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Page, Zachariah

Zachariah A Page

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry


Phone: 512-232-2462

Office Location
NHB 5.510

Postal Address
The University of Texas at Austin
100 E 24TH ST, Stop A1590
AUSTIN, TX 78712

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Santa Barbara - Materials Research Lab (2015-2018)
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst - Polymer Science and Engineering Department  (2010-2015)
B.S., Juniata College - Chemistry Department (2007-2010)

Working at the Interface of Polymer Chemistry and Materials Science: Research in the Page group focuses on the development of novel synthetic methodologies to generate unique organic building blocks for macromolecular systems. Tailored templating and photochemical approaches are utilized in an effort to harness well-defined soft materials and composites with interesting (opto)electronic and mechanical properties, particularly useful for bioelectronics, flexible electronics, and additive manufacturing.

(35) Dolinski, N. D.; Page, Z. A.; Discekici, E. H.; Meis, D.; Lee, I.-H.; Jones, G. R.; Whitfield, R.; Pan, X.; McCarthy, B. G.; Shanmugam, S.; Kottisch, V.; Fors, B. P.; Boyer, C.; Miyake, G. M.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Haddleton, D. M.; Read de Alaniz, J. Anastasaki, A.*; Hawker, C. J.* “What happens in the dark? Assessing the temporal control of photo-mediated controlled radical polymerizations.” J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2019, 57, 268-273. DOI: 10.1002/pola.29247

(34) Narupai, B.; Page, Z. A.; Treat, N. J.; McGrath, A. J.; Pester, C. W.; Discekici, E. H.; Dolinski, N. D.; Meyers, G. F.; Read de Alaniz, J.; Hawker, C. J.* “Simultaneous Preparation of Multiple Polymer Brushes under Ambient Conditions using μL Volumes.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2018, 57, 13433-13438. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201805534

(33) Hemmer, J. R.; Page, Z. A.; Clark, K. D.; Stricker, F.; Dolinski, N. D.; Hawker, C. J.; Read de Alaniz, J.* “Controlling Dark Equilibria and Enabling DASA Photoswitching with 700 nm Light Through Carbon Acid Design.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 10425-10429. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b06067

(32) Karak, S.; Page, Z. A.*; Li, S; Tinkham, J. S.; Lahti, P. M.; Duzhko, V. V.; Emrick, T. T.* “Amino-fulleropyrrolidines as electrotropic additives to enhance organic photovoltaics.” Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2018, 2, 2143-2147. DOI: 10.1039/c8se00294k

(31) Dolinski, N. D.; Page, Z. A.; Callaway, E. B.; Eisenreich, F.; Garcia, R. V.; Chavez, R.; Bothman, D.; Hecht, S.; Zok, F.; Hawker, C. J.* “Solution Mask Liquid Lithography (SMaLL) for One-Step, Multi-Material 3D Printing.” Adv. Mater., 2018, 1800364. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201800364

(30) McDearmon, B.; Page, Z. A.; Chabinyc, M. L.*; Hawker, C. J.* “Organic Electronics by Design: The Power of Minor Atomic and Structural Changes.” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3564-3572. DOI: 10.1039/C7TC05052F

(29) Liu, Y.; Page, Z. A.; Zhou, D.; Duzhko, V. V.; Kittilstved, K. R.; Emrick, T.*; Russell, T. P.* “Chemical Stabilization of Perovskite Solar Cells with Functional Fulleropyrrolidines.” ACS Cent. Sci., 2018, 4, 216–222. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00454

(28) Niu, J.; Page, Z. A.; Dolinski, N. D.; Anastasaki, A.; Hsueh, A. T.; Soh, H. T.; Hawker, C. J.* “Rapid Visible Light-Mediated Controlled Aqueous Polymerization with in situ Monitoring.” ACS Macro Lett., 2017, 6, 1109-1113. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00587

(27) Cowart, J. S.; Liman, C.; Garnica, A.; Page, Z. A.; Lim, E.; Zope, R. R.; Baruah, T.; Hawker, C. J.; Chabinyc, M. L.* “Donor-Fullerene Dyads for Energy Cascade Organic Solar Cells.” Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2017, 468, 192-202. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2017.07.008

(26) Liu, Y.; Renna, L. A.; Thompson, H. B.; Page, Z. A.; Emrick, T.; Barnes, M. D.; Bag, M.; Venkataraman, D.*; Russell, T. P.* “Role of Ionic Functional Groups on Ion Transport at Perovskite Interfaces.” Adv. Energy Mater., 2017, 1701235. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201701235

