Kenneth N. Edwards Western Coatings Technology Center

Advancing Polymers and Coatings Science

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Peer-Reviewed Publications Since 2014

by WCTC Affiliated Faculty & Students, and External Collaborators


Ji, W.; Kim, D.M.; Posson, B.M.; Carlson, K.J.; Chew, A.C.; Chew, A.J.; Hossain, M.; Mojica, A.F.; Ottoes, S.M.; Tran, D.V.; Greenberg, M.W.; Hamachi, L.S. COF-300 “Synthesis and Colloidal Stabilization with Substituted Benzoic Acids”. RSC Adv. 2023, 13, 14484-14493.

Natraj, A.; Ji, W.; Xin, J.; Castano, I.; Burke, D.W.; Evans, A.M.; Strauss, M.J.; Ateia, M.; Hamachi, L.S.; Gianneschi, N.C.; ALOthman, Z.A.; Sun, J; Yusuf, K.; Dichtel, W.R. “Single-Crystalline Imine-Linked Two-Dimensional Covalent Organic Frameworks Separate Benzene and Cyclohexane Efficiently”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 19813-19824

Smith, T., Chisholm, D., Cheng, A., Ortiz Salazar, J., Roccucci, L., Morales, B., Dombrowski, G., Rabasco, J., Hartnett, P., and Fernando, R. “Effects of latex and thickener polarities on rheology and phase stability of latex–HEUR mixtures”, , Journal of Coatings Technology & Research,, 2023

Mardel, J.I, Cole, I.S., White, P.A., Hughes, A.E., Markley, T.A., Harvey, T.G., Osborne, J., Sapper, E. “Compositions for inhibiting corrosion”, US Patent No. US 11,560,483, Jan. 24, 2023.

Lagron, A.B., El-Zaatari, B.M.; Hamachi, L.S. Characterization Techniques to Assess Recyclability in Dynamic Polymer Networks. Front. Mater. 2022, 9, 915296.

Snyder, D.E., Sapper, E.D. “See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: A Contextual Overview of Conductive Polymer Composites as Synthetic Human Skin.” J. Compos. Sci., 2022, 6(5), 141.

Lum, J., Schultz, M., Sapper, E. “Diving Deeper into VOCs: Predicting Formulation Component GC-MS Response Factor Using Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships Coupled with Artificial Neural Networks.” JCT CoatingsTech, April 2022.

A. Kathuria, S. J. Zhang, “Sustainable and repulpable barrier coatings for fiber-based materials for food packaging: A review”, Frontiers in Materials, 2022, 9, 929501.

A. C. Lin, F. Y. Xie, L. J. McCarthy, D. R. Rodgers, K. G. Hoff, M. R. von Welczeck, S.X Zhai, A. Saw, G. E. Scott, S. J. Zhang, “Photonic liquid crystals of graphene oxide for fast membranes filtration”, Carbon Trends, 2022, 7, 100150

S. J. Zhang, E. Beach, P. T. Anastas, L. D. Pfefferle, C. O. Osuji, “Self-assembly of supramolecular complexes of sulfonated poly(3-alkylthiophene) and imidazolium-based ionic liquid crystals”, Giant, 2022, 9, 10088.

A. C. Lin, F. Y. Xie, R. Chang, N. Beaver, C. Drewery, C. Collins, C. Lehr, E. Jones, S. J. Zhang, “Amyloid-intercalated graphene oxide membranes for enhanced nanofiltration”, Carbon Trends 2021, 5, 100135.

F. A. Santos, D. J. Christensen II, R. Y. Cox, S. A. Schutz, R. H. Fernando, S. J. Zhang, “Dynamic gelation of conductive polymer nanocomposites consisting of poly(3-hexylthiophene) and ZnO nanowires”, Journal of Composites Science, 2021, 5, 199. Featured on the front cover

S. J. Zhang, U. H. F. Bunz, D. G. Bucknall, “Chromatic conductive polymer nanocomposites of poly(p-phenylene ethynylene)s and single-walled carbon nanotubes”, Journal Composites Science, 2021, 5, 158.

K. M. Smith, T. D. Lazzara, and R. H. Fernando “Deeper insights into the thermal properties of epoxy thermoset resins using torsion measurements”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2021, 138 (41), 51221

Rreza, I.; Yang, H.; Hamachi, L.S.; Campos, M.P.; Hull, T.D.; Treadway, J.; Kuritn, J.; Chan, E.M.; Owen, J.S. “Performance of Spherical Quantum Well Down Converters in Solid State Lighting.” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 12191-12197.

