Randy Allen

Biography: Randy Allen is originally from Philadelphia. He graduated in 2008 from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree majoring in chemical engineering. At Princeton, Dr. Allen studied the affect of shear on the morphology of block copolymer films under the tutelage of Richard Register. He continued his education at Stanford University, where he received his PhD in September 2013 in chemical engineering under advisors Zhenan Bao and Gerald Fuller. At Stanford, Dr. Allen studied the alignment of carbon nanotube films using gelated carbon nanotube/conjugated polymer composite dispersions. This introduced him to organic electronics, particularly stretchable conductors and pressure sensors. He was awarded a Stanford Graduate Fellowship after his first year at Stanford. He is now working as a postdoctoral scholar in the APRL and at the Texas Biomedical Device Center at UT Dallas developing a pressure sensor amd working toward technology commercialization with local companies Texas Instruments and Syzygy Memory Plastics. These pressure sensors may have applications from touchscreens for displays to wearable electronics.

Publications

Sphere-Forming and Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymer Thin Films Aligned Under Oscillatory Shear
A Marencic, R Allen, R Register, P Chaikin - Bulletin of the American Physical …, 2008 - APS
Ion Beam Patterning of Block Copolymer Thin Films
Allen, J Baglin, OH Park, HC Kim - Journal of Photopolymer Science and …, 2009 - J-STAGE
An electrically and mechanically self-healing composite with pressure-and flexion-sensitive properties for electronic skin applications
BCK TeeC Wang, R Allen, Z Bao - Nature nanotechnology, 2012 - nature.com
Oriented, polymer-stabilized carbon nanotube films: influence of dispersion rheology
Allen, Z Bao, GG Fuller - Nanotechnology, 2013 - iopscience.iop.org
Aligned SWNT films from low-yield stress gels and their transparent electrode performance
Allen, GG Fuller, Z Bao - ACS applied materials & interfaces, 2013 - ACS Publications
Side-Chain Engineering of Isoindigo-Containing Conjugated Polymers Using Polystyrene for High-Performance Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
…, Y Diao, WY Lee, AL Appleton, R Allen… - Chemistry of …, 2013 - ACS Publications
A Rapid and Efficient Self‐Healing Thermo‐Reversible Elastomer Crosslinked with Graphene Oxide
C Wang, N Liu, R Allen, JBH Tok, Y Wu… - Advanced …, 2013 - Wiley Online Library