Publications

Books authored or co-authored:

  1. Harsha D. Magurudeniya, Peishen Huang, Samodha S. Gunathilake, Elizabetn Rainbolt, Michael C. Biewer, Stefan, M. C., Semiconducting Polymers: Polythiophenes, Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, 2014, accepted.

  2. Dahlia Haynes, Stefan, M. C., McCullough, R. D., Conjugated/Insulating Block Copolymers: Synthesis, Morphology, and Electronic Properties, Semiconducting Polymer Composites: Principles, Morphologies, Properties and Applications, Wiley-VCH, 2012.

  3. Ewbank, P. C; Stefan, M. C.; Sauve, G.; McCullough, R. D., Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of Regioregular Polythiophenes-based Materials, Thiophene-Based Materials, Wiley, 2009.

From UTD:

  1. Kapllani, A.; Dillard, C.; Washington, K. E.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, Mihaela C. ; Kalra, V., Self-Assembly of Poly(3-Hexylthiophene)-block-Poly(g-Benzyl-L-Glutamate) within Solution-Cast Films and Nanofibers, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201400148.

  2. Gunathilake, S. S.; Huang, P.; Bhatt, M. P.; Stefan, Mihaela C.; Biewer, M. C., Nitrogen containing graphene like structures from pyrolysis of pyrimidine polymers and their application in polymer/grapheme hybrid field effect transistors, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 41997-42001.

  3. Bhatt, M. P.; Du, J.; Rainbolt, A. E.; Pathiranage, T. M. S. K.; Reuther, J. F.; Novak, B. M.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, Mihaela C., Semiconducting Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymer Containing Regioregular Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) and Nematic Poly(n-Hexyl Isocyanate), Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 16148-16156.

  4. Holmes, N. P.; Ulum, S.; Sista, P.Burke, K. B.; Wilson, M. G.; Stefan, M. C.; Zhou, X.; Dastoor, P. C.; Belcher, W. J., The Effect of Polymer Molecular Weight on P3HT:PCBM Nanoparticulate Organic Photovoltaic Device Performance, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2014, 128, 369-377.

  5. Li, Y.; Nese, A.; Hu, X.; Lebedeva, N. V.; LaJoie, T. W.; Burdynska, J.; Stefan, M. C.; You, W.; Yang, W.; Matyjaszewski, K.; Sheiko, S. S., Shifting Electronic Structure by Inherent Tension in Molecular  Bottlebrushes with Polythiophene Backbones, ACS Macro Letter, 2014, 3, 738-742.

  6. Magurudeniya, H. D.; Kularatne, R. S.;    Rainbolt, E. A.; Bhatt,M. P.; Murphy,J. W.; Sheina,E. E.; Gnade,B. E.; Biewer,M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Benzodithiophene Homopolymers Synthesized By Grignard Metathesis (GRIM) and Stille Coupling Polymerizations, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 8773-8781.

  7. Bhatt, M. P.; Magurudeniya, H. D.; Rainbolt, A. E.; Huang, P.; Dissanayake, D. S.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Nanostructured Materials for Organic Electronics Applications, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2014, 14, 1-18.

  8. Kularatne, R. S.; Taenzler, F. J.; Magurudeniya, H. D.; Du, J.; Murphy, J. W.; Sheina, E. E.; Gnade, B. E.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Structural Variation of Donor-Acceptor Copolymer Containing Benzodithiophene with Bithienyl Substituents to Achieve High Open Circuit Voltage in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 15535-15543.

  9. Rainbolt, A. E.; Washington, K. E.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Towards Smart Polymeric Drug Carriers: Self-Assembling g-Substituted Polycaprolactones with Highly Tunable Thermoresponsive Behavior, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2013, 1, 6532-6537.

  10. Holmes, N. P.; Burke, K. B.; Sista, P.; Barr, M.; Magurudeniya, H. D.; Stefan, M. C.; Kilcoyne, A. L. D.; Zhou, X.; Dastoor, P. C.; Belcher, W. J., Nano-Domain Behaviour in P3HT:PCBM Nanoparticles, Relating Material Properties to Morphological Changes, Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2013, 117, 437-445.

  11. Bhatt, M.; Magurudeniya, H.; Sista, P.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Sheina, E.E.; Janesko, B. J.; McCullough, R. D.; Stefan, M. C., Mechanistic Study of Transition Metal (Ni, Pd, Pt)-Mediated Grignard Metathesis (GRIM) Polymerization, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 12841-12849.

  12. Zhao, L.; Feng, C.; Pang, X.; Jung, J.; Stefan, M. C., Sista, P.; Han, R.; Fang, N., Lin, Z., Self-Assembly of Hydrophobic Conjugated Triblock Copolymer with High Photoluminescence via Dewetting at the Air/Water Interface, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 8050-8056.

