Dr. Brian Berry

Brian Berry, PhD

bcberry@ualr.edu

501-683-7125

Brian Berry Research Group

Curriculum Vitae 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry  2008 – present
University of Arkansas at Little Rock


 National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow  2005-2008  National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
 
 EDUCATION 

  Ph.D. Applied Science/Chemistry   University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR  2004
Dissertation Title- “Applications of Lignosulfonic Acid-Doped Polyaniline (Ligno-Pani™): Corrosion Protection and Magnetic Nanocomposites”

B.A.  Chemistry University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR   1999 
 


HONORS AND AWARDS
 


Central Arkansas ACS Professor of the Year  2010
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship   2006Outstanding Graduating Ph.D. Student  2004  

Research Award (Departmental Award)  2002  

 

Teaching Assistant of the Year (UALR Departmental Award)  2001 Research Award (UALR Departmental Award)  2001 Teaching Assistant of the Year (UALR Departmental Award) 2000Research Award (UALR Departmental Award)  2000

PUBLICATIONS
I) Refereed Publications 
 1.       B.C. Berry, R.L. Jones, A. Karim, “Cold Zone Annealing of Block Copolymers on Topographically Patterned Substrates”, Nano Letters, 2010, In Preparation 
             
2.       Yager, K. G.;  Fredin, N. J.;  Zhang, X. H.;  Berry, B. C.;  Karim, A.; Jones, R. L.”Evolution of block-copolymer order through a moving thermal zone” Soft Matter 2010, 6, 92.  
 
 
3.       Zhang, X. H.;  Lacerda, S. H. D.;  Yager, K. G.;  Berry, B. C.;  Douglas, J. F.;  Jones, R. L.; Karim, A.”Target Patterns Induced by Fixed Nanoparticles in Block Copolymer Films” Acs Nano, 2009, 3, 2115.
4.       S. -M. Park, B.C. Berry, E. Dobisz, and H. -C. Kim “Observation of Surface Corrugation-Induced Alignment of Lamellar Microdomains in PS-b-PMMA Thin Films”, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 957 – 961 (Cover)5.       K. Yager, B.C. Berry, K.A. Page, D.L. Patton, A. Karim, E.J. Amis “Disordered Nanoparticle Interfaces for Directed Self-Assembly”, Soft Matter, 2009, 5(3), 622 (Cover)  6.       Okerberg, Brian C.; Berry, Brian C.; Garvey, Timothy R.; Douglas, Jack F.; Karim, Alamgir; Soles, Christopher L.   “Competition between crystallization and dewetting fronts in thin polymer films.” Soft Matter, 2009,  5(3),  562
 
7.       J. Zhou, B.C. Berry, C. Snyder, A. Karim, C. Soles “Nanoscale thermal-mechanical probe determination of ‘softening transitions’ in thin polymer films”, Nanotechnology, 2008, 19(49), 495703               

8.       Zhang, X., Berry B.C., Yager, K.G., Kim, S., Jones, R.L., Satija, S., Pickel, D.L.; Douglas, J.F., Karim, A. “Surface Morphology Diagram for Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymer Thin Films”, ACS Nano, 2008, 2(11),  2331  9.       K. Roskov, T.H. Epps, B.C. Berry, S. Hudson, M.J. Fasolka, “Preparation of Combinatorial Arrays of Polymer Thin Films for Transmission Electron Microscopy Analysis”, Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, 2008, 10(6), 966 

  

10.   X. Zhang, B.C. Berry, R.L. Jones, A. Karim, “Directed Assembly of Block Copolymers around Curved Wall Templates”, Advanced Materials, 2008, submitted

11.   B.C. Berry, A.W. Bosse, J.F. Douglas, R.L. Jones, A. Karim, “Orientational Order in Block Copolymer Films Zone Annealed below the Order-disorder Transition Temperature”, Nano Letters, 2007, 7(9), 2789 12.   B.C. Berry, C.M. Stafford, M. Pandya, L.A. Lucas, A. Karim, M.J. Fasolka, “Versatile Platform for Creating Gradient Combinatorial Libraries via Modulated Light Exposure”, Review of Scientific Instruments, 2007, 78(7), 072202 

13.   A.W. Bosse, J.F. Douglas, B.C. Berry, R.L. Jones, A. Karim, “Block-Copolymer Ordering with a Spatiotemporally Heterogeneous Mobility” Physical Review Letters, 2007, 99(21), 216101

 

14.   A. Bhattacharyya , E. Dervishi, B.C. Berry, T. Viswanathan, S. Bourdo, H. Kim, R. Sproles, M.K. Hudson, “Energy Efficient Graphite-polyurethane Electrically Conductive Coatings for Thermally Actuated Smart Materials”, Smart Materials and Structures, 2007, 16(1), S187

 

