules

Liu, H., Wei, H. & Moore, J. S., Jul 16 2019, In : ACS Macro Letters. 8, 7, p. 846-851 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ring opening polymerization
Materials properties

Fully Recyclable Metastable Polymers and Composites

Lloyd, E. M., Lopez Hernandez, H., Feinberg, A. M., Yourdkhani, M., Zen, E. K., Mejia, E. B., Sottos, N. R., Moore, J. S. & White, S. R., Jan 22 2019, In : Chemistry of Materials. 31, 2, p. 398-406 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon fibers
Composite materials


Faculty members selected for distinguished chairs

Antoinette M Burton, Nathan Gunn, Stephen P Long & Jeffrey S Moore


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