Ph.D. Dissertations


The following is a list of Ph.D. Dissertations  which have been written by graduate students affiliated with the Emulsion Polymers Institute at Lehigh University.

1.        Redox-Initiated Adiabatic Emulsion Polymerization, Shi Wang, 2013.

2.        Aspects of Water Sensitivity of PVAc Latex Films, Zhijin Chen, 2012.

3.        Aspects of Film Formation from Bimodal Latexes, Lili Liu, 2011.

4.        Synthesis and Pyrolysis of Platinum Containing Polyacrylonitrile Latex Particles, Yuzhen Yang, 2011

5.        Online Conductivity and Stability in the Emulsion Polymerization of n-Butyl Methacrylate, Funian Zhao, 2011.

6.        Seeded Dispersion Polymerization, Zhipeng Song, 2010.

7.        Role of Reactive Surfactants in Miniemulsion Polymerization, Samantha N. Braganza-Pough, 2010.

8.        Fundamental Study and Applications of Convective Deposition of Microsphere Monolayers, Pisist Kumnorkaew, 2010.

9.        Optical Bottles: A Quantitative Analysis of Optically Confined Nanoparticle Ensembles in Suspension, Joseph Junio, 2010.

10.     Aspects of Droplet and Particle Size Control in Miniemulsions, Öznur Saygı-Arslan, 2010.

11.     Preparation and Investigation of Ion Exchange Latex Particles, Su Jeong Han, 2010.

12.     Study of Monomer Droplet Behavior in Miniemulsions, Megan B. Casey, 2009.

13.     Miniemulsion Copolymerization of Polymerizable Fatty Acid-Derived Monomers and Crosslinking of Derived Films via Autoxidation, Lisa M. Spagnola, 2009.

14.     Effects of Agitation in Emulsion Polymerization–Kinetic and Mechanistic Study of Coagulum, Jinmo Hong, 2008.

15.     Fundamentals of Emulsion Polymerization Studied by Reaction Calorimetry, Emilio Ortiz Alba, 2007.

16.     Thermally-Responsive Core-Shell Particles, Li Zhang, 2007.

17.     Bottom-Up Surface Self-Assembly of Polymer Colloids to Form Patterned Arrays, Matthew A. Ray, 2006.

18.     Metal Encapsulation of Latex Particles, Hyungsoo Kim, 2006.

19.     Kinetics and Mechanism of Dispersion Polymerization, Sheng Jiang, 2005.

20.     Role of Reactive Surfactants in Emulsion Polymerization, Zhen Lai, 2005.

21.     Film Formation from Reactive Latexes, Brian Boyars, 2005.

22.    Preparation of Thermally-Expandable Polymer Particles, Yaodong Huang, 2005.

23.     Some Aspects of Film Formation from Pigmented Latex Systems, Tianhua Ding, 2003.

24.    Controlled Radical Miniemulsion Polymerization via the RAFT Process, Xinyu Huang, 2003.

25.     Study of the Incorporation of Alkoxysilane Monomers into Model Latex Systems, Ioan Marcu, 2003.

26.     Aggregation of Polystyrene Latexes Stabilized with Conventional, Reactive, and Polymeric Surfactants, Siriwan Phattanarudee, 2003.

27.     Effects of Dissolved Polymer on the Transport of Colloidal Particles in a Microcapillary, Sittipong Amnuaypanich, 2003.

28.     Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Stabilization of Acrylic Emulsion Polymers Using the Miniemulsion Approach, Noma Kim, 2003.

29.     Encapsulation of Inorganic Particles via Miniemulsification and Film Formation of Resulting Composite Latex Particles, Ghurmallah H. Al-Ghamdi, 2003.

30.     Effects of Agitation in Emulsion Polymerization of n-Butyl Acrylate and its Copolymerization with N-Methylol Acrylamide, Sitaraman Krishnan, 2002.

31.     Living/Controlled Free Radical Miniemulsion Polymerization of Styrene, Gaofeng Pan, 2002.

32.     Nanosize Latex Particles via Miniemulsion Polymerization, Christopher D. Anderson, 2002.

33.     Preparation of Urethane/Acrylic Hybrid Miniemulsion Nanoparticles, Mei Li, 2002.

34.     Hybrid Composite Latexes, Pilmoon Jeong, 2000.

35.     Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene Using a Reactive Surfactant, Xiaoru Wang, 2000.

