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Daniel Schmidt

DANIEL F. SCHMIDT, PLASTICS ENGINEERING, NANOMANUFACTURING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, WIND TURBINE RESEARCH GROUP, HEROES, TURI  Associate Professor
Professor Daniel Frederick SchmidtAssociate Professor

Research Interests

Materials preparation and structure/properties relationships in polymer nanocomposites, polymer crosslinking and network formation, pre-ceramic polymers, sol-gel chemistry and materials analysis (porosimetry, permeation testing, thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction & spectroscopic techniques)

Nanostructured polymers and hybrids, polymer networks and porous materials, their analysis and application, and the chemical reactions that allow for the (trans)formation of such materials, with a strong preference for benign / sustainable solutions.

Education

  • Ph D: Materials Science and Engineering, (2003), Cornell University - Ithaca, NY, USA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Polysiloxane/layered silicate nanocomposites: synthesis, characterization, and properties. D. F. Schmidt. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, May 2003. Advisor: E. P. Giannelis.
  • BS: Chemistry, (1998), Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • BS: Materials Science and Engineering, (1998), Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Awards and Honors

  • University Research Champion (2012), Scholarship/Research - Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009), Teaching - UML Department of Plastics Engineering
  • Mark and Elisia Saab Endowed Professor in Sustainable Plastics Engineering, 2009 (2009), Service, Professional
  • NSF/MEXT US-Japan 2006 Young Researcher in Nanotechnology and Nanomanufacturing (2006), Scholarship/Research - National Science Foundation
  • BASF-ISIS award for outstanding research achievements (2004), Scholarship/Research

Publications

  • Liu, W., Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E. () "Catalyst Selection, Creep and Stress Relaxation in High-Performance Epoxy Vitrimers," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Kuncho, C., Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E. () "Effects of catalyst content, anhydride blending and nanofiller addition on anhydride-cured epoxidized linseed oil based thermosets," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Moller, J., Kuncho, C.N., Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E. (2017) "Rheological Studies of High-performance Bioepoxies for use in Fiber Reinforced Composite Resin Infusion," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
  • Therrien, J.M., Li, Y., Schmidt, D., Masaki, M., Syed, A. (2016) "Optical and Electronic Properties of 2D Graphitic Carbon-Nitride and Carbon Enriched Alloys,"
  • Brown, J.E., Moreau, J.E., Berman, A.M., McSherry, H.J., Coburn, J.M., Schmidt, D., Kaplan, D.L. (2016) "Shape Memory Silk Protein Sponges for Minimally Invasive Tissue Regeneration," Advanced healthcare materials
  • Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E., Gaines, P.C. (2016) "Responsive cell culture hydrogel,"
  • Schmidt, D. (2016) "Bisphenol A (BPA) free epoxy resins,"
  • Rigail-Cedeño, A.; Schmidt, D.F, . (2016) "Bio-Based Epoxy Clay Nanocomposites," Polymer Processing Society
  • Chavez, M., Vera, G., Rigail-Cedeno, A., Schmidt,, ., D.F., . (2016) "Elastomeric bioepoxy/clay nanocomposites," American Chemical Society 94:
  • Kuncho, C., Liu, W., Möller, J., Reynaud,, ., E., Schmidt, D., . (2016) "Enhancing the sustainability of glass-fiber reinforced epoxies," American Chemical Society 94:
  • Dunkerley, E., Schmidt, D.F., . (2016) "Polymer nanolaminates and the consequences of intercalation," American Chemical Society 94:
  • Patil, S., Chaudhury, P., Clarizia, L., McDonald,, ., M.J., Reynaud, E., Gaines, P., Schmidt, D., . (2016) "Quantifying the behavior of a new family of pH-responsive hydrogel," American Chemical Society 94:
  • Jafferi, H., Keane, O., Moller, J., Song,, ., J., Reynaud, E., Schmidt, D., . (2016) "Uncompromised mechanical performance in melt-blended copolyester nanocomposites," American Chemical Society 94:
