1. K. Bentz, N. Sultan, and D. Savin. “Quantitative Relationship Between Cavitation and Shear Rheology.” Soft Matter 2018, 14, p. 8395 – 8400.
  2. I. Smith, A. Charlier, A. Pritzlaff, A. Shishlov, B. Barnes, K. Bentz, C. Easterling, B. Sumerlin, G. Fanucci, D. Savin. “Probing Membrane Hydration at the Interface of Self-Assembled Peptide Amphiphiles Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance.” ACS Macro Letters 2018, 7 (10), p. 1261-1266. In Top 20 most downloaded November 2018.
  3. K. Bentz, and D. Savin. “Hollow Polymer Nanocapsules: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.” Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, p. 2059-2081.
  4. T. Kubo, K. Bentz, K. Powell, C. A. Figg, J. Swartz, M. Tansky, A. Chauhan, D. Savin, and B. Sumerlin. “Modular and Rapid Access to Amphiphilic Homopolymers via Successive Chemoselective Post-polymerization Modification.” Polym. Chem. 2017, 8, p. 6028-6032.
  5. K. C. Bentz, D. Savin. “Chain Dispersity Effects on Brush Properties of Surface-Grafted Polycaprolactone-Modified Silica Nanoparticles: Unique Scaling Behavior in the Concentrated Polymer Brush Regime.” Macromolecules 2017, 50 (14), p. 5565–5573.  In Top 20 most downloaded July/August 2017. 
  6. K. C. Bentz, M. Ejaz, S. Arencibia, N. Sultan, S. Grayson, D. Savin. “Hollow Amphiphilic Crosslinked Nanocapsules from Sacrificial Silica Nanoparticle Templates and their Application as Dispersants for Oil Spill Remediation.” Polym. Chem, 2017, 8, p. 5129-5138.
  7. C. A. Figg, R. N. Carmean, K. Bentz, S. Mukherjee, D. Savin, B. Sumerlin. “Tuning Hydrophobicity To Program Block Copolymer Assemblies from the Inside Out.” Macromolecules 2017. 50 (3), p. 935–943
  8. B. Mahon, J. Kurian, C. Lomelino, I. Smith, L. Socorro, A. Bennett, A. Hendon, P. Chipman, D. Savin, M. Agbandje-McKenna, R. McKenna. “Microbatch Mixing: “Shaken not Stirred”, a Method for Macromolecular Microcrystal Production for Serial Crystallography.” Cryst. Growth Des. 201616 (11), p. 6214–6221.
  9. K. Bentz, S. Walley, D. Savin. “Solvent Effects on Modulus of Poly(propylene oxide)-based Organogels as Measured by Cavitation Rheology.”  Soft Matter 2016. 12, p. 4991-5001.
  10. A. Magenau, J. Richards, M. Pasquinelli, D. Savin, R. Mathers. “Systematic Insights from Medicinal Chemistry To Discern the Nature of Polymer Hydrophobicity.”  Macromolecules 2015. 48 (19), p. 7230–7236.
  11. O. McNair, D. Brent, B. Sparks, E. Hoff, D. Patton, D. Savin. “Sequential Thiol Click Reactions: Formation of Ternary Thiourethane/Thiol-Ene Networks with Enhanced Thermal and Mechanical Properties.” ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces 2014. 6 (9), p. 6088–6097.
  12. O. McNair, T. Gould, S. Piland, D. Savin.  “Characterization of Mouthguard Materials: A Comparison of a Commercial Material to a Novel Thiol-ene Family.” J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014 121 (13), 40402.
  13. W-M. Wan, P. Pickett, D. Savin, C. McCormick.  “Structurally Controlled “Polysoaps” via RAFT Copolymerization of AMPS and Dodecyl Acrylamide for Environmental Remediation.”  Polym. Chem. 2014. 5 (3), p. 819-827.
  14. O. McNair, A. Janisse, D. Krzeminski, D. Brent, T. Gould, J. Rawlins, D. Savin.  “Impact Properties of Thiol-Ene Networks.” ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces. 2013. 5 (21), p. 11004–11013.
