Dr. Brian P. Grady leads the polymer and nanomaterials characterization group at the University of Oklahoma. He also has a substantial effort in the study of surfactants, with particular interest in adsorption at the solid-liquid interface. He is a faculty member of the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering in the College of Engineering. He is also the Director for the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research at the University of Oklahoma

He is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers

He is the current President of the North American Thermal Analysis Society

He is the Faculty Advisor for Triangle Fraternity at the University of Oklahoma

Dr. Grady also teaches courses, is on the steering committee and co-advises students at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Errata for book: Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites: Manufacture, Properties and Applications.

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Phone: 405-325-4369; Fax: 405-325-5813
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Surfactant Adsorption
Small-Angle X-ray Scattering

PLGA Nanoparticles
Ion-Containing Polymers

Carbon Nanotube Composites
Admicellar Polymerization

Polymer Nanostructures on Solid Surfaces
Polymer Blends
Simple SAXS and WAXS Software written in Excel
Industrial Collaborators

Equipment and Instruments

Current Students and Post Docs

JJ Hamon (email)
Jiaxi Guo (postdoc)(email)

Zahra Shahrashoob (email)
Alex Hincapie (email)
Kyle Karinshak (undergrad) (email)
Yuan Rui (undergrad) (email)
Sutep Charoenpongpool (visiting graduate student) (email)
Pensiri Silakul (visiting graduate student) (email)
Angkana Pongpilaipruet (visiting graduate student) (email)


Former Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Stephen Henderson (email)
Bryan McAlister (email)
Paul Hunt
Keith Farrell (email)
Diego Acosta (email)
Drew Wassel (email)
Maricel Marquez (email)
Fadee Mondalek (email)
Israel Chavez
Purnatosh Saha (email)
Xiangme Wang (email)
Yanjun Liu (email)

Xin Wei (email)
Berlin Genetti (email)
Jennifer Reynolds
Andy Carswell (email)
Mai Ha(email)
Kendall Werts(email)
Jon Peters
Jesus Campagna(email)
Shuqing Wu(email)
Wachiraphon Sinthavathavorn (email)
Frank Yepez (email)
Louis Jackson (email)
Greg Yu (email)


Selected List of Awards and Honors for Dr. Grady

Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (2012)

Thomas A Middlebrooks Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (2011)

Winner: Best Poster Award at NATAS Annual Meeting (2011)

Conoco-DuPont Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma (2010)

IUPAC Young Observer

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship

National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Advisor of the Year, Interfraternity Council, University of Oklahoma (1998)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

University of Illinois
Bronze Tablet (1987)

Phi Beta Kappa

Tau Beta Pi (1986)


Recent Refereed Publications

G. Yu, K. Karinshak, J. Harwell, B.P. Grady, A. Woodside, M. Ghosh, “Interfacial behavior and water solubility of various asphaltenes at high temperature”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 441, 378 (2014).

J. Guo, Y. Liu, R. Prada-Silvy, Y. Tan, S. Azad, B. Krause, P. Pötschke, B.P. Grady, “Aspect Ratio Effects of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes on Electrical, Mechanical, and Thermal Properties of Polycarbonate/MWCNT Composites”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 52, 73 (2014).

L.P. Jackson, C. Townsend, B.P. Grady, “Mixtures of nonionic surfactants made from renewable resources with alkyl sulfates and sodium n-alkanecarboxylates: comparison of mixing behavior using Rubingh's treatment”, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 16, 893 (2013).

S. Charoenpongpool, M. Nithitanankul and B.P. Grady, “Melt-neutralization of maleic anhydride grafted on high-density polyethylene compatibilizer for polyamide-6/high-density polyethylene blend: effect of neutralization level on compatibility of the blend” Polymer Bulletin, 70, 293 (2013).

X.P. Du, K.J. Chen, S. Kuriyavar, R.D. Kopke, B.P. Grady, D.H. Bourne, W. Li, K.J. Dormer, “Magnetic Targeted Delivery of Dexamethasone Acetate Across the Round Window Membrane in Guinea Pigs”, Otology and Neurotology, 34, 42 (2013).

K. Bui, B.P. Grady, M.C. Saha, D.V. Papavassiliou, “Effect of carbon nanotube persistence length on heat transfer in nanocomposites: a simulation approach”, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 20, Art. No 203116 (2013).