  • Dunkerley, E., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Assessing gas permeability in polymer nanolaminates," 249th ACS National Meeting, POLY-104
  • Rigail, A., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Bio-based Aliphatic Epoxy Clay Nanocomposites," 73rd Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Therrien, J.M., Schmidt, D., Li, Y. (2015) "Chemical vapor deposition of 2D polymeric carbon nitride," ," 250th ACS National Meeting, PMSE-409
  • Liu, W., Reynaud, E., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Realizing reworkability in high performance thermosets for wind energy," 250th ACS National Meeting, PMSE-493
  • Keane, O., Moller, J., Jafferji, H., Song, J.W., Reynaud, E., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Reinforcement Effects in Amorphous Copolyester Nanocomposites," 73rd Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Patil, S., Chaudhury, P., Clarizia, L., McDonald, M.J., Reynaud, E., Gaines, D.F., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Responsive hydrogels for cells in culture," 249th ACS National Meeting, POLY-425
  • Moller, J., Kuncho, C., Reynaud, E., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Rheology of a high-performance bioderived epoxy for use in composite resin infusion," 250th ACS National Meeting, PMSE-424
  • Kuncho, C., Moller, J., Liu, W., Reynaud, E., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Sustainable, high-performance fiber composites," 249th ACS National Meeting, POLY-445
  • Dunkerley, E., Schmidt, D. (2015) "Understanding the Consequences of Intercalation Using Model Polymer Nanolaminates," Macromolecules 48:20 pp. 7620-7630
  • Pal, A.K., Aalaei, I., Gadde, S., Gaines, P.C., Schmidt, D., Demokritou, P., Bello, D. (2014) "High resolution characterization of engineered nanomaterial dispersions in complex media using tunable resistive pulse sensing technology.," ACS nano 8:9 pp. 9003-15
  • McNamara, S., Rnjak-Kovacina, J.b., Schmidt, D., Lo, T., Kaplan, D. (2014) "Silk as a biocohesive sacrificial binder in the fabrication of hydroxyapatite load bearing scaffolds," Biomaterials 35:25 pp. 6941-6953
  • Kumar, A., Modi, S., Panwar, A., Schmidt, D., Barry, C.M., Mead, J.L. (2014) "Highly Impermeable Nanocomposites of Brominated Butyl Rubber with Modified Montmorillonite Clay," Rubber Chemistry and Technology 87: pp. 579-592
  • Lan, Z., Daga, R., Whitehouse, R., McCarthy, S., Schmidt, D. (2014) "Structure-properties relations in flexible polyurethane foams containing a novel bio-based crosslinker," Polymer (United Kingdom) 55:11 pp. 2635-2644
  • Moller, J., Kuncho, C., Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E. (2014) "Bioepoxy / glass fiber composites,"
  • Therrien, J., Li, Y., Schmidt, D. (2014) "Spanning graphene to carbon-nitride: A 2-D semiconductor alloy system of carbon and nitrogen," Bulletin of the American Physical Society - APS March Meeting 2014 59:1 pp. L37.00009
  • Pal, A.K., Hsieh, S., Khatri, M., Isaacs, J.A., Demokritou, P., Gaines, P.C., Schmidt, D., Rogers, E.J., Bello, D. (2014) "Screening for oxidative damage by engineered nanomaterials: a comparative evaluation of FRAS and DCFH," Journal of Nanoparticle Research: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology 16:2 pp. 1
  • Stella, A., Hsieh, S., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Rodgers, E. (2014) "Multiple Approaches to Determine Toxicity of Micro and Nano-sized Titanium Dioxide Materials When Exposed to Human Red Blood Cells,"
  • Sivabramanian, S., Jafferji, K., Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E. (2013) "A formaldehyde-free binder for engineered wood products," Green Materials 2:1 pp. 2-10
  • Krieger, J., Beauvais, A., Schmidt, D. (2013) "Colorant compatibility for thiol-ene nail polish formulation," Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC 3: pp. 2585-2591
  • Romano, R., Patil, S., Schmidt, D. (2013) "Towards a High-Performance Epoxy Resin Free of Bisphenol A (BPA)," Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) 2: pp. 1405-1409
  • Schmidt, D. (2013) "Nanolaminates - Bioinspired and beyond," Materials Letters 108: pp. 328-335
