Esra Altay, 6th-year PhD student in Prof. Rzayev’s group
"My graduate research is primarily focused on the synthesis of reactive bottlebrush copolymers and their use in forming macromolecular architectures such as star-brush polymers, network structures, hydrogels, and nanogels. Our goal has been to develop new synthetic approaches for the synthesis of macromolecular architectures to contribute in understanding structure-property relationships.
As a graduate student, UB has allowed me to gain expertise and expand my knowledge in my field. I feel very fortunate to be a member of the Rzayev group where there is always opportunities provided to improve ourselves technically and intellectually.
I like travelling and reading. I enjoy exploring Buffalo area and the events it offers, such as, concerts, festivals, and theaters with family and friends."