James Rawlins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Polymers and High Performance Materials

TECHNICAL AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Polymer Science and Engineering; Polymer Design for Thermosetting Systems; Polymer-Coated Surfaces; Compatible and Incompatible Blending in Crosslinked Polymer Systems; Forensic Analysis of Polymers, Coatings, Adhesives, Fibers, and Films; Structure-Property Relationships with Crosslinked Polymer Systems for Molecular Healing; Biobased Raw Material Derivatives and Utilization; Chemical and Biological Agent Permeability with Crosslinked Systems; Nanoencapsulation for Embedded Raw Material Delivery; Emulsion and Miniemulsion Polymerization; Polymeric Photovoltaic Materials; and Polymer Synthesis and Healing via Enzymatic Catalysis.

1. Emulsion Copolymerization of Vegetable Oil Macromonomers Possessing both Acrylic and Allylic Functionalities, Ethem Kaya, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, David Delatte, James W. Rawlins and Shelby F. Thames, Macromolecular Symposia 2013, 324(1, Polymer Reaction Engineering VIII), 2013, 95-106.

2. Investigation of Linear Impact Energy Management and Product Claims of a Novel American Football Helmet Liner Component, David E. Krzeminski, James T. Goetz, Andrew P. Janisse, Nadine M. Lippa, Trenton E. Gould, Scott G. Piland, and James W. Rawlins, Sports Technology, 2012, In Press, available online.

3. The effect of accelerated outdoor weathering on impact performance of an American football helmet outer shell material, David E. Krzeminski, Trenton E. Gould, Scott G. Piland, and James W. Rawlins, Procedia Engineering, 2012, 34, 879.

4. Effect of acid value on the esterification mechanism of maleinized soybean oil with cotton, Ericka N.J. Ford, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, Shelby F. Thames, and James W. Rawlins, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 2012, 9:637-641.

5. Magnesium-Based Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection Coatings (Mg-rich Primers) for Aluminum Alloys, Shashi S. Pathak, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, Michael D. Blanton, and James W. Rawlins, Metals, 2012, 2(3), 353-376.

6. Determination of epoxy equivalent weight of glycidyl ether based epoxides via near infrared spectroscopy, Monoj Pramanik, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, James W. Rawlins, Polymer Testing, 2012, 31, 716-721.

7. Molecular weight effects on the mechanical properties of novel epoxy thermoplastics, Christine D. Caroselli, Monoj Pramanik, Brandon C. Achord, and James W. Rawlins, High Performance Polymers, 2012, 24(3), 161-172.

8. Spectroscopic Analysis of Cotton Treated with Neutralized Maleinized Soybean Oil, Ericka N.J. Ford, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, Shelby F. Thames, and James W. Rawlins, Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, 2011, 88(5), 681-687.

9. Influence of Polymer Particle Size on the Percolation Treshold of Electrically Conductive Latex-based Composites, Gregory P. Moriarty, James H. Whittemore, Katherine Ann Sun, James W. Rawlins, and Jaime C. Grunlan, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 2011, 49(21), 1547-1554.

10. Synthesis and Evaluation of Tetra(2,7-octadienyl) Titanate as a Reactive Diluent for Air-drying Alkyd Paints, Alp H. Alidedeoglu, Kevin Davis, Rhonda Robertson, Crystal Smith, James W. Rawlins, and Sarah E. Morgan, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 2010, 8(1), 45-48.

11. Carbonation of Mg powder to Enhance the Corrosion Resistance of Mg-Rich Primers, Shashi S. Pathak, Michael D. Blanton, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, and James W. Rawlins, Corrosion Science, 2010, 52(11), 3782-3792.

12. Investigation on Dual Corrosion Performance of Magnesium-Rich Primer for Aluminum Alloys under Salt Spray Test (ASTM B117) and Natural Exposure, Shashi S. Pathak, Michael D. Blanton, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, and James W. Rawlins, Corrosion Science, 2010, 52(4), 1453-1463.

13. X-ray Diffraction of Cotton Treated with Neutralized Vegetable Oil-Based Macromolecular Crosslinkers, Ericka N. J. Ford, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, James W. Rawlins, and Shelby F. Thames, Journal of Engineered Fabrics and Fibers, 2010, 5(1), 10-20.

14. Evidence of Ni(0) Complex Diffusion during Grignard Metathesis Polymerization of 2,5- Dibromo-3hexylthiophene, Brandon C. Achord and James W. Rawlins, Macromolecules, 2009, 42(22), 8634-8639.

15. Synthesis of Alkyd/Acrylic Hybrid Latexes for Paper Coatings Applications, James W. Rawlins, Richard C. Ferguson, Adam S. Stockett, Sandipan Dutta, and David E. Delatte, TAPPI Journal, 2009, 8(6), 18-23.

16. Thiol-Ene UV Curable Coatings Using Vegetable Oil Macromonomers, Micah Black and James W. Rawlins, European Coatings Journal, 2009, 45(5), 1433-1441.

17. Synthesis and Characterization of Soyamide Ferulate, Monoj Pramanik, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, and James W. Rawlins, Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, 2008, 85(8), 783-789.

18. Putting Nature to Work: Using Enzymes for Decontamination and Polymer Modification, James W. Rawlins and Melinda E. Wales, European Coatings Journal, 2008, 26-31.

19. Synthesis of Carbonated Vernonia Oil, Noel Mann, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, James W. Rawlins, and Shelby F. Thames, Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society, 2008, 85(8),791-796.

20. Nanoencapsulation of Blocked Isocyanates through Aqueous Emulsion Polymerization, Huaxiang Yang, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, and James W. Rawlins, eXPRESS Polymer Letters, 2008, 2(5), 349-356.

21. Synthesis of New Acrylate-Based Nonionic Surfmers and Their Use in Heterophase Polymerization, Jean-Francois Morizur, Derek J. Irvine, James W. Rawlins, and Lon J. Mathias, Macromolecules, 2007, 40(25), 8938-8946.

22. Copolymerization of sec-Butenyl Acetate with Styrene via Emulsion Polymerization, Alp H. Alidedeoglu, Sandipan Dutta, Rahul Misra, James W. Rawlins, and Sarah E. Morgan, Journal of Polymer Science Part A. Polymer Chemistry, 2007, 45(15), 3191-3203.

23. Durable Press Performance of Vegetable Oil Derivatives, Ericka N. Johnson, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, James W. Rawlins, and Shelby F. Thames, AATCC Review, 2006, 6(12), 40-44.

24. Reaction Calorimetry as a Tool to Determine Diffusion of Vegetable Oil Macromonomers in Emulsion Polymerization, Carolina Quintero, David E. Delatte, K. Diamond, Sharathkumar K. Mendon, James W. Rawlins, and Shelby F. Thames, Progress in Organic Coatings, 2006, 57(3), 202-209.

25. Secondary Structural Changes During Adhesive Processing of Soy Protein Isolate via ATR-IR, Jeanne N. Shera, James W. Rawlins, and Shelby F. Thames, Wood Adhesives Proceedings 2005, (post-conference peer reviewed proceedings) Forest Products Society, Madison WI, 2006, 285-289.