Welcome to the

Kristufek Lab

Designing sustainable materials for next-generation applications in plastics, agriculture, engineering, and biomedicine

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We are so incredibly excited to have recently welcomed two undergraduate students, Chandenir and Daniela, to our group!!!Learn More

Sep 13, 2021

We are so incredibly excited to have recently welcomed two second year graduate students to our group!!! Tan and Mudassir will both be working in our sugars subgroup.Learn More

Sep 09, 2021

The Kristufek Group is seeking motivated graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in working in the areas of polymer, organic, and/or materials chemistry!!!Learn More

Aug 20, 2021

What We Do

Exploring synthetic strategies to create natural product-based sustainable materials for next-generation applications in plastics, agriculture, engineering, and biomedicine

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Who We Are

Meet our creative and innovative team

Our Team

Our Values

We believe there is strength in diversity. When we break the barriers of socially constructed lines of identity, the exchange of ideas in science progresses exponentially. Inclusion regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, neurodiversity, or any other life experiences, is not only necessary in STEM but also should be embraced. Furthermore, the environment that people join must be inclusive where they are heard, welcomed, and respected. We are committed to continually educating ourselves to further our understanding and improve our environment. In our group, diversity will be celebrated, inclusivity will be practiced, and all will be welcomed.