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Submissions from 2014

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Thermotropic, Side-Chain Ordered Polymeric Coatings: Gas Permeability Switching via a Thermal Stimulus, James Goetz and Sergei Nazarenko

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UV Curable Coatings for Improved Gas Barrier Properties of Poly(ethylene terephthalate), Ethem Kaya, Tara Smith, and Lon J. Mathias

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Preparation, Characterization, and Copolymerization of the 12-Membered Cyclic Diamide 1,6-Diazacyclododecane-2,5-dione, Ethem Kaya, Eylem Tarkin-Tas, Scott Osborn, Roger Ayotte, Steven Manning, and Lon J. Mathias

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Characterization of Mouthguard Materials: A Comparison of a Commercial Material to a Novel Thiolene Family, Olivia D. McNair, Trenton E. Gould, Scott G. Piland, and Daniel A. Savin

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Cure Kinetics of Several Epoxy-Amine Systems at Ambient and High Temperatures, Monoj Pramanik, Eric W. Fowler, and James W. Rawlins

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Structurally Controlled "Polysoaps" via RAFT Copolymerization of AMPS and n-Dodecyl Acrylamide for Environmental Remediation, Wen-Ming Wan, Phillip D. Pickett, Daniel A. Savin, and Charles L. McCormick

Submissions from 2013

Versatile Brush Architectures for siRNA Delivery via Controlled Polymerization/Click Chemistry, Brooks A. Abel and Charles L. McCormick

Dynamic-Covalent Nanoparticles as Responsive Materials, Abhijeet P. Bapat, Soma Mukherjee, Jacob G. Ray, and Daniel A. Savin

Dynamic-Covalent Star Nanostructures Prepared from Functional Block Copolymers Obtained by RAFT Polymerization, Abhijeet P. Bapat, Jacob G. Ray, Daniel A. Savin, and Brent S. Sumerlin

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Redox-Responsive Dynamic-Covalent Assemblies: Stars and Miktoarm Stars, Abhijeet P. Bapat, Jacob G. Ray, Daniel A. Savin, and Brent S. Sumerlin

Exploring Flexible Bisphenol-Based Polybenzoxazines as Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Materials, Austin D. Baranek, Laken L. Kendrick, Jananee Narayanan, and Derek L. Patton

Quaternary Ammonium Functional Polybenzoxazines for Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Applications, Austin D. Baranek, Laken L. Kendrick, Jananee Narayanan, and Derek L. Patton

Tailorability of Bisphenol-Based Polybenzoxazines, Austin D. Baranek, Laken L. Kendrick, Jananee Narayanan, and Derek L. Patton

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Thermal Stability of Polypropylene-Clay Nanocomposites Subjected to Laser Pulse Heating, Stephen F. Bartolucci, Karen E. Supan, Jeffrey S. Wiggins, Lawrence LaBeaud, and Jeffrey M. Warrender

Optimizing Processing Techniques to Increase Efficiency in P3HT/PCBM Bulk Heterojunction Organic Photovoltaic Cells in Different Atmospheric Conditions, Robert V. Boswell, Qi Wu, Mithun Bhattacharya, and Sarah E. Morgan

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Synthesis and Characterization of Sulfonated Poly(styrene-b-(ethylene-ran-butylene)-b-styrene)/(Strontium Titanate) Nanocomposites, Hongying Chen, Andreas Plagge, and Kenneth A. Mauritz

Ternary Thiol-ene Photopolymerizations Using Multifunctional Monomers Derived From the Thiol-Benzoxazine Reaction, Jared S. Cobb, Matthew J. Jungman, Jananee Narayanan, and Derek L. Patton

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Facile Covalent Surface Functionalization of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes with Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and Interface Related Studies When Incorporated Into Epoxy Composites, Greg Curtzwiler, Andreas Plagge, and Keith Vorst

Sonochemical Copolymerization of HEA/MAHB for Covalent Functionalization of MWCNTs, Jessica M. Davison, Greg Curtzwiler, and James Rawlins

Polymeric Antimicrobial Peptide Mimics Containing Primary Amine and Guanidinium Moieties Prepared via Aqueous RAFT Polymerization, Sarah E. Exley, Lea C. Paslay, Sabine Heinhorst, and Sarah E. Morgan

