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Phillip D. Pickett (Fed)

Research Chemist (NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate)

Phillip D. Pickett received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi. He currently holds a Research Chemist position at NIST through the NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship program. Phillip's research interests include stimuli-responsive polymers for targeted drug delivery and environmental remediation applications. In order to conduct research in these areas, Phillip relies heavily on his expertise in the design and synthesis of "smart" water-soluble (co)polymers, polyelectrolytes, and biopolymers. Having the ability to develop such materials is critical for understanding their structure-property relationships.


Current Research Efforts:

Structure and dynamics of polyzwitterionic-based assemblies

Thermal-responsive properties of UCST-block-LCST copolymers

Thermodynamics of zwitterionic ion-dipole interactions in polymeric systems

Aqueous size exclusion chromatography methodologies


NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship, 2018

Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Award, 254th National ACS Meeting, Division of Polymer Chemistry, 2017

1st Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation, USM 2017 Graduate Research Symposium, 2017

1st Place Graduate Student Oral Presentation, USM 2016 Graduate Research Symposium,2016

1st Place Graduate Student Poster Award, USM 2015 Graduate Student Symposium,2015

Honorable Mention Graduate Student Poster Award, 2015 MS INBRE Graduate Scholars Symposium, 2015

Attendee's Choice Poster Award, 2015 Waterborne Symposium, 2015

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Scholars Program, Research Scholar, 2014 - 2016

1st Place Graduate Student Poster Award at 2014 Waterborne Symposium, 2014


Created April 7, 2019, Updated December 9, 2022