Patricia A. Heiden

Patricia A. Heiden

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Professor, Chemistry

Undergraduate Advisor, Third-Year Students

  • PhD, Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • BS, Chemistry, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

Research Interests

  • Synthesizing, processing, and characterizing polymers and composites or nanoparticles
  • Stimulus-response nanoparticles for drug delivery
  • Electrospinning of nanofibers for tissue scaffolds
  • Structured nanoparticles for low-leaching wood preservation
  • Biocomposites and biofibers
  • Studies of controlled nanoscale interfaces of rice-hull reinforced composites
  • Engineered wood- or biopolymer-reinforced composites having improved processing, longevity, moisture resistance, and mechanical properties

Recent Publications

  • Ghassemi Hessam; Au Ming; Chen Ning; Heiden Patricia A, and Yassar Reza S. In Situ Electrochemical Lithiation/Delithiation Observation of Individual Amorphous Si Nanorods. ACS NANO 5(10), 7805-7811 (2011) DOI: 10.1021/nn2029814
  • Dissanayake, Neluka, Levy, Miguel, Chakravarty, A., Heiden, P. A. Heiden, Chen, Ning, and Fratello, V.J. Magneto-photonic crystal optical sensors with sensitive covers. Applied Physics Letters 99, 091112 (2011)
  • Morsi, Samir M., Pakzad, Anahita, Amin, Amal, Yassar, Reza S., Heiden, Patricia A. Chemical and nanomechanical analysis of rice husk modified by ATRP-grafted oligomer. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 360(2) 377-385. (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.04.065
  • Ding, Xiaochu, Richter, Dana L., Matuana, Laurent M., Heiden, P. A. Efficient one-pot synthesis and loading of self-assembled amphiphilic chitosan nanoparticles for low-leaching wood preservation. Carbohydrate Polymers 86(1) 58-64 (2011) DOI: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2011.04.002
  • Chen, Ning, Tiwari, Ashutosh, and Heiden, Patricia A. Raft Copolymerization of Thermo-responsive Poly(DEGMA-B-OEGA) with Tunable LCST. Polymer Preprints 52(1), 317-318 (2011)
  • Pakzad, A., Parikh, N., Heiden, P. A., and Yassar, R. S. Revealing the 3D internal structure of natural polymer microcomposites using X-ray ultra microtomography. Journal of Microscopy 243(1) 77-85 (2011) DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2010.03483.x
  • Asthana, A, Shokuhfar, T., Gao, Q., Heiden, P. A., Friedrich, C., Yassar, R. S. Real Time Observation of Phase Transition of Anatase TiO(2) Nanotubes Into Rutile Nanoparticles by In-Situ Joule Heating Inside Transmission Electron Microscope. Advanced Science Letters. 3(4) 557-562 (2010) DOI: 10.1166/asl.2010.1191
  • Journal of Materials Research

Presentations

  • Efficient one-pot synthesis and loading of self-assembled amphiphilic chitosan nanoparticles for low-leaching wood preservation (Prize Winner), Michigan Technological University Graduate Student Poster Competition, Biotechnology Research Center, Xiaochu Ding and Patricia Heiden, April 2011
  • Copolymerization of Peptidoglycan to Enhance Polyhydroxybutanoate Stability, Michigan Technological University Graduate Student Poster Competition, Biotechnology Research Center, Ning Chen, Ratul Saha, Susan Bagley, and Patricia Heiden, March 2011
  • Synthesis and Isolation of Cellulose Nanocrystals by Acidic Hydrolysis with Optimized Condition, Michigan Technological University Graduate School Poster Competition, Ning Chen, Anahita Pakzad, Reza Yassar, Patricia Heiden, February, 2011
  • Improving processing efficiency of forestry biomass for co-production of biofuels and biopolymers: A systems approach, 14th Symposium on Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology, Susan T. Bagley, Patricia A. Heiden, and David R. Shonnard, April 2010
  • Tuning the Thermal Stimulus Response Properties of Novel Gold-Hybrid Nanoparticles 
American Chemical Society, Regional Meeting Great Lakes Branch, Ning Chen, Ashutosh Tiwari, and Patricia Heiden, 2010
  • Cellulose Nanowhisker Reinforced Composites: When Good Projects Go Bad International Conference on Advanced Polymer Technologies, Kerala, India, Anahita Pakzad, William Grant, Paul D. Mainwaring, Reza S. Yassar, and Patricia Heiden, 2010
  • Nanotechnology Projects, College of Science and Engineering, Thapar University, Punjab, India, Patricia Heiden, 2010

Patents

  • Wood Flour Filled Polyvinyl Chloride Composites and their Foams. Laurent M. Matuana, Patricia A. Heiden and Bhavesh L. Shah. Pending
  • Compositions and Methods for Wood Preservation P. Laks and P. Heiden. 2004. USP 6,753,035
  • Methods for Modification of UF Adhesive with Thermoplastic Polymers and Copolymers. P. Heiden. 2003. Provisional Patent.
  • Compositions and Methods for Wood Preservation P. Laks and P. Heiden Status: 2001. USP 6,521,288