Neil Ayres

Neil Ayres

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Rieveschl Hall

704C

A&S Chemistry - 0172

Professional Summary

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Neil Ayres received his Ph. D. in chemistry from The University of Warwick in 2003 where he worked with Prof. David Haddleton.  After a post-doc with Charles McCormick at The University of Southern Mississippi he worked with William Brittain at The University of Akron studying stimuli-responsive polymer brushes.  From there he spent two years as a post-doc at The University of Utah with Prof. David Grainger before becoming an assistant professor at The University of Cincinnati in 2008.

His current research interests include using controlled radical polymerization methods for new biomaterials synthesis and blood contacting materials.

Education

Ph. D.: University of Warwick U. K., 2002 (Chemistry)

B. Sc. : University of Warwick U. K., 1999 (Chemistry)

Research and Practice Interests

Synthetic polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on controlled/"living" radical polymerization. Polymer bioconjugates and biomimetics. Polymerizations from surfaces. Stimuli responsive polymers.

Positions and Work Experience

10-2006 -08-2008 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

12-2004 -10-2006 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Akron, Akron, OH

01-2003 -12-2004 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Research Support

Grant: #DMR-1206150 Investigators:Neil Ayres 09-01-2012 -08-30-2016 National Science Foundation Synthesis of Heparin mimicking polymers containing N-alkyl urea peptoids and their evaluation in anticoagulation assays Role:PI 275000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Neil Ayres 2014 -2015 University of Cincinnati Research Institute Polymer Synthesis Role:PI 80 000 Completed Type:Contract

Grant: #PRF# 51850-DN17 Investigators:Ayres, Neil 01-01-2012 -08-31-2015 American Chemical Society - National Chapter N-Alkyl Urea Peptoid Oligomers as a New Type of Self-Assembling, Highly Versatile Soft Materials for Applications Involving Organogelators Role:PI $100,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Investigators:Neil Ayres 2015 -2016 University of Cincinnati Research Institute Production of Organic Reactive Polymers Role:PI 80712 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #DMR-1206150 Investigators:Ayres, Neil 09-01-2012 -08-31-2016 National Science Foundation Synthesis of Heparin Mimicking Polymers Containing N-alkyl Urea Peptoids and their Evaluation in Anticoagulation Assays Role:PI $275,000.00 Completed

Grant: #CHE-1726092 Investigators:Ayres, Neil; Connick, William; Guan, Hairong; Gudmundsdottir, Anna; Lee, Joo; Mack, James; Tu, Maobing 09-01-2017 -08-31-2020 National Science Foundation NSF MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer for Research and Education Role:Collaborator $271,908.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #Action Fund #1150 (see NSF CHE-1726092) Investigators:Ayres, Neil; Connick, William; Guan, Hairong; Gudmundsdottir, Anna; Lee, Joo; Mack, James; Tu, Maobing 09-01-2017 -08-31-2020 Ohio Department of Higher Education OBR Action Fund Request for Guan's MRI: Acquisition of a 400 MHz NMR Spectrometer for Research and Education Role:Collaborator $60,000.00 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Investigators:Neil Ayres 06-01-2017 -05-30-2018 University of Cincinnati Research Institute Role:PI 98233 Active Type:Contract

Investigators:Neil Ayres 06-01-2015 -05-30-2018 University of Cincinnati Research Institute Polymer Synthesis and Characterization Role:PI 246666 Active

Grant: #CHE-1828072 Investigators:Ayres, Neil; Connick, William; Limbach, Patrick; Mack, James; Merino, Edward 08-15-2018 -07-31-2021 National Science Foundation MRI: Acquisition of a TOF Mass Spectrometer for Research and Education Role:Collaborator $339,500.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #Action Fund 1355 (see 011727) Investigators:Ayres, Neil; Connick, William; Limbach, Patrick; Mack, James; Merino, Edward 08-15-2018 -07-31-2021 Ohio Department of Higher Education MRI: Acquisition of a TOF Mass Spectrometer for Research and Education Role:Collaborator $72,750.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #DMS-1904518 Investigators:Ayres, Neil 07-01-2019 -06-30-2022 National Science Foundation Controlling silicone polyHIPE materials properties with triblock copolymer surfactants: A route to bottom-up fabrication of metamaterials Role:PI $340,000.00 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:Neil Ayres 05-06-2019 -08-23-2019 University of Cincinnati Research Institute Visiting Graduate Students $19 238 Completed Type:Contract

