Latest News

August 2017:
Morris et al. perspective is a top 20 read for August

August 2017:
Congrats to Priyanka for passing quals

August 2017:
The Epps group welcomes Seung as a new post-doc

July 2017:
Dr. Epps is appointed as the new CMET Director

June 2017:
The Epps group welcomes Shelby and Grace, as summer REU students

May 2017:
Congratulations to Chad for successfully defending his thesis

May 2017:
Congratulations to Cameron for successfully defending his thesis

May 2017:
Chad is an ACS/ESBES International Graduate Student Design Challenge Finalist

April 2017:
Dr. Epps Delivers the Lindsay Lecture at Texas A&M University

April 2017:
Kaleigh wins the Richard Wool Award for Women in Green Engineering

March 2017:
The Epps groups is featured in UDaily Tuning Block-polymers

March 2017:
Cameron wins best DPOLY poster at APS 2017 March Meeting

October 2016:
Dr. Epps Delivers the Thiele Lecture at the University of Notre Dame

August 2016:
UD Hosts the 2016 Future Faculty Workshop

June 2016:
Announcing the 2016 Future Faculty Workshop to be held at UD

June 2016:
The Epps group welcomes Spencer, a summer REU student

June 2016:
Epps group collaboration with DuPont Performance Materials announced

May 2016:
Congratulations to Ming for successfully defending his thesis

May 2016:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for his promotion to professor

May 2016:
Congratulations to Chad for receiving the Saurabh A. Palkar Graduate Award for Mentoring

April 2016:
Congratulations to Melody for receiving the Robert L. Pigford Teaching Assistant Award

April 2016:
Congratulations to Kai for successfully defending his thesis

March 2016:
Congratulations to Victoria for being named a 2016 Barry Goldwater Scholar

March 2016:
Victoria receives 2nd Place in the ACS Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Symposium

December 2015:
Congratulations to Angela for successfully defending her thesis

October 2015:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for receiving the 2016 American Physical Society Dillon Medal

June 2015:
Congratulations to Dr. Epps for receiving the 2015 AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award

May 2015:
Angela is selected to speak at the AIChE 08A Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award Symposium

May 2015:
Tom is awarded the Paul H. Schipper Fellowship

April 2015:
Angela is awarded a UD Dissertation Fellowship

April 2015:
The Epps’ group battery membrane research was featured in the UDaily

March 2015:
Tom is awarded NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

March 2015:
Congratulations to Angela for being selected to speak at the 2015 Polymers Gordon Research Seminar!

March 2015:
Kaleigh is selected to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

February 2015:
Chad's work on light-sensitive polymers for controlled gene silencing is featured on materialsviews.com

January 2015:
Ming and Cameron’s work on XPS depth profiling highlighted at Nanotechweb.org

January 2015:
Rashida is awarded a NSF Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments IGERT Fellowship

Publications

Gartner, T. E., III ; Kubo, T.; Seo, Y.; Tansky, M.; Hall, L. M.; Sumerlin, B. S.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2017, Just Accepted Manuscript. “Domain Spacing and Composition Profile Behavior in Salt-Doped Cyclic vs Linear Block Polymer Thin Films: A Joint Experimental and Simulation Study.”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01338

Peterson, G. W. ; Lu, A. X.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9(37), 32248–32254. “Tuning the Morphology and Activity of Electrospun Polystyrene/ UiO-66-NH2 Metal-Organic Framework Composites to Enhance Chemical Warfare Agent Removal.”

Morris, M. A. ; An, H.; Lutkenhaus, J. L.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Energy Letters 2017, 2(8), 1919–1936. “Harnessing the Power of Plastics: Nanostructured Polymer Systems in Lithium-Ion Batteries.”
*Invited Perspective
*Top 20 read article of August

Wang, S.; Bassett, A. W.; Wieber, G. W.; Stanzione, J. F., III; Epps, T. H., III ACS Macro Letters 2017, 6(8), 802-807. “Effect of Methoxy Substituent Position on Thermal Properties and Solvent Resistance of Lignin-Inspired Poly(dimethoxyphenyl methacrylate)s.”

