Douglas Adamson



  • Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • B.S. University of Evansville

Research Interests

We are a materials synthesis group. Typically these materials are model polymers: well-defined polymers normally synthesized by high vacuum anionic polymerization and well characterized with respect to molecular weight, composition, microstructure and chain architecture. These polymers are produced by a “living” mechanism that allows for the construction of polymers as close to perfect as is possible outside of nature. Well-defined polymers have applications in a large number of research areas and we are particularly interested in bio-mimetic applications. We are also interested in the use of graphene and its derivatives as multi-functional nano-fillers for polymer composites. The unique aspect ratio, chemistry, and conductivity of graphene and graphene oxide make this an exciting material to alter and improve polymer properties.

Douglas Adamson
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-4716
Fax(860) 486-2981
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry
55 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationScience 1 - MZ205
CampusStorrs Campus