Mark MacLachlan


Department of Chemistry

Current Projects

  • Flexible photonic materials from cellulose nanocrystals for stimuli-responsive applications (e.g., pressure sensors)
  • Stimuli-responsive gelation
  • Photonic liquids based on graphene oxide
  • Supramolecular compounds for stimuli-driven molecular delivery
  • Self-assembly of cellulose nanocrystals in confined spaces

Selected Publications

  1. Y. Cao, P.-X. Wang, F. D’Acierno, W.Y. Hamad, C.A. Michal, M.J. MacLachlan. Tunable Diffraction Gratings from Biosourced Lyotropic Liquid Crystals. Adv. Mater. 32, 1907376 (2020).
  2. C.E. Boott, A. Tran, W.Y. Hamad, M.J. MacLachlan. Cellulose Nanocrystal Elastomers with Reversible Visible Color. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 226-231 (2020).
  3. M.A. Soto, V. Carta, R.J. Andrews, M.T. Chaudhry, M.J. MacLachlan. Structural Elucidation of Selective Solvatochromism in a Responsive-at-metal Cyclometalated Platinum(II) Complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59, 10348-10352 (2020).