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dr. J.D. Willott (Joshua)

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I am a highly motivated Polymer, Colloid and Surface Scientist currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the “Membrane Surface Science” group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. I have made significant contributions to the nanometre-scale understanding of the solid-liquid interface in the presence of pH-, salt-, thermo-, and specific ion-responsive polymers, as evidenced by my strong record of publishing in international peer-reviewed journals of high impact factor.

Onderzoek

I am an active researcher in both fundamental and applied polmer and surface chemistry. I am predominantly interested in the responsive polymers and how they interact with and behave at interfaces. I have performed extensive fundamental research on the behaviour of stimulus responsive polymers grafted from solid interfaces, and reported how these smart coatings behave in a variety of aqueous environments. I have investigated pH-, salt-, thermo- and specific ion-responsive polymer coatings; recently using our vast experimental knowledge to tackle the subject through theoretical approaches.

My current and main research focus is investigating novel water-based routes for the preparation of polymeric membranes.

Publicaties

Recente Artikelen
Murdoch, T. J., Humphreys, B. A., Willott, J. D., Prescott, S. W., Nelson, A., Webber, G. B., & Wanless, E. J. (2017). Enhanced specific ion effects in ethylene glycol-based thermoresponsive polymer brushes. Journal of colloid and interface science, 490, 869-878. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.11.044
Willott, J. D., Murdoch, T. J., Webber, G. B., & Wanless, E. J. (2017). Physicochemical behaviour of cationic polyelectrolyte brushes. Progress in polymer science, 64, 52-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.progpolymsci.2016.09.010
Humphreys, B. A., Willott, J. D., Murdoch, T. J., Webber, G. B., & Wanless, E. J. (2016). Specific ion modulated thermoresponse of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) brushes. Physical chemistry chemical physics (PCCP), 18(8), 6037-6046. DOI: 10.1039/c5cp07468a
Murdoch, T. J., Humphreys, B. A., Willott, J. D., Gregory, K. P., Prescott, S. W., Nelson, A., ... Webber, G. B. (2016). Specific Anion Effects on the Internal Structure of a Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Brush. Macromolecules, 49(16), 6050-6060. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01001
Murdoch, T. J., Willott, J. D., de Vos, W. M., Nelson, A., Prescott, S. W., Wanless, E. J., & Webber, G. B. (2016). Influence of Anion Hydrophilicity on the Conformation of a Hydrophobic Weak Polyelectrolyte Brush. Macromolecules, 49(24), 9605–9617. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b01897
Willott, J. D., Humphreys, B. A., Murdoch, T. J., Edmondson, S., Webber, G. B., & Wanless, E. J. (2015). Hydrophobic effects within the dynamic pH-response of polybasic tertiary amine methacrylate brushes. Physical chemistry chemical physics (PCCP), 17(5), 3880-3890. DOI: 10.1039/c4cp05292g
Willott, J. D., Murdoch, T. J., Humphreys, B. A., Edmondson, S., Wanless, E. J., & Webber, G. B. (2015). Anion-specific effects on the behavior of pH-sensitive polybasic brushes. Langmuir, 31(12), 3707-3717. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00116
Willott, J. D., Murdoch, T. J., Humphreys, B. A., Edmondson, S., Webber, G. B., & Wanless, E. J. (2014). Critical salt effects in the swelling behavior of a weak polybasic brush. Langmuir, 30(7), 1827-1836. DOI: 10.1021/la4047275
Cheesman, B. T., Neilson, A. J. G., Willott, J. D., Webber, G. B., Edmondson, S., & Wanless, E. J. (2013). Effect of colloidal substrate curvature on pH-responsive polyelectrolyte brush growth. Langmuir, 29(20), 6131-6140. DOI: 10.1021/la4004092

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Currently, I work in the "Membrane Surface Science" group at the University of Twente working towards a novel water-based route for the preparation of polymeric membranes.

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Universiteit Twente
Faculteit Technische Natuurwetenschappen
Horst - Meander (gebouwnr. 27), kamer 322
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede

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Universiteit Twente
Faculteit Technische Natuurwetenschappen
Horst - Meander  322
Postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede

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