Roger D. Hester

Professor Emeritus

Background

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

Research Areas

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

Recent Publications & Patents

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.