Review article published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!

Jordan Brito, Hanna Hlushko, Ashleigh Abbott, Aliaksei Aliakseyeu, and Raman Hlushko wrote a review article that was recently published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!

The article, titled “Integrating Antioxidant Functionality into Polymer Materials: Fundamentals, Strategies, and Applications“, aims to follow a materials engineer’s approach to designing effective antioxidant polymer materials with specific discussion of applications in biomedical engineering and food packaging. It is now available to read online.

Congratulations to the team!

Graphic overview of the published review article


Al Husseini passes preliminary exam, presents at 95th CSSS

Ph.D. candidate Diana Al Husseini passed her preliminary exam this Monday! She presented her dissertation topic “Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing” to her committee.

Diana will also be presenting at the 95th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium on Wed., June 15. At 3 PM CT, tune into her virtual presentation about “All-Nanoparticle Surface Functionalization for Mid-Infrared On-Chip Sensing.”

Congratulations, Diana!

Raman Hlushko successfully defends dissertation!

Congratulations to Raman Hlushko for successfully defending his dissertation!

Dr. Hlushko earned his degree based on his work on synthetic antioxidant polymers. His dissertation details the synthesis, adsorption, and layer-by-layer assembly of the polyphenolic polymers.

During his doctoral studies, Raman was an author on 6 publications (2 under review; 3 first-author) and 1 patent, in addition to many oral and poster presentations. He also actively volunteered for outreach activities and served as an officer in WIMS.

Zhu and Rajagopalan win Best Poster at ACS Spring 2021

Graduate students Xiuzhu Zhu and Kartik Kumar Rajagopalan won a Best Poster Award at the 2021 ACS Spring National Meeting!

The poster, titled “Temperature-responsive, tunable poly(vinyl alcohol)-borax salogels for shape stabilization of an inorganic phase change material”, was one of three distinguished posters in the PMSE division.

Congratulations, Xiuzhu and Kartik!