Robin A. Hutchinson PhD, P.Eng

Professor, Acting Head

Chemical Engineering, Faculty
Phone: 613-533-3097
Fax: 613-533-6637
Dupuis Hall, Room: Room 426



Expertise: Sustainable bio-based materials, Polymerization kinetics and mechanisms, Modeling and simulation, Acrylic resins for automotive coatings, Pulsed laser polymerization, Polymer reaction engineering
Robin A. Hutchinson
Biography Research Teaching Publications Awards & Grants Graduate Students Open Positions

Robin Hutchinson is a polymer reaction engineer with extensive industrial and academic experience. The Hutchinson Research Group Projects focus on improving industrial polymerization processes, and contribute to the design of new polymeric materials by developing a deeper understanding of radical polymerization kinetics and capturing that knowledge in modelling tools. When combined with careful analysis of experimental data, the approach helps to quickly identify what is not known about a process, and leads to new development opportunities.

Dr Hutchinson has a strong publication record, including over 180 refereed papers and conference proceedings with over 7500 citations (h factor of 45, Web-of-Science). He oversees both Master's and PhD Students as well as undergraduate students working on 4th year independent thesis research projects and sometimes as summer research assistants in his Dupuis Hall laboratories. He involves his students with research collaborations both in Canada and internationally, and has hosted a number of post-doctoral fellows and visiting researchers at Queen's.

 

Experience

Professor, 2007-current - Queen's University (Kingston ON)
Associate Professor, 2000-2007 - Queen's University (Kingston ON)
Senior Research Engineer, 1997-2000 - DuPont (Geneva, Switzerland)
Research Engineer, 1991-1997 - DuPont (Wilmington DE, USA)
PhD, Chemical Eng, 1990 - University of Wisconsin (Madison WI, USA)
BEng, Chemical Eng, 1985 - McMaster University (Hamilton ON)

For full details on the research projects summarized briefly below, please visit the Hutchinson Research Group Projects page.

Polymerization Kinetics and Reaction Engineering Projects

Dr. Hutchinson's research interests are in the areas of polymerization kinetics and polymer reaction engineering (PRE), focusing in the area of radical polymerization systems. The work combines the application of specialized techniques such as Pulsed-Laser Polymerization to measure kinetic rate coefficients, the formulation of detailed mechanistic models to represent polymerization kinetics, and the execution of targeted experimental studies under industrially-relevant process conditions to test and validate the models. The improved understanding of polymer processes leads to optimization of current industrial operations, reduces the environmental footprint for both energy and raw materials, and aids in the design of new processes and products, including the incorporation of biorenewable monomers. The efforts are motivated and sustained through close interactions with industry and other academic researchers both in Canada and internationally.

Radical Polymerization (RP) Fundamentals: Although focused on engineering applications, ongoing kinetic studies provide new knowledge of interest to the larger polymer chemistry community. The PLP (pulsed laser polymerization) setup is used to elucidate complex propagation kinetics of biobased monomers, copolymerization at high temperatures, and copolymerization in aqueous and aqueous/alcohol solution.

RP of Water Soluble Monomers: Water-soluble polymers are used for a wide range of applications in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, water treatment, and coatings industries. Funded by BASF (Germany), the research captures an improved understanding of the polymerization kinetics in computer models for aqueous phase homo- and copolymerizations of industrial interest.

RP for Acrylic Automotive Coatings: Acrylic resins, the base polymer for many automotive coatings, are now produced with lower solvent levels and at higher temperatures than before; the low viscosity material must have sufficient chemical functionality to further react on the surface to form a tough durable coating. Secondary reactions have a marked effect on rate and polymer structure under these conditions. Funded by Axalta Coating Systems (USA), the Hutchinson group is studying the polymerization kinetics of functional monomers and developing advanced techniques to model high temperature multi-monomer polymerizations, including copolymer composition distribution.

Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization (RDRP) Process Development: RDRP, also commonly known as controlled radical polymerization (CRP), techniques are capable of producing polymers with narrow molar-mass distributions and controlled polymer microstructure with potential high value applications. The new chemistries have great promise but some deficiencies must be overcome (residual catalyst; expensive reagents; lower polymerization rate; continuous production techniques) before it is industrially viable, the focus of our research efforts.

RP for New Product Development: The Hutchinson group has used their facilities and expertise in radical polymerization to develop (often collaboratively) novel processes and products, including superabsorbent hydrogels made from bio-sourced butyrolactone monomers, hydrolytically-degradable cationic flocculants for improved water recovery from oil sands fluid fine tailings, and the incorporation of biorenewable itaconate monomers in acrylic polymers.

Collaborations

The Hutchinson group collaborates extensively with academic researchers around the world, often involving student exchanges.

Prof. Michael Buback and the Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry Group at the University of Göttingen, Germany

Dr. Hutchinson's relationship with Michael Buback goes back over twenty years. The Buback group has invented most of the pulsed-laser polymerization (PLP) techniques used to study radical termination kinetics and have used PLP combined with EPR spectroscopy to elucidate midchain radical kinetics. We work together on the interpretation of these results, and capturing the findings in mechanistic models developed to simulate batch, semibatch and continuous polymerization processes, with numerous joint publications. Although now retired, our collaborations continue, most recently with an extensive 2023 review of the radical polymerization kinetics of water soluble monomers published in Prog. Polym. Sci.

Prof. Igor Lacík, Department for Biomaterials Research at the Polymer Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava)

Igor Lacík and his group are also long-time collaborators in the ongoing investigations of the polymerization kinetics of water-soluble monomers. The group has performed many of the PLP studies that has led to our new understanding of propagation kinetics in aqueous solution, and is renowned for their expertise in the aqueous phase size exclusion chromatography technique used to measure polymer molar mass distributions. Dr. Hutchinson spent three months in beautiful Bratislava as part of his 2013-14 sabbatical, and several students have spent summer conducting research at PISAS, including Calista Preusser (2013), Thomas Rooney (2015), Sharmaine Luk (2016), Ikenna Ezenwajiaku (2017), and Opeyemi Ajogbeje (2023).  Dr. Anna Chornocová (PISAS) spent three months in Kingston in the fall of 2019 working with Maryam Agboluaje on in-situ NMR kinetic studies.

Prof. Anatoly Nikitin, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies, Russian Academy of Sciences

Anatoly Nikitin is a frequent collaborator on the modeling of radical polymerization kinetics and the elucidation of rate coefficients by detailed analysis of PLP experimental results. Currently collaborating from a distance, Nikitin has had several extended visits to Queen's, the latest being in 2009.

Drs. Iván Zapata-González and Enrique Saldívar Guerra, Centro De Investigación En Química Aplicada, Saltillo (Mexico)

The Hutchinson group was pleased to host Enrique Saldívar at Queen's for six months during his 2012 sabbatical. He and his research group are active in the polymer reaction engineering community, with a particular emphasis on reversible deactivation radical polymerization (controlled radical polymerization) systems. PhD student Iván Zapata-González also spent 8 months at Queen's in 2012-13, resulting in joint publications on the modeling of RDRP and the influence of RDRP reactions on copolymer composition. Dr. Zapata is now also a researcher at CIQA, where his collaboration with the Hutchinson group continues, leading to three joint publications since 2021.

Prof. Dagmar D'hooge, Laboratory for Chemical Technology, University of Ghent (Belgium)

Queen's PhD student Kevin Payne spent several months in 2012 working with Dagmar D'hooge and his group in Ghent on the study of ATRP polymerization systems, learning some of the group's sophisticated Monte-Carlo modeling techniques, leading to two joint publications. Dr. Paul Van Steenberge spent the summer of 2016 in Kingston applying MC techniques to the representation of cobalt-mediated radical copolymerization, including the distribution of functional groups among the polymer chains.

