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

Differentiating Possible Surface Properties in an Unsymmetrical Crystal by Contact Angle Measurements 2001 - Journal Article
Preparation of self-assembled monolayers with specific intermolecular interactions 2000 - Journal Article
A Carbene to Biradical Rearrangement: Reaction Paths from (8-Methyl-l-naphthyl)carbene to Acenaphthene 1991 - Journal Article
An Exceptionally Simple Method of Preparation of Biradicals. 2. Low-Temperature Fluorescence Spectra and Ambient Temperature Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectra of 1,3-, 1,6-, 2,6-, and 2,7-Naphthoquinodimethane 1991 - 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]