Dr.   Abraham     Joy

Dr. Abraham Joy

Assistant Professor
Department of Polymer Science
Phone: 330-972-6004
Email: abraham@uakron.edu


Education

  • 2006-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow: Rutgers University (New Jersey Center for Biomaterials) / University of Pennsylvania; Mentors: Joachim Kohn / Christopher Chen
  • 2000-2005 Postdoctoral Associate: Georgia Institute of Technology; Mentor: Gary Schuster
  • 1995-2000 Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Tulane University; Mentor: V. Ramamurthy
  • 1992-1994 M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Hyderabad

Research Interests

  • Development of functionalized biomaterials with tunable properties for the regulation of cell functions
  • Development of photo-responsive materials
  • Self-assembled polymers with emergent properties

Awards

  • 2014-2019: NSF CAREER Award
  • 2010: 3M Non-tenured faculty award
  • 2006-2008: NIH Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellowship

Contact Information

Abraham Joy
Department of Polymer Science
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

E-mail: abraham@uakron.edu
Voice: (330) 972-6004

Recent Publications

  1. C. Peng, A. Joy; Baylis-Hillman reaction as a versatile platform for the synthesis of diverse functionalized polymers by chain and step polymerization; Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 1258
  2. E.A. Chamsaz, S. Sun, M.V.S.N. Maddipatla, A. Joy; Photoresonsive polyesters by incorporation of alkoxyphenacyl or coumarin chromophores along the backbone; Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2014, 13, 412
  3. S. Gokhale, Y. Xu, A. Joy; A library of multifunctional polyesters with ‘peptide-like’ pendant functional groups; Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 2489
  4. M. V. S. N. Maddipatla, D. Wehrung, C. Tang, W. Fan, M. O. Oyewumi, T. Miyoshi, A. Joy; Photoresponsive coumarin polyesters that exhibit cross-linking and chain scission properties; Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 5133
  5. D. Wehrung, S. Sun, E. A. Chamsaz, A. Joy, M. O. Oyewumi; Biocompatibility and in-vivo tolerability of a new class of photoresponsive alkoxyphenacyl based polycarbonates; J. Pharm. Sci. 2013, 102, 1650
  6. S. Sun, E. A. Chamsaz, A. Joy; Photoinduced polymer chain scission of alkoxyphenacyl based polycarbonates; ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 1184
  7. P. M. Kou, N. Pallassana, R. Bowden, B. Cunningham, A. Joy, J. Kohn, J. E. Babansee; Predicting biomaterial property-dendritic cell phenotype relationships form the multivariate analysis of responses to polymethacrylates; Biomaterials 2012, 33, 1699
  8. J. Ghosh, D. Y. Lewitus, P. Chandra, A. Joy, J. Bushman, D. Knight, J. Kohn; Computational modeling of in vitro biological responses on polymethacrylate surfaces; Polymer, 2011, 52, 2650
  9. A. Joy, D. Cohen, A. Luk, E. Anim-Danso, C. Chen, J. Kohn; Control of surface chemistry, substrate stiffness and cell function in a novel terpolymer methacrylate library; Langmuir 2011, 27, 1891
  10. H.-J. Sung, A. Luk, N.S. Murthy, Er Liu, M. Jois, A. Joy, J. Bushman, P.V. Moghe, J. Kohn; Poly(ethylene glycol) as a sensitive regulator of cell survival fate on polymeric biomaterials: The interplay of cell adhesion and pro-oxidant signaling mechanisms; Soft Matter 2010, 6, 5196

Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society
Society for Biomaterials
Materials Research Society

Faculty Profile [PDF]

http://www.uakron.edu/cpspe/documents/faculty-profiles/FacultyProfile-Joy.pdf

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