Page, Zachariah A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Office: NHB 5.510 Mailing Address:
Phone: (512) 232-2462 The University of Texas at Austin
Email: 100 E 24th Street
UT Mail: Austin, TX 78712-1589

Research Areas: Materials, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Organic Chemistry; Polymer Chemistry; Synthetic Methods

Research Group Website


Educational Qualifications

Ph.D., Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts (2015)
B.S. Chemistry, Juniata College (2010)

Courses Taught

CH 320/328M Organic Chemistry
CH 367L/391 Macromolecular Chemistry
CH 108 Texas Undergraduate Mentoring System (TUMS)


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

DoD AFOSR Young Investigator award (2020)
NSF CAREER award (2020)
Research featured in Chemical and Engineering News (link) (2020)
ACS Petroleum Research Fund, Doctoral New Investigator grant (2019)
Poster presentation award at the 11th International Symposium on Functional πElectron Systems, Arcachon (Bordeaux Area), Aquitaine, France (2013)
DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) (2010 – 2013)
ACS POLYED Undergraduate Award for Achievement in Organic Chemistry (2009)
Donald M. Rockwell Endowed Chemistry Scholarship from Juniata College (2009)
The American Chemical Society Award in Organic Chemistry (2009)
Goldwater Scholarship (2007)
CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award (2007)

Selected Publications

  • Ahn, D.; Stevens, L. M.; Zhou, K.; Page, Z. A.* “Rapid High Resolution Visible Light 3D Printing.” ACS Cent. Sci., 2020. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.0c00929
  • 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 Far-Red Light.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 14733–14742.  DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c07136
  • Allen, M. J.; Page, Z. A.* “Tracking Photocuring via ATR-FT-IR with Illumination through the ATR Element.” Spectroscopy: Application Notebook. 2020, 35, 78. Link
  • 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
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