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Fluid Uptake Behavior of Multifunctional Epoxy Blends, Katherine Frank, Christopher Childers, Dhanadeep Dutta, David Gidley, Matthew Jackson, Steve Ward, Rob Maskell, and Jeffrey Wiggins

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Effect of Stoichiometry and Cure Prescription on Fluid Ingress in Epoxy Networks, Katherine Frank and Jeffrey Wiggins

Perfluorinated Side Chain Liquid Crystals: Transport and Free Volume Behavior in UV-Cured Acrylate Networks, James Goetz and Sergei Nazarenko

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Photocaged Pendent Thiol Polymer Brush Surfaces for Postpolymerization Modifications via Thiol-Click Chemistry, Ryan M. Hensarling, Emily A. Hoff, Arthur P. LeBlanc, Wei Guo, Santosh B. Rahane, and Derek L. Patton

Hydrazone-Based Dynamic Covalent Chemistry for Reversible Brush Surface Modification, Emily A. Hoff, Will K. Adkins, Ryan M. Hensarling, and Derek L. Patton

Photopolymerization of Thiol-ene/Graphene Nanocomposites, Ethan F. T. Hoff, Bradley J. Sparks, LaTonya Hayes, and Derek L. Patton

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Endolytic, pH-Responsive HPMA-b-(L-Glu) Copolymers Synthesized via Sequential Aqueous RAFT and Ring-Opening Polymerizations, Andrew C. Holley, Jacob G. Ray, Wenming Wang, Daniel A. Savin, and Charles L. McCormick

HPMA-b-NCA Copolymers With pH-Responsive Helical Segments for Membrane Disruption, Andrew C. Holley, Jacob Ray, Daniel Savin, and Charles L. McCormick

Designing a Better Football Helmet Lesson Plan Implementation, Andrew Janisse, James Brownlow, and Daniel Savin

Morphological Tunability of pH-Responsive, Self-Assembled Polypeptide Block Copolymers Through Molecular Design and Polymer Composition, Ashley J. Johnson, Jacob G. Ray, Andrew C. Holley, and Daniel A. Savin

Surface and Interfacial behavior: Structure and Dynamics of Semi-Rigid and Rigid Rod Sulfone Polymers, Katrina M. Knauer and Sarah E. Morgan

Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites with POSS Dispersants for Enhanced Performance, Xiaonan Kou, Amber Windham, J. Paige Buchanan, and Sarah E. Morgan

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Synthesis and Characterization of Polyisobutylene-b-Polyamide Multi-Block Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomers, Lauren R. Kucera, Mark R. Brei, and Robson F. Storey

Polyester Dendrons from Multi-Functional Cores and Their Physical Properties, Joanna E. Lapucha, Brittany Myers, Maliha N. Syed, and Sergei Nazarenko

Reliability Estimates for Three Methods of Determining sEMG Onset, Nadine M. Lippa, David E. Krzeminski, James W. Rawlins, and Trenton E. Gould

Morphology and Element Concentration of Thermoset Polymers Modified with Halloysite Nanotubes Under Fire Conditions, Charles Manzi-Nshuti, Omeshia Moffet, and Sergei Nazarenko

Functional RAFT and Alpha RAFT Copolymers: Synthetic architectures for Targeted Gene Delivery/Environmental Remediation, Charles L. McCormick

Improved Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Cells by Exertion of Control Over Processing Parameters and Incorporation of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS), Kelly R. McLeod, Mithun Bhattacharya, Qi Wu, and Sarah E. Morgan

Modified Thiol-ene Networks: Tuning the Glass Transition Temperature and Energy Damping Capabilities of Thermoset Networks, Olivia D. McNair, Davis E. Brent, and Daniel A. Savin

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Impact Properties of Thiol-Ene Networks, Olivia D. McNair, Andrew P. Janisse, David E. Krzeminski, Davis E. Brent, Trenton E. Gould, James W. Rawlins, and Daniel A. Savin

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Highly Tunable Thiol-Ene Networks via Dual Thiol Addition, Olivia D. McNair, Bradley J. Sparks, Andrew P. Janisse, Davis P. Brent, Derek L. Patton, and Daniel A. Savin

