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Devon Shipp

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131 Science Center
Clarkson University
PO Box 5810
Potsdam, NY 13699-5810

Phone: 315-268-2393
Fax: 315-268-6610
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Educational Background:
Ph.D., Chemistry, The University of Melbourne (Australia), 1998 Organic, Polymer Chemistry
B.Sc. (Hons) The University of Melbourne (Australia), 1993

Research Interests:

  • Synthesis of polymers via free radical and ionic polymerization.
  • Polymerization kinetics, controlled and living polymerizations.
  • Synthesis of block copolymers, polymer brushes, polymers attached to surfaces and particles.
  • Water-borne polymerization.
  • Synthesis and study of photon harvesting polymers, energy transfer in macromolecular systems, laser-initiated polymerization.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Chemical Society (ACS) 1998 - present
  • Materials Research Society (MRS) 2003 - present
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) 1991-present
  • Committee member of the RACI Victorian Polymer Group 1995-1997
  • President of the Chemistry Postgraduate Society (U. of Melbourne) 1995-1996
  • Director of the NMR Facility at Clarkson University 2002 - present
  • Faculty Senate Member, Clarkson University 2004 - present
  • Reviewer for numerous journals and grants, including Macromolecules, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, J. Am. Chem. Soc., ACS-Petroleum Research Fund, National Science Foundation

Selected Publications:
N. Salem and D. A. Shipp, "Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites Prepared Through in situ Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization," Polymer 46, 8573-8581 (2005).

L. Xu, S. Reeder, M. Thopasridharan, J. Ren, D. A. Shipp, and R. Krishnamoorti, "Structure and Melt Rheology of Polystyrene-Based Layered Silicate Nanocomposites," Nanotechnology 16, S514-S521 (2005).

D. A. Shipp, "Living Radical Polymerization: Controlling Macromolecular Size and Chemical Functionality in Vinyl Polymers," J. Macromol. Sci. Part C: Polym. Rev. 45, 171-194 (2005).

K. Omrane, R. E. Partch, and D. A. Shipp, "Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization and Photodecarboxylation of (Meth)Acryloylethyl Phenylglyoxylate," Am. Chem. Soc., PMSE Prepr. 93, 566-567 (2005).

D. A. Shipp, K. Vercoe, T. Zhang, and M. Thopasridharan, " Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate using Xanthates," Am. Chem. Soc., Polym. Prepr. 46(2), 389-390 (2005).

N. Salem and D. A. Shipp, "Polymer-Layered Silicate Nanocomposites using RAFT Polymerization," Am. Chem. Soc., Polym. Prepr. 46(2), 339-340 (2005).

Nanopatterns of Poly(styrene-block-butyl acrylate) Block Copolymer Brushes on the Surface of Exfoliated and Intercalated Clay Layers H. Zhao, S. D. Argoti, B. P. Farrell, D. A. Shipp Polymer, 2004, 45, 4473-4481.

.Polymer-Silicate Nanocomposites Produced by in situ Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization H. Zhao, S. D. Argoti, B. P. Farrell, D. A. Shipp J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2004, 42, 916-924.

Preparation of Poly(styrene-block-butyl acrylate) Block Copolymer-Silicate Nanocomposites H. Zhao, D. A. Shipp Chem. Mater. 2003, 15, 2693-2695.

.The Chain Length Dependence of Radical-Radical Termination in Free Radical Polymerization: A Pulsed Laser Photolysis Investigation D. A. Shipp, D. H. Solomon, T. A. Smith, G. Moad Macromolecules 2003, 36, 2032-2040.

Kinetic Analysis of the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of n-Butyl Acrylate Mediated by Cu(I)Br/N,N,N',N',N"-Pentamethyldiethylenetriamine Macromol, M. Reyes, X. Yu, D. A. Shipp, Chem. Phys. 202, 3268-3272 (2001).

Free-Radical Intermediates in Atom Transfer Radical Addition and Polymerization: Study of Racemization, Halogen Exchange, and Trapping Reactions Macromolecules, K. Matyjaszewski, H.-J. Paik, D. A. Shipp, Y. Isobe, Y. Okamoto, Chem. Phys. 34, 3127-3129 (2001).

K. Matyjaszewski, D. A. Shipp, J. Qiu, and S.G. Gaynor, Water-Borne Block and Statistical Copolymers Synthesized Using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, Macromolecules, 33, 2296 (2000).

K. Matyjaszewski, D. A. Shipp, G. P. McMurtry, and S. G. Gaynor, Simple and Effective One-Pot Synthesis of (Meth)Acrylic Block Copolymers Through Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 38, 2023 (2000).

D. A. Shipp and K. Matyjaszewski, Kinetic Analysis of Controlled/"Living" Radical Polymerizations by Simulations. 2. Apparent External Orders of Reactants in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, Macromolecules,33, 1553 (2000).

K. Matyjaszewski, J. Qiu, D. A. Shipp, and S. G. Gaynor, Controlled/"Living" Radical Polymerization Applied in Water-Borne Systems, Macromol. Symp, 155, 15 (2000).

“An Investigation into the CuX/2,2’Bipyridine (X = Br or Cl) Mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylonitrile”, K. Matyjaszewski, S. M. Jo, H.-J. Paik, D. A. Shipp. Macromolecules, 32, 6431-6438, 1999.

“Measurement of Primary RadicalConcentrations Generated by Pulsed Laser Photolysis Using Fluorescence Detection”, G. Moad, D. A. Shipp, T. A. Smith, D. H. Solomon. J. Phys. Chem. A, 103, 6580-6586, 1999.

“Kinetic Analysis of Controlled Radical Polymerizations by Simulations. 1. The Importance of Diffusion Controlled Reactions”, D. A. Shipp, K. Matyjaszewski. Macromolecules, 32, 2948-2955, 1999

“Synthesis of Acrylate and Methacrylate Block Copolymers Using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, D. A. Shipp, J.-L. Wang, K. Matyjaszewski. Macromolecules, 31, 8005-8008, 1998.

“Utilizing Halide Exchange to Improve Control of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”, K. Matyjaszewski, D. A. Shipp, J.-L. Wang, T. Grimaud, T. E. Patten. Macromolecules, 31, 6836-6840, 1998.

“Controlled/“Living” Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate Using Various Initiation Systems”, K. Matyjaszewski, J.-L. Wang, T. Grimaud, D. A. Shipp. Macromolecules, 31, 1527-1534, 1998.

“Direct Measurement of Primary Radical Concentrations in Pulsed Laser Photolysis”, G. Moad, D. A. Shipp, T. A. Smith, D. H. Solomon”,Macromolecules, 30, 7627-7630, 1997.

“Functionality in Phenol-Formaldehyde Step-Growth Polymerization”, D. A. Shipp, D. H. Solomon. Polymer, 38, 4229-4232, 1996.

“Determination of Molecular Weight Distributions of Novolac Resins by Gel Permeation Chromatography”, T. R. Dargaville, F. N. Guerzoni, M. G. Looney, D. A. Shipp, D. H. Solomon, X. Zhang. J. Polym. Sci., A: Polym. Chem., 35, 1399-1407, 1996.

“Evaluation of Propagation Rate Constants for the Free Radical Polymerization of Methacrylonitrile by Pulsed Laser Photolysis”, D. A. Shipp, T. A. Smith, D. H. Solomon, G. Moad.Macromol. Rapid Commun., 16, 837-844, 1995.

“Excimer Kinetics in Di(naphthyl)propane”, T. A. Smith, D. A. Shipp, G. D. Scholes, K. P Ghiggino. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem, 80, 177-185, 1994.