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Rudolf Faust


Rudolf Faust
Rudolf FaustEmeritus Professor

Research Interests

Polymer Chemistry

Macromolecular engineering, i.e., the preparation of well-defined polymers with controlled architecture, molecular weight, molecular weight distribution and end-functionalities by living cationic, anionic and ring-opening polymerizations; polymerization kinetics and mechanisms; synthesis, characterization and properties of new specialty polymers; new thermoplastic elastomers based on block and graft copolymers, end-functional polymers, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, amphiphilic block copolymers for directed self-assembly of nanostructures and polymers for medical applications.

Education

  • Ph D: Organic Chemistry, (1994), University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
  • Other: Macromolecular Chemistry, Cationic Polymerization, (1988), University of Akron
  • Ph D: Colloid chemistry, (1978), Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences - Budapest
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Contact angle hysteresis
  • Other: Diploma Chemist, (1975), Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences - Budapest
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Study of liquid adherence transfer".

Biography

Prof. Rudolf Faust received his Diploma in Chemistry in 1975, and Ph.D. in Colloid Chemistry in 1978 from Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary. Subsequently, he was a Visiting Scientist, at the Institute of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, before joining the University of Massachusetts Lowell (formerly University of Lowell) in 1988. He is currently Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He was an invited Visiting Professor at the University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary (1993 and 1996), Universite P. et M. Curie, Paris, France (1996), and University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany (1996). He has served the American Chemical Society as Chairman, Membership Committee, Industrial Sponsors (1990-1994), Chairman, Workshop Committee, (1995-1996), Member, Programming Committee, (1994-1996) of the Polymer Division and as Canvassing Board Member of the George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry, ACS (formerly ACS Award in Petroleum Chemistry) (2001-2003). He was the co-editor of ACS Symposia Series 665 (1997) and co-chair of the International Symposium on Ionic Polymerizations, Boston, June 30-July 4, 2003. He served as Editor of Polymer Bulletin (1998-2007) and currently serves as Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Macromolecular Science and Polymer Bulletin. In 2006 he received the prestigious Ralph Milkovich Memorial Lecturer award from the University of Akron, and the 2010 Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. He has published over 250 papers, 4 book chapters, and 23 patents. He is currently Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He was an invited Visiting Professor at the University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary (1993 and 1996), Universite P. et M. Curie, Paris, France (1996), and University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany (1996). He has served the American Chemical Society as Chairman, Membership Committee, Industrial Sponsors (1990-1994), Chairman, Workshop Committee, (1995-1996), Member, Programming Committee, (1994-1996) of the Polymer Division and as Canvassing Board Member of the George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry, ACS (formerly ACS Award in Petroleum Chemistry) (2001-2003). He was the co-editor of ACS Symposia Series 665 (1997) and co-chair of the International Symposium on Ionic Polymerizations, Boston, June 30-July 4, 2003. He served as Editor of Polymer Bulletin (1998-2007) and currently serves as Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Macromolecular Science and Polymer Bulletin. In 2006 he received the prestigious Ralph Milkovich Memorial Lecturer award from the University of Akron, and the 2010 Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers award from the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society. He has published over 250 papers, 4 book chapters, and 23 patents.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • The Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, Rubber Division (2010) - American Chemical Society
  • Ralph Milkovich Memorial Lecture Award (2006) - University of Akron
  • Best Ph.D Thesis (1978) - Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 8th place Analytical Chemistry Olympiad (1975) - International Analytical Chemistry Olympiad, Belgrád
  • International Analytical Chemistry Olympiad (1975)

Selected Publications

  • Hefeng, Z., Sanjib, B., Faust, R., Hadjichristidis, N. (2016). Living cationic polymerization and polyhomologation. Polymer Chemistry.
  • Ren, L., Shah, P.N., Faust, R. (2016). Morphology and tensile properties of model thermoplastic polyurethanes with MDI/butanediol based monodisperse hard segments. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, (24) 2485.
  • Bag, M., Banerjee, S., Faust, R., Venkataraman, D. (2016). Self-healing polymer sealant for encapsulating flexible solar cells. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells!!!, 145 418 - 422.
  • Ren, L., Kang, N., Shah, P.N., Faust, R. (2016). Synthesis and thermal transition behavior of model thermoplastic polyurethanes containing MDI/butanediol-based monodisperse hard segments. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 54(19) 3171 - 3181.
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2015). Cationic Indicators. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia
  • Herwin Jerome, U., Mahmoud Abdel, G., Ana Rita, B., Zamponi, M., Faust, R., Allgaier, J., Wim, P., Wischnewski, A., Richter, D., Fetters L, J. (2015). Consequences of increasing packing length on the dynamics of polymer melts. Macromolecules.
  • Sanjib, B., Badri Nath, J., Priyadarsi, D., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2015). Kinetic and mechanistic studies of the polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by EtAlCl2/Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether complex in hexanes. Macromolecules.
  • Mishra, A., Seethamraju, K., Delaney, J., Willoughby, P., Faust, R. (2015). Long-Term In-Vitro Hydrolytic Stability of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes. Journal Of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A.