36.     Film Formation from Latex Blends, Jiansheng Tang, 2000.

37.     The Effect of Crosslinking on Latex Film Formation, Hafsah Mohd. Ghazaly, 1999.

38.     Encapsulation of Inorganic Particles via Miniemulsion Polymerization, Bedri Erdem, 1999.

39.     Synthesis and Structure-Property Studies in Acrylic Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, Singa D. Tobing, 1999.

40.     Grafting Reactions in the Emulsion Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate using Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) as Emulsifier, Bridgette M. S. Budhlall, 1999.

41.     Conventional Emulsion and Miniemulsion Homopolymerization and Copolymerization of Vinyl Acetate and Vinyl 2-Ethylhexanoate Monomers, Ervin L. Kitzmiller, 1999.

42.     Towards an Understanding of Steric Stabilization when using PEO-PS-PEO Triblock Copolymers as the Stabilizer in the Non-Aqueous Emulsion Polymerization Systems, Xiaorong You, 1999.

43.     Miscibility of Vinyl Acetate-Ethylene Copolymers with Vinyl Chloride-Ethylene Copolymers, William R. Dougherty, 1999.

44.     The Role of Mixed Anionic-Nonionic Systems of Surfactants in the Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene, Damien Colombié, 1999.

45.     Enhanced Droplet Nucleation in Miniemulsion Polymerization—A Kinetic and Mechanistic Study,  P. John Blythe, 1998.

46.     Copolymerization of Styrene and Butadiene Monomers via Miniemulsion, Donghong Li, 1998.

47.     Electrokinetic Lift Effects Associated with the Transport of Latex Particles in Capillary Hydrodynamic Fractionation, Andrew D. Hollingsworth, 1997.

48.     Micron-Size Structured Particles via Dispersion Polymerization, Danni Wang, 1997.

49.     Emulsion Polymerizations of Styrene and n-Butyl Acrylate in an Automated Reaction Calorimeter, Eser Özdeğer, 1997.

50.     Towards an Understanding of the Role of Water-Soluble Oligomers in Styrene-Butadiene Acrylic Acid Emulsion Polymerization, Xue-yi Yuan, 1997.

51.     Crosslinking of Isocyanate-Functional Acrylic Latex with Telechelic Polybutadiene, Jiangtian Xu, 1996.

52.     Evaluation of Dimethyl Meta-Isopropenyl Benzyl Isocyanate (TMI®) in Emulsion Polymerization, Samiuddin Mohammed, 1996.

53.     Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene Using an Automated Reaction Calorimeter, Luis Varela de la Rosa, 1996.

54.     A 13C NMR Characterization Study of the Core/Shell Latex Particle Interface and an Investigation of its Role on the Mechanical Behavior of Toughened PMMA, Veera Nelliappan, 1996.

55.     Control of Relative Particle Growth in Emulsion Polymerization, Vincenzo Liotta, 1996.

56.     Structured Latex Particles for Modification of Polycarbonate, Rong (Maria) Hu, 1996.

57.     Grafting Reactions in the Emulsion Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate using Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) as Emulsifier, Guadalupe del Socorro Magallanes González, 1996.

58.     The Role of Macromonomers in Compatibilizing Composite Latex Particles, Prapasri Rajatapiti, 1996.

59.     Elastomeric Films from Structured Latexes, Yuan He, 1996.

60.     Preparation of Uniform Micron Size Particles of Polystyrene by Anionic Dispersion Polymerization, Muhammad Azhar Awan, 1995.

61.     Rheology of Associative Thickener Solutions, Li Zhuo, 1995.

62.     The Behavior of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) Particles in Shear Fields, Chaohua Wang, 1995.

63.     The Development of Core-Shell Latex Particles as Toughening Agents for Epoxies, Julie Yu Qian, 1994.

64.     Analytical Separation of Colloidal Particles Using Capillary Electrophoresis, Armistice B. Hlatshwayo, 1994.

65.     Particle Formation and Growth During Styrene Oil-in-Water Miniemulsion Polymerization, Christopher M. Miller, 1994.

