Joe Patterson

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Assistant Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences
Ph.D., University of Warwick UK, 2013, Chemistry
M.S., University of York, UK, 2009, Chemistry
Phone: (949) 529-6854
University of California, Irvine
321 Rowland Hall
Mail Code: 2025
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Soft Matter, self-assembly, nanomaterials, cryo-EM, liquid phase EM
Academic Distinctions
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual fellowship, 2017

RSC Jon Weaver PhD Prize, 2013

Warwick Transatlantic Fellowship, 2013

Domino/MacrogroupUK Young Polymer Scientist of the Year, 2011
Postdoctoral Researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology, 2016-2018

Postdoctoral Researcher, UC San Diego, 2013-2016
Research Abstract
Soft materials are ubiquitous in science, nature and technology. Their defining characteristic is a structural sensitivity towards their environment due to the molecular energy of the systems being on the order of thermal energy. As materials scientists we exploit this sensitivity, using processes such as self-assembly, to create complex materials that find applications in nanomedicine, catalysis and energy storage or conversion. The Patterson Lab uses advanced electron microscopy techniques to explore the nanoscale dynamic processes which are essential to soft matter formation and application. Through visualization and quantitative analysis of these processes we aim to drive advancements in soft matter research and create the next generation of functional nanomaterials.
Ianiro, A.; Wu, H.; van Rijt, M. M. J.; Vena, M. P.; Keizer, A. D. A.; Esteves, A. C. C.; Tuinier, R.; Friedrich, H.; Sommerdijk, N.; Patterson, J. P., Liquid-liquid phase separation during amphiphilic self-assembly. Nat Chem 2019, 11 (4), 320-328.

Patterson, J. P*., Xu, Y., Moradi, M. A., Sommerdijk, N. & Friedrich, H. CryoTEM as an Advanced Analytical Tool for Materials Chemists. Accounts of Chemical Research 50, 1495-1501, doi:10.1021/acs.accounts.7b00107 (2017).

Parent, L. R., Bakalis, E., Ramirez-Hernandez, A., Kammeyer, J. K., Park, C., de Pablo, J., Zerbetto, F., Patterson, J. P. & Gianneschi, N. C. Directly Observing Micelle Fusion and Growth in Solution by Liquid-Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 17140-17151, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b09060 (2017).

Patterson, J. P*., Collins, D. B., Michaud, J. M., Axson, J. L., Sultana, C. M., Moser, T., Dommer, A. C., Conner, J., Grassian, V. H., Stokes, M. D., Deane, G. B., Evans, J. E., Burkart, M. D., Prather, K. A. & Gianneschi, N. C. Sea Spray Aerosol Structure and Composition Using Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy. ACS Central Science 2, 40-47, doi:10.1021/acscentsci.5b00344 (2016).

Patterson, J. P., Abellan, P., Denny, M. S., Park, C., Browning, N. D., Cohen, S. M., Evans, J. E. & Gianneschi, N. C. Observing the Growth of Metal–Organic Frameworks by in Situ Liquid Cell Transmission Electron Microscopy. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137, 7322-7328, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b00817 (2015).
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