Joe Patterson

Joe Patterson is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of California Irvine. His research involves the development of new materials through a deep understanding of their structural dynamics. To address challenges in this area he has developed new liquid phase and cryogenic electron microscopy methods. He completed his PhD in polymer chemistry and self-assembly at the University of Warwick, working under the supervision of Professor Rachel O’Reilly. He performed postdoctoral research at the University of California San Diego with Professor’s Nathan Gianneschi and Kimberly Prather. He also worked at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry with Professor Nico Sommerdijk. For his research he has been awarded several prizes including the Domino/MacroGroupUK Young Polymer Scientist of the Year in 2011, the 2013 Jon Weaver PhD prize and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual fellowship in 2017.