Masanori Hara

Professor

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Phone:848-445-3817
Fax:848-445-5313
Email:mhara@rutgers.edu
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Education

BS, Kyoto University, Japan, 1975
PhD, Kyoto University, Japan, 1981
Postdoctorate, McGill University, Canada, 1981-1984

Honors

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Engineering Governing Council, Rutgers University (2013,15)                 
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto University (1998)
  • Visiting Fellow, Fukui Technology Center (1989)
  • JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)/NSF Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (1998)
  • Innovative Research Award, Hoechst-Celanese (1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)
  • Visiting Professor, Kyoto University (1989)
  • Trustees Research Fellowship Award, Rutgers University (1989)
  • Junior Faculty Award, Rutgers University (1985, 1986)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, JSPS (1981)

Professional Affiliations

1995- present, Professor
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University,Piscataway, NJ
 
1989-95 Associate Professor
Department of Mechanics and Materials Science Rutgers University ,Piscataway, NJ
 
1984-89 Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanics and Materials Science Rutgers University ,Piscataway, NJ
 
1981-84 Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Chemistry, McGill University
Advisor: Prof. Adi Eisenberg
 
1981 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University
Advisor: Prof. Akio Nakajima

Research Interests

Solution Behavior of Ionic Polymers
Development and Study of Novel Polymers
Polymer Blends, and Composites via Ionic Interactions
Inorganic Polymers Based on Silicates Made From Minerals
Ionic Polymers and Ionic Liquids 

Selected Publications

2015

  • “Polymer Morphology and Deformation Behavior” (Chap. 18) in “Polymer Morphology: Principles, Characterization, and Processing” Q. Guo ed., Wiley, New York (in press).

2014

  • “Effects of Ionic Group Incorporation into Model Polypeptide, Poly(γ-benzyl-L-glutamate) (PBLG),” Polymer, 55, 4890-4898 (2014), with M. Pu.

2013

  • “CdS and Cd Carboxylate Nanoclusters Dispersed in Polymer Matrix Produced by a Freeze Drying Method,” Eur. Polym. J., 49, 3530-3538 (2013), with C. Wu, T. Emge, F. Cosandey.

2012

  • “Layer-by-layer Ionomer Films made from Poly(styrene-co-styrenesulfonic acid) and Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-4-vinylpyridine) in Tetrahydrofuran,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 50, 101-105 (2012), with W. Chen.
  • “Mechanical Properties of Molecular Composites,” in “Encyclopedia of Composites,” 2nd edition,” L. Nicolais ed., Wiley, New York, vol. 3, 1649-1658 (2012).

2006

  • “Novel Blends made of Ionic Naphthalene Thermotropic Polymer and Poly(ethylene terephthalate),”  Polymer, 47, 6710-6717 (2006), with Y. Xue. 

2005

  • “Ionic Naphthalene Thermotropic Copolyesters with Para-linked Ion-containing Units” Polymer, 46, 7293-7300 (2005), with Y. Xue.
  • “Preparation and Characterization of PbS Nanoclusters made by using a Powder Method on Ionomers,” Polymer, 46, 10883-10889 (2005), with R. Deen.

2004

  • “Morphology and Deformation Behavior of Polymer Blends made of Poly(styrene-co-styrenesulfonic acid) and Poly(methyl methacrylate-co-4-vinylpyridine),” Polymer, 45, 7219-7227 (2004), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen. 

2003

  • “Molecular Composites Made of Ionic Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) and Poly(4-vinylpryidine): Deformation Modes,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 41, 429-436 (2003), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen.
  • “Melt-processable Blends of an Ionic Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) and Poly(4-vinylpryidine): Relaxation Behavior,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 41, 1468-1475 (2003), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen.
  • “Synergistic Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Homoblends made of  Poly(styrene-co-styrenesulfonic acid) and Poly (styrene-co-4-vinylpyridine),” Polymer, 44, 7485-7493 (2003), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen.
  • “The Effect of Ionic Cross-links on the Deformation Behavior of Homoblends made of  Poly(styrene-co-styrenesulfonic acid) and Poly (styrene-co-4-vinylpyridine),” Polymer, 44, 7729-7738 (2003), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen.

2002

  • “Molecular Composites Made of Ionic Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) and Poly(4-vinylpryidine): Relaxation Behavior,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 40, 1110-1117 (2002), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen.

2001

  • “Ionic Naphthalene Thermotropic Copolyesters: Enhanced Compressive Properties of Fibers,” Macromolecules, 34, 844-851 (2001), with Y. Xue and H. Yoon.
  •  “Ionic Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamides): Preparation and Characterization,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 39, 2653-2663 (2001), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen.
  • “Polyelectrolytes in Nonaqueous Solution,” in “Physical Chemistry of Polyelectrolytes,” Ts. Radeva ed., Marcel Dekker, New York, Chap. 9, 245-279 (2001).
  • “Ionic Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamides): Solubility and Thermal Stability,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 39, 2896-2905 (2001), with J.A. Sauer and W. Chen.

2000

  • “Molecular Composites of Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) Anion and Poly(ethylene oxide): Thermal Behavior and Morphology,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 38, 1369-1376 (2000), with J.A. Sauer and L. Tsou.
  • “Light Scattering from Ionomer Solutions,” in “Scattering in Polymeric and Colloidal Systems,” W. Brown and K. Mortensen eds., Chap. 3, 117-150 (2000), Gordon and Breach, Reading U.K..
  • “Molecular Composites of Poly(p-phenylene terephthalamide) Anion and Poly(ethylene oxide): Mechanical Properties,” J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 38, 1377-1385 (2000), with J.A. Sauer and L. Tsou.
  • “Molecular Composites of Poly(p‑phenylene terephthalamide) Anion and Poly(propylene oxide): Mechanical Properties,” Polymer41, 8103-8111 (2000), with J.A. Sauer and L. Tsou.