  • Hsieh, S., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Pal, A., Stella, A., Isaacs, J., Rogers, E. (2013) "Mapping the biological oxidative damage of engineered nanomaterials," Small 9:9-10 pp. 1853-1865
  • Hsieh, S.F., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Pal, A.K., Stella, A., Isaacs, J.A., Rogers, E.J. (2013) "Mapping the biological oxidative damage of engineered nanomaterials.," Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 9:9-10 pp. 1853-65
  • Romano, R., Patil, S., Schmidt, D. (2013) "Towards a high-performance epoxy resin free of Bisphenol A (BPA)," Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings 2: pp. 1405-1409
  • Fang, L., Wei, M., Warasitthinon, N., Shen, J., Jian, R., Schmidt, D., Barry, C.M., Mead, J.L. (2013) "Preparation and properties of styrene-butadiene rubber/clay nanocomposites by using liquid rubber/clay master batches," Rubber Chemistry and Technology 86:1 pp. 96-108
  • Shady, S., Gaines, P., Garhwal, R., Leahy, C., Ellis, E., Crawford, K., Schmidt, D., McCarthy, S. (2013) "Synthesis and characterization of pullulan-polycaprolactone core-shell nanospheres encapsulated with ciprofloxacin," Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 9:9 pp. 1644-1655
  • Hsieh, S.F., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Pal, A.K., Rogers, E.J. (2012) "Biological oxidative damage by carbon nanotubes: Fingerprint or footprint?," Nanotoxicology 6:1 pp. 61-76
  • Marcos-Campos, I., Marolt, D., Petridis, P., Bhumiratana, S., Schmidt, D., Vunjak-Novakovic, G. (2012) "Bone scaffold architecture modulates the development of mineralized bone matrix by human embryonic stem cells," Biomaterials
  • Tsai, C.S., Echevarria-Vega, M.E., Sotiriou, G.A., Santeufemio, C., Schmidt, D., Demokritou, P., Ellenbecker, M. (2012) "Evaluation of environmental filtration control of engineered nanoparticles using the Harvard Versatile Engineered Nanomaterial Generation System (VENGES)," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:5 pp. 812-812
  • Fillery, S.P., Koerner, H., Drummy, L., Dunkerley, E., Durstock, M.F., Schmidt, D., Vaia, R.A. (2012) "Nanolaminates: Increasing dielectric breakdown strength of composites," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 4:3 pp. 1388-1396
  • Patil, S., Chaudhury, P., Clarizia, L., McDonald, M., Reynaud, E., Gaines, P., Schmidt, D. (2012) "Responsive hydrogels produced via organic sol-gel chemistry for cell culture applications," Acta Biomaterialia 8:8 pp. 2919-2931
  • Tsai, C., Echevarría-Vega, M., Sotiriou, G., Santeufemio, C., Schmidt, D., Demokritou, P., Ellenbecker, M. (2012) "Evaluation of environmental filtration control of engineered nanoparticles using the Harvard Versatile Engineered Nanomaterial Generation System (VENGES)," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:5 pp. 1
  • Hsieh, S., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Pal, A.K., Rogers, E.J. (2012) "Biological oxidative damage by carbon nanotubes: Fingerprint or footprint?," Nanotoxicology 6:1 pp. 61
  • Wray, L.S., Hu, X., Gallego, J., Georgakoudi, I., Omenetto, F.G., Schmidt, D., Kaplan, D.L. (2011) "Effect of processing on silk-based biomaterials: Reproducibility and biocompatibility," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B Applied Biomaterials 99 B:1 pp. 89-101
  • Dunkerley, E., Koerner, H., Vaia, R.A., Schmidt, D. (2011) "Structure and dynamic mechanical properties of highly oriented PS/clay nanolaminates over the entire composition range," Polymer 52:4 pp. 1163-1171
  • Dunkerley, E., Schmidt, D. (2010) "Effects of composition, orientation and temperature on the O2 permeability of model polymer/clay nanocomposites," Macromolecules 43:24 pp. 10536-10544
  • Schmidt, D., Giannelis, E.P. (2010) "Silicate dispersion and mechanical reinforcement in polysiloxane/layered silicate nanocomposites," Chemistry of Materials 22:1 pp. 167-174
  • Tulsyan, K., Toshniwal, S., Dorairaju, G., Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E. (2010) "Thermomechanical Assessment of Plastic Deformation in Model Amorphous Polyamide/Clay Nanocomposites," Journal of Nanomaterials pp. 679786-679786