(25) Ulrich, S.; Hemmer, J. R.; Page, Z. A.; Dolinski, N. D.; Rifaie-Graham, O.; Bruns, N.; Hawker, C. J.; Boesel, L. F.*; Read de Alaniz, J.* “Visible Light-Responsive DASA-Polymer Conjugates.” ACS Macro Lett., 2017, 6, 738-742. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00350

(24) Page, Z. A.; Narupai, B.; Pester, C. W.; Bou Zerdan, R.; Sokolov, A.; Laitar, D. S.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Sprague, S.; McGrath, A. J.; Kramer, J. W.; Trefonas, P.; Hawker, C. J.* “Novel Strategy for Photopatterning Emissive Polymer Brushes for Organic Light Emitting Diode Applications.” ACS Cent. Sci., 2017, 3, 654-661. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.7b00165

(23) Duzhko, V. V.*; Dunham, B.; Rosa, S.; Cole, M. D.; Paul, A.; Page, Z. A.; Dimitrakopoulos, C.; Emrick, T.* “N-doped Zwitterionic Fullerenes as Interlayers in Organic and Perovskite Photovoltaic Devices.” ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2, 957-963. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00147

(22) Page, Z. A.; Chiu, C.-Y.; Narupai, B.; Laitar, D. S.; Mukhopadhyay, S.; Sokolov, A.; Hudson, Z. M.; Bou Zerdan, R.; McGrath, A. J.; Kramer, J.; Hawker, C. J.* “Highly Photoluminescent Non-Conjugated Polymers for Single-Layer Light Emitting Diodes.” ACS Photonics, 2017, 4, 631-641. DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00994

(21) Dolinski, N. D.; Page, Z. A.*; Eisenreich, F.; Niu, J.; Hecht, S.; Read de Alaniz, J.; Hawker, C. J.* “A Versatile Approach for in situ Monitoring of Photoswitches and Photopolymerizations using NMR Spectroscopy.” ChemPhotoChem, 2017, 1, 125-131. DOI: 10.1002/cptc.201600045

(20) Diaz, Y. J.; Page, Z. A.; Knight, A. S.; Treat, N. J.; Hemmer, J. R.; Hawker, C. J.*; Read de Alaniz, J.* “A Versatile and Highly Selective Colorimetric Sensor for Detection of Amines.” Chem. Eur. J., 2017, 23, 3562-3566. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201700368

(19) Sample, C.; Goto, E.; Verma, N.; Page, Z. A.; Luo, Y.; Hawker, C. J.* “Modular Synthesis of Asymmetric Rylene Derivatives.” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 1052-1056. DOI: 10.1039/c6tc05139a

(18) Page, Z. A.; Bou Zerdan, R.; Gutekunst, W. R.; Anastasaki, A.; Seo, S.; McGrath, A. J.; Lunn, D. J.; Clark, P. G.; Hawker, C. J.* “A di-tert-Butyl Acrylate Monomer for Controlled Radical Photopolymerization.” J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2017, 55, 801-807. DOI: 10.1002/pola.28443

(17) Liu, Y.; Duzhko, V. V.; Page, Z. A.; Emrick, T.*; Russell, T. P.* “Conjugated Polymer Zwitterions: Efficient Interlayer Materials in Organic Electronics.” Acc. Chem. Res., 2016, 49, 2478-2488. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00402

(16) Hemmer, J. R.; Poelma, S. O.; Treat, N.; Page, Z. A.; Dolinski, N. D.; Diaz, Y. J.; Tomlinson, W.; Clark, K. D.; Hooper, J. P.; Hawker, C.; Read de Alaniz, J.* “Tunable Visible and Near Infrared Photoswitches.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 13960-13966. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07434

(15) Liu, Y.; Renna, L. A.; Page, Z. A.; Thompson, H. B.; Barnes, M. D.; Emrick, T.*; Venkataraman, D.*; Russell, T. P.* “A Polymer Hole Extraction Layer for Inverted Perovskite Solar Cells from Aqueous Solutions.Adv. Energy Mater., 2016, 6, 1600664. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201600664

(14) Liu, Y.; Renna, L. A.; Bag, M.; Page, Z. A.; Kim, P.; Choi, J.; Emrick, T.*; Venkataraman, D.*; Russell, T. P.* “High Efficiency Tandem Thin-Perovskite/Polymer Solar Cells with a Graded Recombination Layer.ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 7070-7076. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b12740