Multilayered Nanocomposites with Low T-g Phosphate Glass: Controlled Interdiffusion and Improved Gas Barrier Properties, Kevin P. Meyers, Yingji Wu, Matthew Herbert, and Sergei Nazarenko

Inquiry-Based Discovery at the Lower Elementary Level: "You are a Scientist", Amanda Minitello, Davi K. Peraino, and Daniel Savin

Self-Assembly Processes of ABH1 Hydrophobin Protein, Sarah E. Morgan and Lea C. Paslay

Bringing Polymer and Chemistry Research to the High School Classroom: NSF GK-12 at The University of Southern Mississippi, Sarah E. Morgan, Kimberly L. Wingo, and Sherry L. Herron

Hybrid Dual Cross-Linked Polymer Networks via Sequential Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Thermal Ring-Opening Polymerization of Norbornyl-Functionalized Benzoxazine Monomers, Jananee Narayanan and Derek L. Patton

Structure-Property Relationships of Dual (Tethered and Intercalated) POSS Modified Montmorillonite in Elastomeric Nanocomposites, Harold Owens, Mithun Bhattacharya, Elana C. Lewis, and Sarah E. Morgan

Gold Nanoparticles via Polymer Micelle Molecular Templates for Pulmonary Imaging, Keith H. Parsons, Keisha Walters, Keith Walters, and Charles L. McCormick

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Kinetics and Control of Self-Assembly of ABH1 Hydrophobin from the Edible White Button Mushroom, Lea C. Paslay, Leo Falgout, Daniel A. Savin, Sabine Heinhorst, Gordon C. Cannon, and Sarah E. Morgan

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Perfluorinated Polymer Electrolytes Hybridized with In situ Grown Titania Quasi-Networks, Yatin Patil, Satheesh Sambandam, Vijay Ramani, and Kenneth A. Mauritz

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Phage-Bacterium War on Polymeric Surfaces: Can Surface-Anchored Bacteriophages Eliminate Microbial Infections?, Heather A. Pearson, Gyan S. Sahukhal, Mohamed O. Elasri, and Marek W. Urban

Synthesis of Guanidino and Primary Amine Functional Copolymers to Mimic Antimicrobial Peptides, Nicholas D. Posey, Paslay C. Lea, Charles L. McCormick, and Sarah E. Morgan

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Vegetable Oil Based Fatty Amide as Hydrophobes in Associative Thickener, Monoj Pramanik, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, and James W. Rawlins

Interfacial Curvature Effects in the Self-Assembly and Responsiveness of Polypeptide-Based Block and Star Copolymers, Jacob G. Ray, Ashley J. Johnson, Sandeep S. Naik, and Daniel A. Savin

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Self-Assembly and Responsiveness of Polypeptide-Based Block Copolymers: How "Smart" Behavior and Topological Complexity Yield Unique Assembly in Aqueous Media, Jacob G. Ray, Ashley J. Johnson, and Daniel A. Savin

Relating Aspects of Classical Thermodynamics of Mixtures to Polymers and Biomacromolecules, Daniel Savin

Perfluorinated Acrylate Modified Thiol-ene Networks for Highly Water Vapor Breathable, Waterproof Materials, Jacob M. Schekman, James Goetz, and Sergei Nazarenko

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Enthalpy Relaxation of Photopolymerized Multilayered Thiol-ene Films, Junghwan Shin, Sergei I. Nazarenko, and Charles E. Hoyle

Tunable pH-Responsive Sulfonamide-Based Polymers via RAFT as Potential Mediators of Endosomal Drug Release, Michael B. Sims, Brooks A. Abel, and Charles L. McCormick

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Superhydrophobic Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Thiol-ene Surfaces Fabricated via Spray-Deposition and Photopolymerization, Bradley J. Sparks, Derek L. Patton, Li Xiong, James T. Goetz, and Derek L. Patton

History of the Waterborne Symposium: A 40-Year Retrospective, Robson F. Storey

Thermodynamic and Volumetric Comparison of Second and Fourth Generation bis-MPA Based Hydroxylated Hyperbranched Polyesters: Free Volume and Structural Ordering, Maliha N. Syed and Sergei Nazarenko

Investigating Cure Kinetics of Amine-Functionalized Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) in Epoxy-Amine Networks, Travis L. Thornell, Katherine L. Frank, and Jeffrey S. Wiggins

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Treatment of Mg Powder with Carbonic Acid and the Effect of Treatment Variables and Treated Mg Ratios on Coating Performance in Salt Spray Tests, Tacibaht Turel, Shashi S. Pathak, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, Michael D. Blanton, and James W. Rawlins

Quantitative Synthesis of Exo-Olefin-Terminated Polyisobutylene by Ether Quenching of Living Polyisobutylene, Subramanyam Ummadisetty and Robson F. Storey

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Quantitative Synthesis of Exo-Olefin-Terminated Polyisobutylene: Ether Quenching and Evaluation of Various Quenching Methods, Subramanyam Ummadisetty and Robson F. Storey

Role of Localized Heterogeneities On Stimuli-Responsiveness and Self-Healing in Polymers, Marek W. Urban and Yiing Yang

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Facile UV-Healable Polyethylenimine-Copper (C2H5N-Cu) Supramolecular Polymer Networks, Zhanhua Wang and Marek W. Urban

Uni-Molecular Micelles or "Polysoaps" as Biomaterials for Remediation and Drug Delivery Applications, Wen-Ming Wan, Phillip D. Pickett, and Charles L. McCormick

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Synthesis and Crystal Structure of 4,4-(Methylenediimino)bis-1,2,5-Oxadiazole-3-carboxylic Acid and Carboxamide, R. L. Willer, R. F. Storey, J. R. Deschamps, and M. Frisch

Improved Morphology Control in Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) Cells Through Incorporation of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silisesquioxane (POSS), Qi Wu, Mithun Bhattacharya, and Sarah Morgan

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POSS-Enhanced Phase Separation in Air-Processed P3HT:PCBM Bulk Heterojunction Photovoltaic Systems, Qi Wu, Mithun Bhattacharya, and Sarah E. Morgan

Mica Filled Multilayered Composites with Enhanced Gas Barrier and Fire Retardant Properties, Yingji Wu, Kevin Meyers, Eric Baer, and Sergei Nazarenko

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Gas Barrier Behavior of Polyimide Films Filled with Synthetic Chrysotile Nanotubes, Yingji Wu, Vladimir E. Yudin, Joshua U. Otaigbe, Elena N. Kortkova, and Sergei Nazarenko

Fabricating Superhydrophobic/Oleophobic Coatings via Spray-Deposition and Thiol-ene Photopolymerization, Li Xiong, Bradley J. Sparks, Ethan F. T. Hoff, and Derek L. Patton

Spray-Deposited Superhydrophobic Coatings via Photopolymerization of Hybrid Thiol-ene Polymer Networks, Li Xiong, Bradley J. Sparks, Ethan F. T. Hoff, and Derek L. Patton

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On the Currents and Transports Connected With the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in the Subpolar North Atlantic, X. Xu, H. E. Hurlburt, W. J. Schmitz Jr., R. Zantopp, J. Fischer, and P.J. Hogan

Submissions from 2012

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Dynamic-Covalent Nanostructures Prepared by Diels-Alder Reactions of Styrene-Maleic Anhydride-Derived Copolymers Obtained by One-Step Cascade Block Copolymerization, Abhijeet P. Bapat, Jacob G. Ray, Daniel A. Savin, Emily A. Hoff, Derek L. Patton, and Brent S. Sumerlin

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Molecular Weight Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Novel Epoxy Thermoplastics, Christine D. Caroselli, Monoj Pramanik, Brandon C. Achord, and James W. Rawlins

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Investigation of Pre-Reaction and Cure Temperature on Multiscale Dispersion in POSS-Epoxy Nanocomposites, Katherine L. Frank, Sarah E. Exley, Travis L. Thornell, Sarah E. Morgan, and Jeffrey S. Wiggins

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UV-initiated self-healing of oxolane-chitosan-polyurethane (OXO-CHI-PUR) networks, Biswajit Ghosh, Kishore V. Chellappan, and Marek W. Urban

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Quaternary Ammonium Silane-Functionalized, Methacrylate Resin Composition With Antimicrobial Activities and Self-Repair Potential, Shi-qiang Gong, Li-na Niu, Lisa K. Kemp, Cynthia K.Y. Yiu, Heonjune Ryou, Yi-pin Qi, John D. Blizzard, Sergey Nikonov, Martha G. Brackett, Regina L.W. Messer, Christine D. Wu, Jing Mao, L. Bryan Brister, Frederick A. Rueggeberg, Dwayne D. Arola, David H. Pashley, and Franklin R. Tay

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Thermally Stable Organically Modified Layered Silicates Based on Alkyl Imidazolium Salts, Shailesh K. Goswami, Smita Ghosh, and Lon J. Mathias

A Commercialized Mouthguard Material Compared to a Family of Novel Thermosetting Materials, Trenton E. Gould, Olivia D. McNair, Scott G. Piland, and Daniel A. Savin

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Rapid Synthesis of Polymer Brush Surfaces via Microwave-Assisted Surface-Initiated Radical Polymerization, Wei Guo, Ryan M. Hensarling, Arthur L. LeBlanc, Emily A. Hoff, Austin D. Baranek, and Derek L. Patton

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Fluid Ingress Strain Analysis of Glassy Polymer Networks Using Digital Image Correlation, Matthew B. Jackson, Stephen R. Heinz, and Jeffrey S. Wiggins

Evaluation Of Novel Football Helmet Liner Claims, Andrew P. Janisse, Nadine M. Lippa, James T. Goetz, and David E. Krzeminski

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Examination of the Structure/Function Relationship in the Exchangeable Apolipoprotein, Apolipophorin-III, Johanna Kahalley, Paul Stroud, Gordon Cannon, and Charles L. McCormick

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Investigation of Melting Behaviors and Crystallinity of Linear Polyamide with High-aliphatic Content, Ethem Kaya and Lon J. Mathias

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Toward forced assembly of in situ low-density polyethylene composites reinforced with low-Tg phosphate glass fibers: Effects of matrix crystallization and shear deformation, Romain Lanneluc, Véronique Bounor-Legaré, René Fulchiron, Jin Katena, and Joshua U. Otaigbe

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Observation of Alpha and Gamma Crystal Forms and Amorphous Regions of Nylon 6-clay Nanocomposites Using Solid-State N-15 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Lon J. Mathias, Rick D. Davis, and William L. Jarrett

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Inter-Ring Torsions in N-phenylmaleimide and its O-halo Derivatives: An Experimental and Computational Study, Christopher W. Miller, Charles E. Hoyle, Edward J. Valente, David H. Magers, and E. Sonny Jönsson

Expanding Opportunities for Functional Surfaces: New Self-Degreasing Laminates, LaMaryet Moody, Dwaine Braasch, James W. Rawlins, Eric Williams, Steve McDaniel, and Juan C. Carvajal

Synthesis of multifunctional polymer brush surfaces via sequential and orthogonal thiol-click reactions, Santosh B. Rahane, Ryan M. Hensarling, Bradley J. Sparks, Christopher M. Stafford, and Derek L. Patton

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Self-Repairable Copolymers that Change Color, Dhanya Ramachandran, Fang Liu, and Marek W. Urban

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Stimuli-Responsive Peptide-Based ABA-Triblock Copolymers: Unique Morphology Transitions With pH, Jacob G. Ray, Sandeep S. Naik, Emily A. Hoff, Ashley J. Johnson, Jack T. Ly, Charles P. Easterling, Derek L. Patton, and Daniel A. Savin

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Amphipathic Polymers with Stimuli-Responsive Microdomains for Water Remediation: Binding Studies with P-Cresol, Michael F. Richardson, R. Scott Armentrout, and Charles L. McCormick

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Thermal Control of Nanostructure and Molecular Network Development in Epoxy-Amine Thermosets, Christopher M. Sahagun and Sarah E. Morgan

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Mussel-Inspired Thiol-Ene Polymer Networks: Influencing Network Properties and Adhesion with Catechol Functionality, Bradley J. Sparks, Ethan F.T. Hoff, LaTonya P. Hayes, and Derek L. Patton

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Initiation Effects in the Living Cationic Polymerization of Isobutylene, Robson F. Storey and Andrew B. Donnalley