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Scott M. Grayson

Tulane University

Department of Chemistry

School of Science and Engineering
201 Lindy Boggs Center
New Orleans , LA  70118  

sgrayson@tulane.edu

Project List:

Designing Nanoparticle-based Dispersants with Improved Efficiency and Biocompatibility

Year 8-10 Research Grants (RFP-VI)Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Development of Cost-Efficient and Concentration-Independent Dispersants for Improved Oil Spill Remediation

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 8

2016

Ejaz, M., Alb, A. M., & Grayson, S. M. (2016). Amphiphilic hyperbranched polyglycerol-block-polycaprolactone copolymer-grafted nanoparticles with improved encapsulation properties. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 102, 39–46.

2015

Ejaz, M., Alb, A. M., Kosakowska, K. A., & Grayson, S. M. (2015). Modular amphiphilic copolymer-grafted nanoparticles: “nanoparticle micelle” behavior enhances utility as dispersants. Polym. Chem., 6(44), 7749–7757.
Ejaz, M., Puli, V. S., Elupula, R., Adireddy, S., Riggs, B. C., Chrisey, D. B., et al. (2015). Core-shell structured poly(glycidyl methacrylate)/BaTiO/3 nanocomposites prepared by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization: A novel material for high energy density dielectric storage. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 53(6), 719–728.

2014

Ejaz, M., Rai, S. C., Wang, K., Zhang, K., Zhou, W., & Grayson, S. M. (2014). Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization of glycidyl methacrylate and styrene from boron nitride nanotubes. J. Mater. Chem. C, 2(20), 4073–4079.

2013

Ejaz, M., Sunkara, B., Kamboj, L., He, J., John, V., Pesika, N., et al. (2013). Facile One-Pot Method of Initiator Fixation for Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization on Carbon Hard Spheres. J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 51(15), 3314–3322.
Wang, Y., Alb, A. M., He, J., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Neutral linear amphiphilic homopolymers prepared by atom transfer radical polymerization. Polym. Chem., 5(2), 622–629.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., Elupula, R., Alb, A. M., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Efficient Synthesis of High Purity Homo-arm and Mikto-arm Poly(ethylene glycol) Stars Using Epoxide and Azide-Alkyne Coupling Chemistry. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 35(2), 146–151.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., Li, Y., Hoskins, J. N., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Exploring the Effect of Amphiphilic Polymer Architecture: Synthesis, Characterization, and Self-Assembly of Both Cyclic and Linear Poly(ethylene gylcol)-b-polycaprolactone. ACS Macro Lett., 2(10), 845–848.

Conference Presentations - 25

2015

Ejaz, M., Alb, S., Kosakowska, K., Bentz, K. S., D. A, Grayson, S. M., &. (2015). Design, synthesis and evaluation of amphiphilic “nanodispersants” for oil spill remediation based on nanoparticles with amphiphilic polymer grafts. In Pacific Polymer Conference. Kauai, HI : 09/27/15-10/02/15.
Ejaz, M., Alb, S., Kosakowska, K., Bentz, K. S., D. A, Grayson, S. M., &. (2015). Overcoming the critical micelle concentration: Exploring nanoparticles with amphiphilic grafts as concentration-independent “unimolecular micelle” nanodispersants for oil spill remediation. In 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Boston, MA : 08/16/15-08/20/15.
Ejaz, M., Alb, S., Kosakowska, K., & Grayson, S. M. (2015). Overcoming the critical micelle concentration: Exploring nanoparticles with amphiphilic grafts as concentration-independent 'unimolecular micelle' nanodispersants for oil spill remediation. In 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition (POLY). Boston, MA : 08/16/15-08/20/15.
Ejaz, M., Alb, S., Kosakowska, K., & Grayson, S. M. (2015). Tuning Amphiphilic Nanomaterials for Environmental and Biomedical Applications. In Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) Conference. Jackson, MS : 07/24/15.