  • Wei, X., Ren, L., Bagdi, K., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2015). Morphology and Mechanical Properties of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Containing Polyisobutylene/Poly(tetramethylene oxide) Mixed Segments. Journal of Macromolecular Science: Pure & Applied Chemistry, 52(11) 857 - 866.
  • Sanjib, B., Ranjan, T., Cozzens, D., Tibor, N., Sandor, K., Miklos, Z., Faust, R. (2015). Photoinduced smart, self-healing polymer sealant for photovoltaics. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
  • Ujjal, H., Kamal, B., Ren, L., Faust, R., Priyadarsi, D. (2015). Polyisobutylene containing organic/inorganic hybrid block copolymers and their crystalline behavior. Journal of Polymer Science Part A.
  • Ujjal, H., Kamal, B., Ren, L., Faust, R., Priyadarsi, D. (2015). Polyisobutylene-based pH-responsive self-healing polymeric gels. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
  • Banerjee, S., Emert, J., Wright, P., Skourlis, T., Severt, R., Faust, R. (2015). Polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by EtAlCl2/bis(2-chloroethyl) ether complex in steel vessels. Polymer Chemistry.
  • Banerjee, S., Shah, P.N., Jeong, Y., Chang, T., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2015). Structural characterization of telechelic polyisobutylene diol . Journal of Chromatography A , 1376 98 - 104.
  • Kamal, B., Ren, L., Faust, R., Priyadarsi, D. (2015). Synthesis and self-assembly of polyisobutylene based thermoresponsive diblock copolymers via combination of cationic and RAFT polymerizations. Macromolecular Symposia.
  • Rajeev, K., Priyadarsi, D., Bin, Z., Kuo-Wei, H., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2015). Synthesis of highly reactive polyisobutylene with FeCl3/ether complexes in hexane; kinetic and mechanistic studies. Polymer Chemistry.
  • Faust, R. (2014). Effects of catalyst concentration on the structure, morphology and mechanical properties of polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes.
  • Kumar, R., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2014). The polymerization of isobutylene catalyzed by FeCl3·i-Pr2O complex prepared in non-halogenated solvents. Polymer Bulletin.
  • Kumar, R., Zheng, B., Huang, K., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2014). Synthesis of highly reactive polyisobutylene catalyzed by EtAlCl 2/Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether soluble complex in hexanes. Macromolecules, 47(6) 1959-1965.
  • Wei, X., Shah, P., Bagdi, K., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2014). Effects of catalyst concentration on the Morphology and mechanical properties of Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic Polyurethanes. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 51(1) 6-15.
  • Kulkarni, P., Ojha, U., Wei, X., Gurung, N., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2013). Thermal and mechanical properties of polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 130(2) 891-897.
  • Bartelson, K., De, P., Kumar, R., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2013). Cationic polymerization of isobutylene by FeCl3/ether complexes in hexanes: An investigation of the steric and electronic effects of ethers. Polymer (United Kingdom), 54(18) 4858-4863.
  • Bauri, K., De, P., Shah, P., Li, R., Faust, R. (2013). Polyisobutylene-based helical block copolymers with pH-responsive cationic side-chain amino acid moieties by tandem living polymerizations. Macromolecules, 46(15) 5861-5870.
  • Espinosa, E., Charleux, B., D’Agosto, F., Boisson, C., Tripathy, R., Faust, R., Soulié-Ziakovic, C. (2013). Di- and triblock copolymers based on polyethylene and polyisobutene blocks. Toward new thermoplastic elastomers. Macromolecules, 46(9) 3417-3424.
  • Cozzens, D., Wei, X., Faust, R. (2013). Electrospinning of biostable polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 51(6) 452-459.
  • Wei, X., Bagdi, K., Ren, L., Shah, P., Seethamraju, K., Faust, R. (2013). Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes exhibit significant phase mixing. Polymer (United Kingdom), 54(6) 1647-1655.
  • Tripathy, R., Crivello, J.V., Faust, R. (2013). Photoinitiated polymerization of acrylate, methacrylate, and vinyl ether end-functional polyisobutylene macromonomers. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 51(2) 305-317.
  • Dimitrov, P., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2012). Polymerization of isobutylene by AlCl 3/Ether complexes in nonpolar solvent. Macromolecules, 45(8) 3318-3325.
  • Kumar, R., Dimitrov, P., Bartelson, K.J., Emert, J., Faust, R. (2012). Polymerization of isobutylene by GaCl 3 or FeCl 3/ether complexes in nonpolar solvents. Macromolecules, 45(21) 8598-8603.
  • Dimitrov, P., Emert, J., Hua, J., Keki, S., Faust, R. (2011). Mechanism of isomerization in the cationic polymerization of isobutylene. Macromolecules, 44(7) 1831-1840.
  • Tripathy, R., Ojha, U., Faust, R. (2011). Polyisobutylene modified bisphenol a diglycidyl ether based epoxy resins possessing improved mechanical properties. Macromolecules, 44(17) 6800-6809.
