Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Affiliated Faculty

Maxwell J. Robb

Maxwell J. Robb

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Colorado School of Mines, 2009; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2014. Caltech, 2017-.

Research Overview

Professor Robb’s research is at the intersection of synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and materials science. The Robb Group’s primary focus is the development of mechanically sensitive molecules called mechanophores and their application in stimuli-responsive polymers and soft materials.