M.S. Reports

The following is a list of M.S. Theses and Research Reports which have been written by graduate students affiliated with the Emulsion Polymers Institute at Lehigh University.

1.     Functionalized Environmentally-Responsive Particles, Li Zhang, 2005.

2.     Online Conductivity and Stability of Emulsion Polymerizations of Styrene, William E. Engisch, Jr., 2005.

3.     Separation of Polymer Particles using a Hydrocyclone, Sang Huck Park, 2004.

4.     The Morphology and Film Formation of Low Tg Core-Shell Latex Particles, Karl Seven, 2000.

5.     Miniemulsion Copolymerization of Styrene and n-Butyl Acrylate Using Triton X-405 as Surfactant, Christopher D. Anderson, 1999.

6.     NMR Characterization of Copolymer Latexes Based on Polystyrene and MMA/MAA-Macromonomer, Dingying Xu, 1999.

7.     Living Free-Radical Miniemulsion Polymerization of Styrene, Thummanoon Prodpran, 1998.

8.     Effect of Agitation on Scale-Up of Reactors for Emulsion Polymerization, Manish Dave, 1998.

9.     The Role of the Polymerizable Surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Allyl Sulfosuccinate in the Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene, Johanna Chu, 1997.

10.  Grafting Reactions of Vinyl Acetate onto Poly[(Vinyl Alcohol)-co-(Vinyl Acetate)],  Thomas J. Markley, 1994.

11.  Characterization of Latex Particle Surfaces: The Effect of Polyoxyethylene Chains, Rong Hu, 1992.

12.  Molecular Interactions of Water-Soluble Polymer Blends and Their Effect on Drag Reduction in Dilute Aqueous Solution, Donald P. Eichelberger, 1992.

13.  Grafting Reactions in the Emulsion Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate Using Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) as Emulsifier, Guadalupe Del Socorro Magallanes González, 1992.

14.  The Role of Water-Soluble Oligomers in Emulsion Polymerization, Claudia E. Kokkeler, 1992.

15.  Miniemulsion Polymerization of Divinylbenzene‑HP: A Facile Route to Highly Crosslinked Particles, Samiuddin Mohammed, 1991.

16.  Emulsion Polymerization in an Automated Reaction Calorimeter, Luis Varela de la Rosa, 1991.

17.  Preparation of Large‑Particle‑Size Monodisperse Latexes in Simulated Microgravity Conditions Using a Rotating‑Cylinder Reactor, Vinay Mishra, 1991.

18.  Synthesis and Characterization of Core‑Shell Ionomeric Latexes, Atul Arora, 1991.

19.  The Role of Compatabilizing Agents in the Development of Particle Morphology in Composite Latexes, Wichai Chotirotsukon, 1991.

20.  Modeling of Particle Size Distribution in Emulsion Polymerization, Ashwini Sood, 1991.

21.  Preparation and Characterization of High Tg Core/Shell Copolymer Latex Particles, Connie Heck, 1990.

22.  Ultraviolet Light Curing of Water‑Based Inks, Kyungsun Emily Min, 1989.

23.  Preparation of High‑Molecular‑Weight Copolymers as Fuel Additives, Iris Segall, 1989.

24.  Miniemulsion Copolymerization of Vinyl Acetate and Butyl Acrylate in a Tubular Reactor, Scott Adamec, 1989. 

25.  Particle Morphology in Seeded Composite Latexes, Yi‑Cherng Chen, 1989.

26.  Semicontinuous Polymerization Utilizing Miniemulsions, Phan L. Tang, 1989.

27.  Ultraviolet Light‑Curing of Latex Films, Shigeo Hayashi, 1987.

28.  Film Properties of Carboxylated Latexes, Eisuke Natsuhara, 1987.

29.  Batch and Semicontinuous Copolymerization of Vinyl Acetate and Methyl Acrylate, Hope A. Pelsynski, 1987.

30.  Polymerization of Styrene Microemulsions, Jong‑Shing Guo, 1987.

31.  Electrokinetic Properties of Polymer Colloids as a Function of Surface Modification, Deyanira Fuenmayor, 1987.

32.  Coagulation Studies of Solvent‑Swollen Latex Particles in a Stirred Tank Reactor, John Wydila, 1986.

33.  Inverse Emulsion Polymerization of Acrylamide in a Tubular Reactor, Thomas Bash, 1985.

34.  Latex Aggregation with Methylcellulose, Kendall Brown, 1985.

35.  Computer Interfacing for Hydrodynamic Chromatography, Jose G. Dos Ramos, 1985.

36.  The Covalent Binding of beta‑Glucosidase to Activated Polystyrene Latexes, Katherine Lawrence, 1985.

37.  Investigation of the High Conversion Range in Styrene‑Butadiene Copolymerizations, Thomas Kauffman, 1985.

38.  Interactions Between Offset Printing Inks and Fountain Solutions during the Process of Offset Printing, Sanjay Sathaye, 1985.

39.  The Effect of Initial Pressure on Coagulation During the Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene, Debra Bartsch, 1985.

