Hadi Fares

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Hadi Fares is a fifth year PhD candidate working with Prof. Joseph Schlenoff in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University. His research focuses on fundamental aspects of polyelectrolyte complexes – specifically the role of charge compensation, diffusion, and chain conformation in their structure and assembly. Polyelectrolyte complexes are versatile polymer (plastic) materials that can be used for many applications ranging from drug encapsulation to protective coatings. Understanding how they form, and what conditions affect their properties, is essential to improve their design and functionality.