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

Publications

LOY, D. A., JAMISON, G. M., ASSINK, R. A., MYERS, S., & SHEA, K. J. (2002). HEXYLENE-BRIDGED AND PHENYLENE-BRIDGED POLYSILOXANE NETWORK MATERIALS. HYBRID ORGANIC-INORGANIC COMPOSITES, 585, 264-277.
Muriithi, B., & Loy, D. A. (2014). Proton conductivity of Nafion/ex situ Stober silica nanocomposite membranes as a function of silica particle size and temperature. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 49(4), 1566-1573.
Shaltout, R., Loy, D., McClain, M., Prabakar, S., Greaves, J., & Shea, K. J. (2000). Structural modification of sol-gel materials through retro Diels-Alder reaction.. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 219, U357-U357.
SMALL, J. H., SHEA, K. J., & LOY, D. A. (2005). ARYLENE-BRIDGED AND ALKYLENE-BRIDGED POLYSILSESQUIOXANES. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 160(3), 234-246.
Lin, D., Hu, L., You, H., Tolbert, S. H., & Loy, D. A. (2011). Comparison of new periodic, mesoporous, hexylene-bridged polysilsesquioxanes with Pm3n symmetry versus sol-gel polymerized, hexylene-bridged gels. JOURNAL OF NON-CRYSTALLINE SOLIDS, 406, 139-143.