Douglas A Loy
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Primary Department
Department Affiliations
(520) 609-6021
Work Summary
Developing safer, more stable sunscreens
Research Interest
My research interests are in organic and polymer chemistries that include extensive development of new polymers, polymerization chemistries, polymer characterization, and their applications, such as bio-microfuel cells, membranes, protective coatings, photoresists, sensors, and high surface area adsorbents. Presently, my research includes the development of new polymeric sunscreens, polymeric foams, novel materials and chemistries for 3D printing, synthesis and characterization of porous materials, new polymeric antioxidants, fluorescent polymers and particles, and extensive work in sol-gel science. Keywords: New Sunscreens


Loy, D. A. (1997). Hybrid organic-inorganic materials. MRS BULLETIN, 26(5), 364-365.
Li, Z., Tolbert, S. H., & Loy, D. A. (2012). Hybrid organic-inorganic membranes from size exclusion deposition of fluorescent, octylene-bridged polysilsesquioxane particles. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 403, 88-96.
LOY, D. A., BAUGHER, B. M., PRABAKAR, S., ASSINK, R. A., & SHEA, K. J. (1993). Comparison of bridged polysilsesquioxane xerogels prepared from methoxy- and ethoxy-silyl monomers.. ADVANCES IN POROUS MATERIALS, 371, 229-234.
Loy, D. A., Carpenter, J. P., Myers, S. A., Assink, R. A., Small, J. H., Greaves, J., & Shea, K. J. (1996). Intramolecular condensation reactions of alpha, omega-bis(triethoxysilyl)alkanes. Formation of cyclic disilsesquioxanes. BETTER CERAMICS THROUGH CHEMISTRY VII: ORGANIC/INORGANIC HYBRID MATERIALS, 435, 33-41.
Shea, K. J., & Loy, D. A. (1996). Bridged polysilsesquioxanes: Molecular engineering of hybrid organic-inorganic materials. MRS BULLETIN, 26(5), 368-376.