In addition to these collaborations that have involved the exchange of students, Dr. Hutchinson is appreciative of the opportunity to spend a portion of his 2013-14 sabbatical with the Polymer Reaction Engineering group at BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany), awith Prof. Jose R. Leiza, Director of POLYMAT at the University of the Basque Country (San Sebastian, Spain) and with Prof. Davide Moscatelli at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy). Three members of Moscatelli's group – PhD student Marco Dossi (2009), MSc student Raffaele Ferrari (2010), and PhD student Danilo Cuccato (2011) – each spent several months at Queen's to performs PLP experiments. The collaboration was extended to the study of polymers with biomedical applications, with Queen's PhD student Thomas Rooney under joint supervision and conducting research with the Moscatelli group in 2013-14.

Research: Life in the Lab

Lab Capabilities: Follow this link for a brief overview of equipment used in our research.

Conferences: Members of the research group attend conferences on a regular basis. To get an idea of the locations and scope of these meetings, look at the presentations listed on the individual web pages on the Hutchinson Research Group page.

Social Gatherings: Members of the group participate in intramural sports with other graduate students in the department. In addition, we have get-togethers two or three times a year at Dr. Hutchinson's home.

Industrial Interactions: Our research is funded from a combination of government and private sources, including NSERC, BASF, Axalta Coating Systems, and occasional other sources. Many of the students interact directly with industrial researchers at sponsoring companies through regularly scheduled teleconference/web meetings, as well as company visits.

Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Hutchinson has taught a number of different undergraduate courses throughout his years at Queen's, including Chemical Processes and Systems (CHEE 221), Chemical Reaction Engineering (CHEE 321), Industrial Catalysis (CHEE 323), Technical Communications (CHEE 360), and Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Simulation (ENCH 346). He is currently teaching Industrial Catalysis (CHEE 323).

Undergraduate Research Supervision

Every year finds two or three 4th year undergraduate students doing research in the Hutchinson labs for an independent research project (CHEE 421 or ENCH 417). In addition, paid summer research positions are sometimes available.  A list of projects done in the lab over the last few years can be found here.

Graduate Teaching

Dr. Hutchinson has developed a graduate course on Polymer Reaction Engineering (CHEE 828), delivered annually. The course introduces the fundamentals of polymerization kinetics and develops the equations for calculation of polymerization rate and polymer quality measures. Process parameters which affect reaction rate, chain composition and molecular weight distribution are examined, and the design of polymer reactor systems is discussed. Consideration is also given to the problems of reactor design in heterophase polymerization.

 

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2023-2024

Cabello-Romero, J., R. Torres-Lubián, F. J. Enríquez-Medrano, R. A. Hutchinson, I. Zapata-González, "The Influences of Depropagation on PEGMA9 Solution Radical Homopolymerization andl Copolymerization with DEAEMA: in situ 1H-NMR Measurements and Reactivity Ratio Estimation by Dynamic Optimization", Polym. Chem. 15, xxx-xxx, 2024 [More Information].

Bygott, E. G., R. A. Hutchinson, "The Use of High-Temperature Semi-Batch Radical Polymerization to Synthesize Acrylate Based Macromonomers and Structured Copolymers", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 225, 202300321, 2024 [More information].

Pirman, T., C. A. Sanders, E. Jasiukaitytė Grojzdek, V. Lazić, M. Ocepek, M. F. Cunningham, B. Likozar. R. A. Hutchinson, "Free-Radical Homopolymerization Kinetics of Biobased Dibutyl Itaconate", ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 5, 9213–9224, 2023 [More Information].

Shaw, D. G., I. Bruno, S. Chalk, G. Hefter, D. Brynn Hibbert, R. A. Hutchinson, M. C. F. Magalhães, J. Magee, L. R. McEwen, J. Rumble, G. T. Russell, E. Waghorne, T. Walczyk, T. J. Wallington, "Chemical Data Evaluation: General Considerations and Approaches for IUPAC Projects and the Chemistry Community (IUPAC Technical Report)", Pure Appl. Chem. 95, 1107-1120, 2023 [More information].

Agboluaje, M., G Kaur, E. Dǔsǐcka, A. Urbanová, M. Pishnamazi, B. Horváth, M. Janata, V. Raus, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, “A Systematic Study of tert-Butylacrylamide-Methyl Acrylate-Acrylic Acid Radical Solution Terpolymerization”, Can. J. Chem. Eng. 101, 5300-5314, 2023 [More Information]. Invited Contribution.

Ajogbeje, O. J., I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, “The Influence of Monomer Ionization and Hydrolysis on the Radical Polymerization Kinetics of 2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl Methacrylate in Aqueous Solution”, Polym. Chem. 14, 2624-2639, 2023 [More Information].

Buback, M., R. A. Hutchinson, I. Lacík, "Radical Polymerization Kinetics of Water-Soluble Monomers", Prog. Polym. Sci. 138, 101645, 2023 [More Information].

Kaur, G., M. Agboluaje, R. A. Hutchinson, "Measurement and Modeling of Semi-Batch Solution Radical  Copolymerization of N-tert-Butyl Acrylamide with Methyl Acrylate in Ethanol/Water", Polymers 15, 215, 2023 [More Information]. Invited Contribution.

2021-2022 

Agboluaje, M., G. Kaur, R. A. Hutchinson, "Measurement and Modeling of N-tert-Butyl Acrylamide Radical Homo- and Copolymerization with Methyl Acrylate in Ethanol/Water", Macromol. React. Eng. 16, 2200026, 2022 [More Information]. Invited Contribution.

Russell, D. A., R. A. Hutchinson, L. Meunier, "Estimating the bioaccessibility of flocculants in the
presence of sediments in model wastewater", Environ. Pollut. 15, 120265, 2022 [More Information].

Zhang, M., R. A. Hutchinson, "Innovative Process for Facile Dextran-Bovine Serum Albumin Conjugate Synthesis: Mechanism, Kinetics, and Characterization. Carbohydr. Polym. 295, 119850, 2022 [More Information].

Agboluaje, M., R. A. Hutchinson, "Measurement and Modeling of Methyl Acrylate Radical Polymerization in Polar and Nonpolar Solvents", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 61, 6398-6413, 2022 [More Information].

Nikitin, A. N., E. Dǔsǐcka, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, "Chain-length Dependence of the Propagation Rate Coefficient for Methyl Acrylate Polymerization at 25 °C Investigated by the PLP-SEC Method", Polym. Chem. 13, 3053-3062, 2022 [More Information].

Refai, I., M. Agboluaje, R. A. Hutchinson, "Radical Copolymerization Kinetics of N-tert-Butyl Acrylamide and Methyl Acrylate in Polar Media", Polym. Chem. 13, 2036-2047, 2022 [More Information].

Beuermann, S., S. Harrisson, R. A. Hutchinson, T. Junkers, G. T. Russell, "Update and Critical Reanalysis of IUPAC Benchmark Propagation Rate Coefficient Data", Polym. Chem. 13, 1891-1900, 2022 [More Information].

Cooze, M. J., H. M. Deacon, K. Phe, R. A. Hutchinson, "Methacrylate and Styrene Block Copolymer Synthesis by Cu-Mediated Chain Extension of Acrylate Macroinitiator in a Semibatch Reactor", Macromol. React. Eng. 16, 2100043, 2022 [More Information]. Invited contribution.

Agboluaje, M., R. A. Hutchinson, "The Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on the Copolymerization Kinetics of 2-Methoxyethyl Acrylate with 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate in Alcohol and Aqueous Solutions", Can. J. Chem. Eng. 100, 689-702, 2022 [More Information]. Invited contribution.

Hutchinson, R. A., B. Klumperman, G. T. Russell, A. M. van Herk, "The Contributions of Prof. Kenneth F. O'Driscoll to Radical Copolymerization Kinetics", Can. J. Chem. Eng. 100, 680-688, 2022 [More Information]. Invited contribution.

Russell, D. A., R. A. Hutchinson, L. Meunier, "Quantitative Analyses to Estimate the Bioaccessibility of a Hydrolytically Degradable Cationic Flocculant", Heliyon 7, e08500, 2021 [More Information].

