Michael Biewer

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education - School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Associate Professor - Chemistry
biewerm@utdallas.edu
972-883-2811
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.

Publications

Synthesis and characterization of a block copolymer containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and poly(γ-benzyl- L -glutamate) 2011 - Journal Article
Synthesis, characterization, and computational modeling of benzodithiophene donor-acceptor semiconducting polymers 2011 - Journal Article
Temperature-sensitive aliphatic polyesters: Synthesis and characterization of γ-substituted caprolactone monomers and polymers 2011 - Journal Article
Amphiphilic block copolymers containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) 2010 - Journal Article
Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-CdSe quantum dot bulk heterojunction solar cells: The influence of the functional end-group of the polymer 2010 - Conference Paper
Synthesis and characterization of polythiophenes with alkenyl substituents 2010 - Journal Article
Synthesis and electronic properties of semiconducting polymers containing benzodithiophene with alkyl phenylethynyl substituents 2010 - Journal Article
Modifying the kinetics of nanoscale diacetylene polymerization for time-temperature indicator applications 2009 - Conference Paper
Poly(3-hexylthiophene) - CdSe quantum dot bulk heterojunction solar cells: Influence of the functional end-group of the polymer 2009 - Journal Article
Polymers containing rigid benzodithiophene repeating unit with extended electron derealization 2009 - Journal Article

Appointments

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]

Awards

Dean's Teaching Award - NSM [2008]
Dean's Teaching Award - NSM [2006]
Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award - UTD [1999]

Funding

"Tunable Biocompatible and Biodegradable Thermoresponsive Polycaprolactones"
$435,000 - National Science Foundation [2016/09–2019/08]