Current Research References

Multilayer

Polymer-polymer interfacial slip in multilayered films, P. C. Lee, H. E. Park, D. C. Morse, and C. W. Macosko, J.Rheol, 2009, 53(4), 893-915
Direct correlation between adhesion promotion and coupling reaction at immiscible polymer-polymer interfaces, J. Zhang, P.J. Cole, U. Nagpal, T.P. Lodge, and C.W. Macosko. J Adhesion, 2006, 82, 887-902
Interfacial slip reduces polymer-polymer adhesion during coextrusion, J. Zhang, T.P. Lodge, and C.W. Macosko, J. Rheol, 2006, 50, 41-57
Coupling reactions of end- vs. mid-functional polymers, H.K. Jeon, C.W. Macosko, B. Moon, and T.R. Hoye, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 2563-2571
Comparing the compatibility of various functionalized polypropylenes with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), Q.-W. Lu and C.W. Macosko, Polymer 2004, 45, 1981-1991

Melt Blown

[1] Meltblown fibers: Influence of viscosity and elasticity on diameter distribution, D.H. Tan, C. Zhou, C.J. Ellison, S. Kumar, C.W. Macosko, F.S. Bates, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 2010, 165, 982-900 
[2] Melt blown nanofibers: Fiber diameter distributions and onset of fiber breakup, C. J. Ellison, A. Phatak, D.W. Giles, C. W. Macosko, F. S. Bates, Polymer, 2007, 48, 3306-3316

Nanocomposites

[1] Epoxy Toughening with Low Graphene Loading, YT Park, Y Qian, C Chan, T Suh, MG Nejhad, CW Macosko, A Stein, Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25 (4), 575-585

[2] Does Graphene Change T g of Nanocomposites?, KH Liao, S Aoyama, AA Abdala, C Macosko, Macromolecules, 2014, 47 (23), 8311-8319

[3] Influence of Functionalized Graphene Sheets on Modulus and Glass Transition of PMMA, KH Liao, S Kobayashi, H Kim, AA Abdala, CW Macosko, Macromolecules, 2014, 47 (21), 7674-7676

[4] Poly (methyl methacrylate)/graphene oxide nanocomposites by a precipitation polymerization process and their dielectric and rheological characterization, JM Thomassin, M Trifkovic, W Alkarmo, C Detrembleur, C Jérôme, CW Macosko, Macromolecules, 2014,  47 (6), 2149-2155

[5]Aqueous Reduced Graphene/Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites. K.H. Liao, C.W. Macosko. Polymer, 2013, 54 (17), 4555-4559, ISSN 0032-3861

[6]  Graphene/polyethylene nanocomposites: effect of polyethylene functionalization and blending methods, H Kim, S Kobayashi, MA AbdurRahim, MJ Zhang, A Khusainova, MA Hillmyer, AA Abdala, CW Macosko, Polymer, 2011, 52 (8), 1837-1846

[7] Graphene/polymer nanocomposites, H Kim, AA Abdala, CW Macosko, Macromolecules 2010, 43 (16), 6515-6530

Polyurethane

[1] RIM: Fundamentals of Reaction Injection Molding, Hanser, New York, 1989. Macosko, C. W.
[2] Foam Stability in Flexible Polyurethane Foam Systems, Chapter 5 in Polymeric Foams: Mechanisms and Materials, Lee, S. T. and Ramesh, S. T. eds. (Polymeric Foam Series), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FI, 2004. Zhang, X. D., Neff, R. A. and Macosko, C. W.
[3] Polyurethanes from Vegetable Oils, Petrobic, Z. S., Polymer Reviews, 2008, 48, 109-155
[4] Substituting soybean oil-based polyol into polyurethane flexible foams, L. Zhang, H. K. Jeon, J. Malsam, R. Herrington, C. W. Macosko, Polymer, 2007, 48(22), 6656-6667

Cocontinuous

[1] Characterizing Interface Shape Evolution in Immiscible Polymer Blends via 3D-Image Analysis, Lopez-Barron C.R., Macosko C.W, Langmuir, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/la803450y)
[2] Diblock Copolymer Surfactants in Immiscible Homopolymer Blends: Interfacial Bending Elasticity, K. Chang and D.C. Morse, Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 7397-7406

[3] Block copolymer compatibilization of cocontinuous polymer blends, J.A. Galloway, H.K. Jeon, J.R. Bell, and C.W. Macosko, Polymer 2004, 46, 183-191.
[4] Comparison of methods for the detection of cocontinuity in polyethlene oxide/polystyrene blends, J.A. Galloway, C.W. Macosko, Polym. Engr. Sci. 2004, 44, 714-727.

