Materials Science and Technology of Polymers

Cum Laude for Xiaofeng Sui

Cum Laude for Xiaofeng Sui: Photo of Sui and G.J. Vancso On June 29, 2012 Mr. Xiaofeng Sui has defended his Ph.D. Thesis with a "cum laude" distinction, entitled ""Chameleon" Macromolecules: Synthesis, Structures and Applications of Stimulus Responsive Polymers". This work was supported by a TOP Program of the Netherlands Foundation for Chemical Research.

This Thesis describes the preparation and characterization of addressable responsive polymer structures and their versatile applications. Stimuli responsive polymer chains including temperature responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), PNIPAM, pH responsive poly(methacrylic acid), PMAA and redox responsive poly(ferrocenylsilane) PFS can be assembled into various functional polymer architectures such as polymer grafts on surfaces by “grafting to” and “grafting from” approaches and polymer networks in bulk including macroscopic hydrogels and microgels/nanogels systems. Read more >>