Greco, C. T.; Akins, R. E.; Epps, T. H., III; Sullivan, M. O. Advanced Biosystems 2017, 1, 1700099. “Attenuation of Maladaptive Responses in Aortic Adventitial Fibroblasts through Stimuli-Triggered siRNA Release from Lipid-Polymer Nanocomplexes.” DOI: 10.1002/adbi.201700099

Shelton, C. K.; Jones, R. L.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2017, 50, 5367–5376. “Kinetics of Domain Alignment in Block Polymer Thin Films during Solvent Vapor Annealing with Soft Shear: An in Situ Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation.”

Greco, C. T.; Andrechak, J. C.; Epps, T. H., III; Sullivan, M. O. Biomacromolecules 2017, 18(6), 1814–1824. “Anionic Polymer and Quantum Dot Excipients to Facilitate siRNA Release and Self-Reporting of Disassembly in Stimuli-Responsive Nanocarrier Formulations.”

Greco, C. T.; Epps, T. H., III; Sullivan, M. O. Journal of Visualized Experiments 2017, 125, e55803. “Predicting Gene Silencing through the Spatiotemporal Control of siRNA Release from Photo-Responsive Polymeric Nanocarriers.” DOI: 10.3791/55803

Greco, C. T.; Muir, V. G.; Epps, T. H., III; Sullivan, M. O. Acta Biomaterialia 2017, 50, 407-416. “Efficient Tuning of siRNA Dose Response by Combining Mixed Polymer Nanocarriers with Simple Kinetic Modeling.”

Morris, M. A. ; Gartner, T. E., III; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2017, 218, 1600513. “Tuning Block Polymer Structure, Properties, and Processability for the Design of Efficient Nanostructured Materials Systems.”
*Invited Talent Article
*Front Cover Article

Gartner, T. E.; III; Epps, T. H., III; Jayaraman, A. Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 2016, 12(11), 5501-5510. “Leveraging Gibbs Ensemble Molecular Dynamics and Hybrid Monte Carlo/Molecular Dynamics for Efficient Study of Phase Equilibria.”

Shelton, C. K.; Jones, R. L.; Dura, J. A.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2016, 49, 7525-7534. “Tracking Solvent Distribution in Block Polymer Thin Films During Solvent Vapor Annealing with in Situ Neutron Scattering.”
*Invited Review

Greco, C. T.; Epps, T. H., III; Sullivan, M. O. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2016, 2, 1582-1594. “Mechanistic Design of Polymer Nanocarriers to Spatiotemporally Control Gene Silencing.”

Luo, M.; Brown, J. R.; Remy, R. A.; Scott, D. M.; Mackay, M. E.; Hall, L. M.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2016, 49, 5213-5222. “Block Copolymers: Controlling Nanostructure to Generate Functional Materials–Synthesis, Characterization, and Engineering.”

Shelton, C. K.; Epps, T. H., III Polymer 2016, 105, 545-561. “Block Copolymer Thin Films: Characterizing Nanostructure Evolution with in situ X-ray and Neutron Scattering.”
*Invited Review

Holmberg, A. L.; Reno, K. H.; Nguyen, N. A.; Wool, R. P.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Macro Letters 2016, 5, 574-578. “Syringyl Methacrylate, a Hardwood Lignin-Based Monomer for High-Tg Polymeric Materials.”

Holmberg, A. L.; Nguyen, N. A.; Karavolias, M. G.; Reno, K. H.; Wool, R. P.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2016, 49(4), 1286-1295. “Softwood Lignin-Based Methacrylate Polymers with Tunable Thermal and Viscoelastic Properties.”

Epps, T. H., III; O’Reilly, R. K. Chemical Science 2016, 7, 1674-1689. “Block Copolymers: Controlling Nanostructure to Generate Functional Materials–Synthesis, Characterization, and Engineering.”
*Invited Perspective

Shelton, C. K.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2016, 49(2), 574-580. “Mapping Substrate Surface Field Propagation in Block Polymer Thin Films.”

