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.


Benzodifuran and benzodithiophene donor-acceptor polymers for bulk heterojunction solar cells 2015 - Journal Article
Developments of furan and benzodifuran semiconductors for organic photovoltaics 2015 - Journal Article
Donor-acceptor semiconducting polymers based on pyromellitic diimide 2015 - Journal Article
Fine-tuning thermoresponsive functional poly(ε-caprolactone)s to enhance micelle stability and drug loading 2015 - Journal Article
Recent developments in micellar drug carriers featuring substituted poly(ε-caprolactone)s 2015 - Journal Article
Synthesis and characterization of side-chain thermotropic liquid crystalline copolymers containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) 2015 - Journal Article
Synthesis and characterization of valproic acid ester pro-drug micelles via an amphiphilic polycaprolactone block copolymer design 2015 - Journal Article
A semiconducting liquid crystalline block copolymer containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and nematic poly(n-hexyl isocyanate) and its application in bulk heterojunction solar cells 2014 - Journal Article
Benzodithiophene homopolymers synthesized by Grignard metathesis (GRIM) and Stille coupling polymerizations 2014 - Journal Article
Nitrogen containing graphene-like structures from pyrolysis of pyrimidine polymers for polymer/graphene hybrid field effect transistors 2014 - 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]