  • Reynaud, E., Tulsyan, K., Toshniwal, S., Dorairaju, G., Schmidt, D. (2010) "Thermomechanical assessment of plastic deformation in model amorphous polyamide/clay nanocomposites," Journal of Nanomaterials 2010:
  • Bello, D., Hsieh, S.F., Schmidt, D., Rogers, E. (2009) "Nanomaterials properties vs. biological oxidative damage: Implications for toxicity screening and exposure assessment," Nanotoxicology 3:3 pp. 249-261
  • Bello, D., HSIEH, S., Schmidt, D., Rogers, E.J. (2009) "Nanomaterials properties vs. biological oxidative damage: Implications for toxicity screening and exposure assessment," Nanotoxicology 3:3 pp. 249
  • Rogers, E.J., Hsieh, S.F., Organti, N., Schmidt, D., Bello, D. (2008) "A high throughput in vitro analytical approach to screen for oxidative stress potential exerted by nanomaterials using a biologically relevant matrix: Human blood serum," Toxicology in Vitro 22:6 pp. 1639-1647
  • Schmidt, D., Du Fresne Von Hohenesche, C., Weiss, A., Schädler, V. (2008) "Colloidal gelation as a general approach to the production of porous materials," Chemistry of Materials 20:9 pp. 2851-2853
  • Egger, C.C., Du Fresne, C., Schmidt, D., Yang, J., Schädler, V. (2008) "Design of highly porous melamine-based networks through a bicontinuous microemulsion templating strategy," Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology 48:1-2 pp. 86-94
  • Rogers, E.J., Hsieh, S.F., Organti, N., Schmidt, D., Bello, D. (2008) "A high throughput in vitro analytical approach to screen for oxidative stress potential exerted by nanomaterials using a biologically relevant matrix: human blood serum.," Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA 22:6 pp. 1639-47
  • Borgaonkar, P., Sharma, S., Chen, M., Bhowmick, S., Schmidt, D. (2007) "A flexible approach to the preparation of polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering," Macromolecular Bioscience 7:2 pp. 201-207
  • Barry, C., Chen, J., Mead, J., Schmidt, D. (2007) "Multi-scale processing of polymers and nanocomposites," Mater.Process.Handb. pp. 30-30
  • Schmidt, D., Raman, V.I., Egger, C., du Fresne, C., Schädler, V. (2007) "Templated cross-linking reactions for designing nanoporous materials," Materials Science and Engineering C 27:5-8 SPEC. ISS. pp. 1487-1490
  • Schmidt, D., Clément, F., Giannelis, E.P. (2006) "On the origins of silicate dispersion in polysiloxane/layered-silicate nanocomposites," Advanced Functional Materials 16:3 pp. 417-425

Presentations

  • Polymer Polymer Nanocomposites Nanocomposites: New Developments in Materials, Methods and Modeling - Israeli Polymers and Plastics Society Annual Conference, December 2012 - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • . Mechanical Properties of Cycloaliphatic Terephthalate Co-polyester Clay Nanocomposites - Engineering Properties and Structure Division, 70th SPE Annual Technical Conference, April 2012 - Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Polymer Nanocomposites: New Materials and Analytical Techniques - Polymers Division, Materials Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, December 2011 - Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Functional Composites - Nano Session. - Composites at Lake Louise, November 2011 - Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
  • Polymer nanolaminates - an emerging class of polymer composites. - Composites at Lake Louise, November 2011 - Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
  • Transport Properties in Polymer Nanocomposites II. - Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Bisphenol A: History, Chemistry, Uses and Concerns - Pioneer Valley / Eastern New England Chapters of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), November 2011 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Polymeric Materials for Emerging Applications. - BASF Laboratory, Institut de Science et d'Ing_nierie Supramol_culaires, March 2011 - Universit_ de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Polymer nanolaminates - an emerging class of hybrid materials - Second International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, March 2011 - Strasbourg, France
