Welcome to the Balsara Lab!

We study self-assembly and transport properties of nanostructured polymer materials for diverse applications such as lithium batteries and cancer treatment. In the case of batteries, our objective is to increase the selective transport of the desired species, lithium ions, through the membrane. In cancer treatment, we are interested in designing materials that will selectively bind to the chemotherapeutic drug as it elutes from the targeted organ to prevent healthy tissue damage. Our work includes the materials design, synthesis, characterization, and performance evaluation in applications.

The Balsara Lab is located at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Group alumni have cofounded two start-ups: Seeo (founded in 2007) and Blue Current (founded in 2014).

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