Gregory A. Sotzing


Department of Chemistry


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1997-99
  • Ph.D. University of Florida
  • B.S. Mary Washington College

Research Focus

  • Heterocyclic synthesis
  • Polymer synthesis
  • Optically transparent conductive polymers
  • Nanofibers
  • Nanolithography


  • Featured Alumni – U. Florida, 2007
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (CHE), 2004
  • ACS POLYED Undergraduate Polymer Chemistry Award, 1993
  • American Institute of Chemists Award (Virginia), 1993


Deep Well Trapping of Hot Carriers in a Hexagonal Boron Nitride Coating of Polymer Dielectrics. Thomas Linker, Yifei Wang, Ankit Mishra, Deepak Kamal, Yang Cao, Rajiv K Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano, Rampi Ramprasad, Fuyuki Shimojo, Gregory Sotzing, Priya Vashishta. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Flexible Cyclic-olefin with enhanced dipolar relaxation for harsh condition electrification. Chao Wu*, Ajinkya A Deshmukh*, Omer Yassin, Jierui Zhou, Abdullah Alamri, John Vellek, Stuti Shukla, Michael Sotzing, Riccardo Casalini, Gregory A Sotzing, Yang Cao. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Electrochromic Fabric Displays from a Robust, Open‐Air Fabrication Technique. Sneh Sinha, Robert Daniels, Omer Yassin, Matthew Baczkowski, Mattewos Tefferi, Ajinkya Deshmukh, Yang Cao, Gregory Sotzing. Advanced Materials Technologies.

Dielectric Polymers Tolerant to Electric Field and Temperature Extremes: Integration of Phenomenology, Informatics, and Experimental Validation. Chao Wu, Lihua Chen, Ajinkya Deshmukh, Deepak Kamal, Zongze Li, Pranav Shetty, Jierui Zhou, Harikrishna Sahu, Huan Tran, Gregory Sotzing, Rampi Ramprasad, Yang Cao. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021.

Long Vibrational Lifetime R-Selenocyanate Probes for Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy: Properties and Synthesis. Sebastian M Fica-Contreras, Robert Daniels, Omer Yassin, David J Hoffman, Junkun Pan, Gregory Sotzing, Michael D Fayer. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2021.

All‐Organic Flexible Ferroelectret Nanogenerator with Fabric‐Based Electrodes for Self‐Powered Body Area Networks. Ningzhen Wang, Robert Daniels, Liam Connelly, Michael Sotzing, Chao Wu, Reimund Gerhard, Gregory A Sotzing, Yang Cao. Small 2021.

Integrated dry poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate electrodes on finished textiles for continuous and simultaneous monitoring of electrocardiogram, electromyogram and electrodermal activity. Sneh K Sinha, Hugo F Posada-Quintero, Yeonsik Noh, Christopher Allen, Robert Daniels, Ki H Chon, Laurie Sloan, Gregory A Sotzing. Flexible and Printed Electronics 2020.

Colorless to black electrochromic devices using subtractive color mixing of two electrochromes: A conjugated polymer with a small organic molecule. Mengfang Li, Omer A Yassin, Matthew L Baczkowski, Xiaozheng Zhang, Robert Daniels, Ajinkya A Deshmukh, Yumin Zhu, Michael T Otley, Gregory A Sotzing. Organic Electronics 2020.

Roll‐to‐Roll Production of Novel Large‐Area Piezoelectric Films for Transparent, Flexible, and Wearable Fabric Loudspeakers. Armen Yildirim, Jesse C Grant, Guochenhao Song, SungHo Yook, Zeynep Mutlu, Samuel Peana, Aginiprakash Dhanabal, Sneh K Sinha, Robert Daniels, Kristen M Bellisario, Gregory A Sotzing, Davin H Huston, Bryan C Pijanowksi, Rahim Rahimi, Yangfan Liu, Mukerrem Cakmak. Advanced Materials Technologies 2020.

Frequency-dependent dielectric constant prediction of polymers using machine learning. Lihua Chen, Chiho Kim, Rohit Batra, Jordan P. Lightstone, Chao Wu, , Zongze Li, Ajinkya A. Deshmukh, Yifei Wang, Huan D. Tran, Priya Vashishta, Gregory A. Sotzing, Yang Cao, Rampi Rampasad. npj computational materials 2020.

Gregory Sotzing
Contact Information
Mailing Address25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office LocationScience 1 - MZ207