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*  Cincinnati Local Section of American Chemical Society


*  ChemBond 2009 released, Department of Chemistry, No. 36


*  New Book Chapter

Book Chapters “Some Monte Carlo Simulations on Nanoparticle Reinforcement of Elastomers” James E. Mark, T. Z. Sen, A. Kloczkowski, Chapter 14. In “Nano- and Micro- mechanics of Polymer Blends and Composites” Jozsef Karger-Kocsis, Stoyko Fakirov, Hnser Publication, Cincinnati 2009


Book Chapters “Rigid-Rod Polybenzimidazoles (PBIs): A Consice Review of Their Synthesis, Properties, Processing and Applications” T. D. Dang, N. Venkat and J. E. Mark in “Polyimides and other high temperature polymers: Synthesis, characterization and applications  Volume 5” Edited by K. L. Mittal, Kininklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands. 2009


*  New Books

Polymer Data Handbook  (2009)  (Second Edition)


*  Coming Papers

Modification of Polysiloxane Networks for Biocompatibility Gui Lin, Xiujuan Zhang, Sai R Kumar, James E. Mark Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 2010,521:56-71. [pdf]


A Novel Biodegradable Nanocomposite Based on Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) and Silanized Kaolin/Silica Core-Shell Nanoparticles Qian Zhang, Qinfu Liu, James E. Mark and Isao Noda, Applied Clay Science, 2009. [pdf]


Estimation of the interaction energy between small molecules and a silica model as an approach for predicting the interaction order between elastomers and silica Leon D Perez,  Elizabeth Florez, James E Mark and Betty L Lopez Polym Int 2009; 58: 0 [pdf]


Photodefinable PDMS thin films for microfabrication applications Preetha Jothimuthu, Andrew Carroll, Ali Asgar S Bhagat, Gui Lin,James E Mark, Ian Papautsky J. Micromech. Microeng.2009, 19, 045024 [pdf]


Improved Hydrophilicity from Poly(ethylene glycol) in Amphiphilic Conetworks with Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Gui Lin, Xiujuan Zhang, Sai R. Kumar, James E. Mark Silicon 2009 [available online]


Hydrogels Prepared from Polysiloxane Chains by End Linking Them with Trifunctional Silanes Containing Hydrophilic Groups Xiujuan Zhang, Gui Lin, Sai R.Kumar, James E. Mark Polymer 2009 [pdf]


Chain dimensions and fluctuations in elastomeric networks in which the junctions alternate regularly in their functionality Skliors A., Mark JE, Kloczkowsk A. J. Chem Phys 2009,130(6)064905 [pdf]


Preparation, Characterization, and Physical Properties of Multiwall Carbon Nanotube/Elastomer Composites Leon D. Perez, Manuel A. Zuluaga, Thein Kyu, James E. Mark, Betty L. Lopez. Polymer Engineering & Science 2008 [pdf]


The study on the gas permeabilities of the ethylene/1-hexane copolymer by molecular dynamics simulation Wu SZ, Yi J, Zhiang L, Zhang LQ, Mark JE Inter J Modern Phys B 2008 22(31-32): 5859-5864 [pdf]


Biodegradable Nanocomposites Based on Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) and Layered Silicate or Expanded Graphite Xiujuan Zhang, Gui Lin, Reda Abou-Hussein, William Allen, Isao Noda, James E. Mark J Macromol. Sci. Part A Pure Appl. Chem. 2008, 45:431-439 [pdf]


Effects of Some Structural Features of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) on its Unusually High Gas Permeabilities Reda Abou-Hussein, Sizhu Wu, Lishu Zhang and James E. Mark J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. 2008, 18:100-103[pdf]


    Some Nanocomposites Based on a Glycerol-Derived Alkyd Resin and Layered Silicates Gui Lin, Xiujuan Zhang, Ying Li, William Allen, Isao Noda and James E. Mark Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 2008. 483(1):33-48. [pdf]


Use of solubility parameters for predicting the separation characteristics of poly(dimethylsiloxane) and siloxane-containing membranes Anim-Mensah AR, Mark JE, Kraztz, WB ACS Symposium Series 2007, 964: 203-219


Large-scale structures in some end-linked polysiloxane networks: A critical review Viers BD, Mark JE ACS Symposium Series 2007, 964: 136-164


Strong charge trapping and bistable electrowetting on nanocomposite fluoropolymer: BaTiO3 dielectrics M. K. Kilaru, Gui Lin, J. Heikenfeld, J. E. Mark, Applied Physics Letter, 2007, 90, 212906. [doi:10.1063/1.2743388]


Monte Carlo simulations on nanoparticles in elastomers. Effects of the particles on the dimensions of the polymer chains and the mechanical properties of the networks Mark JE, Abou-Hussein R, Sen TZ, Kloczkowski A Macromol Symp 2007, 256:40-47


Some simulations and theoretical studies on poly(dimethylsiloxane) Wu SZ, Mark JE Polymer Reviews, 2007, 47(4)463-485 [PDF]


Some novel layered-silicate nanocomposites based on a biodegradable hydroxybutyrate copolymer Xiujuan Zhang, Gui Lin, Reda Abou-Houssein, Mohammad K. Hassan. J. E. Mark, Europ. Polym. J. 2007, 43, 3128-2135. [doi:10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2007.04.043]



James E. Mark


Distinguished Research Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1962

Curriculum Vitae

A&S eProfessional Summary


*   Recent Activities

*      239th ACS Meeting at San Francisco

*       The 4th Annual CGSA Speaker of the year (2009)

*       Celebration on Dr Mark’s Birthday (2008)

*       In recognition of the many contributions of James E. Mark to polymer science and technology

*      Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicone Chemistry - 227th American Chemical Society National Meeting,  March-April 2004


*    Publications

Publications by Jim Mark on PubMed

Publications by Jim Mark on Scopus

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Podcasts from Jim Mark


*   Contact information

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University of Cincinnati

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Cincinnati, OH  45221-0172

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