  • Cozzens, D., Luk, A., Ojha, U., Ruths, M., Faust, R. (2011). Surface characterization and protein interactions of segmented polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes. Langmuir, 27(23) 14160-14168.
  • Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Cozzens, D., Faust, R. (2010). Hydrolytic degradation of polyisobutylene and poly-L-lactide-based multiblock copolymers. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 48(17) 3767-3774.
  • Strickler, F., Richard, R., McFadden, S., Lindquist, J., Schwarz, M.C., Faust, R., Wilson, G.J., Boden, M. (2010). In vivo and in vitro characterization of poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b- styrene) copolymer stent coatings for biostability, vascular compatibility and mechanical integrity. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 92(2) 773-782.
  • Cozzens, D., Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Faust, R., Desai, S. (2010). Long term in vitro biostability of segmented polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic polyurethanes. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 95(3 A) 774-782.
  • Dimitrov, P., Faust, R. (2010). Structure - reactivity scales in carbocationic polymerizations: The case of -methylstyrene. Macromolecules, 43(4) 1724-1729.
  • Ojha, U., Faust, R. (2010). Synthesis and characterization of thermoplastic polyurethaneureas based on polyisobutylene and poly(tetramethylene oxide) segments. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 47(3) 186-191.
  • Ojha, U., Feng, D., Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E., Faust, R. (2009). Peptide surface modification of P(HEMA-co-MMA)-b-PIB-b-P (HEMA-co-MMA) block copolymers. Langmuir, 25(11) 6319-6327.
  • Nagy, M., Szollosi, L., Keki, S., Faust, R., Zsuga, M. (2009). Poly(vinyl alcohol)-based amphiphilic copolymer aggregates as drug carrying nanoparticles. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 46(4) 331-338.
  • Anandakathir, R., Ojha, U., Ada, E.T., Faust, R., Kumar, J. (2009). Stilbene-based fluorescent sensor for detection of organophosphorus warfare nerve agents. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 46(12) 1217-1222.
  • Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Faust, R. (2009). Syntheses and characterization of novel biostable polyisobutylene based thermoplastic polyurethanes. Polymer, 50(15) 3448-3457.
  • Tripathy, R., Ojha, U., Faust, R. (2009). Syntheses and characterization of polyisobutylene macromonomers with methacrylate, acrylate, glycidyl ether, or vinyl ether end-functionality. Macromolecules, 42(12) 3958-3964.
  • Ojha, U., Kulkarni, P., Singh, J., Faust, R. (2009). Syntheses, characterization, and properties of Multiblock copolymers consisting of polylsobutylene and poly(1-lactide) segments. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 47(14) 3490-3505.
  • Higashihara, T., Faust, R. (2009). Synthesis of novel ABA triblock and (ABA)n multiblock copolymers comprised of polyisobutylene and poly( -benzyl-l-glutamate) segments. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 69(7) 429-434.
  • Ojha, U., Rajkhowa, R., Agnihotra, S.R., Faust, R. (2008). A new general methodology for the syntheses of end-functional polyisobutylenes by nucleophilic substitution reactions. Macromolecules, 41(11) 3832-3841.
  • Jakubowski, W., Tsarevsky, N.V., Higashihara, T., Faust, R., Matyjaszewski, K. (2008). Allyl halide (macro)initiators in ATRP: Synthesis of block copolymers with polyisobutylene segments. Macromolecules, 41(7) 2318-2323.
  • Feng, D., Higashihara, T., Faust, R. (2008). Facile synthesis of diphenylethylene end-functional polyisobutylene and its applications for the synthesis of block copolymers containing poly(methacrylate)s. Polymer, 49(2) 386-393.
  • Kolishetti, N., Faust, R. (2008). Relative reactivities of isobutylene, styrene, and ring-substituted styrenes in cationic polymerizations. Macromolecules, 41(11) 3842-3851.
  • Yan, F., Higashihara, T., Mosurkal, R., Li, L., Yang, K., Faust, R., Kumar, J. (2008). Self organization and redox behavior of poly(vinylferrocene)-block- poly(isobutylene)-block-poly(vinylferrocene) triblock copolymer. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 45(11) 911-914.
  • Kolishetti, N., Faust, R. (2008). Structure-reactivity scales in carbocationic polymerizations. Macromolecules, 41(23) 9025-9029.
  • Higashihara, T., Faust, R., Inoue, K., Hirao, A. (2008). Synthesis of novel multifunctional polyisobutylenes at chain end(s) and their application to AnB asymmetric star and AnBA n pompom polymers by combination of living cationic and anionic polymerizations. Macromolecules, 41(15) 5616-5625.
  • Cho, J.C., Cheng, G., Feng, D., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M., Chan, K., Boden, M. (2007). Erratum: Synthesis, characterization, properties, and drug release of poly(alkyl methyacrylate-b-isobutylene-b-alkyl methacrylate) (Biomacromolecules). Biomacromolecules, 8(7) 2336.
  • Bouchkif, H., Som, A., Sipos, L., Faust, R. (2007). Living cationic sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with 4-tert-butoxystyrene: Synthesis and characterization of poly(p-hydroxystyrene-b- isobutylene-b-p-hydroxystyrene) triblock copolymers. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 44(4) 359-366.