Shelton, C. K.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2015, 48(13), 4572-4580. “Decoupling Substrate Surface Interactions in Block Polymer Thin Film Self-Assembly.”

Holmberg, A. L.; Karavolias, M. G.; Epps, T. H., III Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 6, 5728-5739. “RAFT Polymerization and Associated Reactivity Ratios of Methacrylate-Functionalized Mixed Bio-oil Constituents.”
*Invited article for the 2015 Emerging Investigators Special Issue

Kuan, W.-F.; Nguyen, N. A.; Reed, E. H.; Mackay, M. E.; Epps, T. H., III MRS Communications, 2015, 5, 251-256. “Using Tapered Interfaces to Manipulate Nanoscale Morphologies in Ion-Doped Block Polymers.”
*Invited article for Special Issue: Polymers/Soft Matter

Luo, M.; Scott, D. M.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Macro Letters 2015, 4, 516-520. “Writing Highly Ordered Macroscopic Patterns in Cylindrical Block Polymer Thin Films via Raster Solvent Vapor Annealing and Soft Shear.”

Mayeda, M. K.; Hayat, J.; Epps, T. H., III; Lauterbach, J. A. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2015, 3, 7822-7829. “Metal Oxide Arrays from Block Copolymer Thin Film Templates.”

Kuan, W.-F.; Remy, R.; Mackay, M. E.; Epps, T. H., III RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 12597. “Controlled Ionic Conductivity via Tapered Block Polymer Electrolytes.”
*Invited article for Themed Issue on Polymers for Electrochemical Energy Storage

Cho, W.; Wu, J.; Shima, B. S.; Kuan, W.-F.; Mastroianni, S. E.; Young, W.-S.; Kuo, C.-C.; Epps, T. H., III; Martin, D. C. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 5115. “Synthesis and Characterization of Bicontinuous Cubic Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) Gyroid (PEDOT GYR) Gels.”

Gilbert, J. B.; Luo, M.; Shelton, C.; Rubner, M. F.; Cohen, R. E.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Nano 2015, 9(1), 512-520. “Determination of Lithium-Ion Distributions in Nanostructured Block Polymer Electrolyte Thin Films by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Depth Profiling.”
*Gilbert and Luo are co-first authors

Foster, A. A.; Greco, C. T.; Green, M. D.; Epps, T. H., III; Sullivan, M. O. Advanced Healthcare Materials 2015, 4, 760-770. “Light-Mediated Activation of siRNA Release in Diblock Copolymer Assemblies for Controlled Gene Silencing.”
*Highlighted on Materials View

Murphy, R. P.; Kelley, E. G.; Rogers, S. A.; Sullivan, M. O.; Epps, T. H., III; ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3, 1106-1111. “Unlocking Chain Exchange Between Block Polymer Micelles at the Air-Water Interface: Influence of Agitation Method.”

Holmberg, A. L.; Reno, K. H.; Wool, R. P.; Epps, T. H., III Soft Matter 2014, 10, 7405-7424. “Biobased Building Blocks for the Rational Design of Renewable Block Copolymers.”
*Invited Review Article
*Highlighted in the 2014 Soft Matter Hot Papers Themed Collection
*Soft Matter #1 Most Read Article for Sept. 2014

Haq, E.; Toolan, D. T. W.; Emerson, J. A.; Epps, T. H., III; Howse, J. R.; Dunbar, A. D. F.; Ebbens, S. J. Journal of Polymer Science: Part B – Polymer Physics 2014, 52(15), 985-992. “Real Time Laser Interference Microscopy for Bar-Spread Polystyrene/Poly(methyl methacrylate) Blends.”

Green, M. D.; Foster, A. A.; Roy, R.; Lehr, R. M.; Epps, T. H., III; Sullivan, M. O. Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, 5535-5541. “Catch and Release: Photocleavable Cationic Diblock Copolymers as a Potential Platform for Nucleic Acid Delivery.”

