Thesis Archives

The links below provide theses abstracts. For the full text, please contact Chris Macosko for access, or search the electronic theses database ProQuest.

Macosko Research Group Thesis 
by last name

Jessica Anacker: Rules for in situ reactive formation and assembly of block copolymer drug nanoparticles 2005

Lian Bai: Controlling Cocontinuous Polymer Blends with Nanofillers Jammed at the Interface 2017

Joel Bell: Cocontinuous Polymer Blends: The Role of Block copolymer in Blend Morphology Evolution 2007

Kwanho Chang:  Block Copolymer Surfactants in Immiscible Homopolymer Blends 2005

Thuy Chastek: Functionalized Synthetic Clays Designed for Polymer-Clay Nanocomposites 2005

Phil Cole : Polymer-Polymer Adhesion in Melt-Processed Multilayered Structures 2002

Michail Dolgovskij: Dispersing Layered Silicates in Polymer Melts: Using Melt Rheology to Determine Dispersion 2007

Jeff Galloway: Image Analysis for interfacial area and cocontinuity detection in polymer blends 2003

Daniel Gurovich: The Influence of Block Copolymers on Silica-Filled Polyisoprene 2001

Jing Han: Diblock copolymer stabilized nanoparticles for drug delivery via flash nanoprecipitation 2014

Aaron Hedegaard: Cocontinuous polymer blends: controlling morphology via interfacial modification and rheology 2014

Russell Hooper: Drop Dynamics in Polymer Processing Flows 2001

Shengxiang Ji: I. Diamino Telechelic Polybutadienes: Synthesis, Characterization and Melt Coupling II. Poly(ε-caprolactone)-b-poly(ethylene glycol) Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery III. Zirconia Based Cellulosic HPLC Chiral Stationary Phase for Enantioseparations 2006

Todd Jones: Modification of Polypropylene Through Blending 2000

Robert Lade: Flow and Drying Dynamics in Gravity- and Capillary-Driven Coating Processes 2017

Ken-Hsuan “Kirby” Liao: Graphene Synthesis and Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites 2012

Hyunwoo Kim: Processing, Morphology and Properties of Graphene Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites 2009

Carlos Lopez-Barron: On the coarsening of immiscible polymer blends with cocontinuous morphologies. 2009

Qi-Wei Lu: Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)/Polyolifin (PO) Blends 2003

Suping Lyu: Coalesence in Polymer Blends During Shearing 2000

Alex Mannion: Rheological Design of Sustainable Block Copolymers 2016

Luca Martinetti: Uniaxial Extensional Behavior of A–B–A Thermoplastic Elastomers: Structure-Properties Relationship and Modeling 2016

Matthew Montminy: Complete Structural Characterization of Foams using 3-D Images 2001

Mike Owens: Misting in Forward Roll Coating: Structure-Property-Processing Relationships 2004

Alhad Phatak: Melt Processing and Mechanical Properties of Polyolefin Block Copolymers 2006

Yuqiang Qian: Two-dimensional Clay and Graphene Nanosheets for Polymer Nanocomposites and Energy Storage Applications 2013

Jie Song: Interfacial Coupling Between Immiscible Polymers: Flow Accelerates Reaction and Improves Adhesion 2011

Dawud Tan: Tuning the Diameter and Surface Properties of Meltblown Fibers 2011

Christopher Thurber: Compatibilization of Polyolefin Blends 2015

Pieter Spitael: Foaming Thermoplastics: Heterogeneous Nuclearion and Extensional Rheology 2003

Suqin Tan: Polyurethane Rigid Foam from Soybean Oil-based Polyol 2010

Adam Wohl: Synthesis and characterization of silicate ester prodrugs and poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) block copolymers for formulation into prodrug-loaded nanoparticles 2012

Jianbin Zhang: Enhancing Polymer-Polymer Adhesion via Reactive Coupling 2006

Ling Zhang: Structure-Property Relationship of polyurethane flexible foam made from natural oil polyols 2008

Rui Zhao: Multilayer Coextrusion Reveals Interfacial Dynamics in Polymer Blending 2002

ZhengXi Zhu: Polymer Stabilized Nanosuspensions Formed via Flash Nanoprecipitation: Nanoparticle Formation, Formulation, and Stability 2010