Jeffrey S. Wiggins

Director of the School of Polymers and Associate Professor


1988B.Sc., Industrial Technology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
1992Ph.D., Polymer Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS;

Executive M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1992-1997Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992 Senior Polymer Chemist
1994Manager, TPU Development; 1996 Technical Director, TPU
1997-2002Nike IHM Inc
1997Polymer Research Manager
1998Technical Director, Research and Manufacturing Engineering
2000Oregon General Manager
2003- PresentThe University of Southern Mississippi
2003-2004Visiting Scientist
2005-2011Assistant Professor
2011-2014Associate Professor and Interim School Director
2014 - presentAssociate Professor and Director School of Polymers & High Performance Materials



























Sports and High Performance Materials, Glassy Polymer Networks, Sustainable and Degradable Polymers, Reaction Extrusion and Polymer Processing.


  1. Fluid ingress strain analysis of glassy polymer networks using digital image correlation Jackson, Matthew B.; Heinz, Stephen R.; Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Polymer Testing, 2012, 31, 1131-1139.
  2. Investigation of pre-reaction and cure temperature on multiscale dispersion in POSS-epoxy nanocomposites Frank, Katherine L.; Exley, Sarah E.; Thornell, Travis L.; Morgan, Sarah E.; Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Polymer, 2012, 53, 4643-4651.
  3. Effect of free volume hole size on fluid ingress of glassy epoxy networks Jackson, Matthew  B., Kaushik, Mukul, Nazarenko, Sergei, Ward, Steven, Maskell, Rob, Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Polymer, 2011, 52(20) 4528.
  4. Alternating copolymer of pyridine and 1,4-diphenyl-1,2,4,5-tetrazine from bis-1,3-dipolar cycloaddition polymerization Sayed, Abdelwahed R.; Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2011, 120(2), 623.
  5. Multifunctional thiols as additives in UV-cured PEG-diacrylate membranes for CO2 separation Kwisnek, Luke; Heinz, Stephen; Wiggins, Jeffrey S; Nazarenko, Sergei; Journal of Membrane Science,  2011, 369(1-2), 429-436.
  6. Uniaxial Compression Analysis Of Glassy Polymer Networks Using Digital Image Correlation, S.R. Heinz and J.S. Wiggins, Polymer Testing, 2010, 29, 925.
  7. Ambient cure POSS-epoxy matrices for marine composites, S.J. Tucker, S. Kar, B. Fu and J.S. Wiggins, Comp. Pt A:  Appl. Sci. and Mfg., 2010, 41, 1441.