Salmaan Baxamusa

Contact Information
Room 66-419
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambrige, MA 02139 USA
Phone: 617.253.6480
FAX: 617.253.6480
Email: baxamusaATmitDOTedu

B.S., 2004 Chemical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

Research Interests
Photoinitiated chemical vapor deposition of polymer thin films; spatially patterned deposition; deposition over complex substrates; functional thin films

Selected Publications

Baxamusa, S.H.; Im, S.G.; Gleason, K.K. “Initiated and Oxidative Chemical Vapor Deposition: A Scalable Method for Conformal and Functional Polymer Films on Real Substrates” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2009, in press.

Baxamusa, S.H.; Gleason, K.K. “Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition of Polymer Films on Nonplanar Substrates” Thin Solid Films 2009, in press (DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2009.01.032).

Trujillo, N.J.; Baxamusa, S.H.; Gleason, K.K. “Grafted Polymeric Nanostructures Patterned Bottom-Up by Colloidal Lithography and Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD)” Thin Solid Films 2009, in press (DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2009.01.034).

Trujillo, N.J.; Baxamusa, S.H.; Gleason, K.K. “Grafted Functional Polymer Nanostructures Patterned Bottom-Up by Colloidal Lithography and Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (iCVD)” Chemistry of Materials 2009, 21, 742-750.

Montero, L.M.; Baxamusa, S.H.; Borros, S.; Gleason, K.K. “Thin Hydrogel Films With Nanoconfined Surface Reactivity by Photoinitiated Chemical Vapor Deposition” Chemistry of Materials 2009, 21, 399-403

Baxamusa, S.H.; Gleason, K.K. “Thin Polymer Films with High Step Coverage in Microtrenches by Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition” Chemical Vapor Deposition 2008, 14, 313-318.

Im, S.G.; Bong, K.W.; Kim, B.S.; Baxamusa, S.H.; Hammond, P.T.; Doyle, P.S.; Gleason, K.K. “Patterning Nanodomains with Orthogonal Functionalities: Solventless Synthesis of Self-Sorting Surfaces” Journal of the American Chemical Society 2008, 130, 14424-14425.

Im, S.G.; Kusters, D.; Choi, W.; Baxamusa, S.H.; van de Sanden M.C.M.; Gleason, K.K. “Conformal Coverage of Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) Films With Tunable Nanoporosity Via Oxidative Chemical Vapor Deposition” ACS Nano 2008, 2, 1959-1967.

Baxamusa, S.H.; Montero L.; Dubach, J.M.; Clark, H.A.; Borros, S.; Gleason, K.K. “Protection Of Sensors for Biological Applications by Photoinitiated Chemical Vapor Deposition of Hydrogel Thin Films” Biomacromolecules 2008, 9, 2857–2862.

O’Shaughnessy, W.S.; Baxamusa, S.H.; Gleason, K.K. “Additively Patterned Polymer Thin Films by Photo-initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition (piCVD)” Chemistry of Materials 2007, 19, 5836-5838.

Martin, T.P.; Sedransk, K.L.; Chan, K; Baxamusa, S.H.; Gleason, K.K. “Solventless Surface Photoinitiated Polymerization: Grafting Chemical Vapor Deposition (gCVD)” Macromolecules 2007, 40, 4586-4591.

Drake, I.J.; Fujdala, K.L.; Baxamusa, S.H.; Bell, A.T.; Tilley, T.D. “Effects of Precursor Composition on the Local Structure of Cu Dispersed on Mesoporous Silica: A Detailed X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study” Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2004, 108, 18421-18434.

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