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Center for Applied Polymer Science Research

15 Years of Undergraduate
UV-Polymerization Research in Houston

CAPSR Technical Papers and Presentations

 


The Center for Applied Polymer Science Research:  15 Years of Undergraduate Research in UV-Polymerization”, Byron K. Christmas, RadTech Report, July/August 2009.

“The Relative Effects of AC- and DC-Powered UV Lamp Systems on the Properties of UV-Polymerized Films”, Timothy Morales, Elda Rueda, and Byron Christmas, RadTech 2008 UV&EB Technical Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America.  Presented by Timothy Morales, Chicago, IL, May 2008.

“Acrylate-Functional Urethane- and Polyester-Based Formulations Containing Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Nguyen Lam, Daniel Kurukji, Shawn Luce, and Byron Christmas, RadTech 2008 UV&EB Technical Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America.  Presented by Nguyen, Chicago, IL, May 2008.

“The Relative Effects of AC- and DC-Powered UV Lamp Systems on the Properties of UV-Polymerized Films”, Dr. Byron K. Christmas, presented by invitation of Fusion UV Systems Japan KK, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan and Seoul, Korea, May 20, 22, and 23, 2008.

“Photopolymerization of Multifunctional (Meth)acrylates:  Heterogeneous Network Formation and Oxygen Inhibition”, Dr. Byron K. Christmas, presented by invitation of Fusion UV Systems Japan K.K., Tokyo and Osaka Japan, February 13 and 15, 2007.

“UV-Polymerizable Systems Containing Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs)”, Vien Lam, Giovanna Patino, Colin Carandang, and Byron Christmas, 2006 e/5 UV&EB Technical Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America.  Presented by Ms. Vien Lam, Chicago, IL, April 2006.  This paper won the “Best Student Paper” award for the Conference.

“Reactivity and Polymer Film Properties of Stabilized UV-Polymerizable Thiol/Acrylate Systems”, Janeth Sanchez, Hilda Hinojosa, Brian Rodriguez, and Byron Christmas, e/5 2006 UV&EB Technical Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America.  Presented by Mr. Brian Rodriguez, Chicago, IL, April 2006.

“The Effects of UV Energy Density and Peak Irradiance on the Non-Crosslinked Components in UV-Polymerized Clear Films”, Teresa Martinez and Byron Christmas, RadTech Report, July/August 2005

“The Effects of Changes in Average Acrylate Functionality On the Thermomechanical Properties (DMA) and Relative Reactivity (DPC) of UV-Polymerizable Systems”, Nadia Lera, Janeth Sanchez, & Byron Christmas, RadTech Report, May/June 2004, pp. 44-52.

“Effects of Very Low Levels of UV Energy Density and Peak Irradiance on the Thermomechanical Properties of UV-Polymerized Films: A Poster Presentation”, Janeth Sanchez, Jannie Dilber, & Byron Christmas, manuscript in e/5 UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America, Charlotte, NC, May 2004. Ms. Mai Lam presented the poster at e/5 for Ms. Sanchez. Ms. Sanchez also presented the poster at the UH-Downtown Department of Natural Sciences Colloquium, April 23, 2004.

“Effect of Thickness, Exposure Time, Photoinitiator Level, and UV Irradiance on the Kinetic and Thermodynamic Properties of UV-Curable Formulations”, Jannie Dilber & Byron Christmas, a poster presentation with manuscript in e/5 UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America, Charlotte, NC, May 2004. Also presented by Ms. Dilber as a poster at the UH-Downtown Department of Natural Sciences Colloquium, April 23, 2004.

“The Effects of UV Energy Density and Peak Irradiance on the Non-Crosslinked Components in UV-Polymerized Films”, Teresa Martinez & Byron Christmas, e/5 UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America, Charlotte, NC, May 2004. Also presented by Ms. Martinez at the UH-Downtown Department of Natural Sciences Colloquium, April 23, 2004.

“Effects of Thiol-Functional Monomers on the Relative Reactivity and Shelf-Life Stability of Acrylate-Functional Monomer Blends”, Byron Christmas, Mai Lam, Jannie Dilber, Mai Vo., & Shakti Sharma, e/5 UV & EB Technology Expo and Conference Proceedings (CD Format), RadTech International North America, Charlotte, NC, May 2004. Also presented by Ms. Lam at the UH-Downtown Department of Natural Sciences Colloquium, April 23, 2004.

“UV Polymerization of Thiol-Acrylate Systems: An Initial Investigation of Shelf-Stability, Relative Reactivity, and Thermomechanical Properties”, Byron Christmas, Huy Ho, Thomas Ngo, Daniel Brenes, & Hafid Hernandez, presented at the RadTech 2002 UV/EB Conference in Indianapolis, IN, May 1, 2002.

“The Solvent Extraction and Analyses of Non-Crosslinked Components of UV-Polymerized Films: A Poster Presentation”, Teresa Martinez, Madhavi Naramunchi, Vedangi Sample, Melanie Urdiales, & Byron Christmas, presented as a Poster at RadTech 2002 UV/EB Conference in Indianapolis, IN, April 30, 2002.

“The Effects of Relatively Low UV Dose and Peak Irradiance on the Tensile and Thermal Properties of UV-Polymerized Films”, Byron Christmas, Rita Buehner*, & Gabriela Mendoza, presented at the RadTech 2000 UV/EB Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 2000.

*Rita Buehner is the Manager of Analytical for the Radcure Business Unit of the UCB Chemical Corporation, Smyrna, GA.

“The Effects of UV Dose and Peak Irradiance on the Thermal Properties of UV-Polymerized Films”, Byron Christmas, Rita Buehner*, Long Duong, & Carol King, presented at the RadTech ’98 UV/EB Conference in Chicago, IL, April 1998; also published in the January/February issue of RadTech Report, RadTech International North America, Bethesda, MD.

“The Effects of UV Dose and Peak Irradiance on the Tensile Properties of UV-Polymerized Films, 2”, Byron Christmas, Mehdi Esmaeiliyan, & Carol King, Proceedings of RadTech Asia ’97, RadTech Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 1997, p. 430.

“UV-Polymerizable Monomer Comparisons, 2: Physical Properties of Acrylate Functional Monomer Blends”, Byron Christmas, Scott Ferree, & Semir Yusef, RadTech ’96 North America UV/EB Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1, RadTech International North America, Northbrook, IL, 1996, p. 215.

“The Effects of UV Dose and Peak Irradiance on the Tensile Properties of UV-Polymerized Films”, Byron Christmas & Christopher Matranga, RadTech ’96 North America UV/EB Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1, RadTech International North America, Northbrook, IL, 1996, p. 292.

“University of Houston-Downtown Building Polymer Science Program Around UV Research”, Byron K. Christmas, RadTech Report, July/August, 1995, p. 10.

 

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