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.


Poly(3-hexylthiophene) nanostructured materials for organic electronics applications 2014 - Journal Article
Self-Assembly of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) within solution-cast films and nanofibers 2014 - Journal Article
A combined experimental and computational study of the substituent effect on micellar behavior of γ-substituted thermoresponsive amphiphilic poly(ε-caprolactone)s 2013 - Journal Article
Donor-acceptor semiconducting polymers for organic solar cells 2013 - Journal Article
Non-dependence of polymer to PCBM weight ratio on the performance of bulk heterojunction solar cells with benzodithiophene donor polymer 2013 - Journal Article
Phenothiazine semiconducting polymer for light-emitting diodes 2013 - Journal Article
Structural variation of donor-acceptor copolymers containing benzodithiophene with bithienyl substituents to achieve high open circuit voltage in bulk heterojunction solar cells 2013 - Journal Article
Synthesis and characterization of novel semiconducting polymers containing pyrimidine 2013 - Journal Article
Synthesis and photovoltaic performance of donor-acceptor polymers containing benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene with thienyl substituents 2013 - Journal Article
Synthesis of functionalized poly(caprolactone)s and their application as micellar drug delivery systems 2013 - 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]