(13) Page, Z. A.; Liu, Y.; Puodziukynaite, E.; Russell, T. P.; Emrick, T.* “Hydrophilic Conjugated Polymers Prepared by Aqueous Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons Coupling.” Macromolecules201649, 2526-2532. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02501

(12) Lee, H.*; Stephenson, J. C.; Richter*, L. J.; McNeil, C. R.; Gann, E.; Thomsen, L.; Park, S.; Jeong, J.; Yi, Y.; DeLongchamp, D. M.; Page, Z. A.; Puodziukynite, E.; Emrick, T.; Briseno, A. L.* “The Structural Origin of Electron Injection Enhancements with Fulleropyrrolidine Interlayers.” Adv. Mater. Interf.. 2016, 1500852. DOI: 10.1002/admi.201500852

(11) Liu, Y.; Bag, M.; Renna, L. A.; Page, Z. A.; Kim, P.; Emrick, T.*; Venkataraman, D.*; Russell, T. P.* “Understanding Interface Engineering for High-Performance Fullerene/Perovskite Planar Heterojunction Solar Cells.” Adv. Energy Mater., 2016, 6, 1501606. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501606

(10) Liu, Y.; Page, Z. A.; Ferdous, S.; Liu, F.; Kim, P.; Emrick, T.*; Russell, T.* “Dual Functional Zwitterionic Fullerene Interlayer for Efficient Inverted Polymer Solar Cells.” Adv. Energy Mater., 2015, 5, 1500405. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500405

(9) Karak, S.; Page, Z. A.; Tinkham, J. S.; Lahti, P. M.; Emrick, T.; Duzhko, V. V.* “Raising Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells with Electrotropic Additives.” Appl. Phys. Lett.. 2015, 106, 103303. DOI: 10.1063/1.4914847

(8) Liu, Y.; Page, Z. A.; Russell, T. P.*; Emrick, T.* “Finely Tuned Polymer Interlayers Enhance Solar Cell Efficiency.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2015, 54, 11485-11489. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201503933

(7) Page, Z.; Liu, F.; Russell, T. P.; Emrick, T.* “Tuning the Energy Gap of Conjugated Polymer Zwitterions for Efficient Interlayers in Solar Cells.” J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 2015, 53, 327-336. DOI: 10.1002/pola.27349

(6) Page, Z.; Liu, Y.; Duzhko, V. V.*; Russell, T. P.*; Emrick, T.* “Fulleropyrrolidine Interlayers: Tailoring Electrodes to Raise Organic Solar Cell Efficiency.” Science, 2014, 346, 441-444. DOI:10.1126/science.1255826

(5) Page, Z.; Liu, F.; Russell, T. P.; Emrick, T.* “Rapid, facile synthesis of conjugated polymer zwitterions in ionic liquids.” Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2368-2373. DOI: 10.1039/c4sc00475b

(4) Liu, F.; Page, Z.; Duzhko, V. V.*; Russell, T. P.*; Emrick, T.* “Conjugated Polymeric Zwitterions as Efficient Interlayers in Organic Solar Cells.” Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 6868-6873. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201302477

(3) Page, Z.; Duzhko, V. V.; Emrick, T.* “Conjugated Thiophene-Containing Polymer Zwitterions: Direct Synthesis and Thin Film Electronic Properties.” Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 344-351. DOI: 10.1021/ma302232q

(2) Lee, E.; Hammer, B.; Kim, J.-K.; Page, Z.; Emrick, T.*; Hayward, R. C.* "Hierarchical Helical Assembly of Conjugated Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(3-triethylene glycol thiophene) Diblock Copolymers." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 10390-10393. DOI: 10.1021/ja2038547

(1) Sudeep, P.K.; Page, Z.; Emrick, T.* “PEGylated silicon nanoparticles: synthesis and characterization.” Chem. Commun., 2008, 46, 6126-6127. DOI: 10.1039/b813025f

Equal contributors

*Corresponding author

2018 Selected to participate in the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop

2018, 2019 Recognized as an “Outstanding Reviewer for Polymer Chemistry

2017 Selected to participate in the Future Faculty Workshop: The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft Materials at Case Western Reserve University

2013 Poster presentation award at the 11th International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems, Arcachon (Bordeaux Area), Aquitaine, France

2010-2013 DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF)

2009 ACS POLYED Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry

2009 Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship from Juniata College

2009 The American Chemical Society Award in Organic Chemistry

2007 Goldwater Scholarship

2007 CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award

Organic Chemistry, Part I (Fall 2018): Syllabus.pdf