Alex Bahnick

Fourth Year Ph.D. Candidate (2020 - Present)

Alex’s work pertains to the synthesis and additive manufacturing of poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) and developing PPF-based technologies for drug delivery. He graduated with his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2019) and worked at the National Institutes of Health as a postbaccalaureate fellow prior to graduate school. Outside of lab, Alex likes to stay active! He participates in many of the Duke Chemistry intramural sports teams and helps run the Duke Spikeball Roundnet Club.



1) Karayilan M.; McDonald, S. M.; Bahnick, A. J.; Godwin, K.; Chan, YM.; Becker, M.L. Reassessing Undergraduate Polymer Chemistry Laboratory Experiments for Virtual Learning Environments, J. Chem. Educ. 2022, 99, 5, 1877–1889.