Kathleen McEnnis, Ph.D.

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Education

  • Ph.D. Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013.
  • M.S. Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008
  • B.S. Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007.

Research

  • Bispecific nanoparticles for heterovalent targeting strategies.

Experience

  • Research Assistant, Prof. Thomas P. Russell, UMass Amherst PSE Dept., 2007-2012
  • Visiting Scientist, Prof. Tadafumi Adschiri, Tohoku University Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Sendai, Japan, Nov.-Dec. 2009
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Prof. Paula T. Hammond, MIT Chem. Eng. Dept., 2004-2007
  • Undergraduate Researcher, Prof. Stephen Z. Cheng, Univ. of Akron Polymer Science Dept., Jun.-Aug. 2005

Awards

  • International Center for Materials Research International Research Fellowship, Nov 2009
  • Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship, Sept 2007 – Aug 2008Publications

Publications

  • McEnnis, K., Dinsmore, A. D., Russell, T. P.; “Particles on Anisotropically Curved Semi-Cylindrical Surfaces.” In Preparation for Physical Review Letters.
  • McEnnis, K., Dinsmore, A. D., Russell, T. P.; “Particles on Polystyrene Catenoid Surfaces.” In preparation for Soft Matter.
  • Lutkenhaus, J. L., McEnnis, K., Serghei, A., Russell, T.P., “Confinement Effects on Crystallization and Curie Transitions of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene).” 2010,Macromolecules, 43, (8) 3844-3850.
  • Serghei, A., Lutkenhaus, J. L., Miranda, D. F., McEnnis, K., Kremer, F., Russell, T. P., “Density Fluctuations and Phase Transitions of Ferroelectric Polymer Nanowires.” 2010, Small, 6, (16), 1822-1826.
  • Supalo, C. A., Mallouk, T. E., Amorosi, C., Lanouette, J., Wohlers H. D., McEnnis, K., “Using Adaptive Tools and Techniques to Teach a Class of Students Who are Blind or Low-Visions.” 2009, Journal of Chemical Education, 86, (5), 587-591.
  • Lutkenhaus, J. L., McEnnis, K., Hammond, P.T., “Nano- and Microporous Layer-by-Layer Assemblies Containing Linear Poly(ethylenimine) and Poly(acrylic acid).” 2008, Macromolecules, 41, (16), 6047-6054.
  • Lutkenhaus, J. L., McEnnis, K., Hammond, P. T., “The Glass Transition and Ionic Conductivity of Poly(ethylene oxide)/Poly(acrylic acid) Layer-by-Layer Assemblies.” 2007,Macromolecules, 40, (23), 8367-8373.
  • Lutkenhaus, J. L., Hrabak, K. D., McEnnis, K., Hammond, P. T., “Elastomeric Flexible Free-Standing Hydrogen-Bonded Nanoscale Assemblies.” 2005, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127, (49), 17228-17234.