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2008 lab group

2008 Research Group: Tammy Milillo (front), (rear, from left) Liming Dong, Jen Appawu, Sean Ordway, Hye Kyoung Moon, Michelle Marchany, Dave Wells, Joe Gardella, Robyn Goacher and Sarah Burns, all surrounding the ION TOF SIMS 5-100 ToFSIMS

Graduate Research Students

Ph.D and M.A. Candidates Joined Group-Expected Graduation

  • Jennifer Appawu (Ph.D.) 2004 2009
  • David D. Wells (Ph.D.) 2005 2009
  • Robyn Goacher (Ph.D.) 2005 2009
  • Hye-kyoung Moon (Ph.D) 2005 2009
  • Michelle D. Marchany (Ph.D.) 2007 2011
  • Liming Dong (Ph.D.) 2007 2011
  • Brett P. Yatzor (Ph.D.) 2008 2012

Ph.D. (Completed)

Sarah A. Burns, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and Optical Imaging Analysis of Membranes and Tissues: Part A: Biodegradable Polymer Membranes for Controlled Protein Drug Delivery, Part B: Chemotheraputic Agents in Xenograft Tissue, June 2009,

Tammy M. Milillo, Applying Geostatistical Interpolation Methods to Studies of Environmental Contamination of Urban Soils and Image Analysis of Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, May, 2009.

Alan M. Piwowar, A Study of Polymer Tertiary Structure in Langmuir Monolayer Films of Poly (dimethyl siloxane) by Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Reflection-Absorption Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and High-Resolution Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, February, 2007.

Jinxiang (Peter) Yu , Surface Studies of Polymeric Controlled Drug Delivery Systems using X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometry and Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, February, 2006.

Rosamil Rey-Santos , Polymer Surface Chemistry: Structure and Reactivity of Surface Segments and Oligomeric Chain Distributions from Model Systems to Novel Polymer Materials, January, 2006.

Lu Chen, Studies of Water-Induced Surface Reorganization of Biocompatible Amphiphillic Copolymers by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy with Cryogenic Sample Handling Techniques, August, 2005.

Daniel J. Hook, Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis of Commercial Hydrogels and Model Amphiphillic Polymers Using Cryogenic Sample Handling Techniques, April, 2004.

John A. Strong Surface Reactions and Segregation in Langmuir Blodgett Monolayers and Bilayers”, December, 2003.

Christine M. Mahoney , Synthesis and Surface Characterization of Copolymers Containing Low Molecular Weight Amino-Propyl Terminated Siloxanes, November, 2002.

Yuanxue Hou, Syntheses and Surface Analysis of Novel Poly(dimethylsiloxane)-Containing Amphiphilic Graft Copolymers, January, 2002.

Joo Woon Lee, Surface Characterization of The Erosion of Biodegradable Polymer Matrices Using ToF-SIMS: Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering Applications, August, 2001.

Denise E. Carney ” Development of New Fluoropolymer Surface Chemistries for Biomaterial Applications: Peptide Attachment, Cell Adhesion and Biomineralization Studies”, May, 2001.

Rafael Alicea-Maldonado "New Materials for Capillary Electrochromatography: Study of Fluoropolymer Particles and Silica Based Sol-Gel Glass Composites" (joint with Luis A. Colon), May, 2001.

Limin Sun, "Quantitative Surface Studies of Peptides and Self Assembled Monolayers by Time
of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry: Effects of Oxidation Reactions", March, 2001.

Adam M. Hawkridge , " Characterization of Low T g Synthetic Polymers I. Polymerization Kinetics by Mass Spectrometry II. Water Induced Structural Reorganization of Polymer Surfaces by XPS", September, 2000.

Daniel M. Ammon, Jr., "Quantitative Aspects of Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry: Molecular Monolayers on Silver and Peptides and Proteins", August, 1999.

Wen Yan Yan , "Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Studies of Poly(ethylene oxide) and Polydimethylsiloxane at Surfaces and Interfaces", February, 1999.

Jiaxing Chen , "Surface Studies of Copolymer/Homopolymer Blends and Biodegradable Polymers", November, 1998.

