Rowan Group

Nick Boynton

Nick was born in Royal Oak, Michigan and was raised in Troy, Michigan. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy where he received his B.S. in Chemistry. At Detroit Mercy, he worked on Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction methodology under the supervision of Prof. Matthew Mio. During his sophomore summer, he interned at the NASA Glenn Research Center where he helped develop flexible polyimide aerogels for conformal antennas with Dr. Mary Ann Meador. The following summer, he worked on additive manufacturing of polyimide aerogels with Dr. Mary Ann Meador and Dr. Michael Meador. Nick joined PME in the Fall of 2019 where he is co-advised by Prof. Stuart Rowan and Prof. Shrayesh Patel. 

Nick’s research is focused on developing dynamic polymer networks for use in energy storage applications, specifically in batteries and thermoelectrics.

Accessing pluripotent materials through tempering of dynamic covalent polymer networks

Nicholas R Boynton, Joseph M Dennis, Neil D Dolinski, Charlie A Lindberg, Anthony P Kotula, Garrett L Grocke, Stephanie L Vivod, Joseph L Lenhart, Shrayesh N Patel, Stuart J Rowan. Science 383, 545-551 (2024)

Connecting Molecular Exchange Dynamics to Stress Relaxation in Phase-Separated Dynamic Covalent Networks

Neil D. Dolinski, Ran Tao, Nicholas R. Boynton, Anthony P. Kotula, Charlie A. Lindberg, Kyle J. Petersen, Aaron M. Forster, and Stuart J. Rowan* ACS Macro Lett. 2024, 13, 2, 174–180

Controlling the Morphology of Dynamic Thia-Michael Networks to Target Pressure-Sensitive and Hot Melt Adhesives

Katie M Herbert, Neil D Dolinski, Nicholas R Boynton, Julia G Murphy, Charlie A Lindberg, SJ Sibener, Stuart J Rowan. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 23, 27471–27480