  • Feng, D., Chandekar, A., Whitten, J.E., Faust, R. (2007). Synthesis and characterization of poly(methyl methacrylate-co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate)-b-polyisobutylene-b-poly(methyl methacrylate-co-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) triblock copolymers. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 44(11) 1141-1150.
  • Higashihara, T., Faust, R. (2007). Synthesis of novel block copolymers comprised of polyisobutylene and poly(vinylferrocene) segments. Macromolecules, 40(21) 7453-7463.
  • Feng, D., Higashihara, T., Cheng, G., Cho, J.C., Faust, R. (2006). Block copolymers by the combination of cationic and anionic polymerizations for biomedical applications. Macromolecular Symposia, 245-246 14-21.
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2006). Carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene using methylaluminum bromide coinitiators: Synthesis of bromoallyl functional polyisobutylene. Macromolecules, 39(22) 7527-7533.
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2006). Relative reactivity of C4 olefins toward the polyisobutylene cation. Macromolecules, 39(20) 6861-6870.
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2006). Synthesis of halogen-free polyisobutylene by in situ hydride transfer to living polyisobutylene from tributylsilane. Polymer Bulletin, 56(1) 27-35.
  • Higashihara, T., Feng, D., Faust, R. (2006). Synthesis of poly(isobutylene-block-methyl methacrylate) by a novel coupling approach. Macromolecules, 39(16) 5275-5279.
  • Cho, J.C., Cheng, G., Feng, D., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M., Chan, K., Boden, M. (2006). Synthesis, characterization, properties, and drug release of poly(alkyl methacrylate-b-isobutylene-b-alkyl methacrylate). Biomacromolecules, 7(11) 2997-3007.
  • Sipos, L., Som, A., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M., Ranade, S., Boden, M., Chan, K. (2005). Controlled delivery of paclitaxel from stent coatings using poly(hydroxystyrene-b-isobutylene-b-hydroxystyrene) and its acetylated derivative. Biomacromolecules, 6(5) 2570-2582.
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2005). Determination of the absolute rate constant of propagation for ion pairs in the cationic polymerization of p-methylstyrene. Macromolecules, 38(13) 5498-5505.
  • De Priyadarsi, ., Faust, R. (2005). Determination of the absolute rate constants of propagation for ion pairs and free ions in the living cationic polymerization of isobutylene. Macromolecules, 38(23) 9897-9900.
  • De, P., Sipos, L., Faust, R., Moreau, M., Charleux, B., Vairon, J.P. (2005). Determination of the propagation rate constant in the carbocationic polymerization of 2,4,6-trimethylstyrene. Macromolecules, 38(1) 41-46.
  • Svegh, K., Marek, T., Vrtes, A., Faust, R., Kki, S., Nagy, M., Zsuga, M. (2005). Effects of the degree of polymerization on the free volume structure of linear amphiphilic poly(isobutylene)-poly(methyl vinyl ether) diblock copolymers. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 74(3-4) 247-251.
  • Tawada, M., Faust, R. (2005). Living cationic polymerization of isobutylene with mixtures of titanium tetrachloride/titanium tetrabromide. Macromolecules, 38(12) 4989-4995.
  • Krygier, E., Lin, G., Mendes, J., Mukandela, G., Azar, D., Jones, A.A., Pathak, J.A., Colby, R.H., Kumar, S.K., Floudas, G., Krishnamoorti, R., Faust, R. (2005). Segmental dynamics of head-to-head polypropylene and polyisobutylene in their blend and pure components. Macromolecules, 38(18) 7721-7729.
  • Zhou, Y., Faust, R., Richard, R., Schwarz, M. (2005). Syntheses and characterization of poly(cyclohexyl vinyl ether-stat-vinyl alcohol)-b-polyisobutylene-b-poly(cyclohexyl vinyl ether-stat-vinyl alcohol) triblock copolymers and their application as coatings to deliver paclitaxel from coronary stents. Macromolecules, 38(20) 8183-8191.
  • Kwon, Y., Faust, R. (2005). Synthesis and characterization of ABC block copolymers with glassy ( -methylstyrene), rubbery (isobutylene), and crystalline (pivalolactone) blocks. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 42 A(4) 385-401.
  • De, P., Faust, R., Schimmel, H., Ofial, A.R., Mayr, H. (2004). Determination of rate constants in the carbocationic polymerization of styrene: Effect of temperature, solvent polarity, and lewis acid. Macromolecules, 37(12) 4422-4433.
  • De Priyadarsi, ., Faust, R. (2004). Determination of the absolute rate constants of propagation for ion pairs in the carbocationic polymerization of p-Chlorostyrene. Macromolecules, 37(24) 9290-9294.
  • Hertel, M., Chujo, Y., Faust, R., M�llen, K. (2004). Editorial - New features. Polymer Bulletin, 52(2) 91-92.