  • Infrared Thermography Applied to the Tensile Testing of Plastics - Division of Polymer Analysis, 68th SPE Annual Technical Conference, May 2010 - Orlando, FL, USA
  • Biomaterials via Organic Sol-Gel Chemistry - Biochemistry Seminar Series, UML Department of Chemistry, March 2010 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Biomaterials via Organic Sol-Gel Chemistry - Biology Colloquium, UML Department of Biology, March 2010 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Bisphenol A: History, Chemistry and Utility - Nypro Bisphenol A (BPA) Information Event, March 2010 - Clinton, MA, USA
  • A Flexible Method for the Preparation of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds - US / Ireland Emerging Technologies Conference, October 2009 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Deconvoluting Nanofiller Reinforcement and Polymer Morphology in Model Polyamide Nanocomposites., June 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • From Nanoparticles to Nanocomposites: Processing, Performance and Toxicity. - NSF Summer Institute on Nanomechanics, Nanomaterials and Micro / Nanomanufacturing short course, June 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • Stiff, Highly Damping Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites via Simple, Scalable Processing. - NSF Summer Institute on Nanomechanics, Nanomaterials and Micro/Nanomanufacturing, June 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • Stiff, Highly Damping Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites via Simple, Scalable Processing - Short Course –From Nanoparticles to Nanocomposites: Processing, Performance and Toxicity", NSF Summer Institute on Nanomechanics, Nanomaterials and Micro/Nanomanufacturing,, June 2009 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Stiff, Highly Damping Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposites via Simple, Scalable Processing., June 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • Multifunctional Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Via Organic Sol-Gel Chemistry - Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Session, 100th American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, November 2008 - Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Nanoscale Structure In Polymers III: Polymer Nanocomposites. - Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum, 100th American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, November 2008 - Philadelphia, PA
  • New Developments in the Preparation and Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites - NSF Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing Seminar, October 2008 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Analyzing Mechanical Behavior and Toughening Mechanisms in Model Polymer Nanocomposites. - Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Engineering Properties and Structure Division (EPSDIV) Topical Conference (TOPCON), October 2008 - Wilmington, DE
  • Goodbye, Space Elevator: Earth-Based Nanotech - Northeast Waste Management Officials Association Web Conference on Environmental Health & Safety for Nanotechnology, July 2008
  • Functional Materials via Organic Sol-Gel Chemistry., March 2008 - Lowell, MA
  • Functional Materials via Organic Sol-Gel Chemistry - Polymer Science Seminar Series, UML Department of Chemistry, March 2008 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Goodbye, Space Elevator: Earth-Based Nanotech - Nanotechnology, Literature and Society Conference, December 2007 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Flexible PVC Nanocomposites: Opportunities for Improvement - TMS Commercialization of NanoMaterials 2007 Conference, November 2007 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Polymer Nanocomposites - Structure, Properties, and Utility - New England chapter of the Institute of Packaging Professionals, September 2007 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • Polymer Nanocomposites - Structure, Properties, and Utility., September 2007 - Storrs, CT
  • Polymer Nanocomposites - Structure, Properties, and Utility - Polymer Program / Institute for Materials Science, September 2007 - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
