Douglas A Loy

Douglas A Loy

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Professor, James E Rogers College of Law
Professor, BIO5 Institute
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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

BAUGHER, B. M., LOY, D. A., PRABAKAR, S., ASSINK, R. A., SHEA, K. J., & OVIATT, H. (2001). Porosity in hexylene-bridged polysilsesquioxanes. Effects of monomer concentration. ADVANCES IN POROUS MATERIALS, 371, 253-259.
BRINKER, C. J., SEHGAL, R., HIETALA, S. L., DESHPANDE, R., SMITH, D. M., LOY, D., & ASHLEY, C. S. (2005). SOL-GEL STRATEGIES FOR CONTROLLED POROSITY INORGANIC MATERIALS. JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, 94, 85-102.
JAMISON, G. M., LOY, D. A., ASSINK, R. A., & SHEA, K. J. (1996). HYDROCARBON-BRIDGED POLYSILOXANE AND POLYSILSESQUIOXANE NETWORK MATERIALS. BETTER CERAMICS THROUGH CHEMISTRY VI, 346, 487-491.
Schaefer, D. W., Beaucage, G., Loy, D. A., Shea, K. J., & Lin, J. S. (2001). Structure of arylene-bridged polysilsesquioxane xerogels and aerogels. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 16(8), 1402-1410.
Rahimian, K., Loy, D. A., & Wheeler, D. R. (2014). Soluble, high molecular weight polysilsesquioxanes with carboxylate functionalities. MACROMOLECULES, 35(7), 2452-2454.