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Office Location: NHB 5.510

Zachariah A. Page

Assistant Professor

Department Research Areas:
Advanced Materials, Polymers and Nanotechnology

Research Group Website

Educational Qualifications

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

Courses Taught

CH320M/328M: Organic Chemistry, Part I
CH367L/391 & CHE355: Macromolecular Chemistry
CH375P/393P & CHE 379/384T: Advanced Polymer Synthesis
CH108: Texas Undergraduate Mentoring System (TUMS)
CH204/NSC109/CH369K: Freshman Research Initiative (FRI)


Materials; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Organic Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Synthetic Methods


The ZAP Research Group employs materials chemistry to bring new capabilities to interdisciplinary pursuits including 3D printing, tissue engineering, organic electronics, and impact damping. Using the tools of molecular engineering, organic (polymer) synthesis, and materials characterization, the group is actively working to harness efficient visible and near infrared chemical reactivity, bioinspired hydrogels, stretchable semiconductors, and tough elastomers. We are particularly excited by light as a stimulus to control when and where reactions occur, and as such, photochemistry is a pervasive motif in the group.

Awards & Honors

International Advisory Board member for Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (2021)
Research highlighted in 2020 ARO Year-in-Review, pg 167-168 (link) (2021)
RadLaunch Award (link) (2021)
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2021)
DoD AFOSR Young Investigator award (2021)
NSF CAREER award (2021)
Research featured in Chemical and Engineering News (link) (2020)
Research featured in HepatoChem’s Year in review (link) (2020)
ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Doctoral New Investigator Grant (2019)
3M Honorarium (2019)
“Outstanding Reviewer for Polymer Chemistry” (2018/19)
Poster presentation award at the 11th International Symposium on Functional π-Electron Systems, France (2013)
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) (2010-2013)
Goldwater Scholarship (2007)

Selected Publications

  • Stevens, L. M.; Tagnon, C.; Page, Z. A.* ““Invisible” Digital Light Processing 3D Printing with Near Infrared Light.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2022, Accepted.
  • Haris, U.; Plank, J. T.; Li, B.; Page, Z. A.; Lippert, A. R.* “Visible Light Chemical Micropatterning Using a Digital Light Processing Fluorescence Microscope.” ACS Cent. Sci., 2021, ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.1c01234
  • Ju, H.; Zhu, C. N.; Wang, H.*; Page, Z. A.*; Wu, Z. L.*; Sessler, J. L.*; Huang, F.* “Paper without a trail: Time-dependent encryption using pillar[5]arene-based host‒guest invisible ink.” Adv. Mater., 2021, Early View, 2108163. DOI: 10.1002/adma.202108163
  • Wang, H.; Jones, L. O.; Hwang, I.; Allen, M.; Tao, D.; Lynch, V. M.; Freeman, B. D.; Khashab, N. M.; Schatz, G. C.*; Page, Z. A.*; Sessler, J. L.* “Selective Separation of Lithium Chloride by Organogels Containing Strapped Calix[4]pyrroles.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143, 20403–20410. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c10255
  • Ahn, D.†; Stevens, L. M.†; Zhou, K.; Page, Z. A.* “Additives for Ambient 3D Printing with Visible Light.” Adv. Mater., 2021, 33, 2104906. DOI: 10.1002/adma.202104906
  • Allen, M. J.†; Sujanani, R.†; Chamseddine, A.; Freeman, B. D.; Page, Z. A.* “Mechanically Robust Hydrophobized Double Network Hydrogels for Water Purification.” J. Polym. Sci., 2021, 59, 2581–2589. DOI: 10.1002/pol.20210260
  • Highlighted in Early-career investigator special issue
  • Lu, P.†; Ahn, D.†; Delafresnaye, L.; Yunis, R.; Corrigan, N.; Boyer, C.*; Barner-Kowollik, C.*; Page, Z. A.* “Wavelength Selective Light-Matter Interactions in Polymer Science.” Matter, 2021, 4, 2172-2229. DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2021.03.021
  • Lu, P.†; Chung, K.-Y.†; Stafford, A.; Kiker, M.; Kafle, K.; Page, Z. A.* “Boron Dipyrromethene (BODIPY) in Polymer Chemistry.” Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, 327-348. DOI: 10.1039/D0PY01513J
  • Ahn, D.; Stevens, L. M.; Zhou, K.; Page, Z. A.* “Rapid High Resolution Visible Light 3D Printing.” ACS Cent. Sci., 2020, 6, 1555-1563. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00929
  • Highlighted in HepatoChem’s The 20 Must Read Photochemistry Papers from 2020, C&E News, First Reactions, the American Chemical Society, ScienceDaily,, Chemistry Views, New Atlas, Azo Optics, World Industrial Reporter, and EurekAlert! (September, 2020)
  • Stafford, A.; Ahn, D.; Raulerson, E. K.; Chung, K.-Y.; Sun, K.; Cadena, D. M.; Forrister, E. M.; Yost, S. R.; Roberts, S. T.; Page, Z. A.* “Catalyst Halogenation Enables Rapid and Efficient Polymerizations with Visible to Near-Infrared Light.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 14733-14742. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c07136
  • Ji, X.*; Wang, H.; Wang, H.*; Zhao, T.; Page, Z. A.*; Khashab, N. M.; Sessler, J. L.* “Removal of Organic Micropollutants from Water by Macrocycle-Containing Covalent Polymer Networks.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2020, 59, 23402-23412. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202009113
  • Guo, C.; Wang, H.; Lynch, V. M.; Ji, X*; Page, Z. A.*; Sessler, J. L.* “Molecular recognition of pyrazine N,N’-dioxide using aryl extended calix[4]pyrroles.” Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 5650-5657. DOI: 10.1039/D0SC01496F
  • Wang, H.; Ji, X.*; Page, Z. A.*; Sessler, J. L.* “Fluorescent Materials-Based Information Storage.” Mater. Chem. Front. 2020, 4, 1024-1039. DOI: 10.1039/C9QM00607A