The Cooper Group designs molecularly programmed dynamic polymers to create responsive, soft materials for applications in soft robotics, energy storage, environmental sustainability, and human health. Our research spans multiple disciplines including chemical engineering, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, and physics.

Self-healing electronics

Scalable soft actuators

Recyclable underwater adhesives

Patternable shape memory polymers

Puncture recovery in self-healing films

Electric field-responsive polymers