Quadir, M. A.; Morton, S. W.; Deng, Z. J.; Shopsowitz, K. E.; Murphy, R. P.; Epps, T. H., III; Hammond, P. T. Molecular Pharmaceutics 2014, 11(7), 2420-2430. “PEG-polypeptide Block Copolymers as pH-responsive Endosome-Solubilizing Drug Nanocarriers.”

Kelley, E. G.; Murphy, R. P.; Seppala, J. E.; Smart, T. P.; Hann, S. D.; Sullivan, M. O.; Epps, T. H., III Nature Communications 2014, “Size Evolution of Highly Amphiphilic Macromolecular Solution Assemblies via a Distinct Bimodal Pathway.”DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4599
*Highlighted on NPR, Philadelphia Station (WHYY)
*Highlighted in Argonne National Lab, Advanced Photon Source Newsletter

Holmberg, A. L.; Stanzione, J. F., III; Wool, R. P.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering 2014, 2(4), 569-573. “A Facile Method for Generating Designer Block Copolymers from Functionalized Lignin Model Compounds.”

Young, W. S.; Kuan, W. F.; Epps, T. H., III Journal of Polymer Science: Part B – Polymer Physics 2014, 52(1), 1-16. “Block Copolymers for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries.”
*Invited Review Article
*Inside Cover Article

Mastroianni, S. E.; Patterson, J. P.; O’Reilly, R. K.; Epps, T. H., III Soft Matter 2013, 9(42), 10146-10154. “Poly(methyl methacrylate-block-vinyl-m-triphenylamine): synthesis by RAFT Polymerization and Melt-State Self-Assembly.”

Luo, M.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2013, 46(19), 7567-7579. “Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Thin Films: Current and Future Trends.”
*Invited Viewpoint Article
*Front Cover Article

Emerson, J. A.; Toolan, D. T. W.; Howse, J. R.; Furst, E.M.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2013, 46(16), 6533-6540. “Determination of Solvent-Polymer and Polymer-Polymer Flory-Huggins Interaction Parameters for Poly(3-heyxlthiophene) via Solvent Vapor Swelling.”

Theato, P.; Sumerlin, B. S.; O’Reilly, R. K.; Epps, T. H., III Chemical Society Reviews 2013, 42, 7055-7056. “Stimuli-Responsive Materials.”

Patterson, J. P.; Kelley, E. G.; Murphy, R, P.; Moughton, A. O.; Robin, M. P.; Lu, A.; Colombani, O.; Chassenieux, C.; Cheung, D.; Sullivan, M. O.; Epps, T. H., III; O’Reilly, R. K. Macromolecules 2013, 46(15), 6319-6325. “Solution Assembly of Amphiphilic Homopolymers Containing Pincer Ligands.”
*Patterson and Kelley are co-first authors

Epps, T. H., III; Mahanthappa, M. K. Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics 2013, 51(7), 461-462. “From Fundamental Science to Advanced Technologies.”
*Front Cover Article

Luo, M.; Seppala, J. E.; Albert, J. N. L.; Lewis, R. L., III; Mahadevapuram, N.; Stein, G. E.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules 2013, 46(5), 1803-1811. “Manipulating Nanoscale Morphologies in Cylinder-Forming Poly(styrene-b-isoprene-b-styrene) Thin Films Using Film Thickness and Substrate Surface Chemistry Gradients.”

Petzetakis, N.; Robin, M. P.; Patterson, J. P.; Kelley, E. G.; Cotanda, P.; McHale, R.; Bomans, P. H. H.; Sommerdijk, N. A. J. M.; Dove, A. P.; Epps, T. H., III; O’Reilly, R. K. ACS Nano 2013, 7(2), 1120-1128. “Hollow Block Copolymer Nanoparticles Through a Spontaneous One-Step Structural Reorganization.”