  13. Hao, J.; Cheng, Y.; Ratanatuga, U. R. J. K.; Senevirathne, S.; Biewer, M. C.; Nielsen, S. O.; Wang, Q.; Stefan, M. C., A Combined Experimental and Computational Study of the Substituent Effect on Micellar Behavior of g-Substituted Thermoresponsive Amphiphilic Poly(e-Caprolactone)s, Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 4829-4838.

  14. Gunathilake, S. S.; Magurudeniya, H. D.; Huang, P.; Nguyen, H.; Rainbolt, E. A.; Stefan, M. C.,  Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Semiconducting Polymers Containing Pyrimidine, Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 5216-5219.

  15. Sista, P.; Wilson, M.; Holmes, N.; Kularatne, R. S.; Rainbolt, A. E.; Biewer, M. C.; Dastoor, P. C.; Belcher, W., Stefan, M. C., Non-Dependence of Benzodithiophene Donor Polymer to PCBM Ratio on the Performance of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells, Science of Advanced Materials, 2013, 5, 512-518.

  16. Hao, J.; Rainbolt, E. A.; Washington, K., Biewer, M. C., Stefan, M. C., Functional Polycaprolactones for Micellar Drug Delivery, Current Organic Chemistry, 2013, 17, 930-942.

  17. Sista, P.; Kularatne, R. S.;  Mulholland, M. E.; Wilson, M.; Holmes, N.; Zhou, X.; Dastoor, P. C.; Belcher, W.; Rasmussen, S. C.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Synthesis and Photovoltaic Performance of Donor-Acceptor Polymers Containing Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b']dithiophene with Thienyl Substituents, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 2013, 51, 2622-2630.

  18. Elkassih, S. A.; Sista, P.; Magurudeniya, H. D.; Papadimitratos, A.; Zakhidov, A. A.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Phenothiazine Semiconducting Polymers for Light-Emitting Diodes, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 214, 572-577.

  19. Kularatne, R. K.; Magurudenyia, H.; Sista, P.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Donor-Acceptor Semiconducting Polymers for Organic Solar Cells, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 2013, 51, 743-768.

  20. Nguyen, H. Q.; Bhatt, M. P.; Rainbolt, E. A., Stefan, M. C., Synthesis and Characterization of Polyisoprene-b-Polystyrene-b-Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) Triblock Copolymer, Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 462-465.

  21. Kularatne, R. S.; Sista, P.; Nguyen, H. Q.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Donor-Acceptor Semiconducting Polymers Containing Benzodithiophene with Bithienyl Substituents, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 7855-7862.

  22. Bhatt, M. P.; Sista, P.; Hao, J.; Hundt, N.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C.;  Electronic Properties- Morphology Correlation of a Rod-Rod Semiconducting Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymer Containing Poly(3-Hexylthiophene), Langmuir, 2012, 28, 12762-12770.

  23. Sista, P.; Huang, P.; Gunathilake, S. S.; Bhatt, M. P.; Kularatne, R. S.; Stefan, M. C., Biewer, M. C., Synthesis and Optoelectronic Properties of Novel Benzodifuran Semiconducting Polymers, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 2012, 50, 4316-4324.

  24. Hao, J.; Granowski, P.; Stefan, M. C., Zinc Undecylenate Catalyst for the Ring-Opening Polymerization of Caprolactone Monomers, accepted, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2012, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200147

  25. Bhatt, M. P.; Huynh, M. K.; Sista, P.; Nguyen, H. Q.; Stefan, M. C., Synthesis, Reactivity, and Optoelectronic properties of Poly(3-Alkenylthiophene) Diblock Copolymers, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 2012, 50, 3086-3094.

  26. Cheng, Y.; Hao, J.; Lee, L. A.; Biewer, M. C.; Wang, Q.; Stefan, M. C., Thermally-Controlled Release of Anti-Cancer Drug from Self-Assembled g-substituted Amphiphilic Poly(e-Caprolactone) Micellar Nanoparticles, Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 2163-2173.

  27. Sista, P.; Xue, B.; Wilson, M.; Holmes, N.; Kularatne, R. S.; Nguyen, H., Dastoor, P. C., Belcher, W., Poole, K., Janesko, B. G., Biewer, M. C., Stefan, M. C., Influence of the Alkyl Substituents Spacing on the Solar Cell Performance of Benzodithiophene Semiconducting Polymers, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 772-780.

  28. Nguyen, H. Q.; Rainbolt, E. A.; Sista, P.; Stefan, M. C., Synthesis and Polymerization of Fused-Ring Thienodipyrrole Monomers, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2012, 213, 425-430.

