A. Pritzlaff, G. Ferré, E. Mulry, L. Lin, N. G. Pour, D. Savin, M. Harris, M. Eddy. “Atomic-Scale View of Protein-PEG Interactions that Redirect the Thermal Unfolding Pathway of PEGylated Human Galectin-3.” Angew. Chemie. Int. Ed. 2022, in press. [link]


A. Partow, S. Meng, A. Wong, D. Savin, Z. Tong.  “Recyclable and Highly Porous Organo-aerogel Adsorbents from Biowaste for Organic Contaminants’ Removal.”  Sci. Total Environ. 2022, 154051. [link]


G. Scheutz, J. Elgoyhen, K. Bentz, Y. Xia, H. Sun, J. Zhao, D. Savin, and B. Sumerlin.  “Mediating covalent crosslinking of single-chain nanoparticles through solvophobicity in organic solvents.” Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, p. 4462-4466.  Featured as a “Hot Article” in Polym. Chem. blog. [link]


J. Speros, K. Knauer, L. Kemp, D. Savin, Z. Bao, G. Coates, T. Epps, C. Hawker, J. Le Roy, M. Morse, O. Yu.  “Viewpoint: Entrepreneurship in Polymer Chemistry.” ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 7, 864-872.  Featured on the Front Cover of the issue.  Selected as Editor’s Choice article. [link]


C. Keller, S. Walley, C. Jarand, J. He, M. Ejaz, D. Savin, S. Grayson. “Synthesis of poly(caprolactone)-block-poly[oligo (ethylene glycol) methyl methacrylate] amphiphilic grafted nanoparticles (AGNs) as improved oil dispersants.” Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, p. 4758-4769.  Featured on the Front Cover of the issue. [link]


K. Pounds, S. Jairam, H. Bao, S. Meng, L. Zhang, S. Godinez, D. Savin, W. Pelletier, M. Correll, Z. Tong. “Glycerol-based Dendrimer Nanocomposite Film as A Tunable pH-sensor for Food Packaging.” ACS Appl. Mat. Interfaces 2021. 13(19), 23268–23281. [link]


N. McCallum, F. Son, T. Clemons, S. Weigand, K. Gnanasekaran, C. Battistella, B. Barnes, K.  Abeyratne-Perera, Z. Siwicka, C. Forman, X. Zhou, M. Moore, D. Savin, S. Stupp, Z. Wang, G. Vora, B. Johnson, O. Farha, N. Gianneschi. “Allomelanin: A biopolymer of intrinsic microporosity.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143(10),  p. 4005-4016. [link]


O. Kareem, F. Rahmani, J. Hyman, C. Keller, M. Pasquinelli, D. Savin, S. Grayson.  “Solution Size Variation of Linear and Dendritic Bis-MPA Analogs Using DOSY-1H NMR.”  Polym. Chem. 2021, 12(10), p. 1507-1517. [link]


D. Rucco, B. Barnes, J. Garrison, B. Sumerlin, D. Savin.  “Modular Genetic Code Expansion Platform and PISA Yield Well-Defined Protein-Polymer Assemblies.”  Biomacromolecules 2020, 21(12), p. 5077-5085. [link]


Z. Liu, T. Tran, L. Pham, L. Hu, K. Bentz, D. Savin, G. Fanucci. “Darunavir-Resistant HIV-1 Protease Constructs Uphold a Conformational Selection Hypothesis for Drug Resistance.”  Viruses 2020, 12(125), p. 1-15. [link]


H. Kurita, C. Brown, K. Kroll, S. Walley, C. Keller, M. Ejaz, M. Kozuch, W. Reed, S. Grayson, D. Savin, N. Denslow. “Toxicity Assessment of a Novel Oil Dispersant Based on Silica Nanoparticles Using Fathead Minnow.” Aquat. Toxicol. 2020, 229 (105653), p. 1-9. [link]


B. Barnes, T. Jenkins, L. Stein, R. Mathers, M. Wicaksana, M. Pasquinelli, D. Savin. “Synthesis and Characterization of a Leucine-based Block Co-polypeptide: The Effect of the Leucine Zipper on Self-Assembly.” Biomacromolecules 2020, 21(6), p. 2463-2472. [link]


C. Machado, R. Tran, T. Jenkins, A. Pritzlaff, M. Sims, B. Sumerlin, D. Savin, “UV-induced Vesicle to Micelle Transition: A Mechanistic Study.” Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, p. 6037-6046. [link]


C. Machado, K. Bentz, R. Tran, T. Jenkins, B. Barnes, L. Diodati, and D. Savin. “Hierarchical Fractal Assemblies from Poly(ethylene oxide-b-lysine-b-leucine).  Biomacromolecules 2019, 20(7), p. 2557-2566. [link]