Quiñonez-Angulo, P., Á. Licea-Claveríe, R. A. Hutchinson, E. Saldívar-Guerra, I. Zapata-González, "The Influences of Monomer Structure and Solvent on the Radical Copolymerization of Tertiary Amine and PEGylated Methacrylates", Polym. Chem. 12, 5289-5302, 2021 [More Information].

Nasresfahani, A., R. A. Hutchinson, "An Efficient Monte Carlo Representation of Semi-Batch Starved-Feed Acrylate-Methacrylate Multicomponent Radical Polymerization", Macromol. React. Eng. 15, 2100030, 2021 [More Information]. Invited contribution.

Cooze, M. J., N. R. Barr, R. A. Hutchinson, "Toward an Efficient Process for the Cu(0)-Mediated Synthesis and Chain Extension of Poly(methyl acrylate) Macroinitiator Using PMDETA as Ligand", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 222, 2100120, 2021 [More Information].

Van Herck, J., S. Harrisson, R. A. Hutchinson, G. T. Russell, T. Junkers, "A Machine-Readable Online Database for Rate Coefficients in Radical Polymerization", Polym. Chem. 12, 3688-3692, 2021 [More Information].

Ezenwajiaku, I. H., R. A. Hutchinson, "Effect of Ionization on Aqueous Phase Radical Copolymerization of Acrylic Acid and Cationic Monomers", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 60, 10511-10521, 2021 [More Information]. Invited contribution.

Urbanová, A., E. H. Ezenwajiaku, A. N. Nikitin, M. Sedlák, H. M. Vale, R. A. Hutchinson, I. Lacík, "PLP-SEC Investigation of the Influence of Electrostatic Interactions on the Radical Propagation Rate Coefficients of Cationic Monomers TMAEMC and MAPTAC", Macromolecules 54, 3204-3222, 2021 [More Information].

Nasresfahani, A., N. Heidarzadeh, E. G. Bygott, R. A. Hutchinson, "Stochastic Modeling of Poly(acrylate) Distributions Obtained by Radical Polymerization under HighTemperature SemiBatch StarvedFeed Conditions: Investigation of Model Predictions versus Experimental Data", Macromol. Theory Simul. 30, 2000093, 2021 [More Information]. Invited contribution.

Zapata-González, I., R. A. Hutchinson, M. Buback, A. Rivera-Magallanes, "Kinetic Importance of the Missing Step in Dithiobenzoate-Mediated RAFT Polymerizations of Acrylates", Chem. Eng. J., 415, 128970, 2021 [More Information].

Nasresfahani, A., D. Schiavi, M. C. Grady, R. A. Hutchinson, "An Automated Recipe Generator for Semi-Batch Solution Radical Copolymerization via Comprehensive Stochastic Modeling and Derivative-Free Algorithms", Chem. Eng. J. 417, 127920, 2021 [More Information].

2019-2020

Ezenwajiaku, I. H., E. Samuel, R. A. Hutchinson, "Kinetics and Modeling of Aqueous-Phase Radical Copolymerization of 3-(Methacryloylaminopropyl)trimethylammonium Chloride with Acrylic Acid", Processes 8, 1352, 2020 [More information]. Invited contribution.

Agboluaje, M., I. Refai, H. M. Manston, R. A. Hutchinson, E. Dǔsǐcka, A. Urbanová, I. Lacík, "A Comparison of the Solution Radical Propagation Kinetics of Partially Water-Miscible Non-Functional Acrylates to Acrylic Acid", Polym. Chem. 11, 7104-7114, 2020 [More information].

Heidarzadeh, N., E. G. Bygott, R. A. Hutchinson, "Exploiting Addition–Fragmentation Reactions to Produce Low Dispersity Poly(isobornyl acrylate) and Blocky Copolymers by Semibatch Radical Polymerization", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 41, 2000288, 2020 [More information].

Nasresfahani, A., R. A. Hutchinson, "Deterministic Approach to Estimate Functionality of Chains Produced by Radical Copolymerization in the Presence of Secondary Reactions", Macromolecules 53, 5674-5686, 2020 [More Information].

Lister, K. C., H. Kaminsky, R. A. Hutchinson, "Evaluation of a Novel Polymeric Flocculant for Enhanced Water Recovery of Mature Fine Tailings", Processes 8, 735, 2020 [More information]. Invited contribution.

Ezenwajiaku, I. H., R. Zigelstein, A. Chovancová, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, "Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Aqueous-Phase Radical Copolymerization of 2-(Methacryloyloxyethyl)trimethylammonium Chloride with Acrylic Acid", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 59, 3359-3374, 2020 [More information].

Heidarzadeh, N., R. A. Hutchinson, "Maximizing Macromonomer Content Produced by Starved-Feed High Temperature Acrylate/Methacrylate Semi-Batch Polymerization". Polym. Chem. 11, 2137-2146, 2020 [More information].

Russell, D. A., L. Meunier, R. A. Hutchinson, "Characterization of Degradation Products from a Hydrolytically Degradable Cationic Flocculant", Polym. Degrad. Stab. 174, 109097, 2020 [More information].

Ezenwajiaku, I. H., A. Chovancová, K. C. Lister, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, "Experimental and Modeling Investigation of Radical Homopolymerization of 2-(Methacryloyloxyethyl) Trimethylammonium Chloride in Aqueous Solution", Macromol. React. Eng. 14, 201900033, 2020 [More information].

Nasresfahani, A., L. A. Idowu, R. A. Hutchinson, "Extractable Content of Functional Acrylic Resins Produced by Radical Copolymerization: A Comparison of Experiment and Stochastic Simulation", Chem. Eng. J. 378, 122087, 2019 [More Information].

Shirali Zadeh, N., M. J. Cooze, N. R. Barr, R. A. Hutchinson, "An Efficient Process for the Cu(0)-mediated Synthesis and Subsequent Chain Extension of Poly(methyl acrylate) Macroinitiator", React. Chem. Eng. 4, 2000-2010, 2019 [More Information].

Zhang, M., R. A. Hutchinson, “Modeling the Synthesis of Butyl Methacrylate Macromonomer by Sequential ATRP-CCTP”, Macromol. React. Eng. 13, 1800062, 2019 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., S. Beuermann, "Critically Evaluated Propagation Rate Coefficients for Radical Polymerization: Acrylates and Vinyl Acetate (IUPAC Technical Report)", Pure Appl. Chem. 91, 1883-1888, 2019 [More information].

Idowu, L. A., R. A. Hutchinson, "Solvent Effects on Radical Copolymerization Kinetics of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate and Butyl Methacrylate", Polymers 11, 487, 2019 [More information].

Van Steenberge, P. H. M., R. A. Hutchinson, "Design of HEMA-functional Macromonomer Dispersants by Semi-batch Cobalt Chain Transfer Polymerization", AIChE J. 65, e16723, 2019 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, M. Buback, G. T. Russell,  “Detection of PLP Structure for Accurate Determination of Propagation Rate Coefficients over an Enhanced Range of PLP-SEC Conditions”, Macromolecules 52, 55-71, 2019 [More information].

2017-2018

Zhang, M., R. A. Hutchinson, “Synthesis and Utilization of Low Dispersity Acrylic Macromonomer as Dispersant for Nonaqueous Dispersion Polymerization”, Macromolecules 51, 6267-6275, 2018 [More information].

Younes, G. R., A. R. Proper, T. R. Rooney, R. A. Hutchinson, S. B. Gumfekar, J. B. P. Soares, “Structure Modifications of Hydrolytically-Degradable Polymer Flocculant for Improved Water Recovery from Mature Fine Tailings”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 57, 10809-10822, 2018 [More information].

Zhang, M., R. A. Hutchinson, “Design of Acrylic Dispersants for Nonaqueous Dispersion Polymerization: The Importance of Thermodynamics”, Macromol. React. Eng. 12, 1800025, 2018 [More information].

Nasresfahani, A., R. A. Hutchinson, “Modeling the Distribution of Functional Groups in Semibatch Radical Copolymerization: An Accelerated Stochastic Approach”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 57, 9407-9419, 2018 [More information].