  • Yun, J., Faust, R., Szil�gyi, L.S., K�ki, S., Zsuga, M. (2004). Effect of architecture on the micellar properties of amphiphilic block copolymers: Comparison of AB linear diblock, A2B2, A 3B3, and (AB)3 star block copolymers. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 41 A(6) 613-627.
  • Dimitrov, I., Faust, R. (2004). Kinetic and mechanistic studies of the carbocationic precipitation polymerization of isobutylene in polar solvents. Macromolecules, 37(26) 9753-9760.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Acar, M., Faust, R. (2004). Living and controlled polymerization of isobutylene with Alkylaluminum halides as coinitiators. Macromolecules, 37(20) 7543-7547.
  • De, P., Faust, R. (2004). Living carbocationic polymerization of p-methoxystyrene using p-methoxystyrene hydrochloride/SnBr 4 initiating system: Determination of the absolute rate constant of propagation for ion pairs. Macromolecules, 37(21) 7930-7937.
  • Balaban, A.T., Ghiviriga, I., Czerwinski, E.W., De, P., Faust, R. (2004). Simple Synthesis of a Weak Nucleophilic Base (4-Ethyl-2,6-diisopropyl-3,5-dimethylpyridine) Evidencing a Double Janus Group Effect. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 69(2) 536-542.
  • Zhou, Y., Faust, R. (2004). Synthesis of poly(cyclohexyl vinyl ether-6-isobutylene-6-cyclohexyl vinyl ether) triblock copolymer by living cationic sequential copolymerization. Polymer Bulletin, 52(6) 421-428.
  • Zhou, Y., Faust, R., Chen, S., Gido, S.P. (2004). Synthesis, characterization, and morphology of poly(tert-butyl vinyl ether-b-isobutylene-b-tent-butyl vinyl ether) triblock copolymers. Macromolecules, 37(18) 6716-6725.
  • Yun, J., Faust, R., Szilgyi, L.S., Kki, S., Zsuga, M. (2003). Effect of architecture on the micellar properties of amphiphilic block copolymers: Comparison of AB linear diblock, A1A2B, and A2B heteroarm star block copolymers. Macromolecules, 36(5) 1717-1723.
  • Sipos, L., De, P., Faust, R. (2003). Effect of temperature, solvent polarity, and nature of Lewis acid on the rate constants in the carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene. Macromolecules, 36(22) 8282-8290.
  • Martinez-Castro, N., Lanzend�rfer, M.G., M�ller, A.H., Cho, J.C., Acar, M.H., Faust, R. (2003). Polyisobutylene stars and polyisobutylene-block-poly(tert-butyl methacrylate) block copolymers by site transformation of thiophene end-capped polyisobutylene chain ends. Macromolecules, 36(19) 6985-6994.
  • Kim, I.J., Faust, R. (2003). Synthesis and characterization of novel silicon-functional polyisobutylenes and their applications: Polyisobutylene brushes on silicate substrates via living cationic polymerization. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 40 A(10) 991-1008.
  • Mayr, H., Schimmel, H., Kobayashi, S., Kotani, M., Prabakaran, T.R., Sipos, L., Faust, R. (2002). Influence of chain length on the electrophilic reactivity of carbocations. Macromolecules, 35(12) 4611-4615.
  • Farago, B., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Faust, R., Buchenau, U., Richter, D. (2002). Intermediate length scale dynamics of polyisobutylene. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 65(5) 51803-51803.
  • Kim, M.S., Faust, R. (2002). Penultimate effect in the initiation of the cationic polymerization of isobutylene: Kinetic study of initiation with (3-chloro-1,1,3-trimethylbutyl)benzene. Macromolecules, 35(13) 5320-5322.
  • Yun, J., Faust, R. (2002). Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic A3B3 hetero arm star copolymers: Poly(isobutylene3-star-methyl vinyl ether3). Macromolecules, 35(21) 7860-7862.
  • Kwon, Y., Faust, R., Chen, C.X., Thomas, E.L. (2002). Synthesis and characterization of poly(isobutylene-b-pivalolactone) diblock and poly(pivalolactone-b-isobutylene-b-pivalolactone) triblock copolymers. Macromolecules, 35(9) 3348-3357.
  • Kim, M.S., Faust, R. (2002). Synthesis of poly( -caprolactone-b-isobutylene) diblock copolymer and poly( -caprolactone-b-isobutylene-b- -caprolactone) triblock copolymer. Polymer Bulletin, 48(2) 127-134.
  • Vairon, J.P., Moreau, M., Charleux, B., Cretol, A., Faust, R. (2002). The cationic polymerization of 2, 4, 6-trimethylstyrene: From "truly living" to "controlled" polymers? Macromolecular Symposia, 183 43-52.
  • Sipos, L., Cao, X., Faust, R. (2001). Living cationic polymerization of p-chloro- -methylstyrene and its sequential block copolymerization with isobutylene. Macromolecules, 34(3) 456-459.
  • Herrlich, M., Mayr, H., Faust, R. (2001). Nucleophilic Reactivities of Tributylstannyl-Substituted Furans and Thiophenes. Organic letters, 3(11) 1633-1635.
