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Faculty and Staff

Morgan Stefik

Title: Assistant Professor / Polymer
Materials / Nano / Crystallography / Organic / Inorganic / Catalysis / Solid State
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6308
Fax: 803-777-8100

Office: HZN1 241
Lab: HZN1 223, 803-777-3296
Lab 2:  HZN1 221


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All Publications
South Carolina SAXS Collaborative
Morgan Stefik Group Website 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Morgan Stefik


B.E., 2005, California Polytechnic State University
M.S., 2009, Cornell University
Ph.D., 2010, Cornell University

Honors and Awards

Cottrell New Faculty Workshop, 2014

Research Interests

Functional nanostructures, energy devices, block copolymers, self-assembly, nanoparticles, photonics, atomic layer deposition, (photo)electrochemistry.

The Stefik group is developing new polymer derived nanomaterials and alternative energy devices. We are interested in bottom-up methods based upon the self-assembly of either polymers, nanoparticles, or mixtures thereof to form materials with nanoscale control. Such high-surface area materials are critical for developing numerous energy applications such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaics, and solar fuels. Our focus on bottom-up methods make our discoveries easily deployable to industry for a significant and real impact.

Selected Publications

Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M. How to Make Persistent Micelle Templates in 24 Hours and Know It using X-ray Scattering. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, ASAP.
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01034F.

Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M. Robust Porous Polymers Enabled by Fast Trifluoroacetic Acid Etch with Improved Selectivity for Polylactide. Material Chemistry Frontiers 2017, ASAP. DOI: 10.1039/c6qm00266h.

Lamm, B.; Sarkar, A. Stefik, M. Surface Functionalized Atomic Layer Deposition of Bismuth Vanadate for Single-Phase Scheelite. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 6060 – 6069. DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09485F.

Lokupitiya, H. N.; Stefik, M. Cavitation-Enabled Rapid and Tunable Evolution of High-χN Micelles as Templates for Ordered Mesoporous Oxides. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 1393-1397. DOI: 10.1039/c6nr07313a.

Lokupitiya, H. N.; Jones, A.; Reid, B.; Guldin, S.; Stefik M.  Ordered Mesoporous to Macroporous Oxides with Tunable Isomorphic Architectures – Solution Criteria for Persistent Micelle Templates. Chemistry of Materials 2016, 28(6), 1653-1667.
DOI:  10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04407.