Mastroianni, S.; Epps, T. H., III Langmuir 2013, 29(12), 3864-3878. “Interfacial Manipulations: Controlling Nanoscale Assembly in Bulk, Thin Film, and Solution Block Copolymer Systems.”
*Invited Feature Article
*Front Cover Article

Kelley, E. G.; Albert, J. N. L.; Sullivan, M. O.; Epps, T. H., III Chemical Society Reviews, 2013, 42, 7057-7071. “Stimuli-Responsive Copolymer Solution and Surface Assemblies for Biomedical Applications.”
*Invited Tutorial Review Article
*Front Cover Article

Patterson, J. P.; Cotanda, P.; Kelley, E. G.; Moughton, A. O.; Lu, A.; Epps, T. H., III; O’Reilly, R. K. Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 2033-2039. “Catalytic Y-shaped Amphiphilic Homopolymers – Aqueous Nanoreactors for High Activity, Low Loading SCS Pincer Catalysts.”

Seppala, J. E.; Lewis, R. L., III; Epps, T. H., III ACS Nano 2012, 6(11), 9855-9862. “Spatial and Orientation Control of Cylindrical Nanostructures in ABA Triblock Copolymer Thin Films by Raster Solvent Vapor Annealing (RSVA).”

Tureau, M. S.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules, 2012, 45(20), 8347-8355. “Effect of Partial Hydrogenation on the Phase Behavior of Poly(isoprene-b-styrene-b-methyl methacrylate Triblock Copolymers.”

Mayeda, M.K.; Kuan, W.-F.; Young, W.-S.; Lauterbach, J.A.; Epps, T. H., III Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 24(14), 2627-2634. “Controlling Particle Location with Mixed Surface Functionalities in Block Copolymer Thin Films.”

Tureau, M. S.; Kuan, W. F.; Rong, L.; Hsiao, B. H.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules, 2012, 45(11), 4599-4605. “Inducing Order from Disordered Copolymers – On Demand Generation of Triblock Morphologies Including Networks.”

Young, W.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules, 2012, 45(11), 4689-4697. “Ionic Conductivities of Block Copolymer Electrolytes with Various Conducting Pathways: Sample Preparation and Processing Considerations.”

Labiano, A.; Dai, M.; Taylor, D.; Young, W.-S.; Epps, T. H., III, Rege, K.; Vogt, B. D.; Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2012, 160, 143-150 “Slow Release Kinetics of Mitoxantrone from Ordered Mesoporous Carbon Films.”

Kuan, W. F.; Roy, R.; Rong, L.; Hsiao, B.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 519-523. “Design and Synthesis of Network-Forming Triblock Copolymers Using Tapered Interfaces.”
*Highlighted in ACS Noteworthy Chemistry Online

Labiano, A.; Dai, M.; Young, W.-S.; Stein, G.; Cavicchi, K.; Epps, T. H., III; Vogt, B. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012, 116, 6038-6046. “Impact of Homopolymer Pore Expander on the Morphology of Mesoporous Carbon Films using Organic-Organic Self-Assembly.”

Albert, J. N. L.; Young, W.; Lewis, R. L., III; Bogart, T. D.; Smith, J.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Nano 2012, 6(1), 459-466. “Systematic Study of the Effect of Solvent Removal Rate on the Morphology of Solvent Vapor Annealed ABA Triblock Copolymer Thin Films.”

Patterson, J. P.; Sanchez, A. M.; Petzetakis, N.; Smart, T. P.; Epps, T. H., III; Portman, I.; Wilson, N. R.; O’Reilly, R. K. Soft Matter 2012, 8(12), 3322-3328. “A Simple Approach to Characterizing Block Copolymer Assemblies: Graphene Oxide Supports for High Contrast Multi-Technique Imaging.”
*Front Cover Article
*Top Ten Most-Download January 2012
*Highlighted in Materials Today

Kelly, J. Y.; Albert, J. N. L.; Howarter, J. A.; Stafford, C. M.; Epps, T. H., III; Fasolka, M. J. Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics 2012, 50(4) 263-271. “Manipulating Morphology and Orientation in Thermally-Responsive Block Copolymer Thin Films.”

Lee, C.; Smart, T. P.; Guo, L.; Epps, T. H., III; Zhang, D. Macromolecules, 2011, 44(24), 9574-9585. “Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphilic Cyclic Diblock Copolypeptoids from N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Mediated Zwitterionic Polymerization of N-Substituted N-Carboxyanhydride.”

