Publications

Megan L. Robertson was previously Megan L. Ruegg

  1. "The Future of Plastics Recycling." Garcia, J. M.; Robertson, M. L. Science 2017, in press.
  2. "Physical Behavior of Triblock Copolymer Thermoplastic Elastomers Containing Sustainable Rosin-Derived Polymethacrylate End Blocks." Ding, W.; Wang, S.; Yao, K.; Ganewatta, M. S.; Tang, C.; Robertson, M. L. ASC Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, ASAP.
  3. "Tuning Biocompatible Block Copolymer Micelles by Varying Solvent Composition: Core/Corona Structure and Solvent Uptake." Cooksey, T. J.; Singh, A.; Le, K. M.; Wang, S.; Kelley, E. G.; He, L.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Gomez, E. D.; Kidd, B. E.; Madsen, L. A.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 4322-4334.

  4. "Tuning Biocompatible Block Copolymer Micelles by Varying Solvent Composition: Dynamics and Populations of Micelles and Unimers." Kidd, B. E.; Li, X.; Piemonte, R C.; Cooksey, T. J.; Singh, A.; Robertson, M. L.; Madsen, L. A. Macromolecules 2017, 50, 4335-4343.

  5. "Thermoset Blends of an Epoxy Resin and Polydicyclopentadiene." Rohde, B. J.; Le, K. M.; Krishnamoorti, R.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8960-8970.
  6. "Biobased Plastics and Elastomers from Renewable Rosin via “Living” Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization." Ganewatta, M. S.; Ding, W.; Rahman, M. A.; Yuan, L.; Wang, Z.; Hamidi, N.; Robertson, M. L.; Tang, C. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 7155-7164.
  7. "Biorenewable Epoxy Resins Derived from Plant-Based Phenolic Acids." Yang, G.; Rohde, B. J.; Tesefay, H.; Robertson, M. L. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2016, 4, 6524-6533.
  8. "Thiol-Ene Elastomers Derived from Biobased Phenolic Acids with Varying Functionality." Yang, G.; Kristufek, S. L.; Link, L. A.; Wooley, K. L.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 7737-7748.
  9. "Fluorophore Exchange Kinetics in Block Copolymer Micelles with Varying Solvent- Fluorophore and Solvent-Polymer Interactions." Xie, M.; Wang, S.; Singh, A.; Cooksey, T. J.; Marquez, M. D.; Bhattarai, A.; Kourentzi, K.; Robertson, M. L. Soft Matter 2016, 12, 6196-6205.
  10. "Close-Packed Spherical Morphology in an ABA Triblock Copolymer Aligned with Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear." Wang, S.; Xie, R.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Gomez, E. D.; Cochran, E. W.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 4875-4888.

  11. "Synthesis, Characterization and Cross-linking Strategy of a Quercetin-based Epoxidized Monomer as a Naturally-Derived Replacement for DGEBA in Epoxy Resins." Kristufek, S. L.; Yang, G.; Link, L. A.; Rohde, B. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Wooley, K. L. ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 2135-2142.

