Sergei I. Nazarenko

Associate Professor

Nazarenko Group Research Page

BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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;


REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

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.