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David Schiraldi

Professor Emeritus, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Develops bio-based, flame-retarded plastics, polymer aerogels and packaging materials; and studies properties of polyesters
Office: 413 Kent Hale Smith
Phone Number: (216) 368-4243

Research Interests

Develops bio-based, flame retarded plastics Creates and tests polymer aerogels Studies detailed properties of polyesters Develops high gas barrier packaging materials

Patents Received

2014, " Porous material having Anisotropic structure and method of making the same," 8,845,937 , David Schiraldi.
2014, "Low density hydrophobic material and method of making the same," 8,822,558, David Schiraldi.
2014, "Crosslinked polymer aerogels, polymer aerogel composites and methods for preparing the same ," 8,637,582 , David Schiraldi.

Patents Pending

2014, "Clay aerogel-based polymer composites, materials and methods," 8,916,638 , David Schiraldi.

Publications

Pandey, V., Seese, M., Maia, J., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2020). Thermo-rheological analysis of various chain extended recycled poly(ethylene terephthalate). Polymer Engineering and Science, 60 (10), 2511-2516.
Lee, S., Morgan, A., Schiraldi, D. A., & Maia, J. M. (2020). Improving the flame retardancy of polypropylene foam with piperazine pyrophosphate via multilayering coextrusion of film/foam composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 137 (15).
Villamil Watson, D., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2020). Biomolecules as Flame Retardant Additives for Polymers: A Review. Polymers, 12 (4).
Sun, M., Zhu, S., Zhang, C., Olah, A., Baer, E., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2019). HDPE/EVOH Multilayered, High Barrier Films for Flexible Organic Photovoltaic Device Packaging. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1 (2), 259-266.
Sun, M., Zhu, S., Zhang, C., Olah, A., Baer, E., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2019). HDPE/EVOH Multilayered, High Barrier Films for Flexible Organic Photovoltaic Device Packaging. ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 1 (2), 259-266.
Chen, H., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2019). Flammability of Polymer/Clay Aerogel Composites: An Overview. Polymer Reviews, 59 (1), 1-24.
Sun, C., Heifferon, K., Ghassemi, H., Long, T., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Unfrustration of a frustrated liquid crystalline polymer. Polymer, 158 (), 59-64.
Cheng, Z., DeGracia, K., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Sustainable, Low Flammability, Mechanically-Strong Poly(vinyl alcohol) Aerogels. Polymers, 10 (10).
Bin Rusayyis, M., Schiraldi, D. A., & Maia, J. M. (2018). Property/Morphology Relationships in SEBS-Compatibilized HDPE/Poly(phenylene ether) Blends. Macromolecules, 51 (16), 6513-6523.
Deans, T., Li, Y., Jefferson, L., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Rapid screening test for flame retardation of wood, and its applicability to thermoplastic polymer systems: Research Article. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135 (32).
Lee, S., Tyler, R., Maia, J. M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Structural interaction and gas barrier properties of ethylene-vinyl alcohol/tin phosphate glass composites. Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, ().
Chen, H., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Flammability of Polymer/Clay Aerogel Composites: An Overview. Polymer Reviews, (), 24-Jan.
Sun, M., Sun, C., Wang, Y., S�nchez-Soto, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). The Relation between the Rheological Properties of Gels and the Mechanical Properties of Their Corresponding Aerogels. Gels, 4 (2).
Al-Biloushi, M., Milliman, H., Gawryla, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Oil absorption performance of polymer/clay aerogel materials: Research Article. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 135 (6).
Gawryla, M., Arndt, E., S�nchez-Soto, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Poly(Amide-imide) Aerogel Materials Produced via an Ice Templating Process. Materials, 11 (2).
Sun, M., Sun, C., Hostler, S., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Effects of feather-fiber reinforcement on poly(vinyl alcohol)/clay aerogels: Structure, property and applications. Polymer, 137 (), 201-208.
Liu, L., Wang, Y., Alhassan, S., Sun, C., Choi, K., Yu, C., ... Schiraldi, D. A. (2018). Clay-Facilitated Aqueous Dispersion of Graphite and Poly(vinyl alcohol) Aerogels Filled with Binary Nanofillers. Gels, 4 (1).
Edling, H., Liu, H., Sun, C., Mondschein, R., Schiraldi, D. A., Long, T., ... Turner, S. (2018). Copolyesters based on bibenzoic acids. Polymer, 135 (), 120-130.
Viggiano, R., Williams, J., Schiraldi, D. A., & Meador, M. (2017). Effect of Bulky Substituents in the Polymer Backbone on the Properties of Polyimide Aerogels. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ().
Lin, Y., Tyler, R., Sun, C., Shi, K., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2017). Improving oxygen barrier property of biaxially oriented PET/phosphate glass composite films. Polymer, 127 (), 236-240.
Shang, K., Yang, J., Cao, Z., Liao, W., Wang, Y., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2017). Novel Polymer Aerogel toward High Dimensional Stability, Mechanical Property, and Fire Safety. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, ().
Kang, A., Shang, K., Ye, D., Wang, Y., Wang, E., Zhu, Z., ... Schiraldi, D. A. (2017). Rejuvenated fly ash in poly(vinyl alcohol)-based composite aerogels with high fire safety and smoke suppression. Chemical Engineering Journal, 327 (), 992-999.
Zhao, H., Yuan, L., Fu, Z., Wang, C., Yang, X., Zhu, J., ... Schiraldi, D. A. (2016). Biomass-Based Mechanically Strong and Electrically Conductive Polymer Aerogels and Their Application for Supercapacitors. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces [19448244], 8 (15), 9917-9924.
Griebel, J., Gawryla, M., Milliman, H., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2016). Clay Aerogel Supported Palladium Nanoparticles as Catalysts. Gels [23102861], 2 (2).
Chen, H., Shen, P., Chen, M., Zhao, H., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2016). Highly Efficient Flame Retardant Polyurethane Foam with Alginate/Clay Aerogel Coating. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces [19448244], 8 (47), 32557-32564.
Shang, K., Liao, W., Wang, J., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2016). Nonflammable Alginate Nanocomposite Aerogels Prepared by a Simple Freeze-Drying and Post-Cross-Linking Method. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces [19448244], 8 (1), 643-650.
Sun, C., Schiraldi, D. A., Chen, D., Wang, D., & Sánchez-Soto, M. (2016). Tough Polymer Aerogels Incorporating a Conformal Inorganic Coating for Low Flammability and Durable Hydrophobicity. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces [19448244], 8 (20), 13051-13057.
Alhwaige, A., Herbert, M., Alhassan, S., Ishida, H., Qutubuddin, S., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2016). Laponite/multigraphene hybrid-reinforced poly(vinyl alcohol) aerogels. Polymer [00323861], 91 (), 180-186.
Wang, T., Sun, C., Long, J., Wang, Y., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2016). Biobased Poly(furfuryl alcohol)/Clay Aerogel Composite Prepared by a Freeze-Drying Process. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering [21680485], 4 (5), 2601-2605.
Schiraldi, D. A., & Pedigo, S. (2015). Growth of a Department with undergraduate Research. Council Undergrad Research Quarterly, 35 (4), 24-27.
Yang, J., Cao, Z., Wang, Y., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2015). Ammonium polyphosphate-based nanocoating for melamine foam towards high flame retardancy and anti-shrinkage in fire. POLYMER, 66 (), 86-93.
Finlay, K., Gawryla, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2015). Effects of Fiber Reinforcement on Clay Aerogel Composites. MATERIALS, 8 (8), 5440-5451.
Chen, H., Zhao, Y., Shen, P., Wang, J., Huang, T., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2015). Effects of Molecular Weight upon Irradiation-Cross-Linked Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Clay Aerogel Properties. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 7 (36), 20208-20214.
Wang, Y., Liao, S., Shang, K., Chen, M., Huang, J., Wang, Y., ... Schiraldi, D. A. (2015). Efficient Approach to Improving the Flame Retardancy of Poly(vinyl alcohol)/Clay Aerogels: Incorporating Piperazine-Modified Ammonium Polyphosphate. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 7 (3), 1780-1786.
Viggiano, R., Ball, E., Park, R., Haider, K., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2015). Incorporation of postconsumer polyurethane foam into a polymer/clay aerogel matrix. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 132 (39), -.
Alhassan, S., Qutubuddin, S., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2015). Mechanically strong ice-templated laponite/poly(vinyl alcohol) aerogels. MATERIALS LETTERS, 157 (), 155-157.
Decker, J., Meyers, K., Paul, D., Schiraldi, D. A., Hiltner, A., & Nazarenko, S. (2015). Polyethylene-based nanocomposites containing organoclay: A new approach to enhance gas barrier via multilayer coextrusion and interdiffusion. POLYMER, 61 (), 42-54.
Schiraldi, D. A., Johnson, J., & Wnek, G. E. (2015). Electrophoretic Calcium Phosphate Mineralization of Collagen hydrogels. Green Materials, 3 (), 3.
Andrade, R., Weinrich, Z., Ferreira, C., Schiraldi, D. A., & Maia, J. M. (2015). Optimization of melt blending process of nylon 6-POSS: improving mechanical properties of spun fibers. Polymer Engineering and Science, 55 (), 1580-1588.
Chen, H., Hollinger, E., Wang, Y., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2014). Facile fabrication of poly(vinyl alcohol) gels and derivative aerogels. POLYMER, 55 (1, SI), 380-384.
Herbert, M., Andrade, R., Ishida, H., Maia, J. M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2013). Multilayered confinement of iPP/TPOSS and nylon 6/APOSS blends. POLYMER, 54 (26), 6992-7003.
Alhassan, S., Qutubuddin, S., Schiraldi, D. A., Agag, T., & Ishida, H. (2013). Preparation and thermal properties of graphene oxide/main chain benzoxazine polymer. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 49 (12), 3825-3833.
Alhassan, S., Qutubuddin, S., Schiraldi, D. A., Agag, T., & Ishida, H. (2013). Preparation and thermal properties of graphene oxide/main chainbenzoxazine polymer. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 49 (12), 3825-3833.