Young, W.; Albert, J. N. L; Schantz, A. B.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules, 2011, 44(20), 8116-8123. “Mixed-salt Effects on the Ionic Conductivity of Lithium-doped PEO-Containing Block Copolymers.”

Lu, A.; Smart, T. P.; Epps, T. H., III; Longbottom, D. A.; O’Reilly, R. K. Macromolecules, 2011, 44(18) 7233-7241. “L-Proline Functionalized Polymers Prepared by RAFT Polymerization and Their Assemblies as Supported Organocatalysts.”

Albert, J. N. L.; Kim, J.; Stafford, C. M.; Epps, T. H., III Review of Scientific Instruments, 2011, 82, 0651031-0651037. “Controlled Vapor Deposition Approach to Generating Substrate Surface Energy/Chemistry Gradients.”

Kelley, E. G.; Smart, T. P.; Jackson, A. J.; Sullivan, M. O.; Epps, T. H., III Soft Matter, 2011, 7(15), 7094-7102. “Structural Changes in Block Copolymer Micelles Induced by Cosolvent Mixtures.”

Roy, R.; Park, J. K.; Young, W.; Mastroianni, S.; Tureau, M. S.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules, 2011, 44(10), 3910-3915. “Gyroid Networks in Tapered Diblock Copolymers.”

Albert, J. N. L.; Bogart, T. D.; Lewis, R. L.; Beers, K. L.; Fasolka, M. J.; Hutchison, J. B.; Vogt, B. V.; Epps, T. H., III Nano Letters, 2011, 11(3), 1351-1357. “Gradient Solvent Vapor Annealing of Block Copolymer Thin Films Using a Microfluidic Mixing Device.”

Kelly, J. Y.; Albert, J. N. L.; Howarter, J. A.; Kang, S.; Stafford, C. M.; Epps, T. H., III; Fasolka, M. J. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2010, 2(11), 3241-3248. “Propagating Deprotection Wave Fronts in Thermally Responsive Block Copolymer Thin Films.”

Tsui, O. K. C., Epps, T. H., III Journal of Polymer Science: Part B – Polymer Physics, 2010, 48(24), 2531-2532. “The American Physical Society Division of Polymer Physics Special Issue Introduction.”

Tureau, M. S.; Rong, L.; Hsiao, B.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules. 2010, 43(21), 9039-9048. “Phase Behavior of Neat Triblock Copolymers and Copolymer/Homopolymer Blends Near Network Phase Windows.”

Albert, J. N. L.; Epps, T. H., III, Materials Today, 2010, 13(6), 24-33. “Self-Assembly in Block Copolymer Thin Films.”
*Invited Review Article

Tureau, M. S.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2009, 30(20), 1751-1755. “Nanoscale Networks in Poly(isoprene-b-styrene-b-methyl methacrylate) Triblock Copolymers.”

Albert, J. N. L.; Baney, M. J.; Stafford, C. M.; Kelly, J. Y.; Epps, T. H., III ACS Nano, 2009, 3(12), “Generation of Monolayer Gradients in Surface Energy and Surface Chemistry for Block Copolymer Thin Film Studies.”

Stefik, M.; Mahajan, S.; Sai, H.; Epps, T. H., III; Bates, F. S.; Gruner, S. M.; DiSalvo, F. J.; Wiesner, U. Chemistry of Materials, 2009, 21(22), 5466-5473. “Ordered Three- and Five-ply Nanocomposites from ABC block Terpolymer Microphase Separation with Niobia and Aluminosilicate Sols.”

Singh, N.; Tureau, M. S.; Epps, T. H., III Soft Matter, 2009, 5(23), 4757-4762. “Manipulating Ordering Transitions in Interfacially Modified Block Copolymers.”

Young, W.; Epps, T. H., III Macromolecules, 2009, 42(7), 2672-2678. “Salt Doping in PEO-Containing Block Copolymers: Counterion and Concentration Effects.”

Roskov, K. E.; Epps, T. H., III; Berry, B. C.; Hudson, S. D.; Tureau, M. S.; Fasolka, M. J. Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, 2008, 10(6), 966-973. “Preparation of Combinatorial Arrays of Polymer Thin Films for Transmission Electron Microscopy Analysis.”

Pathak, J. A.; Twigg, J. N.; Nugent, K. E.; Ho, D. L.; Lin, E. K.; Mott, P. H.; Robertson, C. G.; Vukmir, M. K.; Epps, T. H., III; Roland, C. M. Macromolecules, 2008, 41(20), 7543-7548. “Linear and Nonlinear Mechanical Response of a Polyurea Segmented Block Copolymer.”

Young, W.S.; Brigandi, P.J.; Epps, T.H., III; Macromolecules,2008, 41(17), 6276-6279. “Crystallization-Induced Lamellar-to-Lamellar Thermal Transition in
Salt-Containing Block Copolymer Electrolytes.”

Epps, T. H., III; DeLongchamp, D. M.; Fasolka, M. J.; Fischer, D. A.; Jablonski, E. L. Langmuir, 2007, 23(6), 3355-3362. “Substrate Surface Energy Dependent Morphology and Dewetting in an ABC Triblock Copolymer Film.”

Stafford, C. M.; Roskov, K. E.; Epps, T. H., III; Fasolka, M. J. Review of Scientific Instruments 2006, 77(2), 0239081-0239087. “Generating Thickness Gradients of Thin Polymer Films via Flow Coating.”

Epps, T. H., III; Bates, F.S. Macromolecules 2006, 39(7), 2676-2682. “Effect of Molecular Weight on Network Formation in Linear ABC Triblock Copolymers.”

Epps, T. H., III; Chatterjee, J.; Bates, F. S. Macromolecules 2005, 38(21), 8775-8784. “Phase Transformations Involving Network Phases in ISO Triblock Copolymer-Homopolymer Blends.”

Epps, T. H., III; Cochran, E. W.; Bailey, T. S.; Waletzko, R. S.; Hardy, C. M.; Bates, F. S.Macromolecules 2004, 37, 8325-8341. “Ordered Network Phases in Linear Poly(isoprene-b-styrene-b-ethylene oxide) Triblock Copolymers.”

Epps, T. H., III; Cochran, E. W.; Hardy, C. M.; Bailey, T. S.; Waletzko, R. S.; Bates, F. S.Macromolecules 2004, 37, 7085-7088. “Network Phases in ABC Triblock Copolymers.”

Epps, T. H., III; Bailey, T. S.; Waletzko, R.; Bates, F. S. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 2873-2881. “Phase Behavior and Crystallization of Lithium Perchlorate-Doped
Poly(isoprene-b-styrene-b-ethylene oxide) and Poly(styrene-b-isoprene-b-ethylene oxide) Triblock Copolymers.”

Epps, T. H., III; Bailey, T. S.; Pham, H. D.; Bates, F. S. Chemistry of
Materials
2002, 14, 1706-1714. “Phase Behavior of Lithium Perchlorate-Doped Poly(styrene-b-isoprene-b-ethylene oxide) Triblock Copolymers.”

Bailey, T. S.; Epps, T. H., III; Bates, F. S. Macromolecules 2002, 35, 7007-7017. “A noncubic triply periodic network morphology in poly(isoprene-b-styrene-b-ethylene oxide) copolymers.”

 

Thomas

Thomas H. Epps, III

Thomas and Kipp Gutshall Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Center for Molecular & Engineering Thermodynamics Director
University of Delaware

Phone: 302.831.0215
Fax: 302.831.1048
Email: thepps@udel.edu
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Recent Honors & Awards

-APS John H. Dillon Medal, 2016
-AIChE Owens Corning Early Career Award, 2015
-Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award, 2014
-Thomas & Kipp Gutshall Professorship, 2012
-Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor Award, 2012
-UD Gerard J. Mangone Best Young Scholar Award (Alison Young Professor), 2011
-DuPont Young Professor Award, 2010