3231 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19104
Professor Russell J. Composto
LRSM 321
(215) 898-4451

Postdoctoral Researchers

    Hyun-Su Lee hlee0316@gmail.com LRSM 221
    Prathima C. Nalam nalamp@seas.upenn.edu Towne 112
    Martha E. Grady gmartha@seas.upenn.edu LRSM 432
    Matthew Caporizzo mcaporizzo@seas.upenn.edu LRSM 432

Ph.D. Candidates

    Robert Ferrier rferrier@seas.upenn.edu LRSM 432
    Chia-Chun Lin linchia@seas.upenn.edu LRSM 432
    Emmabeth Parrish emmabeth@seas.upenn.edu LRSM 432
    Boris Rasin brasin@gmail.com LRSM 221
    Nadia Krook nkrook@seas.upenn.edu LRSM 432

Visiting Researchers

    Gil Sloan    


Ph.D. Degrees Awarded

    Name Project Date
    Qi Pan Polymer Blends Under Confinement MSE, 5/96
    Jan Genzer Interfacial Phenomena in Partically Compatible Polymers MSE, 5/96
    Peter Dreux Polymer Adsorption at the Solution/Solid Interface ChE, 12/96
    Robert Oslanec Adsorption at the Polymer/Inorganic Interface MSE, 12/97
    Howard Wang Interfacial Segregation and Wetting Transitions MSE, 12/00
    Ana C Costa Thin Film Property Modification via Block Copolymer Adsorption MSE, 12/02
    Russell Walters Ionomer Transport and Surfaces CBE, 12/03
    Mark Lee Peptide Engineered Materials BE, 8/05
    H-J Chung Phase Behavior of Confined Polymer Blends and Nanoparticle Composites MSE, 12/05
    Pimporn Uttayarat Chemical and Physical Modifications of Silicone for Novel Vascular Grafts MSE, 5/07
    Ranjan Deshmukh Dispersion and Self-Assembly of Nanospheres and Nanorods in Polymer Nanocomposites MSE, 12/07
    Chen Xu Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic and Nanoparticle Containing Block Copolymers MSE, 5/08
    Marla McConnell Covalent Attachment of NPs to Copolymer Surfaces to Control Structure-Property Relationships MSE, 12/09
    Jung Hyun Park Amphiphilic Block Copolymers and Hydrogels for the Alignment of f-Actin MSE, 5/09
    Sangah Gam Polymer Diffusion in Crowded Nanocomposites MSE, 7/11
    Michael J. A. Hore Polymer-grafted Au Nanorods in Polymer Thin Films: Dispersion and Plasmonic Coupling MSE, 7/12
    Matthew A. Caporizzo Non-Specific Interactions Between Cationic Nanoparticle-Polymer Composites and Biomolecules MSE, 8/14


MS Degrees Awarded

    Name Project Date
    Joyce Espiritu Stability of Polymer Bilayers MSE, 8/97
    Ed Botchwey Protein Adsorption MSE, 8/97
    C. Menzel Cell Adhesion on Surface Modified Polymers MSE, 8/01
    D. Ahn Model PDMS Elastomers as Tunable Biomaterial Surfaces CBE, 6/04
    A. Corlu Polymer Nanocomposites MSE, 5/07
    Chih-I Yang Conductivity of Nanorod Composites MSE, 9/07
    Bruce Hillman Ag Nanoparticles as Metal Contacts in Flexible Displays MSE, 12/08
    Sally Yeh Collagen Attachment to Soft Surfaces MSE, 12/08
    Chin-Chen Kuo Dextran Patterned Surfaces MSE, 12/09
    Oydis Gadeholt Shear Alignment of Au Nanorods MSE, 12/11
    Dongliang Wang Nanorods Aspect Ratio and Alignment MSE, 6/13


Former Postdoctoral Students and Visiting Researchers

    Name Project Date
    William E. Wallace Interactions of Ions with Polymeric Materials 1/92 - 8/93
    Alessandro Faldi Polymer Segregation and Dewetting 1/93 - 5/94
    Richard Perrinaud Interfacial Properties of PVF:PMMA Blends 4/95 - 4/97
    Qi Pan Spin on Glasses 1/97 - 1/98
    Bi-Min Zhang-Newby Confined Thin Film Polymer Blends 8/98 - 8/00
    Ahmed El-Ghannam Cell Adhesion 8/00 - 2/02
    E. Ada Calvalcanti Peptide Modified Silicone 8/01 - 6/02
    Davide Miksa Biomimetic Dextran Surfaces 3/03 - 8/04
    George Toworfe Protein Adsorption on PDMS Surfaces 7/02 - 6/04
    Michela Ombelli Protein Adsorption on Biomimetic Surfaces 1/04 - 1/05
    Mark Lee Peptide Engineered Materials 8/05 - 8/07
    Pimporn Uttayarat Vascular Grafts for Coronary Bypass Operations 5/07 - 12/07
    Yu Liu Surface Modification of Titanium and Enamel 5/06 - 9/08
    Takeshi Ohara Swelling of Amphiphilic Polymers 6/08 - 7/09
    Irene Tsai Dextran/Polyurethane 5/08 - 11/10
    Guoqian Jiang Au Nanorods in PS-b-P2VP Block Copolymers 3/10 - 3/12
    Carme Coll Ferrer Hybrid Nanogel Drug Delivery System 6/08 - 1/14
    Jihoon Choi Polymer Dynamics in Nanocomposites 1/12 - 8/14