J. Lessard, L. Garcia, C. Easterling, M. Sims, K. Bentz, S. Arencibia, D. Savin, and B. Sumerlin. “Catalyst-Free Vitrimers from Vinyl Polymers.” Macromolecules 2019, 52(5), p. 2105-2111. In Top 10 most read March 2019. [link]


C. Machado, I. Smith, and D. Savin. “Self-Assembly of Oligo- and Polypeptide-Based Amphiphiles: Recent Advances and Future Possibilities.” Macromolecules 2019, 52(5), p. 1899-1911.  Featured on the Front Cover of the issue.  In Top 10 most read March 2019. [link]


E. Wilborn, C. Gregory, C. Machado, T. Page, W. Ramos, M. Hunter, K. Smith, S. Gosting, R. Tran, K. Varney, D. Savin, and P. Costanzo. “Unraveling Polymer Structures with RAFT and Diels-Alder Chemistry.” Macromolecules 2019, 52(3), p. 1308-1316. In Top 20 most read February 2019. [link]


W. Niu, S. Gonsales, T. Kubo, K. Bentz, D. Pal, D. Savin, B. Sumerlin, and A. Veige.  “Polypropylene: Now Available Without Chain Ends.” Chem 2019, 5(1), p. 237-244. [link]


K. Bentz, N. Sultan, and D. Savin. “Quantitative Relationship Between Cavitation and Shear Rheology.” Soft Matter 2018, 14, p. 8395-8400. [link]


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. [link]


K. Bentz, and D. Savin. “Hollow Polymer Nanocapsules: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.” Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, p. 2059-2081. In Top 10 most downloaded for all 2018. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. Part of Polym. Chem. “Pioneering Investigators” issue. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


A. Bapat, J. Ray, D. Savin, B. Sumerlin.  “Redox-Responsive Dynamic-Covalent Assemblies: Stars and Miktoarm Stars.” Macromolecules 2013. 46 (6): p 2188–2198. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. Featured on the Inside Cover of the issue. [link]


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. Part of Polym. Chem. “Emerging Investigators” issue. [link]


A. Smith, X. Xu, D. Savin, C. McCormick.  “Reversible Gold Locked Synthetic Vesicles Derived from Stimuli-Responsive Diblock Copolymers.” Polym. Chem. 20101, 628-630. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


S. Naik, D. Savin. “Poly(Z-Lysine)-based Organogels: Effect of Interfacial Frustration on Gel Strength.” Macromolecules 2009, 42 (18), 7114–7121. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]

Publications From Prior Work:


D. Savin, G. Patterson, J. Stevens. “Evidence of the gamma-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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]


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. [link]

Book Chapters and Editorials:


D. Savin, J. Subotnik, K. Burke, E. Goldfield, M. Newton, J. Stanton.  “Bob Cave Memorial.” J. Phys. Chem., A., 2021, 125 (19), p. 4037-4038. [link]


A. Abd‐El‐Aziz, M. Antonietti, C. Barner‐Kowollik, W. Binder, A. Böker, C. Boyer, M. Buchmeiser, S. Cheng, F. D’Agosto, G. Floudas, H. Frey, G. Galli, J. Genzer, L. Hartmann, R. Hoogenboom, T. Ishizone, D. Kaplan, M. Leclerc, A. Lendlein, B. Liu, T. Long, S. Ludwigs, J-F. Lutz, K. Matyjaszewski, M. Meier, K. Müllen, M. Müllner, B. Rieger, T. Russell, D. Savin, D. Schlüter, U. Schubert, S. Seiffert, K. Severing, J. Soares, M. Staffilani, B. Sumerlin, Y. Sun, B. Tang, C. Tang, P. Théato, N. Tirelli, O. Tsui, M. Unterlass, P. Vana, B. Voit, S. Vyazovkin, C. Weder, U. Wiesner, W-Y. Wong, C. Wu, Y. Yagci, J. Yuan, G. Zhang. “The Next 100 Years of Polymer Science.” Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2020, 221, 2000216, 1-22. [link]


L. Lin, A. Pritzlaff, H-A. Lower, D. Savin. “The Synthesis of Protein Polymer Conjugates using the Human Regulatory Protein Galectin-3.” UF J. Undergrad. Res. 2020, 21 (2), 1-13. [link]


R. Lochhead, S. Morgan, D. Savin, L. Kemp, Y. Zong.  “Mitigating the Coastal Ecological Damage of Spilled Oil via Oil Anti-Deposition Strategies,” in Mineral Scales in Biological and Industrial Systems, Z. Amjad, Ed.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 2013.