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 DR. Thomas F. Garrison

Education
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, United States, 2013
  • M.S. in Biological Engineering, University of Arkansas, United States, 2007
  • B.S. in Biological Engineering, University of Arkansas, United States, 2005
  • B.S. in Biochemistry and Genetics, Texas A&M University, United States, 2002

Research
  • Polymer synthesis and characterization
  • Multifunctional- and nano-composites
  • Sustainable materials

Representative Publications/Patents 
  • T. F. Garrison, R. C. Larock, and M. R. Kessler, "Effects of Unsaturation and Different Ring Opening Methods on the Properties of Vegetable Oil-Based Polyurethane Coatings," Polymer, 2014, 55 (4), 1004-1011. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.01.014
  • R. L. Quirino, T. F. Garrison, and M. R. Kessler,  "Matrices from Vegetable Oils, Cashew Nut Shell Liquid, and Other Relevant Systems for Biocomposite Applications," Green Chem., 2014, 16, 1700 – 1715.  DOI: 10.1039/c3gc41811a
  • T. F. Garrison, Z. Zhang, H.-J. Kim, D. Mitra, Y. Xia, D. P. Pfister, B. F. Brehm-Stecher, R. C. Larock, M. R. Kessler, "Mechanical and Antibacterial Properties of Soybean-Oil-Based Cationic Polyurethane Coatings,"  Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2014, 299, 1042-1051. DOI: 10.1002/mame.201300423