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Ayres N. (2011) Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: A Robust and Versatile Route for Polymer Synthesis Polymer Reviews 51(2) 138-162

Chen X., Ayres N. (2011) Synthesis of Low Grafting Density Molecular Brush from a Poly(N-alkyl urea peptoid) Backbone Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 49(14) 3030-3037

Chen X., Ding K., Ayres N. (2011) Investigation into fiber formation in N-alkyl urea peptoid oligomers and the synthesis of a water-soluble PEG/N-alkyl urea peptoid oligomer conjugate Polymer Chemistry 2 2635

Chen X., Ayres N. (2010) Synthesis of Novel Polymer/Urea Peptoid Conjugates using RAFT polymerizationMacromolecules 43(3) 1341-1348

Ayres N. (2010) Polymer Brushes: Applications in Biomaterials and Nanotechnology Polymer Chemistry 1 769-777 

Ayres N.; Holt D. J.; Jones C. F.; Corum, L.E.; Grainger D. W. "Polymer brushes containing sulfonated sugar repeat units: Synthesis, characterization, and in vitro testing of blood coagulation activation". Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2008), 46, 7713--7724.

Ayres, N.; Cyrus, C. D.; Brittain, W. J. "Stimuli-Responsive Surfaces using Polyampholyte Polymer Brushes Prepared via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization". Langmuir (2007), 23, 3744-3749.

Ayres, N.; Boyes, S. G.; Brittain, W. J. "Stimuli-Responsive Polyelectrolyte Polymer Brushes Prepared via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization". Langmuir (2007), 23, 182-189.

Ezell, R. G.; Gorman, I.; Lokitz, B.; Ayres, N.; McCormick, C. L. "Amino Acid-Based pH-Responsive Ampholytic Terpolymers of N-Acryloyl-Valine, acrylamide, and (3-Acrylamidopropyl)trimethylammonium Chloride: Synthesis, Characterization and Solution Properties". Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2006), 44, 3125-3139.

Treat, N. D.; Ayres, N.; Boyes, S. G.; Brittain, W. J. "A Facile Route to Poly(Acrylic Acid) Brushes using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization". Macromolecules (2006), 39, 26-29.

Vasilieva, Y. A.; Scales, C. W.; Thomas, D. B.; Ezell, R. G.; Lowe, A. B.; Ayres, N.; McCormick, C. L. "Controlled/‘Living’ Polymerization of Methacrylamide Directly in Aqueous Media via the RAFT process". Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2005), 43, 3141-3152.

Thomas, D. B.; Convertine, A. J.; Myrick, L. J.; Scales, C. W.; Smith, A. E.; Lowe, A. B.; Vasilieva, Y. A.; Ayres, N.; McCormick, C. L. "Kinetics and Molecular Weight Control of the Polymerization of Acrylamide via RAFT". Macromolecules (2004), 37, 8941-8950.

Convertine, A. J.; Ayres, N.; Scales, C. W.; Lowe, A. B.; McCormick, C. L. "Facile, Controlled, Room-Temperature RAFT Polymerization of N-Isopropylacrylamide". Biomacromolecules (2004), 5, 1177-1180.

Ayres N., Haddleton D. M., Pascual S., Shooter A. J., Pears D. A. "Synthesis of Hydrophilic Polar Supports Based on Poly(dimethylacrylamide) via Copper Mediated Living Radical Polymerization from a Cross-Linked Poly(styrene) surface". Macromolecules (2002), 35, 3849--3855.

Angot S., Ayres N, Bon S. A. F., Haddleton D. M. "Living Radical Polymerization immobilized on Wang Resin: Synthesis and Harvest of Narrow Polydispersity Poly(Methacrylates)". Macromolecules (2001), 34, 768--774.

(2014) Xiaoping Chen, Pengzhan Fei, Kevin A Cavicchi WenwenYang, and Neil Ayres The poor solubility of ureidopyrimidone can be used to form gels of low molecular weight N-alkyl urea oligomers in organic solvents  Colloid and Polymer Science 292 (2) 477-484

Yongshun Huang, Leeanne Taylor, Xiaoping Chen, and Neil Ayres (2013) Synthesis of a Polyurea from a Glucose or Mannose Containing N-alkyl Urea Peptoid Oligomer Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 51(24) 5230-5238

Taylor L., Chen X., Ayres N. (2014) Synthesis of a glycosaminoglycan polymer mimetic using an N-alkyl-N,N-linked urea oligomer containing glucose pendant groups Polymer International 63 127-135 

