Professor, Department of Chemistry

Research interests

Synthesis, characterization, and applications of highly branched (arborescent) polymers. Polymer-supported reagents and catalysts, polymer modification, copolymerization, ion-containing polymers, water-soluble polymers. Polymer-modified metallic particles. Microencapsulation and drug release. Emulsion polymerization.

Research projects

Novel synthetic routes to highly branched (arborescent) polymers. Arborescent Polymers as Melt Processing Additives. Interfacial Properties of Amphiphilic Copolymers. Metal-Loaded Copolymer Micelles. Thermal Interface Materials with Metallic Fillers. Polymer-Stabilized Nickel Nanoparticle Catalysts. Polyisobutylene Ionomers.

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University of Waterloo

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