Research Areas: Organic Electronics, Liquid Crystals, Microscopy
B.S. Plastics Engineering Techonology and B.A. Chemistry, Western Washington University, 2001.
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.
NIH Teaching Education and Critical Research Skills Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University, 2006-2007.
NIH Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University, 2007-2009.
Murphy's research group is broadly interested in the design and synthesis of organic materials for applications ranging from biomaterials to organic electronics. Current projects include construction of degradable polymeric scaffolds for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications, and development of environmentally / biologically friendly polymerization methods to produce conducting polymers.