  • Organic sol-gel chemistry as a flexible synthetic route to tissue engineering scaffolds - Division of Polymer Chemistry, 234th ACS National Meeting, August 2007 - Boston, MA, USA
  • FPVC / Clay Nanocomposites - Preparation, Characterization, and Properties - Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance for Toxics Use Reduction, June 2007 - Boston, MA, USA
  • FPVC / Clay Nanocomposites - Preparation, Characterization, and Properties - Specialty Minerals Worldwide Headquarters, June 2007 - Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Preparation and characterization of polyester thermoset xerogels for tissue engineering scaffolds - TERMIS NA 2007 Conference, June 2007 - Toronto, ON, Canada
  • FPVC / Clay Nanocomposites - Preparation, Characterization, and Properties - Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute, March 2007 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • - Frequency and Relative Phase Information in the Stability of Coordination Dynamics, February 2007 - Boca Raton, FL
  • Polymer Nanocomposites: Opportunities and Challenges. - Boston chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), January 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • PVC / Layered Silicate Nanocomposites Preparation, Characterization, and Properties - Konarka Technologies, December 2006 - Lowell, MA, USA
  • PVC / Layered Silicate Nanocomposites Preparation, Characterization, and Properties - Department of Materials and Textiles, November 2006 - University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA, USA
  • Nanoporous Polymers for Emerging Applications. - Polymer Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, May 2006 - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • Polysiloxane / Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties - United States Army Soldier Systems Center, March 2006 - Natick, MA, USA
  • Polymer Nanocomposites: Opportunities and Challenges - Department of Chemistry, February 2006 - University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
  • Polymer Nanocomposites: Opportunities and Challenges - Kazak Composites, October 2005 - Woburn, MA, USA
  • Polymer Nanocomposites: Opportunities and Challenges - Pioneer Valley Chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), October 2005 - Lowell, MA, USA

Intellectual Property

  • - Schmidt, D.F."Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Epoxy Resins," WO2012149340 United States
  • Patent - Schmidt, D.F., Reynaud, E., Gaines, P."Responsive Cell Culture Hydrogel," WO2012092542 United States
  • Patent - Therrien, J., Schmidt, D.F."A System for Producing Patterned Silicon Carbide structures," WO2011068884 United States
  • Patent - Fricke, M., Sch_dler, V., Breiner, T., Sanchez-Ferrer, A., Simon, F., Schmidt, D."Method for Producing Xerogel Composites," WO2010105985 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Schmidt, D.F."Synthesis of antimicrobial polymers with improved heat stability for melt processing," 8-Oct United States
  • Patent - Clarizia, L., McDonald, M., Reynaud, E., Schmidt, D., Wang, X."Cell Culture Hydrogel with pH Indicator," WO2009070722 United States
  • Patent - Sch_dler, V., Gaschler, W., Schmidt, D., Breiner, T."Nanocomposite-Foam Material," WO2006106104 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Schmidt, D., Sch_dler, V."Porous Polyisocyanate Polyaddition Products," WO2006128872 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Sch_dler, V., Schmidt, D., Weiss, A."Method for the Production of Polymer Foams based on Reactive Polycondensation Resins," WO2005095502 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Sch_dler, V., Guerin-Moreira, A., Schmidt, D., Ehrenstein, M."Nanoporous polymer foam for insulation," German Patent DE102004015093 Patent Cooperation Treaty

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Functionally Graded Adhesive Joints with Improved Strength and Stability (2017), - National Science Foundation, Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation
    Schmidt, D., Stapleton, S.