  15. A. Holley, J. Ray, W. Wan, D. Savin, C. McCormick.  “Endolytic, pH-Responsive HPMA-b-(L-Glu) Copolymers Synthesized via Sequential Aqueous RAFT and Ring Opening Polymerizations.” Biomacromolecules 2013. 14 (10), p. 3793–3799. In Top 20 most downloaded October 2013.
  16. O. McNair, B. Sparks, A. Janisse, D. Brent, D. Patton, D. Savin.  “Highly Tunable Thiol-Ene Networks via Dual Thiol Addition.” Macromolecules 2013. 46 (14), p. 5614-5621.
  17. L. Paslay, L. Falgout, D. Savin, S. Heinhorst, G. Cannon, S. Morgan.  “Kinetics and Control of Self-Assembly of ABH1 Hydrophobin from the Edible White Button Mushroom.”  Biomacromolecules 2013. 14 (7), p. 2283-2293.
  18. A. Bapat, J. Ray, D. Savin, B. Sumerlin.  “Redox-Responsive Dynamic-Covalent Assemblies: Stars and Miktoarm Stars.” Macromolecules 2013. 46 (6): p 2188–2198.
  19. J. Ray, A. Johnson, D. Savin.  “Self-assembly and Responsiveness of Polypeptide-based Block Copolymers: How “Smart” Behavior and Topological Complexity Yield Unique Assembly in Aqueous Media.”  J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2013.  51(7): p. 508-523.
  20. A. Bapat, J. Ray, D. Savin, E. Hoff, D. Patton, B. Sumerlin.  “Dynamic-covalent Nanostructures Prepared by Diels–Alder Reactions of Styrene-maleic anhydride-derived Copolymers Obtained by One-step Cascade Block Copolymerization.”  Polym. Chem, 2012. 3, 3112-3120.
  21. J. Ray, S. Naik, E. Hoff, A. Johnson, J. Ly, C. Easterling, D. Patton, D. Savin.  “Stimuli-responsive Peptide-based ABA Triblock Copolymers:  Unique Morphology Transitions with pH.”  Macromol Rapid Commun. 2012. 33(9): p. 819-826. Featured on the Front Cover of the issue.  In Top 10 most accessed April 2012.
  22. B. Sparks, T. Kuchera, M. Jungman, A. Richardson, D. Savin, S. Hait, J. Lichtenhan, M. Striegel, D. Patton.  “Cyclic Tetravinylsiloxanetetraols as Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Thiol-Ene Networks.”  J. Mat. Chem. 2012. 22(9): p. 3817-3824.
  23. R. Griffitt, N. Brown-Peterson, C. Manning, D. Savin, I. Boube, R. Ryan, M. Brouwer. “Effects of Chronic Nanoparticulate Silver Exposure to Adult and Juvenile Sheepshead Minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus).” Environmental Toxicology and Chem. 2012, 31, 160-167.
  24. A. Bapat, D. Roy, J. Ray, D. Savin, B. Sumerlin. “Dynamic-Covalent Macromolecular Stars with Boronic Ester Linkages.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 19832–19838.
  25. S. Naik, J. Ray, D. Savin. “Temperature- and pH-Responsive Self-assembly of Poly(propylene oxide)-b-Poly(lysine) Block Copolymers in Aqueous Solution” Langmuir 2011, 27, 7231–7240.
  26. J. Ray, J. Ly, D. Savin. “Peptide-based Lipid Mimetics with Tunable Core Properties via Thiol-Alkyne Chemistry .” Polym. Chem. 2011, 2, 1536-1541. In Top 10 most downloaded March 2011.
  27. B. Sparks, J. Ray, D. Savin, C. Stafford, D. Patton. “Synthesis of Thiol-clickable and Block Copolypeptide Brushes via Nickel-mediated Surface Initiated Polymerization of a-Amino Acid N-carboxyanhydrides (NCAs).” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 6245-6247.
  28. S. Naik, J. Chan, C. Comer, C. Hoyle, D. Savin.  “Thiol–yne ‘Click’ Chemistry as a Route to Functional Lipid Mimetics.” Polym. Chem. 2011. 2, 303-305.  Invited to Polymer Chemistry ‘Emerging Investigators” issue.  Featured as a “Hot Article” in Polymer Chemistry blog.
