Christian Pester

Affiliate Researcher
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Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

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Recent Publications

Rapid Self-Healing of Robust Surface-Tethered Covalent Adaptable Coatings

Capets, J. A., Yost, S. F., Vogt, B. D. & Pester, C. W., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Advanced Functional Materials.

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UV-light crosslinked photocatalytic polymer gels for batch and continuous flow reactions

Freeburne, S. & Pester, C. W., 2024, (Accepted/In press) In: Polymer Chemistry.

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Photoactive polymer coatings for antibacterial applications

Hunter, B., Sacco, J. L., Katterle, K., Kirigo, J., Wood, T. K., Gomez, E. W. & Pester, C. W., Jun 10 2024, In: European Polymer Journal. 213, 113090.

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Acid catalyst screening for hydrolysis of post-consumer PET waste and exploration of acidolysis

Pereira, P., Savage, P. E. & Pester, C. W., Jan 8 2024, In: Green Chemistry. 26, 4, p. 1964-1974 11 p.

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Molecular mass engineering for filaments in material extrusion additive manufacture

Yost, S. F., Pester, C. W. & Vogt, B. D., Jun 15 2024, In: Journal of Polymer Science. 62, 12, p. 2616-2629 14 p.

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Hydrolysis-resistant heterogeneous photocatalysts for PET-RAFT polymerization in aqueous environments

Bell, K., Hunter, B., Alvarez, M., Seera, S. D. K., Guo, Y., Lin, Y. T., Kim, S. H. & Pester, C. W., Jul 21 2023, In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 11, 31, p. 16616-16625 10 p.

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Thermoresponsive polymer brush photocatalytic substrates for wastewater remediation

Bell, K., Guo, Y., Barker, S., Kim, S. H. & Pester, C. W., May 15 2023, In: Polymer Chemistry. 14, 22, p. 2662-2669 8 p.

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Effects of Surface-Immobilization on Photobleaching of Xanthene Dye Photocatalysts

Freeburne, S., Sacco, J. L., Gomez, E. W. & Pester, C. W., Dec 2023, In: Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 224, 24, 2300283.

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Heterogeneous Photocatalysts for Light-Mediated Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization

Freeburne, S., Hunter, B., Bell, K. & Pester, C. W., Dec 2023, In: ChemPhotoChem. 7, 12, e202300090.

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Photolabile SI-PET-RAFT Initiators for Wavelength-Selective Grafting and De-grafting of Polymer Brushes

Hunter, B., Bell, K. & Pester, C. W., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: ACS Applied Polymer Materials.

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Enhancing photoluminescence of conjugated nanoparticles through graft polymer architectures

Masucci, A. E., Ghasemi, M., Pester, C. W. & Gomez, E. D., Jun 6 2023, In: Materials Advances. 4, 12, p. 2586-2594 9 p.

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Neutral Hydrolysis of Post-Consumer Polyethylene Terephthalate Waste in Different Phases

Pereira, P., Savage, P. E. & Pester, C. W., May 8 2023, In: ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 11, 18, p. 7203-7209 7 p.

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On the Importance of Mental Health in STEM

Pester, C. W., Noh, G. & Fu, A., Aug 9 2023, In: ACS Polymers Au. 3, 4, p. 295-306 12 p.

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Opportunities, Challenges, and Pitfalls in Making, Characterizing, and Understanding Polymer Brushes

Pester, C. W., Klok, H. A. & Benetti, E. M., Dec 26 2023, In: Macromolecules. 56, 24, p. 9915-9938 24 p.

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Surface-Initiated PET-RAFT via the Z-Group Approach

Seera, S. D. K. & Pester, C. W., Dec 13 2023, In: ACS Polymers Au. 3, 6, p. 428-436 9 p.

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