66.     Interaction of Proteins with Monodisperse Polymer Latexes, Jan-Ming Hou, 1994.

67.     Phase Behavior and Properties of Lamellar Surfactants, J. Frederick Hessel, 1993.

68.     An Investigation into the Structure and Break-up of Aggregated Latex Particles, Mehdi Durali, 1993.

69.     Structured Latex Particles for the Toughening of Polycarbonate, Iris Segall, 1992.

70.     Particle Size Sensor Design and Application, Jaidev Venkatesan, 1992.

71.     Preparation, Stability Studies, and Phase-Transfer Reactions of Polyether-Modified Latexes, Wei-Chih Chen, 1992.

72.     The Role of Polymerizable Surfactants in Emulsion Polymerization, M. Belen Urquiola, 1992.

73.     Interfacial Mass Transfer of Monomer into the Latex Particles Stabilized with Mixed Surfactants and Water Soluble Polymers, Joong In Kim, 1992.

74.     Role of the Interphase Region in the Transport of Small Molecules through Heterogeneous Polymeric Systems, C. Rodrigo Correa C., 1992.

75.     Development of Particle Morphology in Composite Polymer Latexes‑ Influence of Kinetic and Thermodynamic Parameters, Yi‑Cherng Chen, 1991.

76.     Polymer‑Encapsulated Particles with Controlled Morphologies: Preparation, Characterization, and Application, Wei‑Hsin Hou, 1991.

77.     Preparation and Characterization of Monodisperse Porous Polymer Particles, Chieh‑Min Cheng, 1991.

78.     Preparation and Morphological Characterization of Microscopic Composite Particles, Shiji Shen, 1991.

79.     Kinetic Factors in Miniemulsion Polymerization, Phan L. Tang, 1991.

80.     Preparation and Characterization of Water‑Absorbent PolyAcrylamide‑co‑Acrylic Acid Salts, Yin‑Shen Chang, 1991.

81.     Coagulation Studies of Polystyrene Latexes, John Wydila, 1991.

82.     Electrokinetic, Optical and Rheological Study of Ordered Polymer Colloids, Yann‑Per Lee, 1991.

83.     The Fundamental Thickening Mechanism of Associative Polymers in Latex Systems: A Rheological Study, Richard D. Jenkins, 1990.

84.     Formation and Stabilization of Oil‑In‑Water Miniemulsions, Richard J. Goetz, 1990.

85.     Preparation of Model Solid Rocket Propellant by Emulsification, Tom W. Hawkins, 1990.

86.     Polymerization of Styrene Oil‑In‑Water Microemulsions, Jong‑Shing Guo, 1990.

87.     Structured Latex Particles with Hydrophilic Polymer Cores, Jong M. Park, 1989.

88.     Inverse Emulsion Polymerization of Acrylamide in a Tubular Reactor, Thomas F. Bash, 1989.

89.     Preparation and Characterization of Acrylate Latexes Containing Dicarboxylic Acid Comonomer, Michele R. Lock, 1989.

90.     The Grafting Reactions of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) during the  Emulsion Copolymerization of Poly(Vinyl Acetate‑Co‑Butyl Acrylate),  Neal J. Earhart, 1989.

91.     Development of Core‑Shell Supramolecular Structure in Polystyrene Latexes via Small‑Angle Neutron Scattering, Se‑In Yuang, 1989.

92.     Modeling and Control of Semicontinuous Emulsion Copolymerization, Yiannis N. Dimitratos, 1989.

93.     Separation of Submicron Particles by Flow Fractionation: Capillary Hydrodynamic Fractionation CHDF, Jose G. Dos Ramos, 1989.

94.     Interparticle Monomer Transport in Miniemulsion Copolymerization, Valmore S. Rodriguez, 1988.

95.     Dispersion Polymerization of Styrene in Ethanol, Ying‑Yuh Lu, 1988.

96.     Preparation, Swelling and Phase Separation of Large‑Particle‑Size Monodisperse Latexes, Hrong‑Roang Sheu, 1988.

97.      Batch and Semi‑Continuous Emulsion Polymerization of Vinylidene Chloride and n‑Butyl Methacrylate, Ki‑Chang Lee, 1987.

98.     Preparation and Characterization of Poly(Alkyl N‑Ethyl Methacrylate Carbamate) Latexes,       Palitha K. Abeywardena, 1987.

99.     The Development of Multistage Composite Latexes Which Simulate the Properties of Thermoplastic Elastomers, Eric S. Daniels, 1987.

100.  Miniemulsion Copolymerization of Vinyl Acetate and n‑Butyl Acrylate, Joaquin Delgado, 1986.

101.  Sulfonated Polystyrene Model Colloids: Preparation, Characterization, and Application as a Heterogeneous Catalyst, Jung‑Hyun Kim, 1986.

