Dr Alisyn Jenise Nedoma

BS Univ. of Florida, PhD Univ. of California Berkeley

Biography

Alisyn Nedoma graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 2004 with a bachelors degree in chemical engineering. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 2010, using small-angle scattering techniques and thermodynamic models to examine the nanostructure of blends comprising block copolymers. Alisyn was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship at Imperial College London (2011–2014) to pursue the development of block copolymer–based plastic solar cells. She joined the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland as a lecturer in 2016. Her website on polymer science, Ali's Random Walk, was launched in 2015.

Research | Current

  • Phase behaviour and kinetics of block copolymers in supercritical CO2
  • Scaled-up processing of plastic electronics
  • Development of reactor-to-reel continuous processes for nanomaterials
  • Competition between crystallisation and phase separation in soft matter composites
  • Nanostructure formation in all-conjugated block copolymers

Teaching | Current

  • CHEMMAT 212   Energy and Processes
  • CHEMMAT 754   Materials Engineering
  • CHEMMAT 755   Electronic Materials and Application

Distinctions/Honours

  • Teaching Commendation for Chemistry and Engineering of Polymers course (2014)
  • Royal Society Research Grant (2012)
  • Imperial College Junior Research Fellowship (2011)
  • Graduate Opportunity Fellowship (2004)

Areas of expertise

  • Polymer physics
  • Plastic electronics
  • Block copolymer self-assembly
  • Soft matter nanocomposites
  • Organic photovoltaics
  • Polymer blends
  • Process scale-up for nanomaterials

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member, Materials Research Society

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Dattani, R., Telling, M. T. F., Lopez, C. G., Krishnadasan, S. H., Bannock, J. H., Terry, A. E., ... Nedoma, A. J. (2015). Rapid Precipitation: An Alternative to Solvent Casting for Organic Solar Cells. ChemPhysChem, 16 (6), 1231-1238. 10.1002/cphc.201402758
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28955
  • Dattani, R., Bannock, J. H., Fei, Z., MacKenzie, R. C., Guilbert, A. A., Vezie, M. S., ... Cabral, J. T. (2014). A general mechanism for controlling thin film structures in all-conjugated block copolymer: fullerene blends. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (35), 14711-14719. 10.1039/c4ta03146f
  • Nedoma, A. J., Lai, P., Jackson, A., Robertson, M. L., Wanakule, N. S., & Balsara, N. P. (2011). Phase Diagrams of Blends of Polyisobutylene and Deuterated Polybutadiene as a Function of Chain Length. Macromolecules, 44 (8), 3077-3084. 10.1021/ma200258w
  • Nedoma, A. J., Lai, P., Jackson, A., Robertson, M. L., & Balsara, N. P. (2010). Phase Behavior of Off-Critical A/B/A−C Blends. Macromolecules, 43 (18), 7852-7859. 10.1021/ma101250e
  • Nedoma, A. J., Lai, P., Jackson, A., Robertson, M. L., Wanakule, N. S., & Balsara, N. P. (2010). Phase Behavior of Asymmetric Multicomponent A/B/A−C Blends with Unequal Homopolymer Molecular Weights. Macromolecules, 43 (7), 3549-3555. 10.1021/ma1000354
  • Nedoma, A. J., Robertson, M. L., Wanakule, N. S., & Balsara, N. P. (2008). Measurements of the Composition and Molecular Weight Dependence of the Flory−Huggins Interaction Parameter. Macromolecules, 41 (15), 5773-5779. 10.1021/ma800698r
  • Nedoma, A. J., Robertson, M. L., Wanakule, N. S., & Balsara, N. P. (2008). Measurements of the Flory−Huggins Interaction Parameter Using a Series of Critical Binary Blends. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (10), 3551-3553. 10.1021/ie0710723
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28953

Identifiers

Contact details

Primary office location

2-6 PARK AVENUE - Bldg 529
Level 1, Room 134
2-6 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

Web links