J.I Mardel, I.S. Cole, A.E. Hughes, P.A. White, T.A. Markley, T.G. Harvey, T. Osborne, and E. Sapper, “Composition for Inhibiting Corrosion.” Pat. No. US10800929B2, October, 2020.

R. Elias, M. Medizade, S. J. Zhang, and S. R. Elias, “Revolutionary products and materials from heavy oil that producers, investors, consumers and regulators should know about”, SPE Journal, 200850-MS, 2020. Accepted. Review Article.

H. C. Lee, M. P. Wonderly, S. Pokharel, G. M. Strasburg, B. P. Marks, R. H. Fernando, and I. Kang Cold‐batter mincing of hot‐boned and crust‐freeze‐air‐chilled ham muscle reduced fat content in protein gels”, International Journal of Food Science and Technology, doi:10.1111/ijfs.14589 (2020).

J. Armas, K. Reynolds, Z. M. Marsh, J. P. Fernandez-Blazquez, D. Ayala, A D. Cronin, J. Del Aguila, R. Fideldy, J. P. Abdou, D. W. Bilger, J. J. Vilatela, M. Stefik, G. Scott, S. J. Zhang, “Supramolecular assembly of oriented spherulitic crystals of conjugated polymers surrounding carbon nanotube fibers”, Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2019, 40, 1900098.

E. White, E. Sapper "Big Glue! Testing the Scalability of Adhesives in Architecture and Design," Building Technology Educator's Society: Vol. 2019, Article 26, Caryn Brause, Peggi L. Clouston, Naomi Darling (Eds.), Amherst, MA, 2019.

“Ordered Nanostructures of Carbon Nanotube–Polymer Composites from Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Templating”, C. R. Kasprzak, E. T. Scherzinger, A. Sarkar, M. Miao, D. H. Porcincula, A. M. Madriz, Z. M. Pennewell, S. S. Chau, R. Fernando, M. Stefik, and S. Zhang. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, (2018).

“Ring-banded spherulitic crystals of poly(3-butylthiophene) via controlled solvent evaporation”, J. Armas, K. Reynolds, Z. M. Marsh, M. Stefik, G. Scott, S. Zhang, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2018, 219, 1800204.

“Directed assembly of hybrid nanomaterials and nanocomposites”, S. Zhang, C. I. Pelligra, X. D. Feng, C. O. Osuji, Advanced Materials, 2018, 30, 1705794. (invited review article)

“Hydrogen bonding directed ordered assembly of carboxylated poly(3-alkylthiophene)s”, D. W. Bilger, J. A. Figureoa, N. D. Redeker, A. Sarkar, M. Stefik, S. Zhang, ACS Omega, 2017, 2, 8526-8535.

“Spectral Power Distributions in Accelerated and Natural Weathering Tests and Their Impact on Aerospace Coating Service Life Prediction.”, D.H. Berry, B. Hinderliter, E.D. Sapper, J.S. Seebergh, K.A. Schultz, Chapter 8 in Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering, Christopher White, James Pickett, editors. Elsevier. October, 2017.

“First-Principles Surface Interaction Studies of Aluminum-Copper and Aluminum-Copper-Magnesium Secondary Phases in Aluminum Alloys.”, T.H. De Silva, E. Nelson, I. Williamson, C. Efaw, E.D. Sapper, M.F. Hurley, L. Li, Applied Surface Science, 439, 2018, 910-918.

“A Microclimate Model to Simulate Neutral Salt Spray Testing for Corrosion Inhibitor Evaluation and Functional Coating Development.”, F. Chen, M. Breedon, E. Sapper, W. Ganther, D. Lau, I. Cole, Progress in Organic Coatings, 111, 2017, 327-335.

“Solution-based large-area assembly of coaxial inorganic-organic hybrid nanowires for fast ambipolar charge transport”, R. Cox, G. T. Olson, M. Pfau, N. Eshaghi, K. Barcus, D. Ramirez, R. Fernando, S. J. Zhang, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017, 9, 16397-16403.

“Multi-scale assembly of polythiophene-surfactant supramolecular complexes for charge transport anisotropy.” D. Bilger, A. Sarkar, C. Danesh, M. Gopinadhan, G. Braggin, J. Figueroa, T. Pham, D. Chun, Y. Rao*, C. Osuji, M. Stefik, S. J. Zhang, Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 1047-1055.

“A microclimate model to simulate neutral salt spray testing for corrosion inhibitor evaluation and functional coating development”, Fiona Chen, Michael Breedon, Erik Sapper, William Ganther, Deborah Lau, Ivan Cole, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2017, 111, 327-335.

