2004 Folwell Avenue St. Paul, MN55108 United States
Ph.D. - IPST, Georgia Tech.
M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
B.A. - Chemistry, Augsburg College.
Areas of Interest
Coatings and adhesives, polymer films
BBE 4301: Applied Surface and Colloid Science
BBE 4303: Introduction to Biobased Materials Science
International Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (Team taught with Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R.C.)
Current research projects include the study of wetting and adhesion involving soft substrates, characterization of small molecule migration in polymer films and development of environmentally benign coatings and adhesives.
Gu, C., Dubay, M. R., Gwin, L. E. and Severtson, S. J. Hot-Melt Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives containing High Biomass Contents, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53(27), 11000–11006, 2014.
Pu, G., Hauge, D. A., Gu, C., Zhang, J., Wang, W., Houtman, C. J. and Severtson, S. J., Influence of Acrylated Lactide-Caprolactone Macromonomers on the Performance of High Biomass Content Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, 7(10), 515-526, 2013.
Zhang, J., Zhao, Y., Dubay, M. R., Houtman, C. J., Gwin, L. E. and Severtson, S. J. Surface Enrichment by Conventional and Polymerizable Sulfated Nonylphenol Ethoxylate Emulsifiers in Water-Based Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 (25), 8616–8621, 2013.
Zhang, J., Pu, G., Dubay, M. R., Zhao, Y. and Severtson, S. J. Repositionable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive possessing Thermal-Stimuli Switchable Transparency, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1, 1080-1086, 2013.
Pu, G. and Severtson, S. J. (Invited Paper) Stabilizing contact angle hysteresis of paraffin wax surfaces with nanoclay, Colloid & Polymer Science, 291(2), 383-389, 2013.
Pu, G. and Severtson, S. J. Water Evaporation on Highly Viscoelastic Polymer Surfaces, Langmuir, 28(26), 10007–10014, 2012.
Pu, G. and Severtson, S. J. Dependence of Wetting Behavior on the Thickness of Highly Viscoelastic Films, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115(38), 18729-18735, 2011.