  29. A. Smith, X. Xu, D. Savin, C. McCormick.  “Reversible Gold Locked Synthetic Vesicles Derived from Stimuli-Responsive Diblock Copolymers.” Polym. Chem. 20101, 628-630.
  30. A. Smith, X. Xu, S. Kirkland-York, D. Savin, C. McCormick. “Schizophrenic” Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers Synthesized via Aqueous RAFT Polymerization: From Micelles to Vesicles.” Macromolecules 2010. 43 (3), 1210-1217.
  31. A. Magenau, N. Martinez-Castro, D. Savin, R. Storey.  “Site Transformation of Polyisobutylene Chain Ends to RAFT Polymerization: Synthesis of Poly(isobutylene-b-N-isopropylacrylamide).” Macromolecules 2009.  42 (21), 8044-8051.
  32. S. Naik, D. Savin. “Poly(Z-Lysine)-based Organogels: Effect of Interfacial Frustration on Gel Strength.” Macromolecules 2009, 42 (18), 7114–7121.
  33. K. Murphy, J. Eisenhauer, D. Savin. “Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Adsorption of PEO-PLA Block Copolymers onto Colloidal Polystyrene.” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., 2008, 46 (3), 244-252.
  34. K. Gebhardt, S. Ahn, G. Venkatachalam, D. Savin. “Temperature and pH Response of Poly(butadiene)-Poly(L-Lysine) Block Copolymer Assemblies in Aqueous Media.” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2008, 317. 70-76.
  35. K. Gebhardt, S. Ahn, G. Venkatachalam, D. Savin. “Rod-Sphere Transition in Poly(butadiene)-Poly(L-Lysine) Block Copolymer Assemblies.” Langmuir, 2007, 23(5), 2851-2856.

Publications from prior work:

  1. D. Savin, G. Patterson, J. Stevens. “Evidence of the g-Relaxation in the Light Scattering Spectra of Poly (n-hexyl methacrylate) Near the Glass Transition.” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., 2005, 43(12), 1504-1519.
  2. D. Savin, A. Larson, T. Lodge. “Effect of Composition on the Width of the Calorimetric Glass Transition in Polymer/Solvent and Solvent/Solvent Mixtures.” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., 2004, 42 (7), 1155-1163.
  3. G. Min, D. Savin, Z. Gu, G.D. Patterson, S.H. Kim, D.J. Ramsay, D. Fishman, I. Ivanov, E. Sheina, E. Slaby, J. Oliver. “Solution Characterization of Monodisperse Atactic Polystyrenes by Static and Dynamic Light Scattering.” Int. J. Polym. Anal. Char., 2003, 8 (3), 187-207.
  4. D. Savin, J. Pyun, G. Patterson, T. Kowalewski, K. Matyjaszewski. “Synthesis and Characterization of Silica-graft-Polystyrene Hybrid Nanoparticles: Effect of Constraint on the Tg of Spherical Polymer Brushes.” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys., 2002, 40 (23), 2667-2676.
  5. J. Pyun, K. Matyjaszewski, T. Kowalewski, D. Savin, G. Patterson, G. Kickelbick, N. Huesing. “Synthesis of Well-Defined Block Copolymers Tethered to Polysilsesquioxane Nanoparticles and Their Nanoscale Morphology on Surfaces.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123 (38), 9445-9446.
  6. K. Karukstis, D. Savin, C. Loftus, N. D’Angelo. “Spectroscopic Studies of the Interaction of Methyl Orange with Cationic Alkyltrimethylammonium Bromide Surfactants: An Example of Induced Fit.” J. Colloid Interface Sci., 1998, 203 (1), 153-163.
  7. K. Karukstis, M. Kao, D. Savin, R. Bittker, K. Kaphengst, C. Emetarom, N. Naito, D. Takamoto. “Spectral Studies of Lanthanide Interactions with Membrane Surfaces.” J. Phys. Chem., 1995, 99, 4339-4346.