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Thomas P. Russell

Thomas P.  Russell
Professor, Part-time Principal Investigator Chair, Academic Committee BAIC-SM
Ph. D., Polymer Science and Engineering, 1979, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
M. S., Polymer Science and Engineering, 1976, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 
B. S., Chemistry, 1976, Boston State College 

Specializations: Polymer and Materials Science, Solid and Liquid Interfaces

Research focuses:
Surface and interfacial properties of polymers
  ●  Phase transitions in polymers
  ●  Directed self-assembly processes
  ●  Interfacial assembly of nanoparticles
  ●  Wrinkling and crumpling behavior of thin polymer films
  ●  Photovoltaics, polymer-based and perovskite
Recent Publications:
Proeller, S.; Liu, F.; Zhu, C.; Wang, C.; Russell, T. P.; Hexemer, A.; Mueller-Buschbaum, P.; Herzig, E. M., Following the Morphology Formation In Situ in Printed Active Layers for Organic Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials 2016, 6 (1).
  ●  Paulsen, J. D.; Hohlfeld, E.; King, H.; Huang, J.; Qiu, Z.; Russell, T. P.; Menon, N.; Vella, D.; Davidovitch, B., Curvature-induced stiffness and the spatial variation of wavelength in wrinkled sheets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2016, 113 (5), 1144-1149.
  ●  Liu, Y.; Bag, M.; Renna, L. A.; Page, Z. A.; Kim, P.; Emrick, T.; Venkataraman, D.; Russell, T. P., Understanding Interface Engineering for High-Performance Fullerene/Perovskite Planar Heterojunction Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials 2016, 6 (2).
  ●  Sun, Z.; Chen, Z.; Zhang, W.; Choi, J.; Huang, C.; Jeong, G.; Coughlin, E. B.; Hsu, Y.; Yang, X.; Lee, K. Y.; Kuo, D. S.; Xiao, S.; Russell, T. P., Directed Self-Assembly of Poly(2-vinylpyridine)-b-polystyrene-b-poly(2-vinylpyridine) Triblock Copolymer with Sub-15 nm Spacing Line Patterns Using a Nanoimprinted Photoresist Template. Advanced Materials 2015, 27 (29), 4364-4370.
  ●  Paulsen, J. D.; Demery, V.; Santangelo, C. D.; Russell, T. P.; Davidovitch, B.; Menon, N., Optimal wrapping of liquid droplets with ultrathin sheets. Nature Materials 2015, 14 (12), 1206-1209.



Office Location:
Chemical Engineering Bld.,
rm. B404