(2014) Yongshun Huang, Maureen A. Shaw, Eric S. Mullins, Terence L. Kirley, and Neil Ayres Synthesis and Anticoagulant Acitivty of Polyureas Containing Sulfated Carbohydrates Biomacromolecules 15 (12) 4455-4466

(2014) Noura H. Abd Ellah, Sarah J. Potter, Leeanne Taylor, Neil Ayres, Mona M. Elmahdy, Gihan N. Fetih, El-Sayed A. Ibrahim, Giovanni M. Pauletti Safety and eficacy of amine-containing methacrylate polymers as nonviral gene delivery vectors Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug Research 3 (2)

Xinjun Yu, Xiaoping Chen, Qinyuan Chai and Neil Ayres (2016) Synthesis of polymer organogelators using hydrogen bonding as physical cross-links Colloid and Polymer Science 294 (1) 59-68

Noura Abd Ellah, Leeanne Taylor, Weston Troja, Kathryn Owens, Neil Ayres, Giovanni Pauletti and Helen Jones (2015) Development of Non-Viral, Trophoblast-Specific Gene Delivery for Placental Therapy PLOS One DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0140879

Qinyuan Chai, Yongshun Huang and Neil Ayres (2015) Shape memory biomaterials prepared from polyurethane/ureas containing sulfated glucose Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 53(19) 2252-2257 (Spotlight Article)

Xinjun Yu, Xian Cao, Xiaoping Chen, Neil Ayres and Peng Zhang (2015) Triplet–triplet annihilation upconversion from rationally designed polymeric emitters with tunable inter-chromophore distances Chemical Communications 51 588-591

Rui Ding, Xinjun Yu, Peng Wang, Jinnan Zhang, Yan Zhou, Xian Cao, Hong Tang, Neil Ayres, and Peng Zhang (2016) Hybrid photosensitizer based on amphiphilic block copolymer stabilized silver nanoparticles for highly efficient photodynamic inactivation of bacteria RSC Advances 6 20392-20398

Noura H. Abd Ellah, Leeanne Taylor, Neil Ayres, Mona M. Elmahdy, Gihan N. Fetih, Helen N. Jones, E.A. Ibrahim, and Giovanni M. Pauletti (2016) NF-kB decoy polyplexes decrease P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance in colorectal cancer cells Cancer Gene Therapy 23 149-155

Yongshun Huang, Maureen A. Shaw, Mary R. Warmin, Eric S. Mullins, and Neil Ayres (2016) Blood Compatibility of heparin-inspired, lactose containing, polyureas depends on the chemistry of the polymer backbone Polymer Chemistry, 7, 3897-3905

Yongshun Huang, Qinyuan Chai, Mary R. Warmin, and Neil Ayres (2016) Lactose-containing hydrogels for enzyme stabilization Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2507-2514

Ruben De Coen, Nane Vanparjis, Martin D. P. Risseeuw, Lien Lybart, Benoit Louage, Stefaan De Koker, Vimal Kumar, Johan Grooten, Leeanne Taylor, Neil Ayres, Sege Van Calenbergh, Lutz Nuhn, and Bruno G. De Geest (2016) pH-Degradable mannosylated nanogels for dendritic cell targeting Biomacromolecules 2479-2488

Daewoo Han, Xinjun Yu, Qinyuan Chai, Neil Ayres, and Andrew J. Steckl (2017) Stimuli-responsive self-immolative polymer nanofiber membranes formed by coaxial electrospinning ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9, 11858-11865

Qinyuan Chai, Yongshun Huang, Terrence Kirley, and Neil Ayres (2017) Shape memory polymer foams prepared from a heparin-inspired polyurethane/urea, Polymer Chemistry, 8, 5039-5048

Niranga Wijesiri, Tevhide Ozkaya-Ahmadov, Peng Wang, Jinnan Zhang, Hong Tang, Xinjun Yu, Neil Ayres, and Peng Zhang (2017) Photodynamic inactivation of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus using hybrid photosensitizers based on amphiphilic block copolymer-functionalized gold nanoparticles ACS Omega, 2, 5364-5369

M. Mario Perera and Neil Ayres (2017) Gelatin based dynamic hydrogels via thiol-norbornene reactions Polymer Chemistry, 8, 6741-6749

Tamuka Chidanguro, Danielle R. Blank, Alexandra Garrett, Cassandra M. Reese, Jacob M. Schekman, Xinjun Yu, Derek L. Patton, Neil Ayres, and Yoan C. Simon Fabrication of single-chain nanoparticles through the dimerization of pendant anthracene groups via photochemical upconversion Dalton Transactions (2018) 47 8663-8669

