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.


Influence of functionalized side chains of polythiophene diblock copolymers on the performance of CdSe quantum dot hybrid solar cells 2017 - Journal Article
Recent advances in aliphatic polyesters for drug delivery applications 2017 - Journal Article
Role of polythiophenes as electroactive materials 2017 - Journal Article
Systematic variation of thiophene substituents in photochromic spiropyrans 2017 - Journal Article
Thermoresponsive star-like γ-substituted poly(caprolactone)s for micellar drug delivery 2017 - Journal Article
Benzothiadiazole building units in solution-processable small molecules for organic photovoltaics 2016 - Journal Article
Enhancing long-range ordering of P3HT by incorporating thermotropic biphenyl mesogens via ATRP 2016 - Journal Article
PEG based anti-cancer drug conjugated prodrug micelles for the delivery of anti-cancer agents 2016 - Journal Article
Synthesis of linear and star-like poly(ε-caprolactone)-b-poly{γ-2-[2-(2-methoxy-ethoxy)ethoxy]ethoxy-ε-caprolactone} amphiphilic block copolymers using zinc undecylenate 2016 - Journal Article
Systematic Investigation of Benzodithiophene-Benzothiadiazole Isomers for Organic Photovoltaics 2016 - 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]