Lon J. Mathias

Professor Emeritus

 “Since going into semi-retirement, I have been focusing on consulting and education. In addition to teaching the course PSC 190 with labs, “Living in the Material World,” I have been updating and expanding the polymer education site at www.pslc.ws. Have a look and send me comments!”

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

 

1971B.S. in Chemistry with honors with J.K. Stille, University of Iowa
1974M.S. in Chemistry with C.G. Overberger, University of Michigan
1976Ph.D. in Chemistry with C.G. Overberger, University of Michigan
1977-1981Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Auburn University, Alabama
1981-1983Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi
1983-1989Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi
1989-PresentProfessor, Department of Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

High Performance Polymers and Composites, Solid State NMR of Polymers, Polymerizations in Organized Media and at Interfaces, Supernucleophilic Pyridine Polymer Catalysts and Reactions, New Liquid Crystalline Polymers and Copolymers, Synthesis of New Functional Monomers and Polymers, Multifunctional Monomers and Polymers


 REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

“One-pot synthesis of polyamide 12,T-polyamide- 6 block copolymers,”
Novitsky , T.; Mathias, L.J.J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem.
2011, 49, 2271-2280.

“Hydrogen-bonded supramolecular polymers from derivatives of α-amino-ε-
caprolactam: A bio-based material,” Tarkin-Tas, Eylem; Lange, Christopher
A.; Mathias, Lon J. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2011, 49, 2451-
2460.

“Multifunctional Acrylate Monomers, Dimers and Oligomers: Applications
from Contact Lenses to Wood-polymer Composites,” Mathias, L. J.;
Kusefoglu, S. H.; Kress, A. O.; Lee, S.; Wright, J. R.; Culbertson, D. A.;
Warren, S. C.; Warren, R. M.; Huang, S.; Lopez, D. R.; Ingram, J. E.;
Dickerson, C. W.; Muthiah, J.; Halley, R. J.; Colletti, R. F.; Cei, G.; Geiger,
C. C.; Macromol. Symp. 2011, 51, 153-167.

“Synthesis and Thermal Behavior of Polyamide 12, T Random and Block
Copolymers,” ,” Novitsky , T.; Mathias, L.J.; Osborn, S.; Ayotte, R.; Manning,
S. Macromol. Symp. 03/2012, 313-314.

“Investigation of Melting Behaviors and Crystallinity of Linear Polyamide
with High-Aliphatic Content,” Kaya, E.; Mathias, L. J.; J. Appl. Polym. Sci.,
2012, 123, 92-98.

“Thermally stable organically modified layered silicates based on alkyl
imidazolium salts,” Goswami, S.K..; Ghosh, S.; Mathias, L.J., J. Coll.
Interface Sci., 2012, 368, 366-371.

“Surface Modification of Nano-silica with Amides and Imides for Use in
Polyester Nanocomposites,” Ghosh, S.; Mathias, L. J.; Goswami, S. J.
Mater. Chem. 2013, 1, 6073-6080.

“Preparation, Characterization and Copolymerization of the 12-Membered
Cyclic Diamide 1,6-Diazacyclododecane- 2,5-dione,” Kaya, E.; Tarkin-Tas,
E.; Osborn, S.; Ayotte, R.; Manning, S.; Mathias, L. J. J. Polym. Sci. Part A:
Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 96-103.

 


 

  RECENT PATENTS

  “Polymerizable Mesophases Based on Substituted Unsaturated
Carboxylic Acids,” Lochhead, R.Y.; Mathias, L.J. U.S. Patent 6,046,292,
April 4, 2000.

“Articles coated with in vivo polymerizable ophthalmic compositions,”
Hammer, M.E.; Charles, S.T.; Lang, J.C.; Lochhead, R.Y.; Mathias, L.J.
U.S. Patent 6,124,037, September 26, 2000.

 “In vivo polymerizable ophthalmic compositions and methods of using,” Hammer, M.E.; Charles, S.T.; Lang, J.C.; Lochhead, R.Y.; Mathias, L.J.
U.S. Patent 6,180,687, January 30, 2001.

“Cyclopentadiene derivatives for carbon-carbon composites,” Mathias,
L.J.; Tregre, G.J. U.S. Patent 6,319,611, November 20, 2001.

“Method for forming amino acid derivatives from tricyclic
diketopiperazines,” Mathias, L.J.; Parrish, D.A.; Somlai, L. U.S. Patent
Application 20020072601, June 13, 2002.

“Imidoalkyl Siloxane Nanocomposites, Articles Comprising Coated Silica
Compositions and Processes for Preparing Coated Silica,” Coleman, P.J.;
Mathias, L.J.; Ghosh, S.; Goswami, S.K., PCT Int. Appl. WO 2009114846
A2, September 17, 2009.

“High Dimensional Stability Polyester Compositions,” Bradshaw, S.P.;
Jenkins, S.D.; Mathias, L.J.; Coleman, P.J.; Mehta, S. United States
Provisional Patent Application No. 61/363,674, July 13, 2010.


“High Dimensional Stability Polyester Compositions,” Bradshaw, S.P.;
Coleman, P.; Jenkins, S.D.; Mehta, S. Mathias, L.J.; International Patent
Application PCT/US2011/043165; WO/2012/009201, July 07, 2011.