  • Arbe, A., Monkenbusch, M., Stellbrink, J., Richter, D., Farago, B., Almdal, K., Faust, R. (2001). Origin of internal viscosity effects in flexible polymers: A comparative neutron spin-echo and light scattering study on poly(dimethylsiloxane) and polyisobutylene. Macromolecules, 34(5) 1281-1290.
  • Faust, R. (2000). Cationic macromolecular engineering via furan derivatives. Macromolecular Symposia, 157 101-108.
  • Schlaad, H., Kwon, Y., Sipos, L., Faust, R., Charleux, B. (2000). Determination of propagation rate constants in carbocationic polymerization of Olefins. 1. Isobutylene. Macromolecules, 33(22) 8225-8232.
  • Bae, Y.C., Kim, I.J., Faust, R. (2000). Halogen-free polyisobutylene by in situ methylation of living polyisobutylene using dimethylzinc. Polymer Bulletin, 44(5-6) 453-459.
  • Schlaad, H., Kwon, Y., Faust, R., Mayr, H. (2000). Kinetic study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 1, 1-diarylethylenes. 2. effect of chain length. Macromolecules, 33(3) 754-759.
  • Schlaad, H., Kwon, Y., Faust, R., Mayr, H. (2000). Kinetic study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 1,1-diarylethylenes. 2. Effect of chain length. Macromolecules, 33(3) 743-747.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (2000). Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 3. Coupling reaction of living polyisobutylene using bis(furanyl) derivatives. Macromolecules, 33(3) 730-733.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R., Suzuki, T. (2000). Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 4. Synthesis of telechelic polyisobutylenes using bis-furanyl derivatives as coupling agents. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 37.
  • Cao, X., Sipos, L., Faust, R. (2000). Polyisobutylene based thermoplastic elastomers: VI. Poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene-b- -methylstyrene) triblock copolymers by coupling of living poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene) diblock copolymers. Polymer Bulletin, 45(2) 121-128.
  • Faust, R. (1999). Block copolymers by living cationic polymerization; Comparison of synthetic approaches. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 40(2) 960-961.
  • Canale, P.L., Faust, R. (1999). Capping of living polystyryl cations with ditolylethylene: Model reactions with dimeric cations. Macromolecules, 32(9) 2883-2888.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1999). Cationic macromolecular design and synthesis using furan derivatives. Macromolecules, 32(20) 6398-6399.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1999). Coupling and linking reactions of living polyisobutylene by allylsilanes. Polymer Bulletin, 43(2-3) 121-128.
  • Richter, D., Monkenbusch, M., Allgeier, J., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Farago, B., Cheol Bae, Y., Faust, R. (1999). From Rouse dynamics to local relaxation: A neutron spin echo study on polyisobutylene melts. Journal of Chemical Physics, 111(13) 6107-6120.
  • Koroskenyi, B., Faust, R. (1999). Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 5. Facile synthesis of sec-amine functional polyisobutylenes. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 36 A(4) 471-487.
  • Koroskenyi, B., Faust, R. (1999). Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 6. A novel method for the synthesis of primary amine functional polyisobutylenes. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 36 A(12) 1879-1893.
  • Cao, X., Faust, R. (1999). Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. 5. Poly(styrene-b-isobutylene-b-styrene) triblock copolymers by coupling of living poly(styrene-b-isobutylene) diblock copolymers. Macromolecules, 32(17) 5487-5494.
  • Richter, D., Monkenbusch, M., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Farago, B., Faust, R. (1999). Space time observation of the -process in polymers by quasielastic neutron scattering. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 11(10A) 0-0.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R., Cabrit, P., Moreau, M., Charleux, B., Vairon, J.P. (1999). Study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 2-phenylfuran using on-line UV-Vis spectroscopy. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 40(2) 681-682.
  • Yun, J., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1999). Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic poly(isobutylene-ster-isobutylene'-star-methyl vinyl ether) three-arm star-block copolymer. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 40(2) 1041-1042.
  • Faust, R., Cao, X. (1999). Synthesis of poly(styrene-b-isobutylene) copolymers by living cationic sequential block copolymemzation. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 40(2) 1039-1040.
  • Kwon, Y., Cao, X., Faust, R. (1999). Toward the synthesis of poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene)copolymers via living cationic sequential block copolymerization. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 40(2) 1035-1036.
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998). Addition reaction of living polyisobutylene to "double" diphenylethylenes. Synthesis of 1,1-diphenylethylene-functionalized polyisobutylene macromonomers. Macromolecules, 31(26) 9379-9383.
  • Schlaad, H., Erentova, K., Faust, R., Charleux, B., Moreau, M., Vairon, J.P., Mayr, H. (1998). Kinetic study on the capping reaction of living polyisobutylene with 1,1-diphenylethylene. 1. effect of temperature and comparison to the model compound 2-chloro-2,4,4-trimethylpentane. Macromolecules, 31(23) 8058-8062.
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998). Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 2. Synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic A2B2 star-block copolymer: Poly[bis(isobutylene)-star-bis(methyl vinyl ether)]. Macromolecules, 31(8) 2480-2487.
