Positions

Overview

  • Erik Berda joined the Materials Science Program and Department of Chemistry in 2010 after 2 years in the Netherlands as a postdoctoral research with Bert Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology. Erik's research focuses on the synthesis of nanostructured polymer building blocks from single polymer chains and methods to tailor these materials towards real world applications.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Single-chain nanoparticles containing sequence-defined segments: using primary structure control to promote secondary and tertiary structures in synthetic protein mimicsPolymer Chemistry.  8:5829-5835. 2017
    2017 Exploring structural effects in single-chain "folding" mediated by intramolecular thermal Diels-Alder chemistryPolymer Chemistry.  8:5120-5128. 2017
    2017 Scalable Synthesis of Single-Chain Nanoparticles under Mild ConditionsMacromolecules Macromolecules.  50:2996-3003. 2017
    2017 Electrochemical performance of electroactive poly(amic acid)-Cu2+ compositesApplied Surface Science.  392:1-7. 2017
    2017 Protein-Like Structure and Activity in Synthetic PolymersJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.  55:191-206. 2017
    2016 Synthesis and tunable properties of oligoaniline-functionalized polyamidesJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.  54:3343-3349. 2016
    2016 Porphyrin-Cored Polymer Nanoparticles: Macromolecular Models for Heme Iron Coordination.Inorganic Chemistry.  55:9493-9496. 2016
    2016 The elastic properties and piezochromism of polyimide films under high pressurePolymer Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science.  90:1-8. 2016
    2016 Zipping Polymers into Nanoparticles via Intrachain Alternating Radical CopolymerizationMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics Acta Polymerica.  217:501-508. 2016
    2016 What Is Next in Single-Chain Nanoparticles?Macromolecules Macromolecules.  49:2-14. 2016
    2016 Efficient Fabrication of Polymer Nanoparticles via Sonogashira Cross-Linking of Linear Polymers in Dilute SolutionJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.  54:209-217. 2016
    2015 Densely Functionalized Pendant Oligoaniline Bearing Poly(oxanorbornenes): Synthesis and Electronic PropertiesMacromolecules Macromolecules.  48:5054-5057. 2015
    2015 Electroactive polyurea bearing oligoaniline pendants: Electrochromic and anticorrosive propertiesPolymer Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science.  58:60-66. 2015
    2015 A brief user's guide to single-chain nanoparticlesPolymer Chemistry.  6:181-197. 2015
    2015 Intra-chain radical chemistry as a route to poly(norbornene imide) single-chain nanoparticles: structural considerations and the role of adventitious oxygenPolymer Chemistry.  6:5555-5559. 2015
    2015 Toward a tunable synthetic [FeFe] hydrogenase mimic: single-chain nanoparticles functionalized with a single diiron clusterPolymer Chemistry.  6:7646-7651. 2015
    2014 Design and synthesis of polymer-bound azadithiodiiron clusters to model [FeFe] hydrogenaseACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  248. 2014
    2014 Intra-chain photodimerization of pendant anthracene units as an efficient route to single-chain nanoparticle fabrication.Macromolecular Rapid Communications.  35:249-253. 2014
    2013 Synthesis and properties of multifunctional poly(amic acid) with oligoaniline and fluorene groupsColloid and Polymer Science.  291:2631-2637. 2013
    2013 Tuning the fluorescent response of a novel electroactive polymer with multiple stimuli.Macromolecular Rapid Communications.  34:1648-1653. 2013
    2013 Novel poly(aryl ether) bearing oligoaniline and carbazole pendants: synthesis and propertiesJournal of Materials Science Interface Science Journal of Materials Science Letters.  48:5946-5952. 2013
    2013 Influence of Branch Incorporation into the Lamella Crystal on the Crystallization Behavior of Polyethylene with Precisely Spaced BranchesMacromolecules Macromolecules.  46:4438-4446. 2013
    2013 Multifunctional hyperbranched polyamide: Synthesis and propertiesPolymer Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science.  54:3223-3229. 2013
    2013 Controlled folding of a novel electroactive polyolefin via multiple sequential orthogonal intra-chain interactions.Chemical Communications.  49:4178-4180. 2013
    2013 Synthesis, electrochemical properties and inhibition performance of water-soluble self-doped oligoaniline derivativeElectrochimica Acta.  93:107-113. 2013
    2013 Multicolor electrochromic performance of electroactive poly(amic acid) containing pendant oligoaniline, azobenzene and sulfonic acid groupsElectrochimica Acta.  89:594-599. 2013
    2013 Fabrication of electroactive oligoaniline functionalized poly(amic acid) nanofibers for application as an ammonia sensorRSC Advances.  3:4059-4065. 2013
    2012 Single-chain polymer nanoparticles via reversible disulfide bridgesPolymer Chemistry.  3:3068-3071. 2012
    2012 Synthesis and Properties of a Novel Electroactive Poly(aryl ether ketone) Bearing Pendant Aniline TetramerMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics Acta Polymerica.  213:1475-1481. 2012
    2012 A multifunctional poly(aryl ether) with oligoaniline and fluorene pendants: Synthesis, electrochromic performance, and tunable fluorescent propertiesJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.  50:2330-2336. 2012
    2012 Cross Nucleation in Polyethylene with Precisely Spaced Ethyl BranchesACS Macro Letters.  1:772-775. 2012
    2012 A novel poly(aryl ether) containing azobenzene chromophore and pendant oligoaniline: Synthesis and electrochromic propertiesElectrochimica Acta.  60:253-258. 2012
    2012 An efficient fluorescent sensor for redox active species based on novel poly(aryl ether) containing electroactive pendantJournal of Materials Chemistry.  22:3028-3034. 2012
    2011 Unusual Crystallization Behavior of Polyethylene Having Precisely Spaced BranchesMacromolecules Macromolecules.  44:4030-4034. 2011
    2011 Novel Electroactive Poly(arylene ether sulfone) Copolymers Containing Pendant Oligoaniline Groups: Synthesis and PropertiesJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.  49:1605-1614. 2011
    2011 Fabrication of electrochemically responsive surface relief diffraction gratings based on a multifunctional polyamide containing oligoaniline and azo groupsJournal of Materials Chemistry.  21:18317-18324. 2011
    2011 Tuning the Size of Supramolecular Single-Chain Polymer NanoparticlesJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.  49:118-126. 2011
    2010 Toward Controlling Folding in Synthetic Polymers: Fabricating and Characterizing Supramolecular Single-Chain NanoparticlesMacromolecules Macromolecules.  43:1430-1437. 2010
    2009 Metastable supramolecular polymer nanoparticles via intramolecular collapse of single polymer chains.Journal of the American Chemical Society.  131:6964-6966. 2009
    2008 ADMET polycondensation of diketopiperazine-based dienes. Polymerization behavior and effect of diketopiperazine on the properties of the formed polymersMacromolecules Macromolecules.  41:6041-6046. 2008
    2008 Probing the effects of hydrophilic branch size, distribution, and connectivity in amphiphilic polyethyleneMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics Acta Polymerica.  209:1601-1611. 2008
    2008 Inducing pendant group interactions in precision polyolefins: Synthesis and thermal behaviorMacromolecules Macromolecules.  41:5116-5122. 2008
    2008 Precision polyolefin structure: Modeling polyethylene containing alkyl branchesPolymer Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science.  49:2985-2995. 2008
    2007 Precisely defined amphiphilic graft copolymersMacromolecules Macromolecules.  40:8547-8552. 2007
    2004 Poly(methyl methacrylate)-graft-poly[bis(trifluoroethoxy)phosphazene] copolymers: Synthesis, characterization, and effects of polyphosphazene incorporationMacromolecules Macromolecules.  37:5824-5829. 2004
    2003 Synthesis and characterization of novel solid polymer electrolytes based on poly(7-oxanorbornenes) with pendent oligoethyleneoxy-functionalized cyclotriphosphazenesMacromolecules Macromolecules.  36:3563-3569. 2003

