Selected Honors & Awards
Provost's Multidisciplinary Research Award, University of Rochester (2009)
3M Non-tenured Faculty Award (2007)
ChE 257: Practicum Soft Materials
ChE 486: Polymer Science & Engineering
Macromolecular Self-Assembly; Associative & Functional Polymers; Nanostructured Materials; Interfacial Phenomena; Optoelectronic Materials; Vapor Deposition Polymerization.
Krajovic, D.; Anthamatten, M., "Melt-Processable Shape-Memory Elastomers Containing Bisurea Segments," ACSApplied Polymer Materials, 2021, 3, 4, 2082-2087. DOI:
Zhang, W.; Chen, S.H.; Hilfiker, J.N.; Anthamatten, M., "Mesomorphic Ceramic Films Synthesized via Lyotropic Self-Assembly of Metal Oxide Nanorods Complete with Sintering," ACS Applied Nano Mater.,2020, 3, 11, 10605-10611. DOI:
Yang, J.C.; Anthamatten, M., "On the Nature of Shape-Fixing in Semicrystallineshape-Memory Networks," Polymer Crystallization, 2020, 3, 5, e10156. DOI: 10.1002/pcr2.10156
Yang, J.C.; Huang, X.; Meng, Y.; Anthamatten, M., "Tensile Stress Generation on Crystallization of Polymer Networks," ACS Appl. Polym. Mater.,2019, 1, 7, 1829-1836. DOI: 0.1021/acsapm.9b00350
Meng, Y.; Xu, W.; Newman, M.R.; Benoit, D.S.W.; Anthamatten, M., "Thermoreversible Siloxane Networks: Soft Biomaterials with Widely Tunable Viscoelasticity," Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 29, 38, 1903721. DOI:10.1002/adfm.201903721
Anthamatten, M.; O'Neil, S.W.; Liu, D.Z.; Wheler, T.M.; Vallery, R.S.; Gidley, D.W., "Tunability of Free Volume and Viscoelastic Damping of Thiol-Ene Networks Deep in the Glassy State," Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 7, 2564-2571.
Ozcalik, O.; Anthamatten, M., "RAFT Synthesis of ABA-BAB type PS-PVBC Triblock Copolymers for Polyelectrolyte Materials," Abstracts of Papers of the ACS, 2018, 255, 414.
Ozcalik, O.; Anthamatten, M., "Design and Synthesis of Highly Stable Triblock Copolymers for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells," Abstracts of Papers of the ACS, 2018, 255, 359.
Lee, H.; Yang, J.C.; Thoppey, N.; Anthamatten, M., "Semicrystalline Shape-Memory Elastomers: Effects of Molecular Weight, Architecture, and Thermomechanical Path," Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2017, 302, 12, 1700297.
Meng, Y; Huang, X.; Fitzgerald, C.; Lee, H.; Yang, J.C.; Anthamatten, M., "Laboratory-Scale Reaction Injection Molding of Poly(Caprolactone) Elastomers for Rapid Prototyping of Stimuli-Responsive Thermosets," Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 2017, 90, 2, 337-346.
Pratchayanan, D.; Yang, J.C.; Lewis, C.L.; Thoppey, N.; Anthamatten, M., "Thermomechanical Insight into the Reconfiguration of Diels-Alder Networks," Journal of Rheology, 2017, 61, 1359.
A major research challenge is to create modular and robust processes that yield functional, easy-to-process polymeric materials. Our group designs polymer architectures containing reversibly binding groups to control supramolecular structure. We apply thermodynamics, synthetic chemistry, and polymer physics to develop stimuli-responsive materials and highly hysteretic processing schemes, leading to quenched, non-equilibrium, end-use states. Notable accomplishments include (1) development of novel shape-memory elastomers containing reversibly binding side-groups capable of elastic energy storage on multiple time-scales, (2) application of vapor deposition polymerization to trap thin film microstructures during film-growth, and (3) development of nanostructured ionomers and liquid crystals to promote ion-transport under anhydrous conditions. Working with surgeons at UR’s school of medicine, we are currently developing biomedical devices that require in vivo shape change. Through collaboration with the UR’s Laboratory of Laser Energetics, a vapor deposition polymerization process is being developed to fabricate spherical microcapsule targets for inertial fusion energy. All projects are highly interdisciplinary, combining core chemical engineering areas with fundamental chemistry, physics and optics, and projects are directed at specific applications in areas of alternative energy, separations, biotechnologies, advanced optics, and optoelectronics.