  • Charleux, B., Moreau, M., Vairon, J.P., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1998). Model kinetic study of TiCl4-induced ionization of polyisobutene capped with diphenylethylene application to the synthesis of block copolymers. Macromolecular Symposia, 132 25-35.
  • Richter, D., Arbe, A., Colmenero, J., Monkenbusch, M., Farago, B., Faust, R. (1998). Molecular motions in polyisobutylene: A neutron spin-echo and dielectric investigation. Macromolecules, 31(4) 1133-1143.
  • Fodor, Z., Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998). Temperature effects on the living cationic polymerization of isobutylene: Determination of spontaneous chain-transfer constants in the presence of terminative chain transfer. Macromolecules, 31(14) 4439-4446.
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1998). The living cationic polymerization of -methylstyrene with BCl3 as coinitiator. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 35(2) 375-394.
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1998). The role of pyridine derivatives in living carbocationic polymerization: Lewis base or nucleophile ? Macromolecular Symposia, 132 11-23.
  • Coca, S., Faust, R. (1997). Coupling reaction of oligomeric polyisobutylene through -isopropenyl functionality. Macromolecules, 30(3) 649-651.
  • Koroskenyi, B., Wang, L., Faust, R. (1997). Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 4. The polymerization of -methylstyrene. Macromolecules, 30(25) 7667-7672.
  • Bae, Y.C., Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1997). Living coupling reaction in living cationic polymerization. 1. Coupling reaction of living polyisobutylene. Macromolecules, 30(2) 198-203.
  • Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1997). Proton elimination by free bases in the living carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene. Macromolecules, 30(23) 7341-7344.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996). Amphiphilic block copolymers by sequential living cationic polymerization: Synthesis and characterization of poly(isobutylene-b-methyl vinyl ether). Macromolecules, 29(16) 5261-5267.
  • Bae, Y.C., Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1996). Capping of polyisobutylene with 1,1-diphenyl ethylene and its derivatives: Kinetic and mechanistic studies. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 37(1) 801-802.
  • Bae, Y.C., Coca, S., Canale, P.L., Faust, R. (1996). Carbocationic coupling reactions of living polyisobutylene using coupling agents. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 37(1) 369-370.
  • Mayr, H., Roth, M., Faust, R. (1996). Examination of models for carbocationic polymerization: Influence of chain length on carbocation reactivities. Macromolecules, 29(19) 6110-6113.
  • Li, D., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996). Living carbocationic polymerization of -methylstyrene. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 37(1) 803-804.
  • Li, D., Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996). Living carbocationic polymerization of -methylstyrene using tin halides as coinitiators. Macromolecules, 29(18) 6061-6067.
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1996). Living carbocationic polymerization. IV. Living polymerization of isobutylene. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 34(17) 3441-3463.
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1996). Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. IV. Synthesis of poly(styrene-block-isobutylene-block-styrene) triblock copolymers using n-butyl chloride as solvent. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 33(3) 305-324.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1996). Synthesis and characterization of poly(isobutylene-b-methyl vinyl ether) amphiphilic block copolymers by living carbocationic polymerization. American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 37(1) 345-346.
  • Takcs, A., Faust, R. (1996). Synthesis of poly(methyl methacrylate-graft-isobutylene) copolymers by the combination of living carbocationic and group transfer polymerization. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 33(2) 117-131.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Li, D., Bae, Y.C., Faust, R. (1996). Synthetic applications of non-polymerizable monomers in living carbocationic polymerization; recent developments. Macromolecular Symposia, 107 65-74.
  • Wang, L., McKenna, S.T., Faust, R. (1995). Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 3. Synthesis and characterization of functional star-branched polyisobutylenes. Macromolecules, 28(13) 4681-4685.
  • Li, D., Faust, R. (1995). Living carbocationic sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with -methylstyrene. Macromolecules, 28(5) 1383-1389.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Faust, R. (1995). Living cationic homopolymerization of isobutyl vinyl ether and sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with isobutyl vinyl ether. Synthesis and mechanistic studies. Macromolecules, 28(23) 7893-7900.
  • Li, D., Faust, R. (1995). Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. 3. Synthesis, characterization, and properties of poly( -methylstyrene-b-isobutylene-b- -methylstyrene)triblock copolymers. Macromolecules, 28(14) 4893-4898.
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1995). Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. II. Synthesis and characterization of poly(p-methylstyrene-block-isobutylene-block-p-methylstyrene) triblock copolymers. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, A32(3) 575-591.
  • Takcs, A., Faust, R. (1995). Synthesis of poly(isobutylene-b-methyl methacrylate) copolymers by the combination of living carbocationic and group transfer polymerization. Macromolecules, 28(21) 7266-7270.
  • Hadjikyriacou, S., Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1995). Synthetic applications of nonpolymerizable monomers in living cationic polymerization: Functional polyisobutylenes by end-quenching. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry, 32(6) 1137-1153.
  • Balogh, L., Wang, L., Faust, R. (1994). Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 1. The polymerization of isobutylene. Macromolecules, 27(13) 3453-3458.
