Dr. George Stiubianu works with Prof. Alon Gorodetsky in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He is interested in producing dynamic materials that control infrared radiation. The aim of this is to develop clothing that can regulate the temperature of the wearer, which can have applications in everyday clothing and in camouflage.
George received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry “Petru Poni” Iasi, Romania, where he looked at the preparation of new materials using reactions such as dehydrocoupling and allylation by bringing together synthetic silicon-based polymers (silicones) and derivatives of natural polymers. George shared second place for his presentation at the 2016 UCI Postdoc Research Symposium. He also won the “Audience’s Choice” award.