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Aaron Burkey (Fed)

NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate

Current Research Interests:

  • Synthesis of well-defined telechelic polyolefins and measurement of physical properties
  • Polymer recyclability
  • Polymer chemistry


Selected Publications:

(1) Wallace, M. A.; Burkey, A. A.; Sita, L. R. Phenyl-Terminated Polyolefins via Living Coordinative Chain Transfer Polymerization with ZnPh2 as a Chain Transfer Agent. ACS Catal. 2021, 11 (16), 10170–10178.

(2) Burkey, A. A.; Hillsley, A. V.; Harris, D. T.; Baltzegar, J. R.; Zhang, D. Y.; Sprague, W. W.; Rosales, A. M.; Lynd, N. A. Mechanism of Polymer-Mediated Cryopreservation Using Poly(Methyl Glycidyl Sulfoxide). Biomacromolecules 2020,

(3) Burkey, A. A.; Riley, C. L.; Wang, L. K.; Hatridge, T. A.; Lynd, N. A. Understanding Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)-Mediated Ice Recrystallization Inhibition through Ice Adsorption Measurement and PH Effects. Biomacromolecules 2018, 19 (1), 248–255.



Created August 18, 2020, Updated December 9, 2022