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

Lin, D., Hu, L., & Loy, D. (2013). Hexylene-bridging periodic mesoporous silsesquioxane with Pm3n symmetry. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246.
ASSINK, R. A., SCHIRBER, J. E., LOY, D. A., MOROSIN, B., & CARLSON, G. A. (2002). INTERCALATION OF MOLECULAR-SPECIES INTO THE INTERSTITIAL SITES OF FULLERENE. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, 7(8), 2136-2143.
Boday, D. J., Stover, R. J., Muriithi, B., & Loy, D. A. (2014). Strong, low density, hexylene- and phenylene-bridged polysilsesquioxane aerogel-polycyanoacrylate composites. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 46(19), 6371-6377.
Martino, A., Yamanaka, S. A., Kawola, J. S., & Loy, D. A. (1994). Encapsulation of gold nanoclusters in silica materials via an inverse micelle/sol-gel synthesis. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 9(2), 423-429.
Lin, D., Hu, L., You, H., & Loy, D. (2013). Effect of the reaction conditions on powder X- ray diffraction patterns and nitrogen adsorption of hexane BPS materials. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246.