Jin Zhao "Synthesis and Characterization of Polyimide Siloxane Copolymers as Microelectronic Adhesives and Surface/Interface Analysis of II-VI Semiconductors", August, 1998.

Marc A. Patterson, "Investigations of Stainless Steel Corrosion and Polyurethane-Stainless Steel Adhesion", August, 1997.

Hengzhong Zhuang, "Quantitative Surface Spectroscopic Analysis of Multicomponent Polymers", October, 1996.

Yuezhong Du, "Surface Chemical Studies of Polymer/Metal and Organic Thin Film/Metal Interfaces", October, 1996.

Richard W. Nowak , "Ion Formation Mechanisms of Tertiary Structures of Polymers in Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry", August, 1996.

Norma L. Hernandez-deGatica "Studies of Metal and Polymer Biomaterial Surface Reactions by Electron and Ion Spectroscopy", December, 1995.

Evan J. Bekos "Development of New Fluoropolymeric Surface Chemistries Through the Use of A Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Plasma with Biological Applications and Peptide Binding Studies", December, 1995.

Patrick C. Schamberger "Development and Implementation of Methods for Studying Biomaterial Surfaces", August, 1994.

JianXin Li "Quantitative Static Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Study of Ion Formation Mechanisms Using Langmuir-Blodgett Films as Model Systems and Resolution Enhancement of Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis Spectra of Polymers By Deconvolution Methods" November, 1993.

Xin Chen "Surface Composition and Morphology Studies of Siloxane Multicomponent Polymers: Effects of Structure and Processing" August, 1993.

Robert W. Johnson, Jr. "Surface Chemistry of Monolayer and Thin Films at Metal Interfaces: Quantitative Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry of Adsorption and Polymerization Kinetics", April 1993.

Cindy A. Burkhardt "Thermal and Surface Chemical Studies of Polyester Structure and Reactivity: Multicomponent Blend Miscibility and Homopolymer Surface Degradation", August, 1992.

Cara L. Weitzsacker "Quantitative Electron and Ion Spectroscopies: A) Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis of Coal Processing and Oxidation, B) Use of Langmuir Blodgett Films as Model Systems for High Resolution Electron Energy Loss and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry", May, 1992.

Helen F. Lee (nee Pezzuto) "Surface Spectroscopic Studies of Multicomponent Polymers: The Effects of Preparation and Block Length on Surface Composition and Morphology in Random and Block Copolymers", January, 1992.

Paula A. Cornelio(nee Clark) "Ion and Electron Spectroscopy of Organic and Polymeric Materials: Aspects of Quantitation and Sampling Depth", July, 1990.

Eric R. Mittlefehldt "The Characterization of Multicomponent Polymeric Materials With Surface Sensitive Spectroscopies and Novel Approaches to Data Analysis", July, 1990.

Terrence G. Vargo "Implementation of New and Existing Analytical Methods Used Towards Investigation of Radio Frequency Glow Discharge Plasma Modified Polymeric Surfaces", November, 1989.

George L. Grobe, III "Relationship of Metal Interface Properties to Bioadhesive Success", Department of Biophysics, Roswell Park Memorial Institute (w/ R. E. Baier), August, 1989.

Michael B. Clark, Jr. "Studies of Polymer Interfacial Structure: A) Electron and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry of Synthetic and Natural Eumelanin Biopolymers B) Electron and Vibrational Spectroscopy of Homopolymer Blends", August, 1989.

James J. Schmidt "Surface Studies of Polymers: A) Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(phenyls) B) Spectroscopic Studies of Poly(methyl methacrylate) / Poly(vinyl chloride) Homopolymer Blends", June, 1989.

Kevin J. Hook "Analysis of the Surface of Organized Organic and Polymeric Thin Films by Ion Spectroscopy", August, 1988.

Robert L. Schmitt "Surface Analysis of Polymers: A) Applications of Multi -technique Analysis, B) Investigations into the Application of Low Energy Ion Scattering and Static Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for Organic Analysis", January 1987.

Joseph H. Wandass, III "Ion and Electron Spectroscopic Studies of Organic Thin Film Interfaces", August, 1986.

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M.A. (Completed)

George L. Grobe, III "X-Ray Photoelectron and Vibrational Spectroscopic Studies of Solvent Effects on the Surface Composition of Biocompatible Polymeric Materials", September, 1985.

