Polymer synthesis is at the center of what we do. We are organic chemists at heart, and use various methods to synthesize polymers. High vacuum anionic polymerization using glass blowing techniques is one approach we use, allowing us to synthesize well defined polymers with various architectures and block arrangements. We also use Schlenk techniques where appropriate, and utilize ATRP and RAFT techniques depending on the final application of the polymer. We also develop new polymerization techniques, such as an azeotropic approach for the synthesis of PEO.