  12. Hysteretic Memory in pH-Response of Water Contact Angle on Poly(acrylic acid) Brushes.” Yadav, V.; Harkin, A. V.; Robertson, M. L.; Conrad, J. C. Soft Matter 2016, 12, 3589-3599.
  13. "Synthesis of Bottlebrush Copolymers based on Poly(dimethylsiloxane) for Surface Active Additives." Pesek, S. L.; Lin, Y. H.; Mah, H. Z.; Kasper, W.; Chen, B.; Rohde, B. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Stein, G. E.; Verduzco, R. Polymer 2016, 98, 495-504.
  14. "Biorenewable Tough Blends of Polylactide and Acrylated Epoxidized Soybean Oil Compatibilized by a Polylactide Star Polymer." Mauck, S. C.; Wang, S.; Ding, W.; Rohde, B. J.; Fortune, C. K.; Yang, G.; Ahn, S. K.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 1605-1615.
  15. "Biorenewable Thermoplastic Elastomeric Triblock Copolymers containing Salicylic Acid-Derived End-Blocks and a Fatty Acid-Derived Midblock." Wang, S.; Ding, W.; Yang, G.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2016, 217, 292-303.
  16. "Synthesis and Physical Properties of Thiol-Ene Networks Utilizing Plant-Derived Phenolic Acids." Yang, G.; Kristufek, S. L.; Link, L. A.; Wooley, K. L.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 8418-8427.
  17. "Thermodynamic Interactions between Polystyrene and Long-Chain Poly(n-alkyl acrylates) Derived from Plant Oils." Wang, S.; Robertson, M.L. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2015, 7, 12109-12118.
  18. "Concurrent Curing Kinetics of an Anhydride-Cured Epoxy Resin and Polydicyclopentadiene." Rohde, B. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Krishnamoorti, R. Polymer 2015, 69, 204-214.
  19. “Sustainable Thermoplastic Elastomers derived from Fatty Acids.” Wang, S.; Vajjala Kesava, S.; Gomez, E. D.; Robertson, M. L. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 7202-7212.
  20. "Hydrolytic Degradation and Thermal Properties of Epoxy Resins derived from Soybean Oil." Yang, G.; Rohde, B. J.; Robertson, M. L. Green Materials 2013, 1, 125-234.
  21. “Tough Blends of Polylactide and Castor Oil.” Robertson, M. L.; Paxton, J. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2011, 3, 3402-3410.
  22. “Phase Diagrams of Blends of Polyisobutylene and Deuterated Polybutadiene as a Function of Chain Length.” Nedoma, A. J.; Lai, P.; Jackson, A.; Robertson, M. L.; Wanakule, N.S.; Balsara, N. P. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 3077-3084.
  23. "Phase Behavior of Off-Critical A/B/A-C Blends." Nedoma, A. J.; Lai, P.; Jackson, A.; Robertson, M. L.; Wanakule, N. S.; Balsara, N. P. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 7852-7859.
  24. “Phase Behavior of Asymmetric Multicomponent A/B/A-C Blends with Unequal Homopolymer Molecular Weights.” Nedoma, A. J.; Lai, P.; Jackson, A.; Robertson, M. L.; Wanakule, N. S.; Balsara, N. P. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 3549-3555.
  25. “Biorenewable Multiphase Polymers.”  Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A.; Mortamet, A. C.; Ryan, A. J. MRS Bulletin 2010, 35, 194-200.
  26. “Reactive Compatibilization of Poly(L-lactide) and Conjugated Soybean Oil.”  Gramlich, W. M.; Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 2313-2321.
  27. “Toughening of Polylactide with Polymerized Soybean Oil.” Robertson, M. L.; Chang, K. C.; Gramlich, W. M.; Hillmyer, M. A. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1807-1814.  
  28. “Phase Inversion in Polylactide / Soybean Oil Blends Compatibilized by Poly(isoprene-b-lactide) Block Copolymers.” Chang, K. C.; Robertson, M. L.; Hillmyer, M. A.  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2009, 1, 2390-2399.
