Dr.   Kevin     Cavicchi

Dr. Kevin Cavicchi

Associate Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering
Phone: 330-972-8368
Email: kac58@uakron.edu

Refereed Publications

31. Deng, G.; Zhang, Y;Ye, C.; Qiang, Z.; Stein, G. E.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Vogt, B. D. Bicontinuous mesoporous carbon thin film via an order-order transition Chem Comm 2014, in press. DOI: 10.1039/c4cc02471k
30. Qiang, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Groff, J.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Vogt, B. D. A generalized method for alignment of block copolymer films: Solvent vapor annealing with soft shear Soft Matter 2014, 10, 6068-6076. DOI: 10.1039/c4sm00875h.
29. Zhang, L.; Tang, Q.; Weiss, R. A.; Cavicchi, K. A. Synthesis and characterization of Quaternary phosphonium-containing, trithiocarbonate RAFT agents Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5, 5492-5500. DOI: 10.1039/c4py00615a
28. Zhang, L.; Kucera, L. R.; Ummadisetty, S.; Nykaza, J. R.; Elabd, Y. A.; Storey, R.F.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Weiss, R. A. Supramolecular multiblock polystyrene polyisobutylene copolymers via ionic interactions Macromolecules 2014, 47, 4387-4396. DOI: 10.1021/ma500934e
27. Brostowitz, N. R.; Weiss, R. A.; Cavicchi, K. A. Facile Fabrication of a Shape Memory Polymer by Swelling Cross-Linked Natural Rubber with Stearic Acid. ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3, 374-377. DOI: 10.1021/mz500131r
26. Deng, G.; Qiang, Z.; Lecorchick, W.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Vogt, B.D. Nanoporous Nonwoven Fibril-Like Morphology by Cooperative Self-Assembly of Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-Poly(ethyl acrylate)-block-Polystyrene and Phenolic Resin. Langmuir 2014, 30, 2530-2540. DOI:10.1021/la404964c
25. Qiang, Z.; Zhang, L.; Stein, G. E.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Vogt, B. D. Unidirectional Alignment of Block Copolymer Films Induced by Expansion of a Permeable Elastomer during Solvent Vapor Annealing. Macromolecules 2014, 47, 1109-1116. DOI: 10.1021/ma402131j
24. Zhang, L.; Cool, L. R.; Wesdemiotis, C.; Weiss, R. A.; Cavicchi, K. A. Syntheses of Quaternary Ammonium-containing, Trithiocarbonate RAFT Agents and Hemi-telechelic Cationomers. Polym Chem 2014, 5, 1180-1190. DOI: 10.1039/C3PY01314F
23. Zhang, L.; Brostowitz, N. R.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Weiss, R. A. Perspective: Ionomer Research and Applications. Macrmol React Eng 2014, 8, 81-99. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201300181
22. Chen, X.; Fei, P.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Yang, W.; Ayres, N. The Poor Solubility of Ureidopyrimidone Can Be Used to Form Gels of Low Molecular Weight N-alkyl Urea Oligomers in Organic Solvents. Colloid Polym Sci 2014, 292, 477-484. DOI: 10.1007/s00396-013-3087-6.
21. Ye, C.; Singh, G.; Wadley, M. L.; Karim, A.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Vogt, B. D. Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of Aligned Polystyrene-block-polydimethylsiloxane Thin Films. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 8608–8615. DOI: 10.1021/ma401780r
20. Qiang, Z.; Xue, J.; Stein, G. E.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Vogt, B. D. Control of Ordering and Structure in Soft Templated Mesoporous Carbon Films by Use of Selective Solvent Additives. Langmuir 2013, 29, 8703-8712. DOI: 10.1021/la401505h
19. Zhang, L.; Katzenmeyer, B. C.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Weiss, R. A.; Wesdemiotis, C. Sulfonation Distribution in Sulfonated Polystyrene Ionomers Measured by MALDI-ToF MS. ACS Macro Letters 2013, 217-221. DOI: 10.1021/mz3006632
18. Qiang, Z..; Xue, J.; Cavcchi, K.A.; Vogt, B. Morphology Control in Mesoporous Carbon Films Using Solvent Vapor Annealing. Langmuir 2013, 3428-3438. DOI: 10.1021/la304915j
17. Hsieh, I-F.; Sun, H.-J.; Fu, Q.; Lotz, B.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Cheng, S. Z. D. Phase Structural Formation and Oscillation in Polystyrene-block-Polydimethylsiloxane Thin Films. Soft Matter 2012, 8, 3937-3944. DOI: 10.1039/c2sm25749a
16. Wadley, M.L.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Hseish, I-F.; Cheng, S.Z.D. Solvent Dependence of the Morphology of Spin-Coated Thin Films of Polydimethylsiloxane-Rich Polystyrene-block-Polydimethylsiloxane Copolymers. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 5538-5545. DOI:10.1021/ma300044d
15. Feng, L.; Cavicchi, K.A. Investigation of the Relationships Between The Thermodynamic Phase Behavior and Gelation Behavior of a Series of Trisamide Low Molecular-Mass Organic Gelators. Soft Matter 2012, 8, 2483-2492. DOI:10.1039/C2SM25415H
14. He, J.; Yue, K.; Liu, Y.; Yu, Xinfei; Ni, Peihong; Cavicchi, K. A.; Quirk, R. P.; Chen, E-Q.; Cheng, S. Z. D., Zhang, W-B. Fluorinated Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane-Based Shape Amphiphiles: Molecular Design, Topological Variation, and Facile Synthesis. Polym. Chem. 2012, 3, 2112-2120. DOI: 10.1039/C2PY20101A
13. Labiano, A.; Dai, M.; Young, W.-S.; Stein, G.; Cavicchi, K.; Epps, T. H. III; Vogt, B. Impact of Homopolymer Pore Expander on the Morphology of Mesoporous Carbon Films using Organic-Organic Self-Assembly. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 6038–6046. DOI: 10.1021/jp2113076
12. Cavicchi, K. A. Synthesis and Polymerization of Substituted Ammonium Sulfonate Monomers for Advanced Materials Applications. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2012, 4, 518-526. DOI:10.1021/am201414f
11. Feng, J.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Heinz, H. Control over Self-Assembly of Diblock Copolymers on Square Templates for High Area Density Circuitry. ACS Nano, 2011, 5, 9413-9420. DOI: 10.1021/nn2035439
10. Liu, Y.; Lloyd, A.; Guzman, G.; Cavicchi, K.A. Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Complexes as Thermoreversible Organogelators. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 8622-8630. DOI: 10.1021/ma201023v
9. Feng, L.; Cavicchi, K.A. Synthesis of ?-Sulfonated Polystyrene via RAFT Polymerization and Post-Polymerization Modification. J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2011, 49, 5100-5108. DOI: 10.1002/pola.24976
8. Schmidt, R.; Cavicchi, K.A.; Karim, A. Mapping Magnetic Flux Lines with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles using “Fossilized Liquid Assembly”. Soft Matter 2011, 7, 5756-5763. DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05057E
7. Fei, P.; Cavicchi, K.A. Synthesis and Characterization of a Poly(styrene-block-methylacrylate-co-octadecylacrylate-block-styrene) Shape Memory ABA Triblock Copolymer. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2010, 2, 2797–2803. DOI: 10.1021/am100481p
6. Kalayci, O. A.; Cömert, F. B.; Hazer, B.; Atalay, T.; Cavicchi, K.; Cakmak, M. Synthesis, Characterization and Antibacterial Activity of Metal Nanoparticles Embedded Amphiphilic Comb-Type Graft Copolymers. Polym. Bull. 2010, 65, 215-216. DOI: 10.1007/s00289-009-0196-y
5. Balci, M.; Hazer, B.; Güven, O.; Cakmak, M.; Cavicchi, K.; Synthesis of Polypropylene-g-polyethylene glycol Comb Type Amphiphilic Graft Copolymers. Thermal and Mechanical Properties. Polym. Bull. 2010, 64, 691-705. DOI: 10.1007/s00289-009-0211-3
4. Wadley, M.; Cavicchi, K.A. Synthesis of Polydimethylsiloxane-Containing Block Copolymers via Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2010, 115, 635-640. DOI: 10.1002/app.31106
3. Liu, Y.; Pollock, K.L; Cavicchi K.A. RAFT Polymerization of Trioctylammonium p-Styrenesulfonate To Prepare Homopolymers and Amphiphilic Block Copolymers. Polymer 2009, 50, 6212-6217. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.10.069
2. Liu, Y.; Cavicchi, K.A. Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization with a Polymeric RAFT Agent Containing Multiple Trithiocarbonate Groups. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2009, 210, 1647 – 1653. DOI: 10.1002/macp.200900201
1. Iida, K.; Chastek, T.Q.; Beers, K. A.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Chun, J.; Fasolka, M. J. Living Anionic Polymerization Using a Microfluidic Reactor. Lab on a Chip 2009, 9, 339-45. DOI: 10.1039/b810006c

