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Professor Michael R. Bockstaller  

Professor Michael R. Bockstaller

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Diploma, Technical University of Karlsruhe 1997
PhD, Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany) 2000

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
4307 Wean Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890

Phone: (412) 268-2709
Fax: (412) 268-7596

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Professor Bockstaller received his diploma in Chemistry from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg University (Mainz, Germany). He was scientific assistant at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) and postdoctoral associate at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He came to Carnegie Mellon from the Technical University of Aachen (Germany) where he held a Habilitation position. He is a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation and Emmy Noether grant recipient of the German Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Polymer morphology, polymer-based nanostructures; polymer-based nanoparticle assemblies; phase behavior and structure-property relations (optical/magnetic) of organic-inorganic heterogeneous materials; phase behavior of water-soluble polymers (synthetic and biological) under in-vivo conditions; field-responsive nanoparticles for drug delivery; X-ray and neutron scattering; Electron microscopy

Recent Publications

I. F. Hakem, A. Leech, J. Johnson, S. Donahue, J. Walker, M. R. Bockstaller Understanding Ligand Distributions in Modified Particle and Particle-Like Systems, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, (2010).

J. Choi, H. Dong. K. Matyjaszewski, M. R. Bockstaller, Flexible Particle Array Structures by Controlling Polymer Graft Architecture, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, (2010), 12537-12539.

J. Listak, I. F. Hakem, H.-J. Ryu, S. Rangos, N. Politakos, K. Misichronis, A. Avgeropoulos, M. R. Bockstaller, Effect of Chain Architecture on the Compatibility of Block Copolymer/Nanoparticle Blends, Macromolecules, 42, (2009), 5766-5773.

H. Ryu, L. Sanchez, H. Keul, M. R. Bockstaller, Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids as Efficient Shape-Regulating Solvents For The Synthesis of Gold Nanorods, Angew. CHem. Int. Ed. 47, (2008), 7639-7643.

J. Listak, W. Jakubowski, L. Mueller, A. Plichta, K. Matyjaszewski, M. R. Bockstaller, Effect of symmetry of molecular weight distribution in block copolymers on formation of "metastable" morphologies, Macromolecules, 41, (2008), 5919-5927.

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