Oklahoma State University



bhishmaaloneGrad2016smDr. Bhishma Sedai has been awarded an honorable mention for his paper “Thermal and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Treated Diatomaceous Earth and Epoxy Composites” in the 2016 Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA) Excellence in Thermoset Polymer Research Award. Bhishma plans to present this work at the 2016 TRFA Conference March 5-7, 2017 at the Hilton North Raleigh Midtown in Raleigh North Carolina. (Feb 2107)

jApplPolymSciCover2016sm2Dr. Helanka Perera's electron micrographs of diatomaceous earth were on the November 2016 issue of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science. - Superhydrophobic surfaces with silane-treated diatomaceous earth/resin systems.  (Nov 2016)

madhuTOCsmDr. Madhu Maddumaarachchi's graphic was shown on the cover of the Journal of Polymer Science, Polymer Physics Ed. --Thermal Analysis and FT-IR Studies of Adsorbed Poly(ethylene-stat-vinyl acetate) on Silica (May 2014)

Dr. Frank D. Blum

Harrison I. Bartlett Chair and Regents Professor
Department of Chemistry
107 Physical Sciences I

fblum@_okstate.edu [anti spam]

At the ACS Meeting in San Diego, CA, I made a 5 min video about "Tightly-Bound Poly(vinyl acetate)".  It represents one theme of our work.

blumVideoCoverSp16sm Click on the picture for the YouTube video.




  • Polymer, Physical, Colloid, and Materials Chemistry
  • Research Interests:
  • Dynamics of polymers and surface active species at interfaces
  • Polymer composites and nanocomposites
  • Polymer-solvent interactions and dynamics
  • Polymer characterization
  • Structure and dynamics in surfactant systems
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Friction materials

FDB thanks the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Petroleum Research Fund, and others who have sponsored his research over the years.



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