• 8982 Citations
1988 …2020

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Research Interests

Professor Shull’s research group focus is on the properties of polymer surfaces and interfaces, with an emphasis on the adhesion of "soft materials." Examples range from traditional pressure-sensitive adhesives (sticky tape) to highly specialized polymeric gels commonly used in biomedical applications.

There is little understanding of the relationship in these systems between polymer adhesion and the structure of the interface on molecular or submolecular scale. They seek to make this connection through studies of well-characterized model systems synthesized in our own lab and through carefully designed fracture mechanics experiments.

Related problems of interest to us include polymer/inorganic composites and the origins of adhesion and mechanical response in biological systems.

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science, PhD, Cornell University

… → 1990

Electronic Materials, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1985

Materials Science, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1984

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  • Research Output

    Control over electroless plating of silver on silica nanoparticles with sodium citrate

    Chen, J. E., Wang, Q., Shull, K. R. & Richards, J. J., Sep 15 2020, In : Journal of Colloid And Interface Science. 576, p. 376-384 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Effects of zinc oxide filler on the curing and mechanical response of alkyd coatings

    Sturdy, L. F., Wright, M. S., Yee, A., Casadio, F., Faber, K. T. & Shull, K. R., Mar 16 2020, In : Polymer. 191, 122222.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    High density display of an anti-angiogenic peptide on micelle surfaces enhances their inhibition of αvβ3 integrin-mediated neovascularization in vitro

    Nagaraj, R., Stack, T., Yi, S., Mathew, B., Shull, K. R., Scott, E. A., Mathew, M. T. & Bijukumar, D. R., Mar 2020, In : Nanomaterials. 10, 3, 581.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Investigations of the high-frequency dynamic properties of polymeric systems with quartz crystal resonators

    Shull, K. R., Taghon, M. & Wang, Q., Mar 1 2020, In : Biointerphases. 15, 2, 021012.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Sample Preparation in Quartz Crystal Microbalance Measurements of Protein Adsorption and Polymer Mechanics

    dePolo, G. E., Schafer, E., Sadman, K., Rivnay, J. & Shull, K. R., Jan 22 2020, In : Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. 155

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations