Alumni

Name Degree/Year Thesis Title Current Affiliation
Jonathan DeRocher PhD ChE 2011 Layer-by-Layer Assembly in Confined Geometries Dow Chemicals
Philadelphia, PA
Wui Siew Tan PhD DMSE 2011 Strategies for Incorporating Functional Block Copolymers into Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Coatings Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Singapore
Khek-Khiang Gary Chia PhD ChE 2011 Stimuli-Responsive Nanotube Arrays Manhattan School of Music
New York, NY
Al Swiston PhD DMSE 2010 Functional "Backpacks" for Cellular Engineering MIT Lincoln Lab
Lexington, MA
Zekeriyya Gemici PhD-CEP ChE 2010 Effects and applications of capillary condensation in ultrathin nanoparticle assemblies Booz & Company
Dubai, UAE
Andrew Miller PhD ChE 2008 Amphiphilic block copolymer micelles: creation of functional nanocavities and their use as nanocontainers for controlled release PureTech Ventures
Boston, MA
Ryan Bennett PhD ChE 2007 Block copolymer micellar thin films as templates for the production of tunable organic nanocluster arrays and their applications Boston Consulting Group
Chicago, IL
Ben Wang PhD ChE 2007 Rheological and morphological characterization of hierarchically nanostructured materials CEO,
26.2 Ventures LLC
Sharon Soong PhD ChE 2007 Rate-dependent deformation behavior of POSS-filled and plasticized PVC Rogers Corp.
Rogers, CT
Daeyeon Lee PhD ChE 2007 Fundamental studies of polyelectrolyte multilayer films: optical, mechanical, and lithographic property control Assistant Professor,
ChemE, U Penn
Philadelphia, PA
Adam Nolte PhD DMSE 2007 Surface engineering using layer-by-layer assembly of pH-sensitive polymers and nanocomposites Assistant Professor,
ChemE, Rose-Hulman
Terra Haute, IN
Roger Aronow PhD ChE 2006 Toughening mechanisms in composites of miscible polymer blends and rigid filler particles Vorbeck Materials
Jessup, MD
Heejae Kim PhD DMSE 2005 New polymeric biomaterial interfaces for biosensor applications Cheil Industries, Inc.
South Korea
Ed Kopesky PhD ChE 2005 Thermomechanical properties of polyhedral oligomeric silsequioxane- poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites Cambridge Polymer Group, Inc.
Boston, MA
Michelle Poliskie PhD DMSE 2005 Deformation induced molecular behavior of Cis 1,4-polyisoprene and its nanocomposites monitored by solid-state NMR Solyndra, Inc.
Fremont, CA
Prem Pavoor PhD ChE 2004 Tribological and mechanical characterization of polyelectrolyte multilayer nanoassemblies Senior Associate,
FIL Capital Advisors
Mumbai, India
Yonathan S. Thio PhD ChE 2003 Toughening mechanisms in polypropylene filled with rigid particles Assistant Professor,
Polymer, Textile & Fiber Eng., Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
Jeff I. Abes PhD ChE 2003 Selective Growth of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Domains of Block Copolymer Films, and in Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM
Tom C. Wang PhD ChE 2002 Polyelectrolyte Multilayers as Nanostructured Templates for Inorganic Synthesis U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Economic Policy
Washington, DC
Yot Boontongkong PhD DMSE 2002 Templated aqueous syntheses of inorganics within carboxyl-containing block copolymer domains National Metal and Materials Technology Center
Klong Luang, Thailand
Cansu Tunca MS ChE 2001 Toughening of polymers with rigid particles: theoretical modeling of particle clusters Doctoral Candidate,
Brain & Cognitive Sci., MIT
Leslie S.S. Loo PhD ChE 2000 Nuclear magnetic resonance of deforming nylon Assistant Professor,
ChemE, Nanyang Tech. Univ.