  • Advanced Materials and Processes for Improving Soldier Protection (2016), - U. S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center / HEROES Initiative
    Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E., Song, J.
  • New +24°C Phase Change Materials and their Nanocomposites (2016), - Cold Chain Technologies
    Schmidt, D.
  • I/UCRC: Wind Energy, Science, Technology, and Research (WindSTAR) (2014), - Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C. (Principal), Willis, D.J. (Co-Principal), Avitabile, P. (Co-Principal), Hansen, C.J. (Co-Principal)
  • Scale-up and Characterization of a High Performance BPA-Free Unsaturated Resin (), - Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center Acorn Grant
    Schmidt, D.
  • Vinyl Hydroxyl Ether Resins (VHER): A New Family of Resins (2016), - UMass Office of Technology Commercialization & Ventures Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund - Phase 1
    Schmidt, D., Kokil, A.
  • Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Epoxy Resins for Food Can Liners (2015), - UMass Office of Technology Commercialization & Ventures Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund - Phase 2
    Schmidt, D.
  • Refractive Index Matched Binders for Sapphire (2015), - Saint-Gobain Crystals
    Schmidt, D.
  • Enhanced Eye Protective Materials through Innovative Polymer Modifications and Nanotechnologies (2014), - U. S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center / HEROES Initiative
    Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E., Song, J.
  • The Investigation of Water-Borne Coatings based on a High-Performance BPA-Free Epoxy Resin (2014), - Coca-Cola Company
    Schmidt, D.
  • Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing (2012), - National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Niezrecki, C., Reynaud, E., Turcotte, D.A., Sherwood, J.A.
  • University of Massachusetts Center for Advanced Coatings (2014), - University of Massachusetts President’s Office Science & Technology Initiatives Fund
    Schmidt, D., Tootkaboni, M., Raessi, M., Reynaud, E.
  • Active Plastics as a Novel Strategy to Combat Fungal Infections (2013), - University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) Life Sciences Moment Fund
    Schmidt, D., Kaufman, P.
  • Feasibility Study of Dimensional Stability of Colorants (2013), Grant - Teknor Apex
    Johnston, S.P., Schmidt, D.
  • Active Plastics as a Novel Anti-Fungal Strategy (2013), - University of Massachusetts Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund Award
    Schmidt, D., Kaufman, P.
  • Use of polymer-derived SiC as a passivation layer for silicon solar cells (2012), - Applied Materials, Inc., Gloucester, MA
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Therrien, J.M.
  • Understanding and Designing Perkalite-Enhanced Polyolefin Packaging (2010), - Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals LLC, Chicago, IL
    Schmidt, D. (Principal), Driscoll, S.B.
  • Assessment of Melt Processability and Materials Performance of Poly(methyl glutarimide) (2012), Grant - MicroChem
    Johnston, S.P., Schmidt, D.
  • Material Compounding Project with Graphene and Polypropylene (2014), -
    Schmidt, D. (Principal)
  • Collaborative Research: Planning Grant: I/UCRC for Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (2013), - Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), Sobkowicz Kline, M.J., Reynaud, E., Nagarajan, R., McCarthy, S.P.
  • EVOH/Graphene Masterbatch Compounding (2012), - Kuraray America Inc., Pasadena, TX
    Schmidt, D. (Principal)
  • Minimally Toxic, Solvent-Free Nail Polish Formulations (2012), - Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) University Research in Sustainable Technologies (URST) Program, Lowell, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E.
  • Investigation of Unconventional Cantilevers for Applications in High Speed Atomic Force Microscopy (2009), - National Science Foundation, Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)
    Schmidt, D., Therrien, J.M.
