Derek Patton Ph.D.

Patton, Derek
Position Department / Business Unit
Research Chemist Dept of Chemistry
Institution Disciplines
University of Houston Chemistry
City State / Provence
Houston Texas
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Derek L. Patton , Ph.D. is a Research Chemist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Materials Science and Engineering Lab. Working in the lab's Polymers Division, he focuses on controlled radical polymerization; Polymer brushes; and Combinatorial methods.


B.S. Chemistry, Jacksonville State University, Magna Cum Laude and Honors in Chemistry; 2002 M.S., Chemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham; 2006 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Houston


2006 NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship

2006 Graduate Student Research Achievement Award, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

2005 Pennzoil Graduate Fellowship for Outstanding Fifth Year Graduate Student, University of Houston

2005 Graduate Physical Sciences Poster Award, Sigma Xi Research Day, University of Houston

2005 Poster Award, ACS National Meeting 2005, San Diego, Colloid and Surface Science Division

2004, 2005 Welch Foundation Research Fellowship

2000-2002 NSF GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellowship


Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; CRC Press; Contributor: Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Semiconducting and Photoreactive Bolaform Amphiphiles (Chapter 134)

Important Articles

  • A Versatile Synthetic Route to Macromonomers via RAFT Polymerization; Patton, D.; Advincula, R.; Macromolecules (2006).
  • Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles via Intramolecular Crosslinking of Dendrimeric Precursors; Taranekar, P.; Park, J.; Patton, D.; Fulghum, T.; Ramon, J.; Advincula, R.; Adv. Mat. (2006).
  • Fuzzy Ternary Particle Systems by Surface-initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization from Layer-by-Layer Colloidal Core-Shell Macrointiator Particles; 3. Fulghum, T.; Patton, D.; Advincula, R.; Langmuir (2006).
  • Synthesis and Properties of Poly(cyanoflourene-alt-o/m/p-phenylenevinylene)-based Alternating Copolymers for Light-Emitting Diode; Taranekar, P.; Abdulbaki, M.; Waenkaew, P.; Patton, D.; Fulghum, T.; Advincula, R.; Chem. Mater. (2006).

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