Rowan Group

The Rowan Group focuses on studying the chemistry of non-covalent interactions (supramolecular chemistry). This is embodied by studying the synthesis of metallosupramolecular and stimuli-resonsive polymers; isolation and utilization of cellulose nanocrystals in biomimetic and porous systems; and finally, reversible covalent chemistry.

 

Current research

 

Interested in joining this lab? 

Undergraduates, graduates, postdocs, and researchers are encouraged to contact Prof. Rowan at his UChicago email listed below.  Please include your name, contact information, and a short description on why you are interested in the lab. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Principal Investigator

Stuart Rowan

stuartrowan@uchicago.edu

Dynamics of Poly[n]catenane Melts

Rauscher, Phillip M et al. "Dynamics of Poly[n]catenane Melts." The Journal of Chemical Physics 152, 214901 (2020)

Thermodynamics and Structure of Poly[n]catenane Melts

Rauscher,P. M., Schweizer, K. S. , Rowan, S. J. , de Pablo, J. J. Macromolecules ASAP

Ion-Conducting Dynamic Solid Polymer Electrolyte Adhesives

Kato, R. et al. Ion-Conducting Dynamic Solid Polymer Electrolyte Adhesives. ACS Macro Letters 500–506 (2020). doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00142

The Effect of Shear on the Evolution of Morphology in High Internal Phase Emulsions (HIPEs) used as Templates for Structural and Functional Polymer Foams

Foudazi, R. , Zhao, B., Gokun, P., Manas-Zloczower, I. , Rowan, S.R., Feke D. L. ACS Applied Polymer Materials ASAP

Development, Processing and Applications of Bio-sourced Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites

Calvino, C., Macke, N., Kato, R. & Rowan, S. J. Development, processing and applications of bio-sourced cellulose nanocrystal composites. Progress in Polymer Science (2020). doi:10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2020.101221

Happy 100th Anniversary to Polymer Science and Engineering

Rowan, S. J. Happy 100th Anniversary to Polymer Science and Engineering. ACS Macro Letters 9, 122 (2020).

Fluid transport in open-cell polymeric foams: effect of morphology and surface wettability

Zhao, B., Gedler, G., Manas-Zloczower, I., Rowan, S. J. & Feke, D. L. Fluid transport in open-cell polymeric foams: effect of morphology and surface wettability. SN Applied Sciences 2, (2020).

Impact of Dynamic Bond Concentration on the Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Dynamic Poly(alkylurea‐co‐urethane) Networks

Chen, L., Zhang, L., Griffin, P. J. & Rowan, S. J. Impact of Dynamic Bond Concentration on the Viscoelastic and Mechanical Properties of Dynamic Poly(alkylurea-co-urethane) Networks. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 221, (2020).

Combining Chemistry, Materials Science, Inspiration from Nature, and Serendipity to Develop Stimuli‐Responsive Polymeric Materials

Rowan, S. J. & Weder, C. Combining Chemistry, Materials Science, Inspiration from Nature, and Serendipity to Develop Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Materials. Israel Journal of Chemistry (2019). doi:10.1002/ijch.201900098

Preparation of cellulose nanofibers from Miscanthus x. Giganteus by ammonium persulfate oxidation

Han Yang, Yefei Zhang, Ryo Kato, and Stuart J. Rowan. Preparation of cellulose nanofibers from Miscanthus x. Giganteus by ammonium persulfate oxidation. Carbohydrate Polymers. 2019. Vol. 212, Pg. 30-39.

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