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Douglas H. Adamson

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Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269-
Phone: (860) 486-4716
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  • Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • B.S. University of Evansville, Indiana


Research Focus

  • Bio-Inspired Materials
  • Polymersomes
  • Nanofillers


Current Publications

Oyer, A. J.; Carrillo, J.-M.Y.; Hire, C. C.; Schniepp, H. C.; Asandei, A. D.; Dobrynin, A. V.; Adamson, D. H., “Stabilization of Graphene Sheets by a Strutured Benzene/Hexafluorobenzene Mixed Solvent” Journal of the Americal Chemical Society, 2012, 134, 5018-5021.

Ozbas, B.; O’Neill, C. D.; Register, R. A.; Aksay, I. A.; Prud’homme, R. K.; Adamson, D. H., “Multifunctional Elastomer Nanocomposites with Functionalized Graphene Single Sheets” Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics, 2012, 50, 910-916.

Ozbas, B.; Toki, S.; Hsiao, B. S.; Chu, B.; Register, R. A.; Aksay, I. A.; Prud’homme, R. K.; Adamson, D. H., “Strain-Induced Crystallization and Mechanical Properties of Functionalized Graphene Sheet-Filled Natural Rubber” Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2012, 50, 718-723.

Zhang, S. Y.; Adamson, D. H.; Prud’homme, R. K.; Link, A. J., “Photocrosslinking the Polystyrene Core of Block-Copolymer Nanoparticles” Polymer Chemistry, 2011, 2(3), 665-671.

Li, L.; Guo, X. H.; Adamson, D. H.; Pethica, B. A.; Huang, J. S.; Prud’homme, R. K., “Flow Improvement of Waxy Oils by Modulating Long-Chain Paraffin Crystallization with Comb Polymers: An Observation by X-ray Diffraction” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011, 50(1), 316-321.

Kumar, V.; Adamson, D. H.; Prud’homme, R. K., “Fluorescent Polymeric Nanoparticles: Aggregation and Phase Behavior of Pyrene and Amphotericin B Molecules in Nanoparticle Cores” Small, 2010, 6(24), 2907-2914.

Kumar, V.; Hong, S. Y.; Maciag, A. E.; Saavedra, J. E.; Adamson, D. H.; Prud’homme, R. K.; Keefer, K. L.; Shakrapani, H., “Stabilization of the Nitric Oxide Prodrugs and Anticancer Leads, PABA/NO and Double JS-K, through Incorporation into PEG-Rpotected Nanoparticles” Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2010, 7(1), 291-298.

Papalia, J. M.; Marencic, A. P.; Adamson, D. H.; Chaikin, P. M.; Register, R. A., “Thin Films of Block Copolymer-Homopolymer Blends with a Continuously Tunable Density of Spherical Microdomains” Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 6946-6949.

Prud’homme, R. K.; Ozbas, B.; Aksay, I.; Register, R.; Adamson, D., “Functional Graphene-Rubber Nanocomposites” patent US7,745,528 issued June 29, 2010.

Prud’homme, R. K.; Aksay, I. A.; Adamson, D.; Abdala, A., “Thermally Exfoliated Graphite Oxide” patent US7,658,901 issued February 9, 2010.