40.  Feasibility Study: Preparation of ‑Methylstyrene‑Acrylonitrile Copolymers by Combined Emulsion‑Suspension Polymerization, Hrong‑Roang Sheu, 1984.

41.  The Slide Agglutination Assay: A Study of the Factors Affecting Sensitivity, Mark Smith, 1984.

42.  The Preparation of Aqueous Silicon Carbide Dispersions, Gary Carl, 1984.

43.  The Effects of Prepolymer Contamination on Coagulation During the Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene Monomer, Vern Lowry, 1983.

44.  The Cathodic Electrodeposition of Polymer Latexes, J.  Andrew Hadley, 1983.

45.  Freezing of Coal, Manju Agrawal, 1983.

46.  Freezing of Coal, Neal Earhart, 1983.

47.  The Effect of Hydroquinone on the Kinetics of the Seeded Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene, Anthony Silwanowicz, 1983.

48.  The Interfacial Characterization of Mixed Emulsifier Systems, Craig D. Lack, 1983.

49.  The Binding of Protein Molecules to Modified Polystyrene Latexes, Eric S. Daniels, 1983.

50.  Drying and Curing of Epoxy Films, Ata‑Ur Rahman, 1983.

51.  Seeded Suspension Polymerization, Douglas Bloom, 1982.

52.  Studies of Particle Capture in Hydrodynamic Chromatography, Barbara M. Secchi, 1982.

53.  The Use of Mixed-Emulsifier Systems in the Preparation and Stabilization of Emulsions and Latexes, William L. Grimm, 1982.

54.  Role of Surface Active Agents in Emulsion Copolymerization, Michael P. Merkel, 1982.

55.  Kinetics and Mechanism of Cathodic Electrodeposition of Epoxy Latexes, Arif Humayun, 1982.

56.  Preparation and Polymer Interaction of Colloidal Iron Corrosion Products, Ming‑Huang Kang, 1981.

57.  Inverse Emulsion Polymerization of Acrylamide ‑ A Mechanistic Study, Frank DiStefano, 1981.

58.  An Understanding of the Principles Related to the Application of Paints to Corroded Steel Surfaces with Little or No Surface Preparation, David W. Timmons, 1981.

59.  Drying Rates of Epoxy Resin‑Curing Agent Latex Films, Babatunde Aremu, 1981.

60.  Adsorption Studies of Emulsifiers on Latex Particles, Maqsood S. Ahmed, 1981.

61.  Surface Energetics of Lithographic Printing Plate and Printing Inks, Yonezo Kato, 1980.

62.  Measurement of Degree of Dispersion of Pigments in Water‑Based Flexographic Inks using Color Strength of Prints, Junichi Tatsumi, 1980.

63.  Measurement of the Degree of Dispersion of Pigments in Water‑Based Flexographic Inks using Chromatographic Methods, Philippe Huwart, 1980.

64.  Column Resolution and Axial Dispersion in Nonporous Hydrodynamic Chromatography, Jeffrey P. Viola, 1980.

65.  Separation of Oil‑in‑Water Emulsions, Samuel D. Jaimes, 1979.

66.  Optimization of Separation in Continuous Particle Electrophoresis, Tina J. Vital, 1979.

67.  Toward the Production of Large‑Particle‑Size Monodisperse Latexes‑‑A Feasibility Study‑‑ Photoinitiated Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene, E. David Sudol, 1978.

68.  Preparation, Characterization, and Theoretical Comparisons of Polystyrene Latexes Prepared with the Ionogenic Monomer 2‑Acrylamido‑2‑Methylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Richard L. Schild, 1978.

69.  Studies on the Characterization and Stability of Vinyl‑Acetate‑Butyl Acrylate Emulsion Copolymers, Trisno Makgawinata, 1978. 

70.  Development of Microvoid Coatings, Daniel P. Durbin, 1978.

71.  Improved Latex Stabilization by Functional Monomer Incorporation, David F. Witman, 1978.

72.  The Preparation and Characterization of Vinyl Acetate-Diallylamine Copolymer Latex to be Used as an Immunological Reagent, Michael J. Yaszemski, 1978.

73.  Coatings for Reduction of Electro‑osm osis and Factors Affecting Electrophoretic Separation Resolution, Paul H. Krumrine, 1977.

74.  Model Microvoid Films, Sikander Iqbal, 1977.

75.  Hydrodynamic Chromatography, Joseph V. Scolere, 1977.

76.  Surface Characterization of Latexes and Latex Rheology, Syed M. Ahmed, 1977.

77.  Drying Rates of Latex Films, Nopporn Pramojaney, 1977.

78.  Analysis of Colloids by Hydrodynamic Chromatography, Richard F. Stoisits, 1975.

79.  Liquid‑Water and Water‑Vapor Transmission Rates of Microporous Polystyrene Latex Films, Godfrey M. Yenwo, 1974.

80.  Tubular Reactor to Generate a Particle Seed for a CSTR, Rafael A. Gonzales, 1974.

81.  Drying Rates of 60:40 Styrene‑Butadiene Latexes, Richard J. Witmeyer, 1973.




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