Albert Research Group


  1. M. F. Uddin, Z. Jiang, A. Raymond, A. D. Goodson, B. S. Lwoya, J. N. L. Albert. “Thin Film Confinement Reduces Compatibility in Symmetric Ternary Block Copolymer/Homopolymer Blends,” J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. 2018, 56, 1443-1451. DOI: 10.1002/polb.24732.
  2. K. A. Kosakowska, B. K. Casey, J. N. L. Albert, Y. Want, H. S. Ashbaugh, S. M. Grayson. “Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Star/Linear-Dendritic Polymers: Effect of Core versus Peripheral Branching on Reverse Micelle Aggregation,” Biomacromolecules. 2018, 19, 3177-3189.
  3. G. M. Kelly, J. F. Elman, Z. Jiang, J. Strzalka, J. N. L. Albert. “Thermal Transitions in Semi-Crystalline Polymer Thin Films Studied via Spectral Reflectance,” Polymer. 2018, 143, 336-342. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2018.04.017
  4. G. M. Kelly,* Farihah M. Haque,* Scott M. Grayson, J. N. L. Albert. “Suppression of Melt-Induced Dewetting in Cyclic Poly(ε-caprolactone) Thin Films,” Macromolecules. 2017, 50, 9852-9856. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02200 *Authors contributed equally to this work.
  5. L. Pashazanusi, M. Oguntoye, S. Oak, J. N. L. Albert,L. R. Pratt, N. S. Pesika. “Anomalous Potential-Dependent Friction on Au(111) Measured by AFM,” Langmuir. 2017, 34, 801-806. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03023.
  6. L. Pashazanusi, B. S. Lwoya, S. Oak, T. Khosla, J. N. L. Albert, Y. Tian, G. Bansal, N. Kumar, N. S. Pesika. “Enhanced Adhesion of Mosquitoes to Rough Surfaces,” ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2017, 9, 24373-24380.DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b06659
  7. G. M. Kelly, J. N. L. Albert. “Ultrathin Film Crystallization of Poly(ε-caprolactone) in Blends Containing Styrene-Isoprene Block Copolymers: The Nano-rose Morphology,” Polymer. 2017, 117, 295-305. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.04.027
  8. B. S. Lwoya and J. N. L. Albert. “Nanostructured Block Copolymers for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells,” Energy Environ. Focus. 2015, 4, 278-290. Part of the special issue Clean Conversion and Utilization of Energy: Green Processes and Nanotechnology. DOI: 10.1166/eef.2015.1179.
  9. M. Luo, J. E. Seppala, J. N. L. Albert , R. L. Lewis, III, N. Mahadevapuram, G. E. Stein, T. H. Epps, III. “Manipulating Nanoscale Morphologies in Cylinder-Forming Poly(styrene-b-isoprene-b-styrene) Thin Films Using Film Thickness and Substrate Surface Chemistry Gradients,” Macromolecules. 2013, 46(5), 1803-1811. DOI: 10.1021/ma302410q
  10. E. G. Kelley,* J. N. L. Albert,* M. O. Sullivan, T. H. Epps, III. “Stimuli-Responsive Copolymer Solution and Surface Assemblies for Biomedical Applications,” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 7057-7071. Part of the themed collection Stimuli responsive materials. *Authors contributed equally to this work. DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35512H
  11. J. N. L. Albert, J. E. Seppala, R. L. Lewis, R. L. Jones, T. H. Epps, III. “Systematic Study on the Effect of Solvent Removal Rate on the Morphology of Solvent Vapor Annealed ABA Triblock Copolymer Thin Films,” ACS Nano. 2012, 6(1), 459-466. DOI: 10.1021/nn203776c
  12. J. Y. Kelly, J. N. L. Albert, J. A. Howarter, C. M. Stafford, T. H. Epps, III, M. J. Fasolka. “Manipulating Morphology and Orientation in Thermally-Responsive Block Copolymer Thin Films,” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2012, 50(4), 263-271. DOI: 10.1002/polb.23004
  13. J. N. L. Albert, J. D. Kim, C. M. Stafford, T. H. Epps, III. “Controlled Vapor Deposition Approach to Generating Surface Energy/Chemistry Gradients,” Review of Scientific Instruments. 2011, 82(6), 065103. DOI: 10.1063/1.3594104
  14. J. N. L. Albert, T. D. Bogart, R. L. Lewis, K. L. Beers, M. J. Fasolka, J. B. Hutchison, B. D. Vogt, T. H. Epps, III. “Gradient Solvent Vapor Annealing of Block Copolymer Thin Films Using a Microfluidic Mixing Device,” Nano Letters. 2011, 11(3), 1351-1357. DOI: 10.1021/nl104496r
  15. W.-S. Young, J. N. L. Albert, A. B. Schantz, T. H. Epps, III. “Mixed-salt Effects on the Ionic Conductivity of Lithium-doped PEO-containing Block Copolymers.” Macromolecules. 2011, 44(20), 8116-8123. DOI: 10.1021/ma2013157
  16. J. Y. Kelly, J. N. L. Albert, J. A. Howarter, S. Kang, C. M. Stafford, T. H. Epps, III, M. J. Fasolka. “Investigation of Thermally Responsive Block Copolymer Thin Film Morphologies Using Gradients,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2010, 2(11), 3241-3248. DOI: 10.1021/am100695m
  17. J. N. L. Albert and T. H. Epps, III. “Self-assembly of Block Copolymer Thin Films,” Materials Today. 2010, 13(6), 24-33. DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(10)70106-1
  18. J. N. L. Albert, M. J. Baney, C. M. Stafford, J. Y. Kelly, T. H. Epps, III. “Generation of Monolayer Gradients in Surface Energy and Surface Chemistry for Block Copolymer Thin Film Studies,” ACS Nano. 2009, 3(12), 3977-3986. DOI: 10.1021/nn900750w