Mission Area


Research Topics

  • Advanced materials
  • Nanotechnology

Photopolymerization is a method of preparing polymer materials utilizing UV or visible light to initiate polymerization reactions.

In the Guymon group, we focus on the use of photopolymerization in the preparation of micro/nanostructured polymeric materials using both conventional and advanced curing techniques. These structured systems have shown great promise in a range of functional materials, including anti-fibrotic/anti-bacterial biomaterials, 3D printing, water purification, and neural prosthetic devices.



Allan Guymon

C. Allan Guymon

Director, Guymon Research Group
Sharon K. Tinker Process Safety Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Ryan Horne

NIH funds Guymon Group graduate research assistant to develop new polymer coating technology

Friday, August 6, 2021
College of Engineering
With three years of funding from the National Institutes of Health, Ryan Horne, a PhD student in the University of Iowa Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, is developing a new coating that limits or even prevents unwanted surface debris.