University of Akron
250 S Forge St
Biographical Sketch: Kevin Cavicchi received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1998 from Cornell University. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2003 where he studied the self-diffusion of asymmetric block copolymers. This was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering where he studied the ordering and thermodynamics of block copolymer thin films. He joined the Department of Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. His research group is interested in nanostructured soft materials. This includes the synthesis and characterization of well-defined block copolymers, ion-containing polymers, shape memory polymers, and low molecular mass organogelators.