102.  Cathodic Electrodeposition of Latexes, Cesar Vega, 1986.

103.  Suspension Polymerization, Ming‑Huang Kang, 1986.

104.  Formation and Stabilization of Miniemulsions and Latexes, Young‑Taek Choi, 1986.

105.  Rheology and Particle Interactions of Thickened Latexes, Ilknur S. Acarlar, 1986.

106.  Preparation and Characterization of Magnetic Latex Particles, Tsao‑Chin Huang, 1986.

107.  Morphology of Core/Shell Latexes and their Mechanical Properties, Michael P. Merkel, 1986.

108.  Emulsion Formation and Stabilization with Mixed Emulsifier Liquid Crystals, Craig D. Lack, 1985.

109.  Analysis, Kinetics and Alkali‑Swellability of Carboxylated Latexes, Francis V. Loncar, Jr., 1985.

110.  New Free Radical Initiators and Their Use in the Preparation of Polystyrene Polymer Colloids, William H. Guthrie, 1985.

111.  Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Characterization of Polymer Colloids, Rohitha Jayasuriya, 1985.

112.  Agitation‑Induced Coagulation of High‑Solids Latexes, Vern Lowry, 1985.

113.  Covalent Binding of Biological Macromolecules to Activated Polystyrene Latexes, Theresa Michael, 1985.

114.  Adsorption and Stabilization Studies of Polymers on Latex Particles, Maqsood S. Ahmed, 1984.

115.   Formation and Stabilization of Inverse Emulsion Polymers, Donna Visioli, 1984.

116.  Mechanism of Core‑Shell Emulsion Polymerization, Deborah R. Stutman, 1984.

117.  Kinetics of Successive Seeding of Monodisperse Latex, E.  David Sudol, 1983.

118.  Toward the Production of Large‑Particle‑Size Monodisperse Latexes ‑‑ Studies of Swelling and Polymerization Parameters, Chi‑Ming Tseng, 1983.

119.  Fundamental Studies of the Effect of Particle Size and Particle Stability on Critical Pigment Volume Concentration  (CPVC) in a Model Latex Coating, Ajay Ranka, 1983.

120.  Ink Transfer in a High‑Speed Electrostatic Printer, Suda Kiatkamjornwong, 1983.

121.  Electrokinetics, Particle Diffusion, and Particle‑Bubble Interaction in the Flotation Process, Ken Chiang, 1983. 

122.  Interaction of Thickened Latex, John Tsong‑Non Lin, 1983.

123.  Mathematical Modeling of Continuous Particle Electrophoresis with Emphasis on Hydrodynamic Stability and Buoyancy, Palmer Vaughn, 1983.

124.  A Mathematical Model for an Emulsion Polymerization Reactor, Nopporn Pramojaney, 1983.

125.  Colored Latexes:  Preparation, Characterization and Application, Yen‑Jer Shih, 1981.

126.  Kinetic Studies of Semi‑Continuous Emulsion Copolymerization, Trisno Makgawinata, 1981.

127.  The Preparation and Characterization of Polystyrene Latexes as Model Colloids, Ahmed M. Kamel, 1981.

128.  Preparation, Characterization and Alkali‑Swelling Behavior of Carboxylated Latexes, Shozo Nishida, 1980.

129.  Interfacial Phenomena Occurring in Drying Surfactant Droplets and Polymer Latex Films, Daniel P. Durbin, 1980.

130.  Column Chromatography of Polymer Latexes, Dennis Nagy, 1979.

131.  Preparation and Characterization of Latexes, Syed M. Ahmed, 1979.

132.  Continuous Emulsion Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate, Richard K. Greene, 1978.

133.  The Role of Mixed Emulsifier Systems in the Preparation of Emulsion and Latexes, Yungnien J. Chou, 1978.

134.  Modeling of Two Electrophoretic Separation Techniques and Factors Affecting Mobility Measurements and Resolution, Paul H.  Krumrine III, 1978.

135.  Mathematical Modeling of Hydrodynamic Chromatography, HDC, Cesar A. Silebi, 1977.

136.  Rheological Behavior of High Resin Level Plastisols, Gary E. Williams, 1977.

137.  Preparation and Surface Characterization of Latexes as Model Colloids, Wan C. Wu, 1977.

138.  Continuous Emulsion Polymerization of Styrene in One Stirred Tank Reactor, Andrew DeGraff, 1970.

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