Novel Elastomers from Graft Copolymers: Control of grafting location and functionality to produce exceptional strength and elasticity.
J. W. Mays, S. P. Gido, R. Weidisch "Multgraft Copolymers as Superelastomers" United States Patent 9,708,434. 2017.
Ion Conductive Separators: Control of chemistry and morphology to produce ion conductive separators for energy generation (fuel cells) and energy storage (batteries).
A. I. Isaacs-Sodeye, T. Huang, S. P. Gido, and J. W. Mays. “Polymer electrolyte membranes from fluorinated polyisoprene-block-sulfonated polystyrene: Membrane structure and transport properties” Polymer 52, 1963-1970, 2011.
Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials: Control of polymer-nanoparticle interactions to generate hybrid materials with improved mechanical and electronic properties.
Y. Lin, V. Daga, E. Anderson, S. Gido, and J. Watkins. "Nanoparticle-Driven Assembly of Block Copolymers: A Simple Route to Ordered Hybrid Materials" Journal of the American Chemical Society. 131, 6513-6516, 2011
D.-P. Song, C. Li, N. S. Colella, W. Xie, S. Li, X. Lu, S. Gido, J.H. Lee, and J. J. Watkins. “Large-Volume Self-Organization of Polymer/Nanoparticle Hybrids with Millimeter-Scale Grain Sizes Using Brush Block Copolymers” Journal of the American Chemical Society. 137, 12510-12513, 2015.
Proteins, Drug Delivery & Biomedical Devices: Structural studies of fibrous proteins. Use of morphology to control drug delivery. Polymers implanted in the body.
A. Imel, T. Malmgren, M. Dadmun, S. Gido, and J. Mays. “In vivo oxidative degradation of polypropylene pelvic mesh” Biomaterials 73, 131-141, 2015.
S. V. Ranade, R. E. Richard, K.-L. Dao, S. P. Gido, A. I. Isaacs-Sodeye. “Orienting polymer domains for controlled drug delivery” United States Patent 7,964,209; 2011.
Silicones & Silicone Hydrogels: Silicones for anti-biofouling coatings. Silicone hydrogels for contact lenses and controlled drug delivery.
Fluoropolymers: Fluorinated membranes for fuel cells and batteries. Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) in acoustic devices.
J. W. Mays, S. P. Gido, T. Huang, H. Hong. “Copolymers of Fluorinated Polydienes and Sulfonated Polystyrene” United States Patent 7,619,036. 2009.
S. D. Ambrose, and S. P. Gido. "Audio device, system and method" United States Patent 8,774,435. 2014.