Singapore
Randall T. Myers PhD ChE 1999 Grains and grain boundaries in lamellar styrene-butadiene block copolymers Intl. Specialty Products
Wayne, NJ
Alice Man PhD DMSE 1999 Synthesis and characterization of ring-opening metathesis polymers with pendant carborane groups: designing a cesium binding material BB&N
Cambridge, MA
Jason Gratt PhD DMSE 1999 Block copolymers containing charge transport groups and semiconductor nanoclusters: synthesis, characterization, and optoelectronic applications Millennium Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, MA
Ravindra Kane PhD ChE 1998 Characterization and technical studies of semiconductor nanoclusters synthesized within polymer films ChemE, RPI
Troy, NY
Russell T. Clay PhD ChE 1997 Synthesis and characterization of block copolymers containing metal nanoclusters Exxon Mobil
New Jersey
Jane F. Ciebien PhD ChE 1997 Catalytic properties of palladium nanocluster synthesized within microphase-separated diblock copolymers Bayer
Pittsburgh, PA
Byeonghyeok Sohn PhD ME 1996 Block copolymers containing silver and iron oxide nanoclusters for electrical and magnetic applications Chemistry, Seoul National University
Seoul, S. Korea
Colleen A. Vandevoorde PhD ChE 1996 Amphiphilic star polymers as solubilizing agents for environmental separations  
Orhun K. Muratoglu PhD DMSE 1995 Toughening and fracture mechanisms of rubber modified polyamides co-Director,
Harris Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Lab, MGH, Harvard Medical School
Uchu Mukai ScD DMSE 1995
MS 1992
Mechanical properties of PDMS-nylon-6 diblock copolymer and its blends with homo nylon-6 Bridgestone Tire and Rubber Co.
Tokyo, Japan
Peter Kofinas PhD DMSE 1994 Shear induced morphology of semicrystalline block copolymers BioE, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Paul F. Nealey PhD ChE 1994 Diffusion of diluents in glassy polymers ChemE, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Stephen H. Spiegelberg PhD ChE 1993 Probing the limits of toughening by diluent-induced localized plasticization in polymer blends President,
Cambridge Polymer Group
Boston, MA
Gordon S.W. Craig PhD ChE 1993 Synthesis and characterization of block copolymers containing polyenes, polyacetylene, or metal nanoclusters Alien Technology
Morgan Hill, CA
Vishak Sankaran PhD ChE 1993 Characterization of semiconductor quantum clusters synthesized within microphase separated block copolymers VP Global Supply Management,
CDIY, Stanley Black and Decker
Towson, MD
Randall S. Saunders PhD ChE 1992 Synthesis of ring opening metathesis polymerization diblock copolymers for electrical and separations applications  
David H. Rein PhD ChE 1992 The control of gas transport in heterogeneous polymer systems Reprogenesis
Cambridge, MA
Anuj Bellare PhD ChE 1992 Deformation induced texture development in poly(ethylene terephthalate) Assistant Professor,
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Moira M. Nir PhD ChE 1991 Blend of crystallizable polybutadiene isomers: compatibilization by addition of amorphous diblock copolymer Cima Nanotech
Caesarea, Israel
Konstadinos C. Douzinas PhD ChE 1991 Synthesis and morphology of a semi-crystalline diblock copolymer of (ethylene-co-butylene)-b-(ethylethylene) Bayer Materials Science
Leverkusen, Germany
Luigi A. Cazzaniga PhD ChE 1991 Synthesis and morphology of isotactic polystyrene-polybutadiene diblock copolymers and blends Industrial Business Manager,
Trident Industrial Inkjet
Brookfield, CT
Julia K.A. Rakestraw PhD ChE 1990 Deformation behavior of a model semi-crystalline polymer: studies of isotactic polystyrene DuPont
Jeffrey J. Csernica PhD ChE 1989 Gas permeation in block copolymer films ChemE, Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
Cary A. Veith PhD ChE 1989 New siloxane - nylon-6 diblock copolymers for emulsification and toughening of blends VP R&D,
BioEnergy Intl. LLC
Quincy, MA
Pao-Luo P. Cheng ScD DMSE 1988 Chain behavior of block copolymer and homopolymer blends in microphase-separated material DuPont
Julia A. DiCorleto PhD ChE 1987 Physical aging and craze growth behavior of diblock copolymers Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Worcester, MA