Emily Dalton, Qinyuan Chai, Molly W. Shaw, Tucker J. McKenzie, Eric S. Mullins, and Neil Ayres Hydrogel-coated polyurethane/urea shape memory polymer foamsJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry (2019) 57 1389-1395

M. Mario Perera, Demetria M. Fischesser, Jeffery D. Molkentin, and Neil Ayres Stiffness of thermoresponsive gelatin-based dynamic hydrogels affects fibroblast activation Polymer Chemistry (2019) 10, 6360-6367

M. Mario Perera and Neil Ayres Dynamic covalent bonds in self-healing, shape memory, and controllable stiffness hydrogels Polymer Chemistry (2020) 11, 1410-1423 (Invited Review)

Zahra Gallagher, Sara Fleetwood, Terence Kirley, Molly Shaw, Eric Mullins, Neil Ayres, and E. Johan Foster Heparin Mimic Material Derived from Cellulose Nanocrystals (2020) Biomacromolecules 21, 1103-1111

Tucker J. McKenzie, Paul S. Heaton, Kabir Rishi, Raj Kumar, Thomas Brunet, Gregory Beaucage, Olivier Mondain-Monval, and Neil Ayres Storage moduli and porosity of soft PDMS PolyMIPEs can be controlled independently using thiol−ene click chemistry (2020) Macromolecules 53, 3719-3727

M. Mario Perera, Prathyusha Chimala, Abdul Elhusain-Elnegres, Paul Heaton, and Neil Ayres Reversibly Softening and Stiffening Organogels Using a Wavelength-Controlled Disulfide-Diselenide Exchange (2020) ACS Macro Letters 9, 1552-1557

Encyclopedia Article

McCormick, C. L.; Lowe, A. B.; Ayres, N. Polymers, Water-Soluble. In Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 5th ed., 2006; Vol. 20, pp 435, 504.

McCormick, C. L.; Lowe, A. B.; Ayres, N. Water Soluble Polymers. In Encyclopedia of Polymer Science & Technology, 3rd Edition; John Wiley & Sons: New York, 2004; Vol. 12, pp 452, 521.

Editorial

Supramolecular and Dynamic Covalent Polymers

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Neil Ayres (11-02-2011. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (10-09-2011. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (09-09-2011. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (2010. ) Water Soluble Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications .Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Prof. Org.

Neil Ayres (2010. ) Polymer-urea peptoid conjugates: A versatile materials chemistry platform .University of Cincinnati, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (2010. ) Controlled/"living" radical polymerization as a tool for the synthesis of of polymer brushes and polymer conjugates .Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (2009. ) Polymer Brushes using atom transfer radical polymerization .Wright State University, Dayton, OH. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (12-06-2011. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (01-2012. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .Rutgers University - Newark, Newark, New Jersey.

Neil Ayres (01-2012. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY.

Neil Ayres (02-2012. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York.

Neil Ayres (05-2012. ) Polymers incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoids: Self-assembled aggregates, step-growth polymers and polymer conjugates .Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Neil Ayres (11-2012. ) Polymer synthesis using N-alkyl urea peptoid oligomers .Murray State University, Murray, Kentuck.

Neil Ayres (04-2012. ) Self-assembly of N-alkyl urea peptoid polymers and oligomers .243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Neil Ayres (04-2012. ) Polymer synthesis using N-alkyl urea peptoid oligomers .243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, California.

Neil Ayres (07-2012. ) Polymer synthesis incorporating N-alkyl urea peptoid oligomers .Warwick 2012: MacroGroup UK International Conference on Polymer Synthesis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Neil Ayres (2013. ) Synthesis of synthetic biomaterials incorporating N-alkyl-N,N-linked urea oligoemrs .246th American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN. Level:International

Neil Ayres (2014. ) Step-growth polymerization using N-alkyl urea peptoid chemistry .248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Level:International

Neil Ayres (2014. ) Synthesis of polymer biomaterials incorporating N-alkyl-N,N-linked urea oligomers .Northern Kentucky University, KY. Level:University

Neil Ayres (2015. ) Making smarter heparin mimicking polymers .249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver CO. Level:National

Neil Ayres (2015. ) Synthesis and evaluation of polyurea heparin mimics .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH. Level:College