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2014 Polymer folding via reversible and dynamic intra-chain interactionsACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2014
    2014 Polymer science curriculum for the 21st century: PUNKACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2014
    2014 Single-chain nanoparticles via multiple intra-chain cross-links: Can we go from disordered nanogels to protein-like structures?ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2014
    2014 Use of a new online resource, PUNK, to facilitate the inclusion of polymer topics in first semester organic chemistryACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2014
    2013 Precision in practice: What I learned from Ken WagenerACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2013
    2013 Single-chain polymer nanoparticles via reversible disulfide bridgesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2013
    2013 Strategies for folding and unfolding polymer chains via dynamic intra-chain cross-links: Synthesis and characterizationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2013
    2011 Crystallization of polyethylenes with precisely spaced branches synthesized by ADMET polymerizationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2011
    2010 Learning to fold synthetic polymer chains: Supramolecular single-chain nanoparticlesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2010
    2009 POLY 396-Supramolecular single chain nanoparticles: Toward perfectly folded synthetic polymer chainsACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2009
    2008 Precision amphiphilic polymersACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2008
    2006 Precision branching in ethylene copolymers: Synthesis and thermal behaviorJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 4981-4989. 2006
    2006 Synthesis of "comb-like" polyethylene-graft-polyethylene glycol copolymers via ADMETACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 2006

    Teaching Activities

  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2019
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory Taught course 2019
  • Spec. Topic/Intro Martial Arts Taught course 2019
  • Adv Syth and Char Taught course 2018
  • Adv Syth and Char Taught course 2018
  • Critical and Creative Thinking Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory Taught course 2018
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2018
  • Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2017
  • Thesis Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2017
  • Thesis Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2016
  • Thesis Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Organic Chemistry II Taught course 2016
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2016
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2016
  • Thesis Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Organic Chemistry I Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2015
  • Thesis Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2015
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2015
  • Thesis Taught course 2015
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Organic Chemistry Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Chemistry Taught course 2014
  • Thesis Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory Taught course 2014
  • Thesis Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, University of Florida
  • Full Name

  • Erik Berda