Sergei I. Nazarenko

Professor

BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

2015-presentProfessor of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi
2009-2015Associate Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi
2008-presentExecutive Editor of Journal of Applied Polymer Science
2004-2009Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi  
1997-2003Assistant Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University.

1990-1997

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University

1988-1990

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, USSR Academy of Sciences, N.N. Semenov's Institute of Chemical Physics

1988

Ph.D., Physics and Mathematics (Polymer Physics), USSR Academy of Sciences, N.N. Semenov's Institute of Chemical Physics

1982

B.S., Molecular and Chemical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Transport phenomena in polymers; Gas diffusion and permeation; Development of advanced materials for high barrier packaging; Gas separations membranes; Glassy state: steady state and relaxation; Probing and modeling of free volume; High pressure dilatometry and positron annihilation life-time spectroscopy; Fire retardancy of polymers; Composites and nanocomposites;


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.