Robert Y. Lochhead

Professor of Polymer Science

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Background

Bsc (Honours), 1967, Pure chemistry; Ph.D., 1970, Polymer Molecular Dynamics, Strathclyde University, Scotland; Fulbright Scholar, 1973-75, Carnegie Mellon University; Unilever Research, 1970-79, Scientist; BF Goodrich, 1979-90, R&D Manager, Hydrophilic Polymers; University of Southern Mississippi, Professor of Polymer Science and Dean of Science and Technology.

Research Areas

Formulation science, water-soluble polymers, polymer solution theory, polymer behavior at interfaces, polymer/surfactant interaction, colloid and surface science, stabilization of dispersions and emulsions using polymers.

Recent Publications & Patents

Publications

1. Lochhead, R. Y., Trends in polymers for skin care: Part 1. Household & Personal Products Industry 2009, 46, (4), 83-84, 86-87.

2. Lochhead, R. Y., Trends in polymers for skin care. More on recent patent activities that are of interest to the cosmetic chemist; specifically film-forming polymers, particles and polymer stabilization and various encapsulation techniques. Part II. Household & Personal Products Industry2009, 46, (5), 63-64, 66, 68.

3. Lochhead, R. Y.; Foster, S. F.; Cox, A. L.; Lochhead, M. B.; Padman, V.; Hoff, E. A., Recent advances in biopolymers and biomedical materials. Cosmetics & Toiletries 2008, 123, (6), 69-70, 72-80.

4. Lochhead, R. Y., Skin care polymer trends. Household & Personal Products Industry 2008, 45, (4), 87-91.

5. Lochhead, R. Y., Hair care polymer trends. Household & Personal Products Industry 2008, 45, (11), 64, 66-71.

6. Lochhead, R. Y.; Smith, V., The latest developments in skin care polymers. Household & Personal Products Industry 2007, 44, (4), 73-78.

7. Lochhead, R. Y.; Padman, V., Now, that's smart! Household & Personal Products Industry 2007,44, (12), 70, 72-74.

8. Lochhead, R. Y., The role of polymers in cosmetics: recent trends. ACS Symposium Series 2007,961, (Cosmetic Nanotechnology: Polymers and Colloids in Cosmetics), 3-56.

9. Kurose, T.; Urman, K.; Otaigbe, J. U.; Lochhead, R. Y.; Thames, S. F., Effect of uniaxial drawing of soy protein isolate biopolymer film on structure and mechanical properties. Polymer Engineering and Science 2007, 47, (4), 374-380.

10. Huisinga, L. R.; Lochhead, R. Y., Investigation of the structure of polyelectrolyte-based complex coacervates and the effects of electrolyte order of addition. ACS Symposium Series 2007,961, (Cosmetic Nanotechnology: Polymers and Colloids in Cosmetics), 97-122.

11. Lochhead, R. Y.; Huisinga, L. R.; Waller, T., Deposition from conditioning shampoo: optimizing coacervate formation. Cosmetics & Toiletries 2006, 121, (3), 75-76,78,80,82.

12. Lochhead, R. Y.; Huisinga, L. R.; Edwards, C.; Hill, A., A combinatorial investigation of the effects of order of addition in the interaction of polyelectrolytes with surfactants. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 2006, 894, (Combinatorial Methods and Informatics in Materials Science), 153-157.

13. Lochhead, R. Y.; Haynes, C. T.; Jones, S. R.; Smith, V., The high throughput investigation of polyphenolic couplers in biodegradable packaging materials. Applied Surface Science 2006, 252, (7), 2535-2548.

14. Lochhead, R. Y., Recent trends in skin care polymers. Household & Personal Products Industry2006, 43, (4), 63-64, 66-68, 70-72.

15. Lochhead, R. Y., Emerging technologies for cosmetic and personal care wipes. Cosmetics & Toiletries 2006, 121, (9), 47-50, 52, 54.

