Michael Biewer

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education - School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Associate Professor - Chemistry
BE 3.326
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Tags: Materials and Polymers Organic Chemistry

Professional Preparation

Postdoctoral Associate - Organic Chemistry
University of Colorado at Boulder - 1997
Ph.D. - Organic Chemistry
Yale University - 1995
B.S. - Organic Chemistry
Ohio State University - 1990

Research Areas

Research Description
My research is focused on the understanding of intermolecular effects in ordered media. In particular we are investigating the effect different media impart upon chemical reactivity with the goal of designing organic systems with specific functional control. This broad research goal encompasses a number of different fields including semiconducting polymers for molecular electronics, biodegradable polymers for drug delivery and the incorporation of photochromic systems in a variety of devices.


Combination Loading of Doxorubicin and Resveratrol in Polymeric Micelles for Increased Loading Efficiency and Efficacy 2018 - Journal Article
Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor (HDACi) Conjugated Polycaprolactone for Combination Cancer Therapy 2018 - Journal Article
Incorporation of Thieno[3,2- b]pyrrole into Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based Copolymers for Efficient Organic Field Effect Transistors 2018 - Journal Article
Neodymium-based catalysts bearing phosphate ligands for ring-opening polymerization of ɛ-caprolactone 2018 - Journal Article
Thieno[3,2- b] pyrrole-benzothiadiazole Banana-Shaped Small Molecules for Organic Field-Effect Transistors 2018 - Journal Article
Benzo[1,2-: B:4,5- b ′]difuran and furan substituted diketopyrrolopyrrole alternating copolymer for organic photovoltaics with high fill factor 2017 - Journal Article
Determination of absolute molecular weight of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) by1H-NMR analysis 2017 - Journal Article
Effect of thiophene spacers in benzodithiophene-based polymers for organic electronics 2017 - Journal Article
Evaluation of (: E)-1,2-di(furan-2-yl)ethene as building unit in diketopyrrolopyrrole alternating copolymers for transistors 2017 - Journal Article
HDAC inhibitor conjugated polymeric prodrug micelles for doxorubicin delivery 2017 - Journal Article


Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education
School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics [2017–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2003–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1997–2003]


Dean's Teaching Award - NSM [2008]
Dean's Teaching Award - NSM [2006]
Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award - UTD [1999]


"Tunable Biocompatible and Biodegradable Thermoresponsive Polycaprolactones"
$435,000 - National Science Foundation [2016/09–2019/08]