2014-15 Research Group:  Julie Herman, Yacouba Sidibe, Liz Carnicom, Eric Tillman, Scott Blackburn, Jess Abruzzese, Chrissy Bendzinski (Eileen McAuley, not pictured)
  • Scott’s paper was just accepted in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics  (4.10.15)
  • Kenny and Scott’s paper just accepted in Polymer (5.12.15)
  • Liz Carnicom won a $500 NSF travel award for her poster at the San Francisco ACS meeting and presented her work at the Beckman Symposium.
  • Julie Herman and Eileen McAuley join the research group.


Recent publications: (click here for full list)

Blackburn, S.C.*; Myers, K.D.*;Tillman, E.S. “Macrocyclic Poly(methyl acrylate) and Macrocyclic Poly(methyl acrylate-block-styrene) Synthesized by Radical Trap-assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling
Polymer” Polymer 2015, 216, 1282-1290.

Blackburn, S.C.*; Tillman, E.S. “Synthesis of Cyclic Poly(methyl methacrylate) Directly from Dihalogenated Linear Precursors ” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2015, 68, 284-292.

Carnicom, E.M.*; Abruzzese J.A..*; Sidibe, Y.*; Myers, K.D.*; Tillman, E.S. “Effect of Trapping Agent and Polystyrene Chain End
Functionality on Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Polymers 2014, 6, 2737-2751.

Valente, C.J.*; Schellenberger, A.M.*; Tillman, E.S. “Dimerization of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Chains Using Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Macromolecules 2014, 47, 2226-2232.

Carnicom, E.M.*; Tillman, E.S. “Polymerization of Styrene and Cyclization to Macrocyclic Polystyrene in a One-pot, Two-Step Sequence” Reactive and Functional Polymers 2014, 80, 9-14.  

Carnicom, E.M.*; Coyne, W.E.*; Myers, K.D.*; Tillman, E.S.  “One Pot, Two Step Sequence Converting Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Directly to Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Polymer, 20135560-5567.

Butcher, W.E.*; Tillman, E.S.; Radzinski, S.C.*;  “Selective Formation of Diblock Copolymers Using Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 20133619-3626.

Voter, A.F.*; Tillman, E.S.; Findeis, P.; Radzinski, S.C.*;  “Synthesis of Macrocyclic Polymers Formed via Intramolecular Radical Trap-Assisted Atom Transfer Radical Coupling” ACS Macro Letters 20121, 1066-1070.

Pickett, P.D.*; Radzinski, S.C.*; Tillman, E.S. “Probing the Effects of Pi-pi Stacking on the Controlled Radical Polymerization of Styrene and Fluorinated Styrene” Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 20121, 156-165.


*Bucknell student

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