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.


Towards smart polymeric drug carriers: Self-assembling γ-substituted polycaprolactones with highly tunable thermoresponsive behavior 2013 - Journal Article
Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b′]dithiophene building block for the synthesis of semiconducting polymers 2012 - Journal Article
Donor-acceptor semiconducting polymers containing benzodithiophene with bithienyl substituents 2012 - Journal Article
Electronic properties-morphology correlation of a rod rod semiconducting liquid crystalline block copolymer containing poly(3-hexylthiophene) 2012 - Journal Article
Influence of the alkyl substituents spacing on the solar cell performance of benzodithiophene semiconducting polymers 2012 - Journal Article
Synthesis and optoelectronic properties of novel benzodifuran semiconducting polymers 2012 - Journal Article
Thermally controlled release of anticancer drug from self-assembled γ-substituted amphiphilic poly(ε-caprolactone) micellar nanoparticles. 2012 - Journal Article
Block copolymer containing poly(3-hexylthiophene) and poly(4-vinylpyridine) : Synthesis and its interaction with CdSe quantum dots for hybrid organic applications 2011 - Journal Article
Enhancement of OFET performance of semiconducting polymers containing benzodithiophene upon surface treatment with organic silanes 2011 - Journal Article
Nickel(ii) α-diimine catalyst for grignard metathesis (GRIM) polymerization 2011 - 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]