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Thuy T. Chastek

Research Interests

Hybrid nanocomposites, Direct self-assembly, Nanoparticles on-chip, Microfluidics, Biocompatible thermally nanoparticles for drug release, High throughput modulus measurement of soft materials-contact lenses

Selected Publications

Chastek, T. T.; Que, E. L.; Jarzombeck, P.; Macosko, C. W., Stein, A..; “Synthesis of lamellar isobutyl silicates and dispersion in polypropylene melts”, J. Appl. Polymer Sci. 2007, 105, 1456-1465.

Chastek, T. T.; Stein, A.; Macosko, C.; “Hexadecyl-functionalized lamellar mesostructured silicates and aluminosilicates designed for polymer-clay nanocomposites. Part II: Dispersion in organic solvents and in polystyrene nanocomposites”, Polymer 2005, 46, 4431-4439.

Chastek, T. T.; Que, E. L.; Shore, J. S.; Lowy III, R. J.; Macosko, C.; Stein, A..; “Hexadecyl-functionalized mesostructured silicates and aluminosilicates designed for polymer-clay nanocomposites. Part I: Clay synthesis and Structure”, Polymer 2005, 46, 4421-4430.

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Position:

Postdoctoral Researcher / Guest Researcher
Polymers Division
Characterization and Measurement Group

Employment History:

2006-present: Postdoctoral Researcher, William Marsh Rice University

2006-present: Guest Research, Polymers Division, NIST

Education:

Ph.D., Materials Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 2005

M.S., Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2000

B.S., Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1999

Contact

Phone: 301-975-4349
Email: thuy.chastek@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4924