  29. Stefan, M. C.; Bhatt, M. P.; Sista, P.; Magurudeniya, H. D., Grignard Metathesis (GRIM) Polymerization for the Synthesis of Conjugated Block Copolymers Containing Regioregular Poly(3-Hexylthiophene), Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 3, 1693-1701.

  30. Sista, P.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Benzo[1,2-b:4,5-b’]dithiophene Building Block for the Synthesis of Semiconducting Polymers, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2012, 33, 9-20.

  31. Magurudenyia, H; Sista, P.; Westbrook, J. K.; Ourso, T. E.; Nguyen, K.; Maher, M. C.; Alemseghed, M.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan, M. C., Nickel(II) a-Diimine Catalyst for Grignard Metathesis (GRIM) Polymerization, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2011, 32, 1748-1752.

  32. Sista, P.; Hao, J.; Elkassih, S.; Sheina, E. E.; Biewer, M. C., Janesko, B. G.; Stefan, M. C., Synthesis Characterization, and Computational Modeling of Benzodithiophene Donor-Acceptor Semiconducting Polymers, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 2011, 49, 4172-4179.

  33. Sista, P.; Bhatt, M. P.; McCarry, A. R.; Nguyen, H.; Hao, J.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan M. C., Enhancement of OFET Performance of Semiconducting Polymers Containing Benzodithiophene Upon Surface Treatment with Organic Silanes, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 2011, 49, 2292-2302.

  34. Hao, J.; Servello, J.; Sista, P.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Temperature Sensitive Aliphatic Polyesters: Synthesis and Characterization of g-Substituted Caprolactone Monomers and Polymers, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 10623-10628.

  35. Palaniappan, K.; Hundt, N.; Sista, P.; Nguyen, H.; Hao, J.; Bhatt, M.; Han, Y. Y.; Schmiedel, E. A.; Sheina, E. E.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Block Copolymers Containing Regioregular Poly(3-Hexyltiophene) and Poly(4-Vinylpyridine): Synthesis and Its Interaction with CdSe Quantum Dots for Hybrid Organic Applications, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A, 2011, 49, 1802-1808.

  36. Hundt, N.; Hoang, Q.; Nguyen, H.; Sista, P.; Hao, J.; Servello, J.; Palaniappan, K.; Alemseghed, M.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Synthesis and Characterization of a block copolymer containing regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and poly(gamma-benzyl-L-glutamate), Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2011, 32, 302-308.

  37. Sista, P.; Nguyen, H.; Murphy, J. W.; Hao, J.; Dei, D. K.; Palaniappan, K.; Servello, J.; Kularatne, R. S.; Gnade, B. E.; Xue, B.; Dastoor, P. C.; Biewer, M. C.; Stefan, M. C., Synthesis and electronic properties of semiconducting polymers containing benzodithiophene with alkyl phenylethynyl substituents, Macromolecules, 2010, 43, 8063-8070.

  38. Hundt, N.: Palaniappan, K.; Sista, P.; Murphy, J. W.; Hao, J.; Nguyen, H.; Stein, E.; Biewer, M. C.; Gnade, B. E.; Stefan, M. C., Synthesis and characterization of polythiophenes with alkenyl substituents, Polymer Chemistry, 2010, 1, 1624-1632.

  39. Alemseghed, M. G.; Servello, J.; Hundt, N.; Sista, P.; Biewer, M.; Stefan, M. C., Amphiphilic Block Copolymers Containing Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline), Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2010, 211, 1291-1297

  40. Alemseghed, M.; Gowrisanker, S.; Servello J.;  Stefan, M. C., Synthesis of Di-block Copolymers Containing Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) and Poly(tetrahydrofuran) by a Combination of Grignard Metathesis and Cationic Polymerization, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2009, 210, 2007-2014.

  41. Hundt, N.;  Palaniappan, K.; Servello, J.; Dei, D. K.; Stefan, M. C.; Biewer, M. C., Polymers Containing Benzodithiophene Repeating Unit with Extended Electron Delocalization, Organic Letters, 2009, 11(19), 4422-4425.

  42. Palaniappan, K.; Murphy, J.  W.; Khanam, N.; Horvath, J.; Alshareef, H.; Quevedo-Lopez, M.; Biewer, M. C.; Park, S. Y.; Moon, K. J.; Gnade, B.; Stefan, M. C., Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-CdSe quantum dot bulk heterojunction solar cells: Influence of the functional end-group of the polymer, Macromolecules 2009, 42(12), 3845-3848.

  43. Craley, R. C.; Zhang, R.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R.D.; Stefan, M. C., Regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) in a novel conducting amphiphilic block copolymer, Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2009, 30, 11-16.

  44. Stefan, M. C.; Javier, A. E.; Osaka, I.; McCullough, R. D., Grignard Metathesis Method (GRIM): Toward a Universal Method for the Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers, Macromolecules 2009, 42(1), 30-32.