Schier, J. E. S., M. Zhang, M. C. Grady, R. A. Hutchinson, “Modeling of Semi-batch Solution Radical Copolymerization of Butyl Methacrylate and 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate”, Macromol. React. Eng. 12, 1800008, 2018 [More information].

Rooney, T. R., R. A. Hutchinson, “Monomer Structure and Solvent Effects on Copolymer Composition in (Meth)acrylate Radical Copolymerization”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 57, 5215-5227, 2018 [More information]. Invited contribution.

Gumfekar, S. P., T. R. Rooney, R. A. Hutchinson, J. B. P. Soares, "Dewatering Oil Sands Tailings with Degradable Polymer Flocculants", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 36290-36300, 2017 [More information].

Luk, S. B., R. A. Hutchinson, "Radical Copolymerization Kinetics of Bio-Renewable Butyrolactone Monomer in Aqueous Solution", Processes 5, 55, 2017 [More information]. Invited contribution, featured on issue cover.

Rooney, T. R., A. Chovancová, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, "Pulsed Laser Studies of Cationic Reactive Surfactant Propagation Kinetics", Polymer, 130, 39-49, 2017 [More information].

Schier, J. E. S., D. Cohen-Sacal, O. R. Larsen, R. A. Hutchinson, "The Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on Radical Semi-Batch Copolymerization of Butyl Acrylate and 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate", Polymers (MDPI), 9, 368-382, 2017 [More information]. Invited contribution.

Luk, S. B., J. Kollár, A. Chovancová, M. Mrlík, I. Lacík, J. Mosnáček, R. A. Hutchinson, "Superabsorbent Hydrogels made from Bio-sourced Butyrolactone Monomer in Aqueous Solution", Polym. Chem. 8, 1943-1952, 2017 [More information]. Featured on issue cover.

Rooney, T. R., D. Moscatelli, R. A. Hutchinson, “Polylactic Acid Macromonomer Radical Propagation Kinetics and Degradation Behaviour”, React. Chem. Eng. 2, 487-497, 2017 [More information].

Brandl, F., M. Drache, J. E. S. Schier, T. Nentwig, D. Contreras-López, E. Saldívar-Guerra, R. A. Hutchinson, S. Beuermann, "Propagation Kinetics of Isoprene – Glycidyl Methacrylate Copolymerizations Investigated via PLP-SEC", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 38, 1700105, 2017 [More information].

Schier, J. E. S., D. Cohen-Sacal, R. A. Hutchinson, "Hydrogen Bonding in Radical Solution Copolymerization Kinetics of Acrylates and Methacrylates: A Comparison of Hydroxy- and Methoxy- Functionality", Polym. Chem. 8, 6039-6049, 2017 [More information].

Yang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, “The Influence of Adding Functionality to Dispersant and Particle Core Compositions in Non-Aqueous Dispersion Polymerization”, React. Funct. Polym. 114, 31-37, 2017 [More information].

Rooney, T. R., O. Monyatsi, R. A. Hutchinson, “Polyester Macromonomer Syntheses and Radical Copolymerization Kinetics with Styrene”, Macromolecules 50, 784-795, 2017 [More information].

Barner-Kowollik, C., S. Beuermann, M. Buback, R. A. Hutchinson, T. Junkers, H. Kattner, B. Manders,  A. N. Nikitin, G. T. Russell, A. M. van Herk, "Critically Evaluated Rate Coefficients in Radical Polymerization – 8. Propagation Rate Coefficients for Vinyl Acetate in Bulk", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 218, 1600357, 2017 [More information].

2015-2016

Nikitin, A. N., I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, “A 3D Simulation Investigation of the Influence of Temperature Increases on the Accuracy of Propagation Rate Coefficients Determined by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization”, Macromolecules 49, 9320-9335, 2016 [More information].

Preusser, C., R. A. Hutchinson, "Measuring and Modeling The Peculiarities of Aqueous-Phase Radical Polymerization", Can. J. Chem. Eng. 94, 2045-2051, 2016 [More information]. Invited contribution.

Preusser, C., I. H. Ezenwajiaku, R. A. Hutchinson, "The Combined Influence of Monomer Concentration and Ionization on Acrylamide/Acrylic Acid Composition in Aqueous Solution Radical Batch Copolymerization", Macromolecules 49, 4746-4756, 2016 [More information].

Schier, J. E. S., R. A. Hutchinson, "The influence of hydrogen bonding on radical chain-growth parameters for butyl methacrylate/2-hydroxyethyl acrylate solution copolymerization", Polym. Chem. 7, 4567-4574, 2016 [More information].

Lacík, I., A. Chornocová, L. Uhelská, C. Preusser, R. A. Hutchinson, M. Buback, "PLP-SEC Studies into the Propagation Rate Coefficient of Acrylamide Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Solution", Macromolecules 49, 3244-3253, 2016 [More information].

Rooney, T. R., S. P. Gumfekar, J. B. P. Soares, R. A. Hutchinson, "Cationic Hydrolytically Degradable Flocculants with Enhanced Water Recovery for Oil Sands Tailings Remediation", Macromol. Mat. Eng. 301, 2045-2051, 2016 [More information].

Zapata-González, I., R. A. Hutchinson, K. Payne, E. Saldívar-Guerra, "Mathematical modeling of the full molecular weight distribution in ATRP techniques", AIChE J. 62, 2762-2777, 2016 [More information].

Preusser, C., A. Chornocová, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, "Modeling The Radical Batch Polymerization of Acrylamide in Aqueous Solution", Macromol. React. Eng. 10, 490-501, 2016 [More information].

Payne, K. A., J. Debling, P. Nesvadba, M. F. Cunningham R. A. Hutchinson, "NMP of styrene in batch and CSTR at elevated temperatures: Modeling experimental trends", Eur. Polym. J. 80, 186-199, 2016 [More information]. Invited contribution.

Wittenberg, N. F. G., C. Preusser, H. Kattner, M. Stach, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, M. Buback, "Modeling Acrylic Acid Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Solution", Macromol. React. Eng. 10, 95-107, 2016 [More information].

Monyatsi, O., R. A. Hutchinson, "Vinyl Pivalate Propagation Kinetics in Radical Polymerization", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 217, 51-58, 2016 [More information].

Yang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "Investigating the Effectiveness of Reactive Dispersants in Non-Aqueous Dispersion Polymerization", Macromol. React. Eng. 10, 61-71, 2016 [More information].

Zhang, M., M. F. Cunningham R. A. Hutchinson, "Aqueous Copper(0) Mediated Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization of 2-Hydroxyethyl Acrylate", Polym. Chem. 6, 6509-6518, 2015 [More information].

Payne, K. A., P. Nesvadba, J. Debling, M. F. Cunningham R. A. Hutchinson, "Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization at Elevated Temperatures", ACS Macro Lett. 4, 280-283, 2015 [More information].

Rooney, T. R., E. Mavroudakis, I. Lacík, R. A. Hutchinson, D. Moscatelli, "Pulsed Laser and Quantum Mechanics Study of n-Butyl Cyanoacrylate and Methyl Methacrylate Free-Radical Copolymerization", Polym. Chem. 6, 1594-1603, 2015 [More information].

2013-2014

Monyatsi, O., A. N. Nikitin, R. A. Hutchinson, "Effect of Head-to-Head Addition on Vinyl Acetate Propagation Kinetics in Radical Polymerization", Macromolecules 47, 8145-8153, 2014 [More information].

Uhelská, L., D. Chorvát , R. A. Hutchinson, S. Santanakrishnan, M. Buback, I. Lacík, "Radical Propagation Kinetics of N-Vinylpyrrolidone in Organic Solvents Studied by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization– Size-Exclusion Chromatography (PLP–SEC)", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 215, 2327-2336, 2014 [More information].