Publications Prior to Joining the University of Akron

8. Rider, D. A.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Vanderark, L.; Russell, T. P.; Manners, I. Orientationally Controlled Nanoporous Cylindrical Domains in Polystyrene-b-poly(ferrocenylethylmethylsilane) Block Copolymer Films. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 3790-3796. DOI: 10.1021/ma062073u
7. Cavicchi, K. A.; Russell, T. P. Solvent Annealed Thin Films of Asymmetric Polyisoprene-Polylactide Block Copolymers. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 1181-1186. DOI: 10.1021/ma061163w
6. Cavicchi, K. A.; Berthiaume, K. J.; Russell, T. P. Solvent Annealing Thin Films of Poly(isoprene-b-lactide). Polymer 2005, 46, 11635-11639. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2005.09.072
5. Rider, D. A.; Power-Billard, K. N.; Cavicchi, K. A.; Russell, T. P.; Manners, I Diblock Copolymers with Amorphous Polyferrocenylsilane Blocks: Synthesis, Characterization and Self-Assembly of Polystyrene-block-Poly(ferrocenylethylmethylsilane) in the Bulk State Macromolecules 2005, 38, 6931-6938. DOI: 10.1021/ma047410i
4. Cavicchi, K.A., Zalusky, A.S., Hillmyer, M.A., Lodge, T.P. An Ordered Nanoporous Monolith From an Elastomeric Crosslinked Block Copolymer Precursor. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2004, 25, 704-709. DOI: 10.102/marc/200300245
3. Cavicchi, K.A.; Lodge, T.P. Anisotropic Self-Diffusion in Block Copolymer Cylinders. Macromolecules 2004, 37, 6004-6012. DOI: 10.1021/ma0495339
2. Cavicchi, K.A.; Lodge, T.P. Self-Diffusion and Tracer Diffusion in Sphere-Forming Block Copolymers. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 7158-7164. DOI: 10.1021/ma0346815
1. Cavicchi, K.A.; Lodge, T.P. Domain Size Equilibration in Sphere-Forming Block Copolymers J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys. 2003, 41, 715-724. DOI: 10.1002/polb.10427

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