Chen, H., Wang, Y., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2013). Foam-like materials based on whey protein isolate. EUROPEAN POLYMER JOURNAL, 49 (10), 3387-3391.
Wang, Y., Gawryla, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2013). Effects of freezing conditions on the morphology and mechanical properties of clay and polymer/clay aerogels. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 129 (3), 1637-1641.
Chen, H., Chiou, B., Wang, Y., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2013). Biodegradable Pectin/Clay Aerogels. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 5 (5), 1715-1721.
Wang, Y., Alhassan, S., Yang, V., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2013). Polyether-block-amide copolymer/clay films prepared via a freeze-drying method. COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 45 (1), 625-630.
Chen, H., Dong, X., Schiraldi, D. A., Chen, L., Wang, D., & Wang, Y. (2013). Phosphorus-containing poly(trimethylene terephthalate) derived from 2-(6-oxido-6H-dibenz < c,e > < 1,2 > oxaphosphorin-6-yl)-1,4-hydroxyethoxy phenylene: Synthesis, thermal degradation, combustion and pyrolysis behavior. JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL AND APPLIED PYROLYSIS, 99 (), 40-48.
Johnson, III, J., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Improving the mechanical properties of clay/polymer aerogels by a simple dip-coating procedure. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 126 (6), 2004-2009.
Chen, H., Wang, Y., Sánchez-Soto, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Low flammability, foam-like materials based on ammonium alginate and sodium montmorillonite clay. POLYMER, 53 (25), 5825-5831.
Ryan, C., Christenson, C., Valle, B., Saini, A., Lott, J., Johnson, J., ... Shan, J. (2012). Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Multilayer Films for High Capacity Optical Data Storage. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 24 (38), 5222-5226.
Milliman, H., Sánchez-Soto, M., Arostegui, A., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Structure-property evaluation of trisilanolphenyl POSS (R)/polysulfone composites as a guide to POSS melt blending. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 125 (4), 2914-2919.
Milliman, H., Ishida, H., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Structure Property Relationships and the Role of Processing in the Reinforcement of Nylon 6-POSS Blends. MACROMOLECULES, 45 (11), 4650-4657.
Wang, Y., Gupta, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Oxygen permeability in thermoplastic polyurethanes. JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE PART B-POLYMER PHYSICS, 50 (10), 681-693.
Wang, Y., Al-Biloushi, M., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Polymer/clay aerogel-based glass fabric laminates. JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, 124 (4), 2945-2953.
Alhassan, S., Qutubuddin, S., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Graphene arrested in laponite-water colloidal glass.. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28 (8), 4009-15.
Milliman, H., Boris, D., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Experimental Determination of Hansen Solubility Parameters for Select POSS and Polymer Compounds as a Guide to POSS-Polymer Interaction Potentials. MACROMOLECULES, 45 (4), 1931-1936.
Alhassan, S., Qutubuddin, S., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2012). Graphene Arrested in Laponite-Water Colloidal Glass. LANGMUIR, 28 (8), 4009-4015.
Abouzari-Lotf, E., Ghassemi, H., Shockravi, A., Zawodzinski, T., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2011). Phosphonated poly(arylene ether)s as potential high temperature proton conducting materials. POLYMER, 52 (21), 4709-4717.
Illescas, S., Sánchez-Soto, M., Milliman, H., Schiraldi, D. A., & Arostegui, A. (2011). The morphology and properties of melt-mixed polyoxymethylene/monosilanolisobutyl-POSS composites. HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS, 23 (6), 457-467.
Wang, Y., Milliman, H., Johnson, III, J., Connor, D., Mehl, N., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2011). Modification of polymers using multilayered “smart pellet” additives: Part I. POLYMER, 52 (13), 2939-2946.
Wang, Y., Milliman, H., Connor, D., Mehl, N., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2011). Modification of polymers using multilayered “smart pellet” additives: Part II. POLYMER, 52 (14), 3226-3233.
Lott, J., Ryan, C., Valle, B., Johnson, III, J., Schiraldi, D. A., Shan, J., ... Weder, C. (2011). Two-Photon 3D Optical Data Storage via Aggregate Switching of Excimer-Forming Dyes. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 23 (21), 2425+.
Ghassemi, H., Schiraldi, D. A., Zawodzinski, T., & Hamrock, S. (2011). Poly(arylene ether)s with Pendant Perfluoroalkyl Sulfonic Acid Groups as Proton-Exchange Membrane Materials. MACROMOLECULAR CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 212 (7), 673-678.
Alhassan, S., Qutubuddin, S., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2010). Influence of electrolyte and polymer loadings on mechanical properties of clay aerogels.. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26 (14), 12198-202.
Alhassan, S., Qutubuddin, S., & Schiraldi, D. A. (2010). Influence of electrolyte and polymer loadings on mechanical properties of clay aerogels.. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 26 (14), 12198-202.