Hamzehlou, S., Y. Reyes, R, A. Hutchinson, J. R. Leiza, "Copolymerization of n-Butyl Acrylate and Styrene: Terminal vs Penultimate Model", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 215, 1668-1678, 2014 [More information].

Payne, K. A., P. H. M. Van Steenberge, D. R. D'hooge, M.-F. Reyniers, G. B. Marin, R. A. Hutchinson, M. F. Cunningham, "Controlled synthesis of poly(BMA-co-BA) via ARGET ATRP: Insights and Improvement", Polym. Int. 63, 848-857, 2014 [More information]. Invited Contribution.

Zapata-González, I., R. A. Hutchinson, K. Matyjaszewski, E. Saldívar-Guerra, J. Ortiz-Cisneros, "Copolymer Composition Deviations from Mayo-Lewis Conventional Free Radical Behavior in Nitroxide Mediated Copolymerization", Macromol. Theory Simul. 23, 245-265, 2014 [More information].

Parsa, M. A., I. Kozhan, M. Wulkow, R. A. Hutchinson, "Modeling of Functional Group Distribution in Copolymerization: A Comparison of Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches", Macromol. Theory Simul. 23, 207-217, 2014 [More information].

Liang, K., T. R. Rooney, R. A. Hutchinson, "Solvent Effects on Kinetics of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate Semibatch Radical Copolymerization", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 53, 7296-7304, 2014 [More information].

Barner-Kowollik, C., S. Beuermann, M. Buback, P. Castignolles, B. Charleux, M. L. Coote, R. A. Hutchinson, T. Junkers, I. Lacík, G. T. Russell, M. Stach, A. M. van Herk, "Critically Evaluated Rate Coefficients in Radical Polymerization - 7. Secondary-Radical Propagation Rate Coefficients for Methyl Acrylate in Bulk", Polym. Chem. 5, 204-212, 2014 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, P. Hesse, "Determination of the Mode of Radical Termination from Pulsed Laser Polymerization Experiments in Presence of Retardation and Chain Transfer to Agent", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 214, 2670-2682, 2013 [More information].

Chan, N., J. Meuldijk, M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Continuous ARGET ATRP of Methyl Methacrylate and Butyl Acrylate in a Stirred Tank Reactor", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 52, 11931-11942, 2013 [More information].

Ferrari, R., T. R. Rooney, M. Lupi, P. Ubezio, R. A. Hutchinson, D. Moscatelli, "A Methyl Methacrylate - HEMA-CLn Copolymerization Investigation: from Kinetics to Bio-Applications", Macromol. Biosci. 13, 1347-1357, 2013 [More information].

Preusser, C., R. A. Hutchinson, "An in-situ NMR study of Radical Copolymerization Kinetics of Acrylamide and Non-Ionized Acrylic Acid in Aqueous Solution", Macromol. Symp. 333, 122-137, 2013 [More information].

Payne, K. A., D. R. D'hooge, P. H. M. Van Steenberge, M.-F. Reyniers, M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, G. B. Marin, "ARGET ATRP of Butyl Methacrylate: Utilizing Kinetic Modeling to Understand Experimental Trends", Macromolecules 46, 3828-3840, 2013 [More information].

Chan, N., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Copper Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerization in Continuous Flow Processes: Synergy between Polymer Reaction Engineering and Innovative Chemistry", J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 51, 3081-3096,  2013 [More information]. Invited Highlight.

Santanakrishnan, S., R. A. Hutchinson, "Free-Radical Polymerization of N-Vinylimidazole and Quaternized Vinylimidazole in Aqueous Solution", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 214, 1140-1146, 2013 [More information].

Wittenberg, N. F. G., R. A. Hutchinson, M. Buback, "Kinetics and Modeling of Methacrylic Acid Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Solution", Macromol. React. Eng. 7, 267-276, 2013 [More information].

Lessard, B. H., Y. Guillaneuf, M. Mathew, K. Liang, J.-L. Clement, D. Gigmes, R. A. Hutchinson, M. Marić, "Understanding the Controlled Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate with Low Concentrations of 9-(4-Vinylbenzyl)-9H-Carbazole Comonomer by Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization: The Pivotal Role of Reactivity Ratios", Macromolecules 46, 805-813, 2013 [More information].

Moraes, R. P., R. A. Hutchinson, T. F. L. McKenna, "Small-Particle High-Solid-Content Bimodal Latexes: Highly Crosslinked Small Particles as Pseudo-Inert Nanofillers", Macromol. React. Eng. 7, 36-53, 2013 [More information].

Nerkar, M., J. A. Ramsay, B. A. Ramsay, M. Kontopoulou, R. A. Hutchinson, "Determination of Mark-Houwink Parameters and Absolute Molecular Weight of Medium-Chain-Length Poly(3-Hydroxyalkanoates)", J. Polym. Environ. 21, 24-29, 2013 [More information].

Liang, K., R. A. Hutchinson, "Solvent Effects in Semibatch Free Radical Copolymerization of 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate and Styrene at High Temperatures", Macromol. Symp. 325-326, 203-212, 2013 [More information].

2011-2012

Mavroudakis, E., K. Liang, D. Moscatelli, R. A. Hutchinson, "A Combined Computational and Experimental Study on the Free Radical Copolymerization of Styrene and Hydroxyethyl Acrylate", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 213, 1706-1713, 2012 [More information].

Santanakrishnan, S., M. Stach, I. Lacik, R. A. Hutchinson, "Aqueous-Phase Copolymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone and N-vinylformamide", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 213, 1330-1338, 2012 [More information].

Chan, N., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Copper mediated controlled radical polymerization of methyl acrylate in the presence of ascorbic acid in a continuous tubular reactor", Polym. Chem. 3, 1322-1333, 2012 [More information].

Payne, K., M. F. Cunningham, Robin A. Hutchinson, "ARGET ATRP of BMA and BA: Exploring Limitations at Low Copper Levels", ACS Symp. Ser. 1100, 183-202, 2012 [More information].

Smeets, N. M. B., R. A. Hutchinson, T. F. McKenna, "Determination of the Critical Chain Length of Oligomers in Dispersion Polymerization", ACS Macro Lett. 1, 171-174, 2012 [More information].

Chan, N., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Continuous Controlled Radical Polymerization of Methyl Acrylate with Copper Wire in a CSTR", Polym. Chem. 3, 486-497, 2012 [More information].

Moraes, M., I. Zavecs, P. Lauvernier, N. M. B. Smeets, R. A. Hutchinson, T. F. McKenna, "The Effect of Cosurfactants and the Initiator Concentration on the Polymer to Surfactant Concentration in Nanolatex", J. Polym. Chem. Part A: Polym. Chem. 50, 944-956, 2012 [More information].

Ferrari, R., Y. Yu, M. Morbidelli, R. A. Hutchinson, D. Moscatelli, , "Caprolactone-Based Macromonomers Suitable for Biodegradable Nanoparticles Synthesis through Free Radical Polymerization", Macromolecules 44, 9205-9212, 2011 [More information].

Cockburn, R. A., T. F. L. McKenna, R. A. Hutchinson, "A Study of Particle Nucleation in Dispersion Copolymerization of Methyl Methacrylate", Macromol. React. Eng. 5, 405-417, 2011 [More information].

Liang, K., R. A. Hutchinson, J. Barth, S. Samrock, M. Buback, "Reduced branching in poly(butyl acrylate) via solution radical polymerization in n-butanol", Macromolecules 44, 5843-5845, 2011 [More information].

Cockburn, R. A., R. Siegmann, K. A. Payne, S. Beuermann, T. F. L. McKenna, R. A. Hutchinson, "Free Radical Copolymerization Kinetics of gamma-Methyl-alpha-Methylene-gamma-Butyrolactone (MeMBL)", Biomacromolecules 12, 2319-2326, 2011 [More information].

Liang, K., R. A. Hutchinson, "The Effect of Hydrogen Bonding on Intramolecular Chain Transfer in Polymerization of Acrylates", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 32, 1090-1095, 2011 [More information].