Thomas J. Hook "Multitechnique Surface Spectroscopic Studies of Plasma Modified Polymethylmethacrylate Polymers", January, 1986.

Norma L. Hernandez-deGatica "Characterization of Titanium Alloys for Biomedical Applications by X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Auger Electron Spectroscopy", May, 1990.

Sanjay D. Puranik, "Analysis and Quantitation of Polar Oxidation Products in Transformer Oils", July, 1991.

Clara S. Lo "A Study of Titanium Surface Chemistry and Its Effect on the Structure of Adsorbed-Lactoglobulin", January 1995.

Daniel J. Hook, "Surface Studies of Polymer Films: Part A. Ordered Monolayer Films, Part B. Surface Modified Polymers", May, 1997.

Susan M. (Kovatch) Evans, " Chemistry of Amino Acids and Peptides at Surfaces: I: Strategies for Binding Peptides to Poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co­-hexafluoropropylene) and II: A Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Study of Amino Acids on Polymer Substrates", December, 1999.

George S. Tulevski, "Studies of Water-Induced Reorganization of Polymer Surfaces by Angle Dependent X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy at Cryogenic Temperatures", August, 2001.

Thomas Maljovec, “Quantitative Infrared Studies of Pharmaceutical Compounds: Comparison of ATR and Diffuse Reflectance Sampling”, September, 2006.

Andrew Hallnan, “Chemical Analysis of Metals and Environmental Samples”, February, 2007.

John M. King, “Environmental Geographic Information Systems”, Professional Science Masters Certificate, Chemistry MA, September, 2007.

David M. Makuch, “Reactions Between Phases and Surface Segregation in a Two Component Mixed Electronic Ionic Conducting Ceramic Membrane”, August, 2009.  

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Undergraduate Research Students

Mary Stansberry (1983-4)
Margo Rosato (1985-86)
Michael Henne (1984-85)
Karen Sgroi (1986)
Anthony Nagel (1985)
Cara Weitzsacker (1986-7)
Stanley Serwon (1985-6)
David Lodyga (1987-8)
Steven Redmond (1989-90)
Kelli Aures (1989)
Daniel Hook (1989-92)
David Bates (1989-90)
Clara Lo (1990-1)
Richard Spring (1990-2)
Dan Ammon (1990-91)
Paul Lubberts (1990-91)
Raguram Desari (1991-2)
Belinda Martinez (1992)
Brett Olkowski (1993)
Kenneth Mondschein (1993)
Mary Thompson (1993-4)
Sheetal Patel (1994)
Darlene Johnson (1995)
Eric Otto (1995)
Michael Gostkowski (1994-6)
Carl Miller (1995-7)
Amanda Matthews (1995-6)
Jianhui Li (1995)
Rebecca Matthews (1996-7)
Jennifer Dempsey (1996)
Tiffany Mathews (1996)
Mwita Phelps (1997)
Elizabeth Ingalls (1997)
Thomas Fenlon (1997-9)
Marwan Stanford (1997)
Joseph Baker (1997-8)
Anthony Wass (1998)
Danielle Carra (1998-99)
John Mulkern (1998-99)
Lachelle Sussman (1998-99)
Beba Tran (1998-99)
Ariana Duke (1999)
Mark Witinski (1999-2000)
David M. Drab (2001)
David C. Manns (2001-02)
Tammy M. Milillo (2001-02)
Ryan Walters (2001)
Angela M. Paolucci (2002-3)
Jack Brodzik (2003)
Mary Ann Clune (2003-4)
David D. Wells (2004-2005)
Christopher Zahm (2005)
Christopher Case (2005)
Rachael Brust (2005-06)
Emily Bauer (2007)
Linda Wong (2007)
Sean Ordway (2007)
Steven Leonard (2007-8)              
Aaron Krolikowski (2008)
Jennie Hou (2008)                         
Jessica Lau (2008)                         
Jenny Wong (2009)

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Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship (Funding Source)

Paula A. Cornelio, Gannon University, Summer, 1985 (ACS-PRF)

Daniel J. Hook, St. Bonaventure University, Summer, 1988 (Gelb Foundation)