  29. “Measurements of the Composition and Molecular Weight Dependence of the Flory-Huggins Interaction Parameter.” Nedoma, A. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Wanakule, N. S.; Balsara, N. P. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 5773-5779.
  30. “Measurements of the Flory-Huggins Interaction Parameter Using a Series of Critical Binary Blends.”  Nedoma, A. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Wanakule, N. S.; Balsara, N. P.  Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 2008, 47, 3551-3553. 
  31. “Characterization of Micron-Sized Periodic Structures in Multicomponent Polymer Blends by Ultra-Small-Angle Neutron Scattering and Optical Microscopy.”  Wanakule, N. S.; Nedoma, A. J.; Robertson, M. L.; Fang, Z.; Jackson, A.; Garetz, B. A.; Balsara, N. P.  Macromolecules 2008, 41, 471-477. 
  32. “Interfacial Concentration Profiles of Rubbery Polyolefin Lamellae Determined by Quantitative Electron Microscopy.”  Gomez, E. D.; Ruegg, M. L.; Minor, A. M.; Kisielowski, C.; Downing, K. H.; Glaeser, R. M.; Balsara, N. P.  Macromolecules 2008, 41, 156-162. 
  33. “Scattering from Polymer Systems”, Ruegg, M. L.; Balsara, N. P. Invited submission, Macromolecular Engineering, Matyjaszewski, K.; Gnanou, Y.; Leibler, L., editors, Wiley-VCH, 2007.
  34. “Minimizing the Concentration of Diblock Copolymer Needed to Organize Blends of Weakly Segregated Polymers by Tuning Attractive and Repulsive Interactions.”  Ruegg, M. L.; Reynolds, B. J.; Lin, M. Y.; Lohse, D. J.; Balsara, N. P.  Macromolecules 2007, 40, 1207-1217.
  35. “Effect of Pressure on a Multicomponent A/B/A-C Polymer Blend with Attractive and Repulsive Interactions.”  Ruegg, M. L.; Reynolds, B. J.; Lin, M. Y.; Lohse, D. J.; Krishnamoorti, R.; Balsara, N. P.  Macromolecules 2007, 40, 355-365.
  36. “Condensed Exponential Correlation Functions in Multicomponent Polymer Blends Measured by X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy.”  Ruegg, M. L.; Patel, A. J.; Narayanan, S.; Sandy, A. R.; Mochrie, S. G. J.; Watanabe, H.; Balsara, N. P.  Macromolecules 2006, 39, 8822-8831.
  37. “Diblock Copolymer Surfactant Transport across the Interface between Two Homopolymers.”  Reynolds, B. J.; Ruegg, M. L.; Mates, T. E.; Radke, C. J.; Balsara, N. P.  Langmuir 2006, 22, 9192-9200. 
  38. “Relationship between Macroscopic and Microscopic Models of Surfactant Adsorption Dynamics at Fluid Interfaces.”  Reynolds, B. J.; Ruegg, M. L.; Balsara, N. P.; Radke, C. J.  Langmuir 2006, 22, 9201-9207. 
  39. “Microphase and Macrophase Separation in Multicomponent A/B/A-C Polymer Blends with Attractive and Repulsive Interactions.”  Ruegg, M. L.; Reynolds, B. J.; Lin, M. Y.; Lohse, D. J.; Balsara, N. P.  Macromolecules 2006, 39, 1125-1134. 
  40. “Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Adsorption of a Diblock Copolymer to Interfaces between Two Homopolymers.”  Reynolds, B. J.; Ruegg, M. L.; Mates, T. E.; Radke; C. J.; Balsara; N. P.  Macromolecules 2005, 38, 3872-3882.
  41. “Thermodynamics of Polymer Blends Organized by Balanced Block Copolymer Surfactants Studied by Mean Field Theories and Scattering.”  Reynolds, B. J.; Ruegg, M. L.; Balsara, N. P.; Radke, C. J.; Shaffer, T. D.; Lin, M. Y.; Shull, K. R.; Lohse, D. J.  Macromolecules 2004, 37, 7401-7417.
  42. “Small-Angle Neutron Scattering from Nonuniformly Labeled Block Copolymers.”  Ruegg, M. L.; Newstein, M. C.; Balsara, N. P.; Reynolds, B. J.  Macromolecules 2004, 37, 1960-1968.
  43. “Phase Behavior of Highly Immiscible Polymer Blends Stabilized by a Balanced Block Copolymer Surfactant.”  Lee, J. H.;  Ruegg, M. L.;  Balsara, N. P.;  Zhu, Y. Q.;  Gido, S. P.;  Krishnamoorti, R.; Kim, M. H. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 6537-6548.

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