16. Lochhead, R. Y., Stimuli-responsive polymer systems: a review of thermo-associative thickening. Cosmetics & Toiletries 2006, 121, (10), 73-74, 76-82.

17. Lochhead, R. Y., Recent trends in hair care polymers. Household & Personal Products Industry2006, 43, (11), 83-87.

18. Lochhead, R. Y.; Huisinga, L. R., Advances in polymers for hair styling. Cosmetics & Toiletries2005, 120, (5), 59-60,62,64-66,68.

19. Lochhead, R. Y.; Huisinga, L. R., Advances in polymers for hair conditioning shampoos.Cosmetics & Toiletries 2005, 120, (5), 69-70,72-74,76,78.

20. Lochhead, R. Y., Advances in polymers for hair coloring. Cosmetics & Toiletries 2005, 120, (7), 51-54,56,58.

21. Lochhead, R. Y.; Huisinga, L. R., A brief review of polymer/surfactant interaction. Cosmetics & Toiletries 2004, 119, (2), 37-38,40-42,44-46.

22. Johnson, K. M.; Poe, G. D.; Lochhead, R. Y.; McCormick, C. L., The Synthesis of Hydrophobically Modified Water-Soluble Polyzwitterionic Copolymers and Responsiveness to Surfactants in Aqueous Solution. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Pure and Applied Chemistry2004, A41, (6), 587-611.

23. Johnson, K. M.; Fevola, M. J.; Lochhead, R. Y.; McCormick, C. L., Hydrophobically modified acrylamide-based polybetaines. II. Interaction with surfactants in aqueous solution. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2004, 92, (1), 658-671.

24. Corcorran, S.; Lochhead, R. Y.; McKay, T., Particle-stabilized emulsions: A brief overview.Cosmetics & Toiletries 2004, 119, (8), 47-50, 52.

Patents

"In Vivo Polymerizable Opthalmic Compositions " E.P 973, 514 B1 [2003]

"In vivo Polymerizable Opthalmic Compositions and Methods of Using " U.S Patent 6,180,687 [2001]

"Articles Coated with in Vivo Polymerizable Ophthalmic Compositions" U.S. 6,124,037 [2000]

"Polymerizable Mesophases Based on Substituted Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids" U.S. 6, 046,292 [2000]

"Single-Phase Soap Compositions" U.S. 6,007,769 [1999]

"Surfactants Formed From Menhaden Fish" U.S. 5,985,840 [1999]

"Polymerizable Mesophases Based on Substituted Unsaturated Carboxylic Acids" U.S. 5,905,127 [1999]

"In Vivo Polymerizable Opthalmic Compositions" U.S. 5,858,345 [1999]

"Single-Phase Soap Compositions" E.P 973514A1, World Patent WO9607724A1,U.S. 5,820,695 [1998]

"Single-Phase Soap Compositions" E.P 0785985 A1, World Patent 9607724 A1, U.S. 5,820,695 [1998]

"Emulsions Comprising a High Molecular Weight Emulsifier" E.P 482417 A1 [1992]

"Bioadhesive Carboxylic Polymers" E.P 459373 A2 [1991]

"Oxidation-Resistant Polymeric Thickners" E.P 435066 A2 [1991]

"Stable and Quick-Breaking Topical Skin Compositions from Oil-in-Water Emulsions Containing Acrylic Polymers" E.P 435066 A2 [1991]

"Suspension Compositions for Aqueous Surfactant Systems" U.S 4, 686,254 [1987]

"Stable Carboxylic Acid Polymers in Mineral Spirits" U.S 4, 668, 731 [1987] ; E.P 214460 A1 [1987]

"Suspension Composition for Aqueous Surfactant Systems" E.P 0107062 B1 [1986]

"Stable Mineral Spirit Dispersions of Carboxyl-Containing Polymers" U.S. 4,536,628 [1985]

"Polymerizing Unsaturated Acids in Mineral Spirits" U.S. 4,420,596 [1983]