Schrooten, J., M. Buback, P. Hesse, R. A. Hutchinson, I. Lacík, "Termination Kinetics of 1-Vinylpyrrolidin-2-one Radical Polymerization in Aqueous Solution", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 212, 1400-1409, 2011 [More information].

Chan, N., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Continuous Controlled Radical Polymerization of Methyl Acrylate in a Copper Tubular Reactor", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 32, 604-609, 2011 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, M. Buback, P. Hesse, "A Novel Approach for Investigation of Chain Transfer Events by Pulsed Laser Polymerization", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 212, 699-707, 2011 [More information].

Santanakrishnan, S., R. A. Hutchinson, L. Uncova, M. Stach, I. Lacik, M. Buback, "Influence of Propagation Rate Coefficient on the Kinetic Behavior of Water-Soluble Vinyl Monomers", Macromol. Symp. 302, 216-223, 2011 [More information].

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "A Comprehensive Kinetic Model for High Temperature Free-Radical Production of Styrene/Methacrylate/Acrylate Resins", AIChE J 57, 227-238, 2011 [More information].

2009-2010

Liang, K., R. A. Hutchinson, "Solvent Effects on Free-Radical Copolymerization Propagation Kinetics of Styrene and Methacrylates", Macromolecules 43, 6311-6320, 2010 [More information].

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "Free-Radical Acrylic Polymerization Kinetics at Elevated Temperatures", Chem. Eng. Technol. 33, 1745-1753, 2010 [More information].

Santanakrishnan, S., R. A. Hutchinson, M. Stach, I. Lacík, J. Schrooten, P. Hesse, M. Buback, "Kinetics and Modeling of N-vinyl Pyrrolidone Free Radical Polymerization", Macromol. React. Eng. 4, 499-509, 2010 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, W. Wang, G. A. Kalfas, J. R. Richards, C. Bruni, "Effect of Intramolecular Transfer to Polymer on Stationary Free Radical Polymerization of Alkyl Acrylates, 5 - Consideration of Solution Polymerization up to High Temperatures", Macromol. React. Eng. 4, 691-706, 2010 [More information].

Chan, N., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Reducing ATRP Catalyst Concentration in Batch, Semibatch and Continuous Reactors", Macromol. React. Eng. 4, 369-380, 2010 [More information].

Dossi, M., K. Liang, R. A. Hutchinson, D. Moscatelli, "An Investigation of Free-Radical Copolymerization Propagation Kinetics of Vinyl Acetate and Methyl Methacrylate", J. Phys. Chem. B 114, 4213-4222, 2010 [More information].

Cockburn, R. A., T. F. L. McKenna, R. A. Hutchinson, "An Investigation of Free Radical Copolymerization Kinetics of the Bio-Renewable Monomer γ-Methyl-α-Methylene-γ-Butyrolactone with Methyl Methacrylate and Styrene", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 211, 501-509, 2010 [More information].

Stach, M., P. Kasak, I. Lacík, D. Chorvat, Jr., A. J. Saunders, S. Santanakrishnan, R. A. Hutchinson, "Free-Radical Propagation Kinetics of N-vinyl Formamide in Aqueous Solution studied by PLP−SEC", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 211, 580-593, 2010 [More information].

Moraes, R. P., R. A. Hutchinson, T. F. L. McKenna, "The Production of High Polymer to Surfactant Microlatexes", J. Polym. Chem. Part A: Polym. Chem. 48, 48-54, 2010 [More information].

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "High Temperature Semibatch Free Radical Copolymerization of Styrene and Butyl Acrylate", Macromol. Symp. 289, 33-42, 2010 [More information].

Perea, L. F. T., O. E. Okorafo, R. A. Hutchinson, M. Guay, "Development of On-line Optimization-Based Control Strategies for a Starved-Feed Semibatch Copolymerization Reactor", Control Engineering Practice 18, 131-139, 2010 [More information].

Liang, K., M. Dossi, D. Moscatelli, R. A. Hutchinson, "An Investigation of Free-Radical Copolymerization Propagation Kinetics of Styrene and 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate", Macromolecules 42, 7763-7769, 2009 [More information].

Wang, W., A. N. Nikitin, R. A. Hutchinson, "Consideration of Macromonomer Reactions in Buty Acrylate Free Radical Polymerization", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 30, 2022-2027, 2009 [More information].

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "Evidence of Scission Products from Peroxide-Initiated Higher Temperature Polymerization of Alkyl Methacrylates", Macromolecules 42, 4910-4913, 2009 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, "Effect of Intramolecular Transfer to Polymer on Stationary Free Radical Polymerization of Alkyl Acrylates, 4 - Consideration of Penultimate Effect", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 30, 1981-1988, 2009 [More information].

Chan, N., S. Boutti, M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Continuous Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization with Low Catalyst Concentration in a Tubular Reactor", Macromol. React. Eng. 3, 222-231, 2009 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, G. A. Kalfas, J. R. Richards, C. Bruni, "Effect of Intramolecular Transfer to Polymer on Stationary Free Radical Polymerization of Alkyl Acrylates, 3 - Consideration of Solution Polymerization up to High Conversions", Macromol. Theory Simul. 18, 247-258, 2009 [More information].

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, M. C. Grady, "Study of Butyl Methacrylate Depropagation Behavior using Batch Experiments in Combination with Modeling", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 48, 4810-4816, 2009 [More information].

2006-2008

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "PLP/SEC/NMR Study of Free Radical Copolymerization of Styrene and Glycidyl Methacrylate", Macromolecules 41, 9011-9018, 2008 [More information].

Buback, M., P. Hesse, R. A. Hutchinson, P. Kasak, I. Lacík, M. Stach, I. Utz, "Kinetics and Modeling of Free-Radical Batch Polymerization of Non-ionized Methacrylic Acid in Aqueous Solution", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 47, 8197-8204, 2008 [More information].

Chan, N., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "ARGET ATRP of Methacrylates and Acrylates with Stoichiometric Ligand to Copper Ratios", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 209, 1797-1805, 2008 [More information].

Asteasuain, M., M. Soares, M. K. Lenzi, R. A. Hutchinson, M. F. Cunningham, A. Brandolin, J. C. Pinto, C. Sarmoria, "Living Radical Polymerization in Tubular Reactors: Process Optimization for Tailor-Made Molecular Weight Distributions", Macromol. React. Eng. 2, 414-421, 2008 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., M. C. Grady, G. A. Kalfas, R. A. Hutchinson, , "Investigation of Catalytic Chain Transfer Copolymerization of Methacrylates", Macromol. React. Eng. 2, 422-435, 2008 [More information].

Stach, M., I. Lacík, D. Chorvat Jr, M. Buback, P. Hesse, R. A. Hutchinson, L. Tang, "Propagation rate coefficient for radical polymerization of N-vinyl pyrrolidone in aqueous solution obtained by PLP-SEC", Macromolecules 41, 5174-5185, 2008 [More information].

Beuermann, S., M. Buback, P. Hesse, R. A. Hutchinson, S. Kukuckova, I. Lacík, "Termination Kinetics of the Free-Radical Polymerization of Non-Ionized Methacrylic Acid in Aqueous Solution", Macromolecules 41, 3513-3520, 2008 [More information].

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "Recent Advances in the Study of High Temperature Free Radical Acrylic Solution Copolymerization", Macromol. React. Eng. 2, 199-214, 2008 [More information].

Wang, W., R. A. Hutchinson, "High Temperature Semibatch Free Radical Copolymerization of Dodecyl Methacrylate and Styrene", Macromol. Symp. 261, 64-73, 2008 [More information].

Mueller, M., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Continuous Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization in a Tubular Reactor", Macromol. React. Eng. 2, 31-36, 2008 [More information].

Fu, Y., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Semibatch Atom Transfer Radical Copolymerization of Styrene and Butyl Acrylate", Macromol. Symp. 259, 151-163, 2007 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, M. Buback, P. Hesse, "Determination of Intramolecular Chain Transfer and Midchain Radical Propagation Rate Coefficients for Butyl Acrylate by Pulsed Laser Polymerization", Macromolecules 40, 8631-8641, 2007 [More information].

