Department of Chemistry
The City College of New York-CUNY

News & Highlights
Scientific American on May 2, 2008 in the news, “A Silver Coating in the Fight against Microbes”.

The New York Times on April 9, 2008 in Technology Innovation, “Harnessing Biology, and Avoiding Oil, for Chemical Goods”.

Prof. John featured in ‘Mathrubhumi’, National Newspaper, India on March 09, 2008.

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Our research interests are in the broad area of organic and macromolecular materials chemistry; specifically includes biobased organic synthesis, self-assembled soft materials for functional applications, nanoparticle embedded soft materials and catalysis, liquid crystals and hydrogels, antimicrobial coatings, green chemistry, understanding growth mechanisms of nanostructures and designing new structures and multifunctional nanocomposites.

With several collaborations at CCNY and outside, we are involved in a multi-disciplinary team effort with the goal of developing eco-friendly products and nanoparticle embedded functional soft materials for a variety of applications.

George John
Associate Professor

Biobased Organic Synthesis
Self-Assembled Functional Architectures
Molecular Gels and Drug-Delivery
Polymers and Coatings
Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Catalysis
Biobased Soft Materials
Undergraduate Research
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