Nanoparticles

[1] Formation of block copolymer-protected nanoparticles via reactive impingement mixing, Z.X. Zhu, J.L. Anacker, S.X. Ji, T.R. Hoye, C.W. Macosko, and R.K. Prud’homme, Langmuir, 2007, 23(21), 10499- 10504.
[2]  Polyelectrolyte stabilized drug nanoparticles via flash nanoprecipitation: a model study with β-carotene, Z.X. Zhu, K. Margulis-Goshen, S. Magdassi, Y. Talmon, C.W. Macosko, J. Pharm. Sci., 2010 (in press)
[3] A strategy for synthesis of PEG-b-PLGA diblock copolymers having narrow dispersity, H.T. Qian, Z.X. Zhu, T.R. Hoye, C.W. Macosko (to be submitted)

Functional Polymers

Direct correlation between adhesion promotion and coupling reaction at immiscible polymer-polymer interfaces, J. Zhang, P.J. Cole, U. Nagpal, T.P. Lodge, and C.W. Macosko. J Adhesion, 2006, 82, 887 – 902.
Interfacial slip reduces polymer-polymer adhesion during coextrusion, J. Zhang, T.P. Lodge, and C.W. Macosko, J. Rheol, 2006, 50, 41-57.
Comparing the compatibility of various functionalized polypropylenes with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), Q.-W. Lu and C.W. Macosko, Polymer 2004, 45, 1981-1991.
Controlled synthesis of high molecular weight telechelic polybutadienes by ring-opening metathesis polymerization, S. Ji, T.R. Hoye, and C.W. Macosko, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 5485-5489.
Coupling reactions of end- vs. mid-functional polymers, H.K. Jeon, C.W. Macosko, B. Moon, and T.R. Hoye, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 2563-2571. 
Effect of thermodynamic interactions on reactions at polymer/polymer interfaces, T.D. Jones, J. Schulze, C.W. Macosko, B. Moon, T.P. Lodge, Macromolecules 2003, 36, 7212-7219.
Reactivity of common functional groups with urethanes: models for reactive compatibilization of thermoplastic polyurethane blends, Q. Lu, C.W. Macosko, and T.R. Hoye, J. Polym. Sci, Part A: Polym. Chem. 2002, 40, 2310-2328.

Block Copolymers

[1] Bates, F.S., Fredrickson, G.H. 1990, “Block copolymer thermodynamics: theory and experiment.”, Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, vol. 41, pp. 525-557
[2] Bates, F.S., Fredrickson, G.H. 1999, “Block Copolymers—Designer Soft Materials”, Physics Today, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 32-38
[3] Fredrickson, G.H., Bates, F.S. 1996, “Dynamics of block copolymers: theory and experiment.”, Annual Review of Materials Science, vol. 26, pp. 501-550.
[4] Kossuth, M.B., Morse, D.C., Bates, F.S. 1999, “Viscoelastic behavior of cubic phases in block copolymer melts.”, Journal of Rheology, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 167-196
[5] Keller, A., Pedemonte, E., Willmouth, F.M. 1970, “Macro-lattice from segregated amorphous phases of a three block copolymer.”, Nature, vol. 225, no. 5232, pp. 538-539
[6] Phatak, A., Macosko, C.W., Bates F.S. 2005, “Extrusion of triblock and pentablock copolymers: Evolution of bulk and surface morphology, Journal of Rheology, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 197-214
[7] Doi, M., Harden, J.L., Ohta T. 1993, “Anomalous rheological behavior of ordered phases of block copolymers. 2”, Macromolecules, vol. 26, no. 18, pp. 4935-4944

Sustainable Polymers

[1] Senthil A. Gurusamy-Thangavelu, Senthil A., Emond, Susanna J., Kulshrestha, Aman, Hillmyer, Marc A., Macosko, Christopher W., Tolman,
William B. Tolman, Hoye, Thomas R. 2012, “Polyurethanes based on renewable polyols from bioderived lactones”, Polymer Chemistry, vol. 10,
advance article.