Li, D., R. A. Hutchinson, "Penultimate Propagation Kinetics of Butyl Methacrylate, Butyl Acrylate, and Styrene Terpolymerization", Macromol. Rapid Commun. 28, 1213-1218, 2007 [More information].

Fu, Y., A. Mirzaei, M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Atom-Transfer Radical Batch and Semibatch Polymerization of Styrene", Macromol. React. Eng. 1, 425-439, 2007 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, "Determination of the Mode of Free Radical Termination from Pulsed Laser Polymerization Experiments," Macromol. Theory Simul. 16, 29-42, 2007 [More information].

Fu, Y., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Modeling of Nitroxide Mediated Semibatch Radical Polymerization", Macromol. React. Eng. 1, 243-252, 2007 [More information].

Bebe, S., X. Yu, R. A. Hutchinson, L. J. Broadbelt, "Estimation of Free Radical Polymerization Rate Coefficients Using Computational Chemistry", Macromol. Symp. 243, 179-189, 2006 [More information].

Li, D., R. A. Hutchinson, "High Temperature Semibatch Free Radical Copolymerization of Butyl Methacrylate and Styrene", Macromol. Symp. 243, 24-34, 2006 [More information].

Li, N., A. S. Cho, L. J. Broadbelt, R. A. Hutchinson, "Low Conversion 4-Acetoxystyrene Free-Radical Polymerization Kinetics determined by Pulsed-Laser and Thermal Polymerization", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 207, 1429-1438, 2006 [More information].

Li, D., N. Li, R. A. Hutchinson, "High Temperature Free Radical Copolymerization of Styrene and Butyl Methacrylate with Depropagation and Penultimate Kinetic Effects", Macromolecules 39, 4366-4373, 2006 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, "Stationary Free Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Intramolecular Transfer to Polymer: 2. Improved Consideration of Termination", Macromol. Theory Simul. 15, 128-136, 2006 [More information].

2001-2005

Li, D., J. R. Leiza, R. A. Hutchinson, "High Temperature Free Radical Copolymerization with Depropagation and Penultimate Kinetic Effects," Macromol. Theory Simul. 14, 554-559, 2005 [More information].

Wang, Y., R. A. Hutchinson, M. F. Cunningham, "A Semibatch Process for Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization," Macromol. Mater. Eng. 290, 230-241, 2005 [More information].

Li, D., M. C. Grady, M.C., R. A. Hutchinson, "High Temperature Semibatch Free-Radical Copolymerization of Butyl Methacrylate and Butyl Acrylate," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 44, 2506-2517, 2005 [More information].

Nikitin, A. N., R. A. Hutchinson, "Stationary Free Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Intramolecular Transfer to Polymer", Macromolecules 38, 1581-1590, 2005 [More information].

Asua, J. M., S. Beuermann, M. Buback, P. Castignolles, B. Charleux, R. G. Gilbert, R. A. Hutchinson, J. R. Leiza, A. N. Nikitin, J.-P. Vairon, A. M. van Herk, "Critically Evaluated Rate Coefficients for Free-Radical Polymerization: 5. Propagation Rate Coefficient for Butyl Acrylate", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 205, 2151-2160, 2004 [More information].

Peck, A.N.F., R. A. Hutchinson, "Secondary Reactions in the High Temperature Free Radical Polymerization of Butyl Acrylate", Macromolecules 37, 5944-5951, 2004 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., P. J. McLellan, J. O. Ramsay, H. Sulieman, D. W. Bacon, "Investigating the Impact of Operating Parameters on Molecular Weight Distributions using Functional Regression", Macromol. Symp. 206, 495-508, 2004 [More information].

Ghiass, M., R. A. Hutchinson, "Simulation of Free Radical High Pressure Copolymerization in a Multizone Autoclave: Compartment Model Investigation", Macromol. Symp. 206, 443-456, 2004 [More information].

Ray, W. H., J. B. P. Soares, R. A. Hutchinson, "Polymerization Reaction Engineering: Past, Present, and Future", Macromol. Symp. 206, 1-14, 2004 [More information].

Monwar, M., S. J. Oh, P. J. Rinaldi, E. F. McCord, R. Hutchinson, M. Buback, H. Latz, "Characterization of n-Butyl Acrylate Triads in Poly(n-butyl acrylate-co-carbon monoxide-co-ethylene) by Isotopic Labeling and Two-Dimensional NMR", Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 378, 1414-1427, 2004 [more information].

Ghiass, M., R. A. Hutchinson, "Simulation of Free Radical High Pressure Copolymerization in a Multizone Autoclave: Model Development and Application", Polym. React. Eng. 11, 989-1015, 2003 [more information].

Beuermann, S., M. Buback, T. P. Davis, R. G. Gilbert, R. A. Hutchinson, A. Kajiwara, M. Kamachi, I. Lac k, G. T. Russell, "Critically Evaluated Rate Coefficients for Free-Radical Polymerization: 4. Propagation Rate Coefficients for Methacrylates with Cyclic Ester Groups", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 204, 1338-1350, 2003 [More information].

Grady, M. C., Simonsick, W. J., Hutchinson, R. A., "Studies of Higher Temperature Polymerization of n-Butyl Methacrylate and n-Butyl Acrylate", Macromol. Symp. 182, 149-168, 2002 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., "Modeling of Chain Length and Long-Chain Branching Distributions in Free-Radical Polymerization", Macromol. Theory Simul. 10, 144-157, 2001 [More information].

Publications while at DuPont (1993-2000)

Beuermann, S., M. Buback, T. P. Davis, R. G. Gilbert, R. A. Hutchinson, A. Kajiwara, B. L. Klumperman, G. T. Russell, "Critically Evaluated Rate Coefficients for Free-Radical Polymerization: 3. Propagation Rate Coefficient for Alkyl Methacrylates", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 201, 1355-1364, 2000 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., D. A. Paquet, Jr., S. Beuermann, and J. H. McMinn, "Investigation of Methacrylate Free-Radical Depropagation Kinetics by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 37, 3567-3574, 1998 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., Beuermann, S., D. A. Paquet, Jr., J. H. McMinn, C. Jackson, "Determination of Free-Radical Propagation Rate Coefficients for Cycloalkyl and Functional Methacrylates by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization", Macromolecules 31, 1542-1547, 1998 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., Beuermann, S., D. A. Paquet, Jr., and J. H. McMinn, "Determination of Free-Radical Propagation Rate Coefficients for Alkyl Methacrylates by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization", Macromolecules 30, 3490-3493, 1997 [More information].

Beuermann, S., M. Buback, T. P. Davis, R. G. Gilbert, R. A. Hutchinson, O. F. Olaj, G. T. Russell, J. Schweer, and A. M. van Herk, "Critically Evaluated Rate Coefficients for Free-Radical Polymerization: 2. Propagation Rate Coefficient for Methyl Methacrylate", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 198, 1545-1560, 1997 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., D. A. Paquet, Jr., J. H. McMinn, S. Beuermann, and C. Jackson, "A Pulsed-Laser Study of Penultimate Copolymerization Propagation Kinetics for Methyl Methacrylate/n-Butyl Acrylate", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 36, 1103-1113, 1997 [More information].

McCord, E. F., W. H. Shaw, Jr., and R. A. Hutchinson, "Short-Chain Branching Structures in Ethylene Copolymers Prepared by High-Pressure Free-Radical Polymerization: an NMR Analysis", Macromolecules 30, 246-256, 1997 [More information].

Beuermann, S., D. A. Paquet, Jr., J. H. McMinn, and R. A. Hutchinson, "Propagation Kinetics of Methacrylic Acid Studied by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization", Macromolecules 30, 194-197, 1997 [More information].