Neil Ayres (2015. ) Synthesis and evaluation of polyurea heparin mimics .University of Akron, Akron, OH. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (2016. ) synthesis of heparin mimicking polymers .47th ACS Central Regional Meeting, Covington, KY. Level:Regional

Neil Ayres (2016. ) Solvent-free synthesis approach for poly(2-oxazolines) .252nd ACS National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Level:National

Neil Ayres (2017. ) Synthesis of heparin mimicking polymers .University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France. Level:University

Neil Ayres (2018. ) Dynamic hydrogels control in vitro fibroblast activation .Miami University, Oxford,OH. Level:University

Neil Ayres (2018. ) Dynamic hydrogels control in vitro fibroblast activation .University of Bordeaux , Bordeaux, FR. Level:University

Neil Ayres (07-19-2019. ) Dynamic hydrogels control in vitro fibroblast activation .University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K.. Level:University

Neil Ayres (06-05-2019. ) Dynamic hydrogels control in vitro fibroblast activation .50th ACS Central Regional Meeting, Midland, MI. Level:Regional

Neil Ayres (12-17-2019. ) Dynamic hydrogels using thiol/disulfide exchange reactions .ACS Division of Polymer Science ‘Next Generation Smart Materials’ Workshop, Savannah, GA. Level:National

Neil Ayres (08-20-2019. ) Dynamic hydrogels using thiol/disulfide exchange reactions .XXVIII International Materials Research Congress, Cancún, México. Level:International

Poster Presentations

Neil Ayres (08-2011. ) The use of N-alkyl urea peptoids in macromolecular synthesis .Gordon Research Conference: Polymers, Mount Holyoke College, MA. . Level:International

Neil Ayres (07-2011. ) The use of N-alkyl urea peptoids in macromolecular synthesis .242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO. . Level:International

Neil Ayres (2009. ) Synthesis of Polymer Brushes from a Transferable Surface Coating .238th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, D. C.. . Conference. . Level:International

Neil Ayres (2009. ) Synthesis of Polymer Brushes from a Transferable Surface Coating .Gordon Research Conference: Biomaterials: Biocompatibility/Tissue Engineering, Holderness School, NH. . Conference. . Level:International

(2005. ) Towards Recyclable Catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization .230th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.. .

(2005. ) Towards Recyclable Catalysts for Atom Transfer Radical .Gordon Research Conference: Polymers (East), Mount Hollyoke College, Massachusetts, U.S.A.. .

(2001. ) Synthesis of a novel polmer support via a transition metal mediated living radical polymerization .221st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, USA. . Conference. . Level:International

(2000. ) Polymerization of hydrophilic monomers onto solid surfaces .Royal Society of Chemistry Annual Conference, Manchester, U.K.. .

Neil Ayres (2014. ) Synthesis of heparin inspired materials containing N-alkyl-N,N-linked urea groups .Gordon Research Conference, Bio-inspired Materials, Sunday River Resort, ME. . Conference. . Level:International

Neil Ayres (2015. ) Synthesis of heparin mimicking polymers with shape memory properties .Gordon Research Conference, Polymers, Mount Holyoke, MA. . Level:National

Neil Ayres (2017. ) Synthesis of heparin mimicking polymers with shape memory properties .Gordon Research Conference, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Holderness School NH. . Level:National

Lecture

Neil Ayres (2015. ) Synthesis and evaluation of polyurea heparin mimics .University of Akron. Other Institution. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (2015. ) Synthesis and evaluation of polyurea heparin mimics .Berea College. Other Institution. Level:Department

Neil Ayres (2018. ) Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati & Synthesis of heparin mimicking polymers .Bordeaux, FR. Other Institution.

Paper Presentations

Neil Ayres (2010. ) Polymer Urea-Peptoid Conjugates: A versatile materials platform .Boston, MA. Conference. Level:International

Neil Ayres (2010. ) Polymer Urea-Peptoid Conjugates: A versatile materials platform .Dayton, OH. Conference. Level:Regional

(2006. ) Synthesis of Polyelectrolyte Polymer Brushes using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization .Coventry, U.K..

(2004. ) Towards the Controlled Polymerization of Amino-Acid Containing Monomers .Philadelphia, U.S.A..

(2004. ) Structural control of water-soluble homopolymers and block copolymers via RAFT polymerization .Philadelphia, U.S.A..

(2002. ) Polymerization of vinyl monomers from an insoluble PS-DVB matrix .Coventry, U. K..

