Patrick T. Mather
Milton and Ann Stevenson Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
- New functional polymers, mechanisms, and devices based on Shape-Memory Effect
- Synthesis, processing, and characterization of biomedically relevant polymers
- Liquid crystalline materials for structural and optimal applications
- Structure property relationships in inorganic-organic hybrid thermoplastics and nanocomposites
- Synthesis, processing, and characterization of polymers for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells
- High-performance thermosets
- Surfaces, interfaces and colloids
- Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer
- Fundamentals and practice of rheology
Publications (of 100 peer-reviewed):
X. Luo and Patrick T. Mather, “Preparation and Characterization of Shape Memory Elastomeric Composites,” Macromolecules 42(19), 7251-7253 (2009).
Jian Wu, Shuyu Hou, Dacheng Ren, and Patrick T. Mather, “Antimicrobial Properties of Nanostructured Hydrogel Webs Containing Silver,” Biomacromolecules 10, 2686-2693 (2009).
P.T. Knight, K. Lee, T. Chung, P.T. Mather, “PLGA-POSS End-Linked Networks with Tailored Degradation and Shape Memory Behavior,” Macromolecules 42 6596-6605 (2009).
P.T. Mather, X. Luo, and I.A. Rousseau, “Shape Memory Polymer Research,” Annu. Rev. Mater. Res. 39 445-471 (2009).
Xiaofan Luo, Runqing Ou, Daniel E. Eberly, Amit Singhal, Wantinee Viratyaporn and Patrick T. Mather, “A Thermoplastic/Thermoset Blend Exhibiting Thermal Mending and and Reversible Adhesion,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 1 (3) 612-620 (2009).
P.A. Patel, J. Eckart, M.C. Advincula, A.J. Goldberg, and P.T. Mather, “Rapid Synthesis of Polymer-Silica Hybrid Nanofibers by Biomimetic Mineralization,” Polymer 50 1214-1222 (2009).