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., McClain, M. D., & Alam, T. M. (2004). Spontaneous polymerization of phenylphosphaethyne. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART A-POLYMER CHEMISTRY, 37(2), 129-133.
Alam, T. M., Assink, R. A., Prabakar, S., & Loy, D. A. (1992). Identification and characterization of the hydrolysis products in TMOS and MTMS monomers using Si-29 NMR and polarization transfer techniques. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN CHEMISTRY, 34(8), 603-609.
RAMAN, N. K., & BRINKER, C. J. (2005). ORGANIC TEMPLATE APPROACH TO MOLECULAR-SIEVING SILICA MEMBRANES. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, 105(3), 273-279.
Lu, Y. F., Fan, H. Y., Doke, N., Loy, D. A., Assink, R. A., LaVan, D. A., & Brinker, C. J. (1995). Evaporation-induced self-assembly of hybrid bridged silsesquioxane film and particulate mesophases with integral organic functionality. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 122(22), 5258-5261.
Baugher, B. M., Schneider, D. A., Loy, D. A., & Rahimian, K. (2004). Porosity in polysilsesquioxane xerogels. ORGANIC/INORGANIC HYBRID MATERIALS II, 576, 105-110.