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

Chiral SmA* materials for display applications? 2007 - Journal Article
Chiral SmA* materials for display applications? 2006 - Conference Paper
Monitoring surface reactions optically in a self-assembled monolayer with a photochromic core 2005 - Journal Article
Solid-state interactions in photochromic host-guest inclusion complexes 2005 - Journal Article
Topochemical strategies and experimental results for the rational synthesis of carbon nanotubes of one specified type 2004 - Journal Article
STM imaging of photochromic spiropyrans 2003 - Journal Article
Observation of photochromic γ-cyclodextrin host-guest inclusion complexes 2002 - Journal Article
Stabilization of an organic photochromic material by incorporation in an organogel 2002 - Journal Article
Studying monolayer/solvent interactions with a photochromic compound in a self-assembled monolayer 2002 - Journal Article
1H and 17O NMR detection of a lanthanide-bound water molecule at ambient temperatures in pure water as solvent 2001 - 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]