  • Balogh, L., Fodor, Z., Kelen, T., Faust, R. (1994). Initiation via haloboration in living cationic polymerization. 2. Kinetic and mechanistic studies of isobutylene polymerization. Macromolecules, 27(17) 4648-4651.
  • Fodor, Z., Faust, R. (1994). Living carbocationic polymerization of p-methylstyrene and sequential block copolymerization of isobutylene with p-methylstyrene. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, A31(12) 1985-2000.
  • Gyor, M., Fodor, Z., Wang, H., Faust, R. (1994). Polyisobutylene-based thermoplastic elastomers. I. Synthesis and characterization of polystyrene-polyisobutylene-polystyrene triblock copolymers. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, A31(12) 2055-2065.
  • Fodor, Z., Gyor, M., Wang, H., Faust, R. (1993). Living carbocationic polymerization of styrene in the presence of proton trap. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, A30(5) 349-363.
  • Balogh, L., Faust, R. (1992). Living carbocationic polymerization of isobutylene with BCl3 coinitiation in the presence of di-tert-butylpyridine as proton trap. Polymer Bulletin, 28(4) 367-374.
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1990). Living carbocationic polymerization. XXI. Kinetic and mechanistic studies of isobutylene polymerization initiated by trimethylpentyl esters of different acids. Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry, A27(6) 649-667.
  • Fehervari, A.F., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1990). Living carbocationic polymerization. XXXVII. Asymmetric telechelic polyisobutylenes by lactone/BCl3 initiating complexes. Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry, A27(12) 1571-1592.
  • Feherveri, A.F., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1990). Retraction of the claim of ring expansion polymerization of isobutylene. Polymer Bulletin, 23(5) 525-527.
  • Zsuga, M., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1989). Living carbocationic polymerization - XXIX. The synthesis of telechelic polyisobutylenes by the trans-2,5-diacetoxy-2,5-dimethyl-3-hexene/BCl3 initiating system in 1,2-dichloroethane in the -30 to 21 C range. Polymer Bulletin, 21(3) 273-280.
  • Faust, R., Zsuga, M., Kennedy, J.P. (1989). Living carbocationic polymerization - XXVIII. Telechelic polyisobutylenes by bifunctional tert-dichloroacetate initiator. Polymer Bulletin, 21(2) 125-131.
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1988). Living carbocationic polymerization - XVI. Living carbocationic polymerization of styrene. Polymer Bulletin, 19(1) 21-28.
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1988). Living carbocationic polymerization - XVII. Living carbocationic polymerization of p-methylstyrene. Polymer Bulletin, 19(1) 29-34.
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1988). Living carbocationic polymerization - XVIII. Living carbocationic polymerization of 2,4,6-trimethylstyrene. Polymer Bulletin, 19(1) 35-41.
  • Faust, R., Fehervari, A., Kennedy, J.P. (1987). LIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERISATION. XI. COPOLYMERISATION OF ISOBUTYLENE WITH ISOPRENE. INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS. British Polymer Journal, 19(3-4) 379-386.
  • Faust, R., Nagy, A., Kennedy, J.P. (1987). LIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERIZATION - V. LINEAR TELECHELIC POLYISOBUTYLENES BY BIFUNCTIONAL INITIATORS. Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry, A24(6) 595-609.
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1987). LIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERIZATION. IV. LIVING POLYMERIZATION OF ISOBUTYLENE. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 25(7) 1847-1869.
  • Mah, S., Faust, R., Zsuga, M., Kennedy, J.P. (1987). New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator-trans fer agents (inifers) - LV. Tert.-chlorine capped polyisobutylenes by aliphatic inifers. Polymer Bulletin, 18(5) 433-440.
  • Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1986). Living carbocationic polymerization - III. Demonstration of the living polymerization of isobutylene. Polymer Bulletin, 15(4) 317-323.
  • Nagy, A., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1986). Living carbocationic polymerization - VI. Continuous living polymerization of isobutylene by a bifunctional initiator. Polymer Bulletin, 15(5) 411-416.
  • Nagy, A., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1985). New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator transfer agents (inifers) - 44. End-reactive three-arm star polyisobutylenes by continuous polymerization. Polymer Bulletin, 13(2) 97-102.
  • Nagy, A., Faust, R., Kennedy, J.P. (1985). New telechelic polymers and sequential copolymers by polyfunctional initiator transfer agents (inifers) - 48. Continuous synthesis of linear telechelic polyisobutylenes. Polymer Bulletin, 14(3-4) 251-257.
  • Faust, R., Fehervari, A., Kennedy, J.P. (1982). QUASILIVING CARBOCATIONIC POLYMERIZATION - 2. THE DISCOVERY: THE alpha -METHYLSTYRENE SYSTEM. Journal of macromolecular science.Chemistry, A18(9) 1209-1228.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Research on the mechanism of termination of cationic polymerization of isobutylen (2010), -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Synthesis of PIB-Based Copolymers for Medical Applications (2011), Grant -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Novel Polymer Biomaterials (2009), Grant -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Analytical Services (2010), -
    Faust, R. (Principal)
  • Silica-Polyisobutylene Hybrid-Materials (2008), -
    Faust, R. (Principal)