  • Safe, Versatile Adhesives via Thiol-Ene Chemistry (2011), - Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) University Research in Sustainable Technologies (URST) Program, Lowell, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D.
  • Performance of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Derived Chemicals and Polyols in Polyurethane Based Products (2010), - Metabolix, Inc., Cambridge, MA
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal), McCarthy, S.P.
  • The Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (Supplement) (2009), Contract - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Schmidt, D. (Co-Principal)
  • Material Testing for Athletic Shoes (2012), -
    Schmidt, D. (Principal)
  • Practical, High-Performance Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Epoxy Resins (2010), - University of Massachusetts Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund Award
    Schmidt, D.
  • Evaluating the utility of biological oxidative damage (BOD) for high rate toxicity screening of engineered nanomaterials (2009), - National Science Foundation Award Subcontract #50186978050 under ‘A Multi-tiered High Throughput Screening Approach for Evaluating the Toxicity of Engineered NMs’ Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Supplement to the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)
    Schmidt, D., Bello, D., Rogers, E.J.
  • BPA-Free Epoxy Resins (2009), - Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) University Research in Sustainable Technologies (URST) Program, Lowell, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D.
  • Evaluation of Foam Products for Flexographic Printing (), - Sekisui-Voltek, Lawrence, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D. (Principal)
  • Melt Processable Antimicrobial Thermoplastic Synthesis (), - PolyMedex Discovery Group, Putnam, CT, USA
    Schmidt, D. (Principal), Malloy, R.A.
  • Halogen-Free Fire Retardant Polyamide-6 Composite / Nanocomposite Formulations (), Grant - Teknor Apex Corporation, Providence, RI, USA
    Schmidt, D. (Principal), Reynaud, E. (Co-Principal)
  • Novel Hydrogel-Based System for Maintenance of Mammalian Cells in Culture (), - University of Massachusetts Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP) Technology Development Fund Award
    Schmidt, D., Reynaud, E., Reynaud, E., McDonald, M.J., Wang, X., Clarizia, L.
  • Novel Hydrogel-Based System for Maintenance of Mammalian Cells in Culture (Materials Transfer Agreement) (), - Millipore Corporation, Danvers, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D., Wang, X., McDonald, M.J., Reynaud, E., Clarizia, L.
  • SiC Nanowire Field Effect Transistors using Preceramic Polymers (), - Small Grants for Exploratory Research (SGER), Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS), National Science Foundation
    Schmidt, D., Therrien, J.M.
  • High Barrier Adhesive Layers for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and Organic Photovoltaics (), - Konarka Technologies, Lowell, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D. (Principal)
  • Hybrid and Nanostructured Materials Exhibiting Novel Mechanical Damping (), - U. S. Air Force Research Labs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA (via subcontract through Universal Technology Corp., Dayton, OH)
    Schmidt, D. (Principal)
  • Novel Automated Nutrient Incorporation (NANI) System (), - Accelerated Technology Transfer Teams (AT³) Program, UML Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence
    Schmidt, D., McDonald, M.J., Reynaud, E., Wang, X.
  • Chiral Separation Membranes from Colloidal Resin Particles (), - Evolved Nanomaterial Sciences, Cambridge, MA
    Schmidt, D.
  • Development of an SPM Platform for High Speed, High Resolution, Large Scale Nanometrology (), - National Science Foundation Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) at UML
    Schmidt, D., Therrien, J.M.
  • Green(er) PVC: The Development of Lead- and Phthalate- Free Formulations with Practical Utility (), - Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) University Research in Sustainable Technologies (URST) Program, Lowell, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D.
  • Hybrid and Nanostructured Materials Exhibiting Tunable Modulus (), - U. S. Air Force Research Labs, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA (via subcontract through Universal Technology Corp., Dayton, OH)
    Schmidt, D.
  • Improved Lead-Free PVC Wire and Cable Insulation (), - Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) University Research in Sustainable Technologies (URST) Program, Lowell, MA, USA
    Schmidt, D.