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.


Siloxane Side-Chain-Modified Diketopyrrolopyrrole and Thienopyrrole Containing Small Molecules for Organic Field-Effect Transistors 2022 - Journal Article
Self-assembly behavior of thermoresponsive difunctionalized γ-amide polycaprolactone amphiphilic diblock copolymers 2022 - Journal Article
Enhancement in Charge Carrier Mobility by Using Furan as Spacer in Thieno[3,2-b]Pyrrole and Alkylated-Diketopyrrolopyrrole Based Conjugated Copolymers 2022 - Journal Article
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
Enhanced DOX loading in star-like benzyl functionalized polycaprolactone micelles 2021 - Journal Article
Improved Self-Assembly of P3HT with Pyrene-Functionalized Methacrylates 2021 - 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"
$557,816 - National Science Foundation [2016/09–2023/09]
Smart Photochromic Electronic Devices: Incorporation of a Bicyclic Aziridine in Organic Semiconducting Materials
$450,000 - National Science Foundation [2022/09–2025/09]