Neil Ayres (2014. ) Low molecular weight and polymer organogels based on the ureidopyrimidone group .Dallas TX. Conference. Level:International

Neil Ayres (2016. ) Heparin-mimicking polymers with anticoagulant and enzyme stabilization .Philadelphia, PA. Level:National

Neil Ayres (2017. ) Heparin-mimicking biomaterials with anticoagulant properties .Washington, D.C.. Conference. Level:National

Neil Ayres (2020. ) Storage moduli and porosity of soft PDMS polyMIPEs for acoustics applications can be controlled using thiol-ene click chemistry .Professional Meeting. Level:International

Event Organized

Zimmer International Scholar Week

Zimmer International Scholar Week Symposium 04-2012 04-2012 University of Cincinnati Level:University

2015 Hans and Marlise Zimmer International Scholar Week

2015 Hans and Marlise Zimmer International Scholar Week Lecture 2015 2015 University of Cincinnati Level:Department

2015 Ralph and Helen Oesper Symposium

2015 Ralph and Helen Oesper Symposium Symposium 2015 2015 University of Cincinnati Level:University

Responsive and Functional Polymeric (Nano)Materials,

Responsive and Functional Polymeric (Nano)Materials, Symposium 2016 47th ACS Central Regional Meeting, Covington, KY Level:Regional

Dynamic Chemistry in Polymer Materials

Dynamic Chemistry in Polymer Materials Symposium 2017 2017 254th ACS National Meeting, Washington DC Level:National

Honors and Awards

Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program (UC Ethnic Programs & Services) “Breakfast of Champions” faculty recognition Type:Recognition

Darwin T. Turner Scholars Program (UC Ethnic Programs & Services) “Breakfast of Champions” faculty recognition Type:Recognition

Service

Department of Chemistry (NMR faculty liaison committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2016

Department of Chemistry (RPT guidelines review committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2010

Department of Chemistry (Headship search committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2013 -2013

College of Engineering and Applied Science (REU site ) Judge Type:University/College Service Level:College 2013

Preparing Future Faculty Program Other Type:University/College Service Level:University 2013

NSF Reviewer Type:Grant Panel Level:National

(NMR Faculty Liaison Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department

(Graduate Recruiting ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2016

(Graduate Admissions Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department

(McMicken College of Arts and Science’s Instructional Innovations Advisory Council (IIAC) ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2016

(Faculty Senate Research & Scholarship committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2016 -2018

NSF (Ad-hoc Proposal Reviewer ) Reviewer Type:Grant Panel Level:Prof. Org. 2016

American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund (Ad-hoc Proposal Reviewer ) Reviewer Type:Grant Panel Level:Prof. Org. 2016

(Organic Faculty Division ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2016

(Decanal Review Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2017 -2018

(Space Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2018

(Bordeaux Connections ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2018

(Department of Chemistry Bioanalytical Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2019

(Graduate Admissions Committee ) Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2019

Committee Chair Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2020 -2020

(Member of Department of Chemistry NMR Facility Manager Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2020

(UC’s Faculty Enrichment Center Mentoring Program ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 2020

Cincinnati ACS section (Alternative Councilor for the Cincinnati Local section of the American Chemical Society ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Local 2020

Keywords

organic, polymers, sensors

Courses Taught

15-CHEM-201 ORG CHEM LEC & REC Level:Undergraduate

15-CHEM-622 PREPERXNS OF POLYMR Level:Both

Organic Chemistry and Recitation Level:Undergraduate

Polymers and Soft Materials Level:Undergraduate

Molecular Interactions Level:Graduate

-CHEM-4054 POLYM & SOFT MATER Level:Undergraduate

Polymer Chemistry Level:Graduate

Molecular Interaction Level:Graduate

-CHEM-2040 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I Level:Undergraduate

Molecular Interactions Level:Graduate

-CHEM-2040 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-4054 POLYM & SOFT MATER Level:Graduate

Polymer Chemistry Level:Graduate

-CHEM-2040 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-2040 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-4054 POLYM & SOFT MATER Level:Undergraduate

Polymer Chemistry Level:Graduate

-CHEM-2041 ORGANIC CHEMISTRYII Level:Undergraduate

-CHEM-2031L SURVEY BIOCH LAB II

Faculty Development Activities

2014 -2014 Course Design Workshop UC CETL University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

12-01-2015 -12-01-2015 Getting Started with Echo360 ALP CETL University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

11-03-2015 -11-03-2015 The Science of Motivation: Pedagogy and Student Engagement CETL University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop

2017 -2018 Intensive Grant Writing Workshop Type:Workshop