Michael A. Drzewinski ScD DMSE 1986 The structure-properties of a model set of crystalline block copolymer - homopolymer blends President,
Textile Research Institute
Princeton, NJ
Ih-Houng Loh ScD DMSE 1985 Low temperature plasma surface treatment of polymers and fillers VP Business Development,
AST Products
Billerica, MA
David M. Gunn MS ChE 1984 Pseudofluorination of polymer surfaces using freon gases Partner,
Beck Redden & Secrest
Houston, TX
Chris E. Schwier ScD ChE 1984 Crazing and large deformation behavior in a model set of polystyrene/polybutadiene diblock copolymers Metabolix
Cambridge, MA
John L. Thiele ScD ChE 1983
MS 1977
Non-isothermal viscoelasticity of carbon-filled elastomers  
George A. Corbin ScD ChE 1983 Surface fluorination of polymers in a glow discharge plasma President & CEO,
Solvay Advanced Polymers
Alpharetta, GA
Mark A. Hartney MS ChE 1983 The homogenization of homopolymer blends through addition of diblock polymers Program Director,
arpa-e, US Dept. of Energy
Frank S. Bates ScD ChE 1982
MS 1978
An investigation of structure and properties in a model set of diblock copolymer-homopolymer blends Dept. Head,
ChemE, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Jose M. Torradas PhD ChE 1982
MS 1980
Structure and properties of rubbery diblock copolymers and polymer blends containing 1,2-polybutadiene DuPont
Madhu Anand ScD ChE 1981 Surface fluorination in fluorine cold plasmas Owner,
Halide Group, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA
Cherng-Chiao Wu ScD ChE 1981 An investigation of the volumetric response of polymers to sudden temperature and pressure changes near glass transition temperature General Manager
Taiwan Electronic Packaging Co.
Taiwan R.O.C
David E. Wilfong MS ChE 1981 The morphology and large deformation behavior of 1,2- and 1,4-polybutadiene blends and corresponding diblock copolymers President & CEO,
Domestic Fabrics & Blankets
Kinston, NC
Siu-Ching D. Lui MS ChE 1980 Characterization of carbon fillers and filled elastomers Honeywell Intl.
Morristown, NJ
Kenji Yasuda PhD ChE 1979
MS 1977
Investigation of the analogies between viscometric and linear viscoelastic properties of polystyrene fluids Oji Paper Co.
Tokyo, Japan
Bruce S. Yarmoska MS ChE 1979 A rheological study of paper-coating vinyl resins Conoco Phillips
Linden, NJ
Linda E. Gouse MS ChE 1979 Large deformation behavior and thermomechanical analysis of polystyrene interpenetrating polymer networks  
Richard W. Baird MS ChE 1979 Enhancement of resistance of polyethylene to seawater-promoted degradation by surface modification  
Bor Zheng B. Jang MS DMSE 1979 Crazing in heterogeneous polymers Dean,
College of Engineering & Computer Sci., Wright State Univ.
Dayton, OH
Alice E. Cowan MS ChE 1979 Extensional viscosity of polyethylene and polystyrene melts  
Alonso R. Ramos Vaca ScD ChE 1978
MS 1977
Physical properties and morphology of blends of polyisoprene and polybutadiene with corresponding diblock copolymers Owner, Grupo Siga
Director, TCI
VP, DESEC
Chihuahua, Mexico
James M. Caruthers PhD ChE 1977 Thermorheological properties of carbon black filled elastomers ChemE, Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN
Douglas B. McKillip MS ChE 1977 A relationship between thermoelasticity and reinforcement in carbon-black-filled elastomers President, Innovative Integrators Inc.
Wilmington, DE
Frank R. Graziano MS ChE 1977 The rheology of carbon black pastes Principal,
Peak Management Consulting
Omaha, NE
Mary J. Garry MS ChE 1977 Polymer surface modification using a surfactant adsorption technique  
Philip G. Hampton MS ChE 1977 Dynamic mechanical properties of network polymers Partner,
Dickstein Shapiro
Washington, DC
Julio A. Beltrán Morelos MS ChE 1977 Synthesis and characterization of rubber-modified polystyrenes with varying rubber content and diene microstructures Director Operaciones PET,
Kimex S.A. de C.V.
Tlaineplantia, Mexico
Yoshikatsu Sawada MS ChE 1976 Mechanical properties of thermorheologically complex material  
Stephen D. Severson MS ChE 1976 Dynamic mechanical properties of poly(dimethylsiloxane) networks crosslinked at varied degrees of dilution  
Mark Chen MS CEP-ChE 1975 The influence of molecular weight on the large deformation behavior of SBS triblock copolymer elastomers. Dept. of Env. Quality, State of Oklahoma, OKC, OK