MEMBERS

Principal Investigator:


Andrew J. D. Magenau, Assistant Professor

EDUCATION:

PhD, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi, 2010

BS, Plastics Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

Assistant Professor, Drexel University, Materials Science and Engineering, 2015-Present

Visiting Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Engineering, 2014

Principal Investigator, DuPont, Central Research and Development, 2012-2014

Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Molecular Biosensors & Imaging Center and The Department of Chemistry, 2010-2012

Contact Information:

Drexel University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
LeBow Engineering Center, Rm 445
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-571-3671 | amagenau[at]coe.drexel.edu


PhD Students:


David H. Howe

E-mail: dhh28[at]drexel.edu

Hometown:  Oswego, NY

Education:  Geneva College, BS in Biochemistry, cum laude, 2011

Publications: Howe, D. H., McDaniel, R. & Magenau, A. J. From Click Chemistry to Cross-Coupling: Designer Polymers from One Efficient Reaction. Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (20), pp 8010–8018.

Research Keywords: Pd-catalyzed Suzuki cross-coupling, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT), block copolymer self-assembly, and organic chemistry


Jessica A. Weaver

E-mail: jaw398[at]drexel.edu

Hometown: Fairless Hills, PA

Education: Haverford College, BS in Chemistry, 2013; Drexel University, MS in Materials Science and Engineering, 2018

Publications: Solvik, K.; Weaver, J.A.; Brockway, A.M.; Schrier, J., Entropy-Driven Molecular Separations in 2D-Nanoporous Materials, with application to High-performance Paraffin/Olefin Membrane Separations. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2013, 117 (33), 17050-17057.

Research Keywords:  reversible addition-fragmentation transfer (RAFT), ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), and macromolecular polymer networks


MS Students:


Olivia R. Wilson

E-mail: ow39[at]drexel.edu

Hometown: Hampden, Maine

Education: Iowa State University, BS in Materials Science and Engineering, 2015

Research Keywords: reversible addition-fragmentation transfer, alkylborane chemistry, oxygen tolerant polymerization, and thiol-ene click chemistry


Sam J. Rozans 

E-mail: sjr64[at]drexel.edu

Education: BS/MS Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University,  2018

Publications: coming soon

Research Keywords: controlled/living polymerization, atom transfer radical polymerization, TEMPO, and star polymer synthesis


BS/MS Students:


Riki M. McDaniel         

E-mail: rmm397[at]drexel.edu

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Publications: Howe, D.H.; McDaniel, R.M.; Magenau, A.J.D., From Click Chemistry to Cross-Coupling: Designer Polymers from One Efficient Reaction. Macromolecules 2017, 50 (20), 8010-8018.

Research Keywords: reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization, thiol-ene click chemistry, nanocomposites, and polymer films and coatings


Renee Timmins

E-mail: rlt54[at]drexel.edu

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

Education: Material Science and Engineering, Drexel University,  Class of 2019

Research Keywords: reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer, star polymers,and  alkylborane chemistry.


Visiting Researchers:


Ken Jenewein

E-mail: kj529[at]drexel.edu

Home University: Muenster University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Research Keywords: Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer, self assembly, and block copolymers.


BS Students:


Jacob M. Nantz

E-mail: jmn335@drexel.edu

Hometown: Hershey Pennsylvania

Education: Hershey Highschool, 2016; Sophomore MSE

Research Keywords: photoinduced electron transfer-reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT), chain-transfer agent synthesis, deblocking chemistry


Angela N. Le

E-mail: angela.n.le[at]drexel.edu

Hometown: Mooresville, North Carolina

Education: Drexel University, Materials Science and Engineering BS/MS Student 2020

Publications: None, yet!

Research Keywords: Monomer synthesis, purification