2014

Grayson, S. M., Zhang, B., & Myers, B. M. (2014). Exploring effect of polymer acrhitecture on self-assembly. In American Chemical Society National Meeting – 248th. San Francisco, CA : 08/10/14-08/12/14.
Myers, B. M., & Grayson, S. M. (2014). MALDI-ToF MS of amphiphilic, branched polymers based on poly(ethylene gylcol). In American Chemical Society National Meeting – 248th. San Francisco, CA : 08/10/14-08/12/14.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., Elupula, R., & Grayson, S. M. (2014). Efficient synthesis of high purity homo-arm and mikto-arm poly(ethylene glycol stars using epoxide and azide-alkyne coupling chemistry. In American Chemical Society National Meeting. Dallas, TX, 03/16/14 - 03/20/14: Poster.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., Li, Y., Hopskins, J., Elupula, R., & Grayson, S. M. (2014). Exploring amphiphilic copolymer architectures with cyclic topology based on poly(ethylene glycol) and poly(caprolactone): Synthesis, characterization, and self-assembly behavior. In American Chemical Society National Meeting. Dallas, TX, 03/16/14 - 03/20/14.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., Meyers, B. K., Li, Y., Elupula, R., & Grayson, S. M. (2014). Characterization of polyethylene glycol end group functionalities and confirmation of their modifications using matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. In American Chemical Society National Meeting. Dallas, TX, 03/16/14 - 03/20/14: Poster.

2013

Ejaz, M., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Surface grafting of nanoparticles by a divergent method, towards amphiphilic micelle-like nanoparticles. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013: Poster.
Ejaz, M., Rai, S. C., Wang, K., Zhou, W., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization onto boron nitride nanotubes. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013: Poster.
Ejaz, M., Sunkara, B., Kamboj, L., John, V. T., Pesika, N. S., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). One-pot method of immobilization of initiator on carbon hard spheres for surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2013.
Grayson, S. M. (2013). Application of MALDI-TO MS and IMS-MS for elucidating macromolecular architecture. In ACS National Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, September 10, 2013.
Grayson, S. M. (2013). Exploring the versatility of click chemistry in making cyclic polymers. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 10, 2013.
Grayson, S. M. (2013). Using mass spectrometry to elucidate polymer architecture. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2013.
Grayson, S. M., Zhang, B., Wang, Y., & Poree, D. E. (2013). Exploring the effect of macromolecular architecture on the self-assembly and stability of micelles prepared from polymer amphiphiles. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Myers, B., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). SCI-MIX: Star-dendritic-linear polymers as a modular platform to probe unimolecular micelles. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA April 7-11, 2013, LA: Poster.
Myers, B., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Star-dendritic-linear polymers as a modular platform to probe unimolecular micelles. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013: Poster.
Myers, B. K., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Synthesis and characterization of star-dendritic-linear polymers for use as unimolecular micelles. In APTEC Annual Conference. Hattiesburg, MS, November 22, 2013: Poster.
Wang, Y., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Amphiphilic homopolymers prepared by ATRP. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013: Poster.
Zhang, B., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Exploring the effect of amphiphile architecture: Synthesis, characterization, and self-assembly of both cyclic and linear poly(ethylene gylcol)-b-polycaprolactone. In APTEC annual conference. Hattiesburg, MS, November 22, 2013: Poster.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). SCI-MIX: Tadpole shaped amphiphilic poly(ethylene glycol)-b-polycaprolactone copolymer prepared by ring-opening polymerization and click chemistry. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA April 7-11, 2013, LA: Poster.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Tadpole shaped amphiphilic poly(ethylene glycol)-b-polycaprolactone copolymer prepared by ring-opening polymerization and click chemistry. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013: Poster.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., Hoskins, J. N., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). SCI-MIX: Exploring the effect of amphiphile architecture: Synthesis, characterization, and self-assembly of both cyclic and linear poly(ethylene gylcol)-b-polycaprolactone. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA April 7-11, 2013: Poster.
Zhang, B., Zhang, H., Hoskins, J. N., & Grayson, S. M. (2013). Exploring the effect of amphiphile architecture: Synthesis, characterization, and self-assembly of both cyclic and linear poly(ethylene gylcol)-b-polycaprolactone. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 9, 2013: Poster.