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Sara V. Orski

Research Interests:

  • heterogeneous organocatalysis
  • renewable polymer synthesis
  • microfluidics
  • surface chemistry

Selected Non-NIST Publications:


Orski, S.; Fries, K.; Sontag, S.K.; Locklin, J. "Templating nanostructures using polymer brushes," J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 14135-14149 DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11039J

Orski, S.V.; Poloukhtine, A.A.; Arumugam, S.; Mao, L.; Popik, V.V.; Locklin, J. "High Density Orthogonal Surface Immobilization via Photoactivated Copper-Free Click Chemistry," J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 11024-11026. DOI: 10.1021/ja105066t

Orski, S.V.; Fries, K.H.; Sheppard, G.R.; Locklin, J. "High Density Scaffolding of Functional Polymer Brushes: Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Active Esters," Langmuir, 2010, 26, 2136-2143. DOI: 10.1021/la902553f

Samanta, S.; Fries, K.; Orski, S.; Locklin, J. "Formation of Photo-Responsive Surfaces by Surface-Initiated Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Reversible Optodes for Metal Ion Sensors," Smart Coatings III, 2010, pp 73-85, ACS Symposium Series, Volume 1050. DOI:10.1021/bk-2010-1050.ch006

Sara Orski (small)


Research Chemist
Materials Science and Engineering Division
Polymers and Complex Fluids Group

Employment History:

2011-present: NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, Polymers Division, NIST


Ph.D., Chemistry

University of Georgia, 2011

Adviser: Jason Locklin


B.S., Chemistry

The College of William and Mary, 2006

Adviser: William H. Starnes, Jr.


Phone: 301-975-4671
Email: sara.orski@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4924