Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Alina Alb

Tulane University

Department of Physics

5072 Percival Stern Hall
New Orleans, LA  70118  


Project List:

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

Year 3-5 Investigator Grants (RFP-II)Role: Research Scientist

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 4


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.


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.


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.

Conference Presentations - 3


Peaden, B., Zhu, Z., Twigg, F., Alb, A., & Reed, W. F. (2015). Characterization methods for oil dispersants. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.


Alb, A. M. (2014). Macromolecular Characterization of Novel Amphiphilic Copolymer Grafted Nanoparticles, as Concentration-Independent Dispersants for Improved Oil Spill Remediation. In American Chemical Society National Meeting – 248th. San Francisco, CA : 08/10/14-08/12/14.


de Melo, E. F., & Alb, A. M. (2013). pH dependent self-assembly behavior of amphiphilic diblock copolymers by RAFT studied by light scattering-based methods. In ACS National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, April 11, 2013.