“Syneresis and rheology mechanisms of a latex-HEUR associative thickener system”, F. A. Santos, T. J. Bell, A. R. Stevenson, D. J. Christensen, M. R. Pfau, B. Q. Nghiem, C. R. Kasprzak, T. B. Smith, and R. H. Fernando, Journal of Coatings Technology & Research, 2017, 14(1), 57-67

“Correlation between molecular features and electrochemical properties using an artificial neural network”, Fiona Chen, Michael Breedon, Paul White, Clement Chu, Dwaipayan Mallick, Sebastian Thomas, Erik Sapper, Ivan Cole, Materials Design, 2016, 112, 410-418.

“Intelligent Testing: Self-Tuning Tests to Examine Coating Failure Pave the Way for an Automatd Future”, Erica Bilodeau, Erik Sapper, Kelby Hull, Chad Immoos, Ray Fernando, European Coatings Journal, 2016, November, 40-47.

“Interfacial crystallization of isotactic polypropylene surrounding macroscopic carbon nanotube and graphene fibers”, J. P. Abdou, K. J. Reynolds, M. R. Pfau, J. van Staden, G. A. Braggin, N. Tajaddod, M. Minus, V. Reguero, J. J. Vilatela, S. J. Zhang, Polymer, 2016, 91, 136-145.

“Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels for storage and delivery of reagents to paper-based analytical devices.” H. T. Mitchell, S. A. Schultz, P. J. Costanzo, A. W. Martinez, Chromatography. 2015. 2, 436-451.

“Graphene-induced oriented interfacial microstructures in single fiber polymer composites”, J. P. Abdou, G. A. Braggin, Y. Q. Luo, A. R. Stevenson, D. Chun, S. J. Zhang, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2015, 7 (24), 13620–13626

“A library of thermoresponsive, coacervate-forming biodegradable polyesters”, Swanson, J. P., Monteleone, L. R., Haso, F., Costanzo, P. J., Liu, T., Joy, A. Macromolecules. 2015, 48 (12), 3834–3842

“Synthetic design and investigation of novel polymeric surfactants”, Bass, G. F., Colt, M. S., Chavez, A. D., DeHoe, G. X., Formal, T. P., Seaver, C. P., Kha, K., Kelley, B. A., Scott, G. E., Immoos, C. E., Costanzo, P. J. Polymer. 2015, 72, 301-306

“Reagent pencils: a new technique for solvent-free deposition of reagents onto paper-based microfluidic devices”, Mitchell, H. T., Noxon, I. C., Chaplan, C.A., Carlton, S. J., Liu, C. H. M., Ganaja, K. A., Martinez, N. W., Immoos, C. E., Costanzo, P. J, Martinez, A. W. Lab Chip. 2015, 15, 2213 - 2220.

“Inverse vulcanization of elemental sulfur with 1,4-diphenylbutadiyne for cathode materials in Li–S batteries”, Dirlam, P. T., Simmonds, A. G., Kleine, T. S., Nguyen, N. A., Anderson, L. E., Klever, A. O., Florian, A., Costanzo, P. J., Theato, P., Mackay, M. E., Glass, R. S., Char, K., Pyun. J. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 24718-24722.

“Dispersion Phase Diagrams for HEUR-Thickened Acrylic Paint Systems”, Bell, T.J., Fernando, R.H., Ness, J., Street, C., and Korenkiewicz, JCT CoatingsTech, p32-39, February 2015

“Paper-based standard addition assays,” Chaplan, C.A.; Mitchell, H. T.;Martinez, A.W. Analytical Methods, 2014, 6, 1296-1300.

“Nematic order drives macroscopic patterns of graphene oxide in drying drops”, Y. Q. Luo, G. A. Braggin, G. T. Olson, A. R. Stevenson, W. L. Yuan, S. J. Zhang, Langmuir, 2014, 30, 14631-14637.

“Dynamic interactions between poly(3-hexylthiophene) and single-walled carbon nanotubes in marginal solvent”, Y. Q. Luo, F. A. Santos, T. W. Wagner, E. Tsoi, S. J. Zhang, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2014, 118, 6038-6046.

“Effect of surface-modified zinc oxide nanowires on solution crystallization kinetics of poly(3-hexylthiophene)”, T. W. Wagner, Y. Q. Luo , N. D. Redeker, C. E. Immoos, S. J. Zhang, Polymer, 2014, 55, 2008-2013

“Synthesis and evaluation of thermally-responsive coatings based upon Diels-Alder chemistry and renewable materials.” N. D. Amato, G. A. Strange, J. P. Swanson, A. D. Chavez, S. E. Roy, K. L. Varney, C. A. Machado, D. V. Amato, P. J. Costanzo, Polym. Chem. 2014, 5 (1), 69 - 76


WCTC Peer-Reviewed Publications from 2010-2013

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