Dr. Brian P. Grady has two research foci, surfactants and polymers, at the University of Oklahoma. He is the Director of the School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering in the Gallogly College of Engineering. He is also the Director for the Institute for Applied Surfactant Research at the University of Oklahoma

He is a Technical Fellow and Honored Service Member of the SPE and served as the President of the Society in 2018-19. SPE has almost 25,000 members all over the world and is the premier professional organization for plastics professionals.

In 2016-2018, he was the Chair for the Surfactants and Detergents Division of the American Oil Chemists Society

In 2014, he was the President of the North American Thermal Analysis Society

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

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

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

To e-mail Dr. Grady click here
Phone: 405-325-4369; Fax: 405-325-5813


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 Graduate Students and Post Docs

Mason Rhue (email)

Hesham Aboukeila (email) (co-advised)

Onkar Singh (email) (co-advised) Mandeep Kaur (email) (co-advised)
Jason Xu (email) Lily Liu (email) (co-advised)


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)
Jiaxi Guo (email)
Jie Gao (email)
Zahra Shahrashoob(email)
Asmita Baruah(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)
Kevin Carr (email)
JJ Hamon (email)
Fatoumata Ide Seyni (email)
Dr. Hanyi Zhong(email)


Selected List of Awards and Honors for Dr. Grady

American Institute of Chemical Engineer Fellow (2021)

President's Cup, Society of Plastics Engineers (2020)

Honored Service Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (2016)

President’s Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Program Outstanding Mentor Award (2014)

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)

IUPAC Young Observer (2001)

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2000)

National Science Foundation CAREER Award (1998)

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

A. Tarhini, A. Terhani-Baga, M. Kazan, B.P. Grady, “The Effect of Graphene Flake size on the Properties of Graphene-Based Polymer Composite Films”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138, Art. e49821 (2021).

L. Barrett, F. Ide Seyni, M.R. Komarneni, J.A. Zapata-Hincapie, D.T. Glatzhofer, B.P. Grady and S. Crossley, “Anisotropically Functionalized Nanotube Anchors for Improving the Mechanical Strength of Immiscible Polymer Composites”, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 4, 580 (2021).

F. Ide Seyni, L. Barrett, S. Crossley and B.P. Grady, “Polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate) interfaces reinforced with diblock carbon nanotubes”, Polymer Engineering and Science, 61, 1186 (2021).

F. Ide Seyni and B.P. Grady, “Janus particles as immiscible polymer blend compatibilizers: a review”, Colloid and Polymer Science, 299, 585 (2021).

J.J. Hamon, R.F. Tabor, A. Striolo and B.P. Grady, “Directly Probing Surfactant Adsorption on Nanoscopic Trenches and Pillars” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 579, 128 (2020).

Z. Shahrashoob, G.Z. Yu, S. Long, B.P. Grady, J. Harwell, G. Arhancet, “Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Surfactants Based on 2-Hydroxy-4-(methylthio)butanoic Acid: Part 3: Microemulsions from Nonionic Sulfoxide Ester Surfactants”, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 22, 95 (2019).

J. Gao and B.P. Grady, “Hydroxypropylation of Guar Splits: Kinetics and Rheology”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, 11673 (2019).

J.J. Hamon, A. Striolo, B.P. Grady, “Observing the Effects of Temperature and Surface Roughness on Cetyltrimethylammonium Bromide Adsorption Using a Quartz-Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation Monitoring”, Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 22, 1201 (2019).

C.L. Chen, S.S. Wang, B.P. Grady, J.H. Harwell, B.J. Shiau, “Oil-Induced Viscoelasticity in Micellar Solutions of Alkoxy Sulfate”, Langmuir, 35, 12168 (2019).

J.A. Zapata, S. Simon and B.P. Grady “Influence of Diameter on the Degradation Profile of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 138, 1351 (2019)

J. Guo, N. Briggs, S. Crossley, B.P. Grady “A new finding for carbon nanotubes in polymer blends: Reduction of nanotube breakage during melt mixing”, Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 31, 110 (2018).

K. Bootdee, B.P. Grady, M. Nithitanakul, "Magnetite/poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) and hydroxyapatite/poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) prepared by W/O/W emulsion technique for drug carrier: Evaluation of in vitro release of dexamethasone from composite nanoparticles”, International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 67, 629 (2018)

J. Gao, B.P. Grady, “Reaction kinetics and subsequent rheology of carboxymethyl guar gum produced from guar splits”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 7345 (2018)

J.J. Hamon, R.F. Tabor, A. Striolo, B.P. Grady, “Atomic force microscopy force mapping analysis of an adsorbed surfactant above and below the critical micelle concentration”, Langmuir, 34, 7223 (2018)

B.P. Grady, “Teaching Tips: Tips for Writing a Technical Document for a Technical Audience”, Chemical Engineering Education, 52, 220 (2018)

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