Dr Josh Worch
Josh joined the Dove research group as a postdoc in November 2016 and took up a Marie Curie Fellowship between 2017-2019 where he investigated modulating mechanical properties of emergent materials using stereochemistry. In July 2020, he was appointed as Group Leader and his current research interests encompass the broad fields of polymer chemistry, sustainability and (bio)materials science en route to innovative degradable materials for engineering and biomedicine.
Hailing from the United States, Josh received his BA in chemistry from Manchester University (Indiana, US) in 2011. He then moved to Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania, US) to develop organic semiconductors for energy applications under the advisement of Prof. Kevin Noonan. In September 2016, he completed a PhD in organic and polymer chemistry with his thesis titled, “Well-Defined Semiconducting Materials with Stabilized Molecular Orbitals: Thiaphospholes to Polythiophenes.”