Audra DeStefano

Peptoid Synthesis and Characterization


Audra is co-advised by Prof. Rachel Segalman (ChemE) and Prof. Songi Han. Her research focuses on probing water dynamics on polymeric surfaces using a highly controllable polymer platform. Understanding the effects of polymer structure and chemistry on water dynamics will enable deliberate design of specialty materials for use in membrane applications. 


  • 2012 - 2016: B.S., Chemical Engineering, cum laude, University of Wyoming.
  • 2016 - 2018: M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Wyoming.
  • 2018 - present: Graduate Student Researcher, Chemistry, University of California - Santa Barbara (Coadvisors: Prof. Rachel Segalman & Prof. Songi Han)