Roger D. Hester

Professor Emeritus

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

1965B.S., Chemical Engineering, Auburn University
1968M.S., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1971Registered as a Professional Engineer
1974Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1984-presentProfessor of Polymer Science, The University of Southern Mississippi
 Member of Society of Plastics Engineers, Southern Society for Coatings Technology, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Water-soluble macromolecular characterization, rheology of polymer solutions, and computer modeling of polymer processes.


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
McConaughy, S. D.; Stroud, P. A.; Boudreaux, B.; Hester, R. D.; McCormick, C. L., Structural Characterization and Solution Properties of a Galacturonate Polysaccharide Derived from Aloe vera Capable of in Situ Gelation. Biomacromolecules 2008, 9, (2), 472-480.

T.S. Rushing, R.D. Hester,"Semi-empirical model for polyelectrolyte intrinsic viscosity as a function of solution ionic strength and polymer molecular weight", Polymer, 45[19], 6587-6594 [2004]

M.J. Fevola, J.K Bridges, M.G. Kellum, R.D. Hester, C.L. McCormick,"pH-responsive polyzwitterions: A comparative study of acrylamide-based polyampholyte terpolymers and polybetaine copolymers", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 94[1], 24-39 [2004]

M.J. Fevola, J.K. Bridges, M.G. Kellum, R.D. Hester, C.L. McCormick,"pH-responsive ampholytic terpolymers of acrylamide, sodium 3-acrylamido-3-methylbutanoate, and (3-acrylamidopropyl)trimethylammonium chloride. I. Synthesis and characterization", Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry, 42[13], 3236-3251 [2004]

M.J. Fevola, M.G. Kellum, R.D. Hester, C.L. McCormick,"pH-responsive ampholytic terpolymers of acrylamide, sodium 3-acrylamido-3-methylbutanoate, and (3-acrylamidopropyl)trimethylammonium chloride. II. Solution properties", Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry, 42[13], 3252-3270 [2004]

D.B. Thomas, A.J. Convertine, R.D. Hester, A.B. Lowe, C.L. McCormick,"Hydrolytic susceptibility of dithioester chain transfer agents and implications in aqueous RAFT polymerizations", Macromolecules, 37[5], 1735-1741 [2004]

PATENTS

Hester, R. D.; Hanson, R. W. Water-degradable fishing lure. 2006-503495 2007036746, 20060811., 2007.