Ph.D. Southern Methodist University. Applied Science (Materials Science). 1990.
M.S. University of Illinois. Metallurgical Engineering (Polymers). 1986.
B.S. University of Illinois. Chemistry. 1984.
Our laboratory is focused on several themes:
1.) characterizing the structure and properties of photosensitive acrylates commonly used as photoresists, dental composite restoratives, cell immoblization substrates, and a number of other adhesive and coatings applications. Key considerations relate to the kinetics of polymerization and tracking thermophysical changes in resin attributes as a function of conversion. This element also includes dynamic modeling
2.) dispersions has focused on how particle dynamics in solution, stratification phenomena, adsorption phenomena on particles in dispersions, and particle-particle interactions are affected when ensembles of particles are dispersed in solution.
3.) newer initiatives are focused on evaluating the phase structure, stability, and driving force for ordering in aqueous amphiphilic copolymers solutions and dispersions, coupled with more detailed studies of micelle formation, short range ordering, etc. This has included rheology, DSC, and SAXS.
4.) protein denaturing both in neat solutions and in the presence of chaperone surfactants.
5.) harnessing stem cells separated from voluntary tooth extractions for subsequent use as a bone forming tissue engineering strategy for multiple myeloma, (MM).
F Teyssandier and BJ Love, "MMA Polymerization and its influence on in situ resin viscposity comparing the power law model with other mathematical models of chemorheology," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 120, pp. 1367-1371 (2011).
JR Popp, KE Laflin, BJ Love and AS Goldstein, "In Vitro evaluation of osteoblastic differentiation on amorphous calcium phosphate-decorated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) scaffolds," Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Vol. in press, (2011).
JR Popp, KE Laflin, BJ Love and AS Goldstein, "Fabrication and characterization of poly(lactic-co-glycolic Acid) microsphere/amorphous calcium phosphate scaffolds," Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Vol. in press, (2011).
KA Juggernauth, AE Gros, NAK Meznarich and BJ Love, "In situ photogelation kinetics of nanoparticle-based fliuds and the influence of disperson formulations on gel formation," Soft Matter, Vol. DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06025b, (2011).
NAK Meznarich and BJ Love, " The kinetics of gel formation for PEO-PPO-PEO triblock copolymer solutions and the effects of added methylparaben ," Macromolecules, Vol. 44, pp. 3548-3555 (2011).
NAK Meznarich, KA Juggernauth, KM Batzli and BJ Love, "Structural changes in PEO-PPO-PEO gels induced by methylparaben and dexamethasone observed using time-resolved SAXS," Macromolecules, Vol.44 7792-7798, (2011).