In the Guymon Research Group, we focus on the use of photopolymerization—a method of preparing polymer materials utilizing UV or visible light to initiate polymerization reactions—in the preparation of micro/nanostructured polymeric materials using both conventional and advanced curing techniques. These structured systems have shown great promise in a range of functional materials, including anti-fibrotic/anti-bacterial biomaterials, 3D printing, water purification, and neural prosthetic devices.

Recent News

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UI joins statewide initiative to make Iowa a national leader in biomanufacturing

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Researchers from the University of Iowa will play a key role in boosting Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing through a new project sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Allan Guymon is among those contributing.
Professors Udaykumar, Guymon, and Wang pose for a photo

Guymon receives Faculty Award for Excellence in Research

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Allan Guymon, professor of chemical and biochemical engineering, has received the College of Engineering's Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.