Andrea C. Charif was a Ph.D. student in the Department of Polymer Science at the University of Akron. In March of 2009, she obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota, Colombia. She joined Dr. Puskas’ group as a Ph.D. candidate in December of 2009.
Her research interests included the use of block copolymers in lithium ion battery technology, to overcome the efficiency barriers relate with the charging-discharging cycles, as well as application of the flexoelectric properties of Bent-core Liquid Crystal Elastomers.
She obtained her PhD in January 2015 and currently she’s working for the 3M Company.
Flexoelectricity observed on Bent-core Liquid Crystals: Coupling between electric polarization and elastic deformation1
1Harden, J. Electro-Mechanical Couplings in Liquid Crystals. Ph.D. Dissertation, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2009
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