15.   K.K. Taylor, B.C. Berry, T. Viswanathan, “The Use of Tanninsulfonic Acid in the Synthesis of Water-Dispersible Polyaniline”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 103(4), 2113

 

16.   K.K. Taylor, B.C. Berry, T. Viswanathan, “Tanninsulfonic Acid-Doped/Grafted Polyaniline (TANI-PANI) for the Corrosion Prevention of Cold-Rolled Steel”, Materials Performance, 2007, 46(2), 38

 

17.   B.C. Berry and T. Viswanathan, “Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Water-Dispersible Magnetic Lignosulfonic Acid-Doped Polyaniline Nanocomposite”, Journal of Materials Science, 2007, submission pending

 

18.   S.E. Bourdo, B.C. Berry and T. Viswanathan, “Catalytic Effects of Selected Transition Metal Ions for the Synthesis of Lignosulfonic Acid-Doped Polyaniline”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2005, 98 (1), 29-33

II) Book Chapters


 1.   B.C. Berry and Tito Viswanathan, “Lignosulfonic acid-doped polyaniline – A Versatile Conducting Polymer”, invited chapter in “Chemical Modification, Properties and Usage of Lignins”, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2002, pp. 21 – 40    
 

 2.   B.C. Berry, A.U. Shaikh, and T. Viswanathan, “Chapter 12: Lignosulfonic Acid-Doped Polyaniline (LIGNO-PANITM) for the Corrosion Prevention of Cold-Rolled Steel”, invited chapter in ACS Symposium Sseries843:Electroactive Polymers for Corrosion Control, Eds. Zarras, P.; Stenger-Smith, J.D.; Wei, Y., American Chemical Society, 2003, p. 182-195      

III) Non-Refereed Publications  

  
 1.   B.C. Berry, A.W. Bosse, J.F. Douglas, R.L. Jones, A. Karim, “Effect of Zone Annealing on Block Copolymer Thin Films,  PMSE Preprints,  Spring 2007   
     

2.   S. Kim, B.C. Berry, R.L. Jones, A. Karim, R. Briber, H.C. Kim, “Unconventional processing for defects control in block-copolymer thin films”, ACS Polymer Preprints, Spring 2007   

 3.   K.K. Taylor, B.C. Berry and T. Viswanathan, “Corrosion prevention of cold rolled steel using water dispersible tanninsulfonic acid-doped polyaniline (TANI-PANI)”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2004, submitted for publication 4. B.C. Berry and T. Viswanathan, “Synthesis of Novel Water-Soluble Fullerene Antioxidants”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2004, submitted for publication.

5.   B.C. Berry and T. Viswanathan, “Magnetic Conducting Water-dispersible Lignosulfonic Acid-doped Polyaniline/Iron Oxide Nanocomposites”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2004, 45(1), 246-247

6.   K.K. Taylor, N. Cavin, B.C. Berry and T. Viswanathan, “Dispersibility of Tanninsulfonic Acid-Doped Polyaniline (TANI-PANI) in Aqueous Systems”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2004, 45(1), 227-228  

7.   B.C. Berry, S.E. Bourdo, D.R. Paulson, and T. Viswanathan, “Lignosulfonic Acid-Doped Polyaniline/Carbon Composites”, Polymeric Materials and Science Engineering, 2002, 86, 233-2348.   S. E. Bourdo, B.C. Berry, and T. Viswanathan, “Use of AgNO3 as a Catalyst in the Polymerization of Lignosulfonic Acid Doped Polyaniline”, Polymeric Materials and Science Engineering, 2002, 86, 159-160

9.   B. Berry, A. Shaikh and T.Viswanathan, “pH-dependent electrochemical studies of water-dispersible lignosulfonic acid-doped polyaniline”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2000, 41(1), 327   10.   W. Li, B. Berry, T. Viswanathan and W. Zhao, “Stability study of a novel lignosulfonic acid-doped polyaniline”, ACS polymer Preprints, 2000, 41(1), 345  

11.   B.C. Berry, D. Lindquist, J.P. Smith and T. Viswanathan, “A novel ferromagnetic conducting lignosulfonic acid-doped polyaniline nanocomposite”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2000, 41(2) 1110

 

12.   B.C. Berry, A.U. Shaikh and T. Viswanathan, “Corrosion prevention of cold-rolled steel using water-dispersible lignosulfonic acid-doped polyaniline” ACS Polymer Preprints, 2000, 41(2), 1739

 

13.   C-H Song, B. Berry, T. Viswanathan and W. Zhao, “Interaction study of fullerene and single-wall carbon nanotubes with a conducting polyaniline”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2000, 41(2), 1102

IV) Patents
1.   B.C. Berry and T. Viswanathan, “Ferromagnetic Conducting Lignosulfonic Acid-Doped Polyaniline Nanocomposites” United States Patent 6,764,617, 2004