Douglas A Loy

Douglas A Loy

Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Primary Department
Department Affiliations
Contact
(520) 609-6021

Work Summary

Work Summary
Developing safer, more stable sunscreens

Research Interest

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

Publications

Wang, H., Liu, L. i., Huang, Y., Wang, D. i., Hu, L., & Loy, D. A. (2015). Enhancement Corrosion Resistance of (gamma-Glycidyloxypropyl)-Silsesquioxane-Titanium Dioxide Films and Its Validation by Gas Molecule Diffusion Coefficients Using Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulation. POLYMERS, 6(2), 300-310.
Loy, D. A., Obrey-DeFriend, K. A., Wilson Jr., K. V., Minke, M., Baugher, B. M., Baugher, C. R., Schneider, D. A., Jamison, G. M., & Shea, K. J. (2015). Influence of the alkoxide group, solvent, catalyst, and concentration on the gelation and porosity of hexylene-bridged polysilsesquioxanes. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 362, 82-94.
LOY, D. A., BUSS, R. J., ASSINK, R. A., SHEA, K. J., & OVIATT, H. (1993). ENGINEERING OF POROSITY IN AMORPHOUS MATERIALS - PLASMA OXIDATION OF HYDROCARBON TEMPLATES IN POLYSILSESQUIOXANES. BETTER CERAMICS THROUGH CHEMISTRY VI, 346, 825-829.
Budy, S., Jin, J., Loy, D., & Iacono, S. (2015). Synthesis and characterization of semifluorinated polyarylene copolymers. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 249.
LOY, D. A., ASSINK, R. A., JAMISON, G. M., MCNAMARA, W. F., PRABAKAR, S., & SCHNEIDER, D. A. (2006). CHARACTERIZATION OF POLY(XYLYLENES) WITH SOLID-STATE C-13 NUCLEAR-MAGNETIC-RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY. MACROMOLECULES, 28(17), 5799-5803.