Mary A. Eberhardt, Clarkson University, Summer, 1989 (IUC for Biosurfaces)

Elizabeth A. Marabella, Department of Biophysics, UB, Fall 1988-Summer 1989
(NSF Research Opportunities for Undergraduates Supplement to IUCB)

Amanda Matthews, SUNY Buffalo Department of Biology, 1995
(Howard Hughes Medical
Institute Undergraduate Education Program Scholar, Summer Fellowship Recipient)

Rebecca Matthews, SUNY Buffalo Department of Chemistry, 1996 (Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Education Program Scholar, Summer Fellowship Recipient)

Leiddy Zoe Alvarado, SUNY Buffalo Department of Chemistry, 2005. (Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Summer Fellow,)

Courtney D. Saenz, SUNY Buffalo Department of Chemistry , 2006, (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Undergraduate Program).

Camille Shipman, SUNY Buffalo Department of Chemistry, 2007. (Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Summer Fellow)

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Former Postdoctoral Fellows/Professional Staff/Visiting Scientists

Professor Handong Liang, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China, February –August 2009. (Funded by NSF and China National Science Foundation)

Dr. Richard W. Nowak, Staff Scientist, Surface and Thin Film Analysis Facility, B. S., Chemistry, Edinboro State University, Pennsylvania, Ph.D, Analytical Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo, 1996-2008.

Professor Chang Sik Ha , Department of Polymer Materials, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, visiting Professor, January 2004-January 2005

Dr. Sinhye Jung , Department of Polymer Materials, Pusan National University, Pusan Korea Postdoctoral Fellow, Korean Science and Engineering Foundation, June 2004-2005.

Dr. Timothy S. Koloski , Chief Scientist, Integrated Technologies, Inc., Visiting Scientist. Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania, 1991.

Dr. Joo Woon Lee , Postdoctoral Fellow, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, July 2001-July 2002.

Dr. Euh Duck Jeong , Ph.D Pusan National University, September, 2000-2001.

Dr. Won-Ki Lee , Postdoctoral Fellow, Korea Science Foundation, B.S., Ph.D, Polymer Chemistry, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, 1994., 1997-1999, 2000

Dr. Maurizio Toselli , Visiting Scientist, Ph.D., University of Bologna, Italy, 1998-99.

Dr. Ilario Losito , Postdoctoral Fellow, B.S., Ph.D., University of Bari, Italy, 1998-99.

Dr. Hengzhong Zhuang , Postdoctoral Research Fellow, B. S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hubei, China, 1985, M.S., Polymer Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ph.D, Analytical Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo, 1996.

Dr. Fabienne Fally , Research Associate, B.S., Chemistry, 1994, Facultes Universitaires Notre Dame de la Paix, Namur, Belgium (Prof. Jacques Verbist). June 1995-August 1996.

Dr. Terrence G. Vargo , Research Associate, B.S., Chemistry, 1985 Ph.D, Chemistry, 1989, SUNY Buffalo, May 1989-January 1994 (Currently Chief Technical Officer, Integrated Technologies, Inc.)

Dr. Yangsun Kim-Jo , Research Chemist, Inorganic Chemistry Division, Korea Standards Research Institute, Taejon, Korea, February 1992-February 1993.

Professor Philip Kumler , Department of Chemistry, SUNY College at Fredonia, June 1989 - August 1990.

Professor Manuela Libertini , Department of Chemistry, University of Catania, Italy, June 1987 - November 1987. Presently at University of Modena, Italy.

Jarmo Hautaniemi , Department of Materials Science, University of Turku, Research Directed by Professor Eero Suoninen, March - April 1986.

Dr. Edward A. Heintz , Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry, B.S., Chemistry, 1953, University of Buffalo; Ph.D Analytical Chemistry, (L. B. Rogers), MIT, 1958. Airco (Speer) Carbon, Niagara Falls, NY, 1960 - 1988, 1989-1994.

Gary M. Jones , Technical Specialist, South Campus (nee Biomaterials) Instrument Center, Industry University Center for Biosurfaces and Surface Science Center, B.S., Physics, 1972, M.S., Physics, 1976, University of Dayton. University of Dayton Research Institute, 1979-1984, Energy Conversion Devices, 1984 - 1986

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