Thesis Defenses

Lian Bai August, 2017

Title: Controlling Cocontinuous Polymer Blends with Nanofillers Jammed at the Interface

August 9, 2017

Advisors: Chris Macosko, Xiang Cheng

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Robert Lade, May 2017

Flow and Drying Dynamics in Gravity- and Capillary-Driven Coating Processes

Advisors: Lorraine Francis and Chris Macosko
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

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Improved adhesion and compatibilization through interfacially localized catalysts. Christopher Thurber, August 2015

Christopher Thurber, Thesis Defense August 2015 Webcast  (use interfacial as the login) Abstract Improved adhesion and compatibilization through interfacially localized catalysts Christopher Thurber, Thesis Defense Advised by Chris Macosko and Tim Lodge August 5, 2015 Most plastic products consist of two or more polymers. Properties of packaging films, coextruded profiles, and toughened plastics are achieved via combining immiscible polymers. Controlling …

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Cocontinuous Polymer Blends: Controlling Morphology via Interfacial Modification and Rheology

Aaron Hedegaard Ph.D. Thesis Defense Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department IPRIME Programs: Microstructured Polymers March 7, 2014, University of Minnesota Advisors: Chris Macosko (CEMS).  Webcast Available to IPRIME members only.

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Aqueous Solution and Vapor Phase Adsorption of Oxygenates onto Zeolites

Elizabeth Mallon Ph.D. Thesis Defense Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department October 19, 2012, University of Minnesota Advisors: Michael Tsapatsis and Aditya Bhan Webcast Login Available to IPRIME members only. 

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Tuning the Diameter Properties of Meltblown Fibers

Thesis defense of Ph.D. candidate Dawud Tan, October 31, 2011. Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science IPrime Microstructured Polymers Program Advisor: Prof. and IPrime Director Chris Macosko Co-Advisor: Prof. and CEMS Head Frank Bates. 

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Stretching and Slipping Liquid Bridges: Liquid Transfer in Industrial Printing

Thesis defense of Ph.D. candidate Shawn Dodds, July 12, 2011. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Advisors: Satish Kumar and Marcio Carvalho of IPrime's Coating Process Fundamentals program.

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Block Copolymer Self-Assembly in Solution: Structure and Dynamics

Thesis defense of Ph.D. candidate Soo-Hyung Choi, August 18, 2010.Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Advisors: Frank Bates and Tim Lodge of IPrime's Microstructured Polymers program. 

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Microstructure Development in Particulate Composite Coatings by Cryo-SEM

Thesis Defense: Hui Luo: "Microstructure Development in Particulate Composite Coatings by Cryo-SEM." August 9, 2007 Hui is advised by Lorraine Francis…

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Making Polyurethane Flexible Foams Derived Using Vegetable Oil Polyols

Ph.D. candidate Ling Zhang discusses her research. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota. Advisor: Chris Macosko. Held April 24, 2007, University of Minnesota.

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Pentablock Copolymers: A Potential Road to Mechanically Robust Nanoporous Materials

Ph.D. Candidate Adam J. Mueler presents his research. Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota. Advisors: Marc A. Hillmyer and Frank S. Bates. December 12, 2006 at the University of Minnesota. 

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Chen-Yu Liu, June 2017

Title: Onset of Dynamic Wetting Failure in the Presence of Surfactants

Date: 5 June 2017

Advisors: Satish Kumar and Marcio S. Carvalho

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Alex Mannion, August 2016

Rheological Design of Sustainable Block Copolymers


Alex Mannion
Advisors: Frank Bates, Chris Macosko
Final Oral Examination
August 4th, 2016

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Surface Engineering of Colloidal Group IV Nanocrystals for Optoelectronics

Lance Wheeler Ph.D. Thesis Defense Mechanical Engineering IPrime Programs: Renewable Energy Materials (REM) June 2, 2014, University of Minnesota Advisor: Uwe Kortshagen (ME)

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Onset of Dynamic Wetting Failure: The Mechanics of High-speed Fluid Displacement

Eric Vandre Ph.D. Thesis Defense Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department IPRIME Programs: Coatings Process Fundamentals & Nanostructural Materials and Processes July 17, 2013, University of Minnesota Advisors: Satish Kumar (CEMS) and Marcio Carvalho (PUC-Rio)

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Graphene Synthesis and Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites

Ken-Hsuan "Kirby" Liao Ph.D. Thesis Defense Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department September 19, 2012, University of Minnesota Advisor: Chris Macosko Professor and IPrime Director.

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Block Copolymer-Modified Thermosets

Thesis defense of Ph.D. candidate Erica Redline Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science IPrime Coatings Process Fundamentals Program Advisor: Professor Lorraine S. Francis Co-Advisor: Dept. Head Frank F. Bates Friday, September 30, 2011 

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Interfacial Coupling between Immiscible Polymers: Flow Accelerates Reaction and Improves Adhesion

Thesis defense of Ph.D. candidate Jie Song Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Advisor: Professor Chris Macosko, IPrime Director and Microstructured Polymers program member Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Understanding Particle Coating Microstructure Development

Thesis defense of Ph.D. candidate Christine Cardinal Roberts Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Advisor: Lorraine Francis of IPrime's Coating Process Fundamentals program. September 2, 2010

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Processing, Morphology and Properties of Graphene Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites

Thesis defense of Ph.D. candidate Hyunwoo Kim Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Advisor: Chris Macosko of IPrime's Microstructured Polymers program. Held Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Pulsed Electron Beam Curing of Polymer Coatings

Thesis Defense, Candidate Ben Richter

Candidate Ben Richter will defend his thesis: "Pulsed Electron Beam Curing of Polymer Coatings." June 18, 2007

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*Webcast is no longer avaialble-updated 10/3/2016

Peptide Conjugated Block Copolymer Vesicles for Biomedical Application

Ph.D. candidate Kevin P. Davis presents his research. Dept of Chemistry, University of Minnesota. Advisors: Frank S. Bates and Tim P. Lodge. March 20, 2007

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Co-Continuous Polymer Blends / Di-block Copolymer Effects on Morphology Evolution

Ph.D. candidate Joel R. Bell presents his research. Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota. Advisor: Chris Macosko. November 14, 2006

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