Present projects in the lab are divided into three sections:
Watson Lecture 2020
1/31/2020 - The events of 9/11 spurred Kornfield's research team to begin research on polymers that, when added to fuels like gasoline, minimize the risk of explosion when ignited. On March 18, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm, Professor Kornfield will be one of the Caltech speakers taking the stage for this free event open to the public. For more details, visit the event page.
Kornfield and Dervan named to National Academy of Inventors
12/05/2019 – Two members of Caltech’s Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Julia A. Kornfield and Peter B. Dervan, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). According to the NAI, election as a fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors "who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society."
10/1/2015 – Associative polymers that improve fuel safety appeared in the October 2, 2015 issue of Science!