Publications

Books authored or co-authored:

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

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

From UTD:

  1. Gunathilake, S. S.; Magurudeniya, H. D.; Huang, P.; Nguyen, H.; Rainbolt, E. A.; Stefan, Mihaela C.,  Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Semiconducting Polymers Containing Pyrimidine, Polymer Chemistry, 2013, DOI: 10.1039/c3py00137g.

  2. Sista, P.; Wilson, M.; Holmes, N.; Kularatne, R. S.; Rainbolt, A. E.; Biewer, M. C.; Dastoor, P. C.; Belcher, W., Stefan, Mihaela 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.

  3. Hao, J.; Rainbolt, E. A.; Washington, K., Biewer, M. C., Stefan, Mihaela C., Functional Polycaprolactones for Micellar Drug Delivery, Current Organic Chemistry, 2013, COC-EPUB-20130226-6.

  4. 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, Mihaela 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, DOI: 10.1002/pola.26650.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

FROM CMU *:

  1. Iovu, Mihaela C.; Zhang, R.; Cooper, J. R.; Smilgies, D. M.; Javier, A. E.; Sheina, E. E.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D., Conducting block copolymers of regioregular poly(3-hexylthiophene) and poly(methacrylates): electronic materials with variable conductivities and degrees of interfibrillar order,    Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2007, 28(17), 1816-1824. 

  2. Iovu, Mihaela C.; Craley, C. R.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Krankowski, A. B.; Zhang, R.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D., Conducting Regioregular Polythiophene Block Copolymer Nanofibrils Synthesized by Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization (RAFT) and Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization (NMP), Macromolecules 2007, 40(14), 4733-4735. 

  3. Li, B.; Santhanam, S.; Schultz, L.; Jeffries-EL, M.;  Iovu, Mihaela C.; Sauvé, G.; Cooper, J.; Zhang, R.; Revelli,J. C.; Kusne, A. G.; Snyder, J. L.; Kowalewski, T.; Weiss, L. E.; McCullough, R. D.; Fedder, G. K.;  Lambeth, D. N.,Inkjet Printed Chemical Sensor Array Based on Polythiophene Conductive Polymers,  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2007, 123(2), 651-660.

  4. Li, B.; Sauvé, G.; Iovu, Mihaela C.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Zhang, R.; Cooper, J.; Santhanam, S.; Schultz, L.; Revelli, J. C.; Kusne, A. G.; Kowalewski, T.; Snyder, J. L.; Weiss, L. E.; Fedder, G. K.; McCullough, R. D.; Lambeth, D. N., Volatile Organic Compound Detection Using Nanostructured Copolymers, Nano Letters 2006, 6, 1598-1602.

  5. Zhang, R. ; Li, B.; Iovu, Mihaela C.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Sauvé, G.; Cooper,  J.; Jia, S.; Tristram-Nagle, S.; Smilgies, D. M.; Lambeth, D. N.; McCullough, R. D.;  Kowalewski, T., Nanostructure Dependence of Field-Effect Mobility in Regioregular Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Thin Film Field Effect Transistors, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2006, 128, 3480-3481.

  6. Iovu, Mihaela C.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Zhang, R.; Kowalewski, T.; McCullough, R. D., Conducting Block Copolymer Nanowires Containing Regioregular Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) and Polystyrene, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2006,  43(12), 1991-2000.

  7. Iovu, Mihaela C., Sheina E. E., Gil R. R., McCullough R. D., Experimental Evidence for the Quasi-“Living” Nature of the Grignard Metathesis Method for the Synthesis of Regioregular Poly(3-alkylthiophenes), Macromolecules 2005, 38, 8649-8656.

  8. Iovu, Mihaela C.; Jeffries-EL, M.; Sheina, E. E.; Cooper, J. R.; McCullough, R. D., Regioregular Poly(3-Alkylthiophene) Conducting Block Copolymers, Polymer  2005, 46, 8582. 

  9. McCullough, R. D.; Sauve, G.; Li, B.; Jeffries-El, M.; Santhanam, S.; Schultz, L.; Zhang, R.; Iovu, Mihaela C.; Cooper, J.; Sreedharan, P.; Revelli, J. C.; Kusner, A. G.; Kowalewski, T.; Snyder, J. L.; Weiss, L. E.; Lambeth, D. N.; Fedder, G. K., Regio-Regular Polythiophene Nanowires and Sensors, Proceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering 2005, 5940 (Organic Field-Effect Transistors IV),  594005/1.

  10. Sheina, E. E.; Liu, J.; Iovu, Mihaela C.; Laird, D. W.; McCullough, R. D., Chain Growth Mechanism for Regioregular Nickel-Initiated Cross-Coupling Polymerizations, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 3526. 

  11. Iovu, Mihaela C.; Matyjaszewski, K., Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate by Degenerative Transfer with Alkyl Iodides, Macromolecules 2003, 36, 9346.

* From 1997 to 2007 Dr. Stefan's papers were published under the name Mihaela C. Iovu