Beuermann, S., R. A. Hutchinson, D. A. Paquet, Jr., and J. H. McMinn, "Determination of Free-Radical Propagation Rate Coefficients of Butyl, 2-Ethylhexyl and Dodecyl Acrylates by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization", Macromolecules 29, 4206-4215, 1996 [More information].

Buback, M., R. G. Gilbert, R. A. Hutchinson, B. Klumperman, F.-D. Kuchta, B. G. Manders, K. F. O'Driscoll, G. T. Russell, J. Schweer, "Critically Evaluated Rate Coefficients for Free-Radical Polymerization: 1. Propagation Rate Coefficient for Styrene", Macromol. Chem. Phys. 196, 3267-3280, 1995 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., D. A. Paquet, Jr., and J. H. McMinn, "The Determination of Free-Radical Chain-Transfer Rate Coefficients by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization", Macromolecules 28, 5655-5663, 1995 [more information].

Hutchinson, R. A., D. A. Paquet, Jr., J. H. McMinn, and R. E. Fuller, "Measurement of Free-Radical Propagation Rate Coefficients for Ethyl, Butyl and iso-Butyl Methacrylates by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization", Macromolecules 28, 4023-4028, 1995 [more information].

Hutchinson, R. A., J. R. Richards, and M. T. Aronson, "Determination of Propagation Rate Coefficients by Pulsed-Laser Polymerization with Rapid Chain Growth: Vinyl Acetate", Macromolecules 27, 4530-4537, 1994 [more information].

Hutchinson, R. A., M. T. Aronson, and J. R. Richards, "Analysis of Pulsed-Laser-Generated Molecular Weight Distributions for the Determination of Propagation Rate Coefficients", Macromolecules 26, 6410-6415, 1993 [more information].

Hutchinson, R. A., "Modeling of Free-Radical Polymerization Kinetics with Crosslinking for Methyl Methacrylate /Ethylene Glycol Methacrylate", Polym. React. Eng. 1, 521-577, 1993 [more information].

PhD Publications (1986-1992)

Hutchinson, R. A., C. M. Chen and W. H. Ray, "Polymerization of Olefins Through Heterogeneous Catalysis - X. Modeling of Particle Growth and Morphology", J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 44, 1389, 1992 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A. and W. H. Ray, "Polymerization of Olefins Through Heterogeneous Catalysis - the Effect of Condensation Cooling on Particle Ignition", J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 43, 1387, 1991 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A. and W. H. Ray, "Polymerization of Olefins Through Heterogeneous Catalysis - IX. Experimental Study of Propylene Polymerization over a High Activity MgCl2 -Supported Ti Catalyst", J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 43, 1271, 1991 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A. and W. H. Ray, "Polymerization of Olefins Through Heterogeneous Catalysis - VIII. Monomer Sorption Effects", J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 41, 51, 1990 [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A. and W. H. Ray, "Polymerization of Olefins Through Heterogeneous Catalysis - VII. Particle Ignition and Extinction Phenomena", J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 34, 657, 1987 [More information].

Floyd, S., R. A. Hutchinson and W. H. Ray, "Polymerization of Olefins Through Heterogeneous Catalysis - V. Gas-Liquid Mass Transfer Limitations in Liquid Slurry Reactors", J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 32, 5451, 1986 [More information].

Books (Chapters)

Hutchinson, R. A., "Radical Polymerization Kinetics," in Elsevier Reference Module in Chemistry, Molecular Sciences and Chemical Engineering, November, J. Reedijk, ed(s)., Elsevier, Waltham, MA, 2013, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409547-2.05416-0, [More information].

Hutchinson, R. A., A. Penlidis, "Homogeneous Free Radical Polymerization" (p. 118-178) in Polymer Reaction Engineering, August, J. M. Asua, ed(s)., Blackwell Publishing Inc., Oxford UK, 2007.

Hutchinson, R. A., "Homogeneous Free Radical Polymerization" Ch. 4 (p. 153-211) in Handbook of Polymer Reaction Engineering, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2005.

Cunningham, M. F., R. A. Hutchinson, "Industrial Applications and Processes" Ch. 7, (p. 333-359) in High Polymer Series: Free-radical Polymerization, T. P. Davis and K. Matyjaszewski, ed(s)., Wiley Interscience, New York, 2002.

Conference Proceedings

Fu, Y., M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Controlled Radical Semibatch Polymerization for the Production of Solvent-Borne Coatings Resins", pp. 467-472, Vol. 138, No. VCH Verlags., 2004.

Wang, Y., F. Naulet, M. F. Cunningham, R. A. Hutchinson, "Nitroxide-Mediated Semibatch Polymerization for the Production of Low-Molecular Weight Solvent-Borne Coatings Resins", ACS Symp. Ser., pp. 466-480, Vol. 854, 2003.

Hutchinson, R. A., and R. E. Fuller, "Modeling and Measurement of High Pressure Ethylene Polymerization Long-Chain Branching and Molecular Weight Distributions", pp. 35-47, Vol. 134, No. VCH Verlags., 1998.

Hutchinson, R. A., D. A. Paquet, Jr., J. H. McMinn, S. Beuermann, R. E. Fuller and C. Jackson, "The Application of Pulsed-Laser Methods for the Determination of Free-Radical Polymerization Rate Coefficients", pp. 467-492, Vol. 131, No. VCH Verlags., 1995.

IUPAC

Robin Hutchinson is a member of the Polymer Divison leadership committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Co-chair of the SubCommittee on Modeling of Polymerization Processes and Kinetics for 10 years, he has led the efforts to compile and publish reliable benchmark data sets of key radical polymerization rate coefficients. Twice elected as a Titular Member of the division, he now serves as one of ten national representatives in the division. 

Funding

Our research is funded from a combination of government and private sources, currently including NSERC, BASF, and Axalta Coating Systems. We are appreciative of recent funding from Mitacs, PnuVax Inc, Nipsea Group, and Saint-Gobain Research North America.

For full details on past and present Research Group members, please visit the Hutchinson Research Group Page.

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Current Research Group

 

Dr. Noushin Rajabalinia PDF (Apr 2023 - current)
Radical Polymerization Kinetics and Reaction Engineering

Opeyemi Ajogbeje PhD (Sept 2020 - current)
Radical Polymerization Kinetics of Amino-functional Monomers

Elizabeth Bygott PhD (Sept 2021 - current)
Production and Reaction of Poly(acrylate) Macromonomers

Fatemeh Salarhosseini PhD (Jan 2022 - current)
Propagation Kinetics of Sparingly Soluble Monomers in Water

Tomaž Pirman PhD (Sep 2022 - current, University of Maribor, Slovenia [co-supervisor])
Incorporation of Biorenewable Monomers to Acrylic Resins

Sara Mohebbi PhD (Sep 2023 - current)
Copolymerization of Biorenewable Itaconate Monomers

Mahsa Esmaeilzadeh MASc (Jan 2022 - current)
Modeling and Parameter Estimation of High Temperature Solution Radical Copolymerization

Melissa Bonillã MASc (Sep 2022 - current)
Development of an Efficient Cu-Mediated Process for Acrylic Block Copolymers

Baris Topcuoglu MASc (starting Sep 2024)

 

Group members also include undergraduate student researchers and occasional visiting researchers (see Collaborations listed under "Research Tab") from around the world, most recently Sachin Gupta (summer 2023, PhD student from Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague, Czechia) and Tomaž Pirman (summer 2022, PhD student from University of Maribor, Slovenia).  We look forward to hosting Urko Larra (MSc student from University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain) in the summer of 2024!

Are you interested in Graduate Studies with the Hutchinson Research Group?

If you are interested in Graduate Studies with Dr. Hutchinson, please review the projects on this website for details on the types of work done. You may also review some of the student pages to read their perspectives, or to contact them about life in the lab.

If you are interested in joining the group in the upcoming year, send Dr Hutchinson an email with this information:

  • Your educational background,
  • Your work or laboratory experience,
  • The type of reseach you would like to do,
  • Funding you would bring with you (if any), and
  • Why you would like to become a member of this research group.

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