Jennifer Bayline, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Chemistry
Jennifer Bayline is an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry. Her area of interest is creating nanoscopic structures using diblock copolymers and developing these thin films as templates for other molecules. Her favorite polymer is polystyrene-b-poly(ethylene oxide) (PS-PEO), having extensively studied it both in graduate school and during her postdoctoral work at Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Bayline also did PS-PEO synthesis at the Université Bordeaux in France as both an undergraduate and a graduate student. She primarily teaches organic and analytical chemistry but has also taught courses on perfume chemistry and art conservation. Her interests outside of chemistry include British literature, fantasy (though she has read all the good series–Game of Thrones is the best), and anything to do with France.