Jeffrey S. Wiggins

Associate Professor of the School of Polymers


1988B.Sc., Industrial Technology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
1992Ph.D., Polymer Science, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS;

Executive M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

1992-1997Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1992 Senior Polymer Chemist
1994Manager, TPU Development; 1996 Technical Director, TPU
1997-2002Nike IHM Inc
1997Polymer Research Manager
1998Technical Director, Research and Manufacturing Engineering
2000Oregon General Manager
2003- PresentThe University of Southern Mississippi
2003-2004Visiting Scientist
2005-2011Assistant Professor
2011-2014Associate Professor and Interim School Director
2014 - presentAssociate Professor and Director School of Polymers & High Performance Materials



























Sports and High Performance Materials, Glassy Polymer Networks, Sustainable and Degradable Polymers, Reaction Extrusion and Polymer Processing.


  1. Molecular scale cure rate dependence of thermoset matrix polymers, Childers, Christopher, Hassan, Mohammad, Mauritz, Kenneth, Wiggins, Jeffrey, Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2016, 9, 206
  2. Semibatch RAFT copolymerization of acrylonitrile and N-isopropylacrylamide:  Effect of comonomer distribution on cyclization and thermal stability, Moskowitz, Jeremy and Wiggins, Jeffrey, Polymer 2016, 84, 311
  3. Thermo-oxidative stabilization of polyacrylontirile and its copolymers:  Effect of molecular weight, dispersity and polymerization pathway, Moskowitz, Jeremy and Wiggins, Jeffrey, Polymer Degradation and Stability 2016, 125, 76
  4. High Molecular Weight and Low Dispersity Polyacrylonitrile by Low Temperature RAFT Polymerization, Moskowitz, Jeremy, Abel, Brooks, McCormick, Charles, Wiggins, Jeffrey, J. Poly. Sci. Pt.APoly Chem, 2016, 54, 553
  5. Polymer chain dynamics in epoxy based composites as investigated by broadband dielectric spectroscopy, Hassan, Mohammad, Tucker, Samuel, Abukmail, Ahmed, Wiggins, Jeffrey, Mauritz, Kenneth, Arabian Journal of Chemistry 2016, 9, 203
  6. Digital image correlation analysis of strain recovery in glassy polymer network isomers, Stephen Heinz, Jianwei Tu, Matthew Jackson, Jeffrey Wiggins, Polymer 2016, 82, 87
  7. Ductile thermoset polymers by controlling network flexibility, Hameed, Nishar, Fox, Bronwyn, Salim, Nisa, Walsh, Tiffany, Wiggins, Jeffrey  Chem. Comm. 2015, 51, 9903
  8. Simultaneous reinforcement and toughness improvement in an aromatic epoxy network with an aliphatic hyperbranched epoxy modifier, Jin, Qingfen, Misasi, John, Wiggins, Jeffrey, Morgan, Sarah “, Polymer, 2015 73, 174
  9. Phenylene ring motions in isomeric glassy epoxy networks and their contributions to thermal and mechanical properties, Tu, Jinwei, Tucker, Samuel, Christensen, Stephen, Sayed, Abdelwahed, Jarrett, William, Wiggins, Jeffrey, 2015 Macromolecules, 48(6), 1748
  10. Surface composition control via chain end segregation in polyethersulfone solution cast films, Knauer, Katrina, Greenhoe, Brian, Wiggins, Jeffrey, Morgan, Sarah 2015 Polymer, 57(28), 88
  11. Laser-induced thermo-oxidative degradation of carbon nanotube/polypropylene nanocomposites, Bartolucci, Stephen, Supan, Karen, Warrender, Jeffrey, Davis, Christopher, La Beaud, Lawrence, Knowles, Kyler, Wiggins, Jeffrey 2014 Composites Science and Technology, 105, 166
  12. Continuous reactor preparation of thermoplastic modified epoxy-amine prepolymers, Cheng, Xiaole, Wiggins, Jeffrey 2014 Polymer International, 63(10) 1777
  13. PEG containing thiol-ene network membranes for CO2 Separation:  Effect of cross-linking on thermal, mechanical, and gas transport properties, Kwisnek, Luke, Goetz, James, Meyers, Kevin, Heinz, Stephen, Wiggins, Jeffrey, Nazarenko, Sergei 2014 Macromolecules, 47(10) 3243
  14. Thermal stability of polypropylene-clay nanocomposites subjected to laser pulse heating Bartolucci, Stephen, Supan, Karen, Wiggins, Jeffrey, LaBeaud, Lawrence, Warrender, Jeffrey 2013 Polymer Degradation and Stability 98(12) 2497
  15. Effect of stoichiometry and cure prescription on fluid ingress in epoxy networks Frank, Katherine, Wiggins, Jeffrey 2013 Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 130(1) 264
  16. Fluid uptake behavior of multifunctional epoxy blends Frank, Katherine, Childers, Christopher, Dutta, Dhanadeep, Gidley, David, Jackson, Matthew, Ward, Stephen, Maskell, Rob, Wiggins, Jeffrey 2013 Polymer, 54(1) 403
  17. Fluid ingress strain analysis of glassy polymer networks using digital image correlation Jackson, Matthew B.; Heinz, Stephen R.; Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Polymer Testing, 2012, 31, 1131-1139.
  18. Investigation of pre-reaction and cure temperature on multiscale dispersion in POSS-epoxy nanocomposites Frank, Katherine L.; Exley, Sarah E.; Thornell, Travis L.; Morgan, Sarah E.; Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Polymer, 2012, 53, 4643-4651.
  19. Effect of free volume hole size on fluid ingress of glassy epoxy networks Jackson, Matthew  B., Kaushik, Mukul, Nazarenko, Sergei, Ward, Steven, Maskell, Rob, Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Polymer, 2011, 52(20) 4528.
  20. Alternating copolymer of pyridine and 1,4-diphenyl-1,2,4,5-tetrazine from bis-1,3-dipolar cycloaddition polymerization Sayed, Abdelwahed R.; Wiggins, Jeffrey S. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2011, 120(2), 623.
  21. Multifunctional thiols as additives in UV-cured PEG-diacrylate membranes for CO2 separation Kwisnek, Luke; Heinz, Stephen; Wiggins, Jeffrey S; Nazarenko, Sergei; Journal of Membrane Science2011, 369(1-2), 429-436.
  22. Uniaxial Compression Analysis Of Glassy Polymer Networks Using Digital Image Correlation, S.R. Heinz and J.S. Wiggins, Polymer Testing, 2010, 29, 925.
  23. Ambient cure POSS-epoxy matrices for marine composites, S.J. Tucker, S. Kar, B. Fu and J.S. Wiggins, Comp. Pt A:  Appl. Sci. and Mfg., 2010, 41, 1441.