Sergei I. Nazarenko

Associate Professor

Nazarenko Group Research Page


1982B.Sc.,Chemical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia
1988Ph.D., Physics and Mathematics (Polymer Physics), Russian Academy of Sciences
1988-1990Postdoctoral Research Fellow, USSR Academy of Sciences, N.N. Semenov's Institute of Chemical Physics
1990-1997Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University
1997-2003Assistant Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
2004-presentAssistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi














Transport phenomena in polymers and polymer based materials: diffusion of small molecules, polymer chain interdiffusion, and chain mobility; Development of advanced materials for high barrier packaging, coating, separations, and drug delivery applications; The glassy state: steady state and relaxation, probing and modeling of free volume; Positron lifetime spectroscopy of polymers; Responsive materials and nanotechnology;


1. Shin, J.; Nazarenko, S.; Hoyle, C. E., Effects of Chemical Modification of Thiol-Ene Networks on Enthalpy Relaxation. Macromolecules (Washington, DC, United States) 2009, 42, (17), 6549-6557.

2. Pratt, J. D.; Olson, B. G.; Brandt, J. P.; Hassan, M. K.; Ratto, J. A.; Wiggins, J. S.; Rawlins, J. W.; Nazarenko, S., High-oxygen barrier materials based on hyperbranched aliphatic polyesters. ACS Symposium Series 2009, 1004, (Polymer Degradation and Performance), 17-30.

3. Kwisnek, L.; Nazarenko, S.; Hoyle, C. E., Oxygen Transport Properties of Thiol-Ene Networks. Macromolecules (Washington, DC, United States) 2009, 42, (18), 7031-7041.

4. Gould, T. E.; Piland, S. G.; Shin, J.; Hoyle, C. E.; Nazarenko, S., Characterization of mouthguard materials: Physical and mechanical properties of commercialized products. Dental Materials 2009, 25, (6), 771-780.

5. Shin, J.; Nazarenko, S.; Hoyle, C. E., Enthalpy Relaxation of Photopolymerized Thiol-Ene Networks: Structural Effects. Macromolecules (Washington, DC, United States) 2008, 41, (18), 6741-6746.

6. Olson, B. G.; Decker, J. J.; Nazarenko, S.; Yudin, V. E.; Otaigbe, J. U.; Korytkova, E. N.; Gusarov, V. V., Aggregation of Synthetic Chrysotile Nanotubes in the Bulk and in Solution Probed by Nitrogen Adsorption and Viscosity Measurements. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2008, 112, (33), 12943-12950.

7. Clark, T. S.; Hoyle, C. E.; Nazarenko, S., Kinetics analysis and physical properties of photocured silicate-based thiol-ene nanocomposites: The effects of vinyl POSS ene on the polymerization kinetics and physical properties of thiol-triallyl ether networks. Journal of Coatings Technology and Research 2008, 5, (3), 345-351.

8. Clark, T.; Kwisnek, L.; Hoyle, C. E.; Nazarenko, S., Photopolymerization of thiol-ene systems based on oligomeric thiols. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2008, 47, (1), 14-24.

9. Nazarenko, S.; Meneghetti, P.; Julmon, P.; Olson, B. G.; Qutubuddin, S., Gas barrier of polystyrene montmorillonite clay nanocomposites: effect of mineral layer aggregation. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 2007, 45, (13), 1733-1753.

10. Gould, T. E.; Piland, S. G.; Hoyle, C. E.; Nazarenko, S., Mouth protection in sports. Materials in Sports Equipment 2007, 127-156.

11. Senyurt, A. F.; Wei, H.; Phillips, B.; Cole, M.; Nazarenko, S.; Hoyle, C. E.; Piland, S. G.; Gould, T. E., Physical and mechanical properties of photo polymerized thiol-ene/acrylates. Macromolecules 2006, 39, (19), 6315-6317.

12. Hoyle, C. E.; Gould, T.; Piland, S.; Wei, H.; Phillips, B.; Nazarenko, S.; Senyurt, A. F.; Cole, M., Photocurable materials for mouthguards. RadTech Report 2006, 20, (6), 12-17.