Michael Biewer

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.


An ester functionalized wide bandgap polythiophene for organic field-effect transistors 2021 - Journal Article
Mono- And Dinuclear α-Diimine Nickel(II) and Palladium(II) Complexes in C-S Cross-Coupling 2021 - Journal Article
Self-assembly behavior of oligo(ethylene glycol) substituted polycaprolactone homopolymers 2021 - Journal Article
Enhancement of Loading Efficiency by Coloading of Doxorubicin and Quercetin in Thermoresponsive Polymeric Micelles 2020 - Journal Article
Pyrrole-Containing Semiconducting Materials: Synthesis and Applications in Organic Photovoltaics and Organic Field-Effect Transistors 2020 - Journal Article
Peroxide-Templated Assembly of a Trimetal Neodymium Complex Single-Molecule Magnet 2020 - Journal Article
Ligand steric effects of α-diimine nickel(II) and palladium(II) complexes in the suzuki-miyaura cross-coupling reaction 2020 - Journal Article
Diketopyrrolopyrrole and benzodithiophene based near infrared-emitting small molecule for imaging applications 2019 - Journal Article


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


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]


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