J.X. Guo, P. Saha, J.F. Lian, M.C. Saha, B.P. Grady, “Multi-walled carbon nanotubes coated by multi-layer silica for improving thermal conductivity of polymer composites”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 113, 2, 467 (2013).

Y. Rui, B.P. Grady, “Long-time crystallization kinetics in zinc-neutralized ethylene-methacrylic acid ionomers”, Thermochimica Acta, 565, 183 (2013).

A. Ramanathan, R. Maheswari, B.P. Grady, D.S. Moore, D. H. Barich, B. Subramaniam, “Tungsten-incorporated cage-type mesoporous silicate: W-KIT-5”, 175, 43 (2013).

S. Awad, H.M. Chen, B.P. Grady, A. Paul, W.T. Ford, L.J Lee, Y.C. Jean, “Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy of Polystyrene Filled with Carbon Nanomaterials”, Macromolecules, 45, 933 (2012).

A. Fathi, B.P. Grady, K. Hatami, “Effect of Carbon Black Structure on Low-strain Conductivity of Polypropylene and Low-density Polyethylene Composites”, Polymer Engineering and Science, 52, 549 (2012).

B.P. Grady, “Effects of Carbon Nanotubes on Polymer Physics”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 50, 563 (2012)

T. Sritapunya, B. Kitiyanan, J.F. Scamehorn, B.P. Grady, S. Chavadej, “Wetting of Polymer Surfaces by Aqueous Surfactant Solutions” Colloids and Surfaces A-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 409, 30 (2012)

A. Maneedaeng, A.E. Flood, K.J. Haller, B.P. Grady, “Modeling of Precipitation Phase Boundaries in Mixed Surfactant Systems Using an Improved Counterion Binding Model”, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 15, 523 (2012)

F.Y. Castillo, B.P. Grady, “Filler Reaggregation and Network Formation Time Scale in Extruded High-density Polyethylene/Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Composites”, Polymer Engineering and Science, 52, 1761 (2012).

A. Paul, B.P. Grady, W.T. Ford, “Polystyrene Composites of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes-graft-Polystyrene”, Polymer International, 61, 1603 (2012).

K. Bootdee, M. Nithitanakul, B.P. Grady, “Synthesis and Encapsulation of Magnetite Nanoparticles in PLGA: Effect of Amount of PLGA on Characteristics of Encapsulated Nanoparticles”, Polymer Bulletin, 69, 195 (2012).

C. Caamano, B.P. Grady, D.E. Resasco, "Influence of Nanotube Characteristics on Electrical and Thermal Properties of MWCNT/polyamide 6,6 Composites Prepared by Melt Mixing." Carbon, 50, 3694 (2012).

Y. Wang, X. Gao, S. Kuriyavar, D. Bourne, B.P. Grady, K. Chen, K. Dormer, R.D. Kopke, “Incorporation, Release and Effectiveness of Dexamethasone in Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) Nanoparticles for Inner Ear Drug Delivery”, Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 2, Art 011013 (2011).

K.M. Werts, B.P. Grady, “Mixtures of Nonionic Surfactants Made from Renewable Resources with Alkyl Sulfates: Comparison of Headgroups”, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 14, 77 (2011)

A. Maneedaeng, K.J.Haller, B.P. Grady, A.E. Flood, “Thermodynamic Parameters and Counterion Binding to the Micelle in Binary Anionic Surfactant Systems”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 356, 598 (2011).

S.Q. Wu, L. Shi, L.B. Garfield, R.F. Tabor, A. Striolo, B.P. Grady, “Influence of Surface Roughness on Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide Adsorption from Aqueous Solution”, Langmuir, 27, 6091 (2011).

K. Bui, B.P. Grady, D.V. Papavassiliou, “Heat transfer in High Volume Fraction CNT Nanocomposites: Effects of Inter-nanotube Thermal Resistance”, Chemical Physics Letters, 508, 248 (2011).

A. Maneedaeng, A.E. Flood, B.P. Grady, K.J. Haller, “Explanation for the Increased Induction Times in Binary Mixed Anionic Surfactant Mixtures”, Crystal Growth and Design, 11, 2948 (2011).

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