Current Funding Sources


National Science Foundation, SusChEM: Pro-Active Networks from Degradable Acetals (PANDAs) via Thiol-Ene Photopolymerization (CHE-1710589, 8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020)
PI: Derek L. Patton (Polymers); CoPI: Dmitri Mavrodi (Biological Sciences)

American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund New Directions Grant (9/1/2015-8/31/2017)

Sterically-Driven Selectivity in Acyclic Diene Metathesis (ADMET) Polymerization of Asymmetric α, ω-Dienes for Sequence-Controlled Polyolefins

PI: Derek L. Patton; CoPI: Jason Azoulay



National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Traineeship. NRT: Training Next-Generation Scientists with Experimental, Theoretical, and Computational Competencies for Complex Interfaces (INTERFACE)

PI: Derek L. Patton (Polymers); CoPIs: Sarah Morgan (Polymers), Ras Pandey (Physics), and Julie Cwikla (OVPR)


National Science Foundation (NSF) Track-2: The Smart MATerial Design, Analysis, and Processing (SMATDAP) Consortium

Louisiana PI: Michael Khonsari (LSU); CoPIs: Wayne Reed (Tulane), Henry Ashbaugh (Tulane)

Mississippi PI: John Hamilton (MSU); CoPIs: Derek L. Patton (USM), Sarah Morgan (USM), Keisha Walters (MSU), Santanu Kundu (MSU)

Previous Funding Sources


National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fundamental Studies of Copolymer Brush Chemistry and Dilute Polymer Solution Behavior at the Brush Copolymer Interface


U.S. Air Force Academy: Research and Development Focused on Qualifying and Quantifying the Pre-macroscopic Corrosion Processes to Understand and Deliver DoD Technology Road Map Needs PI: Shelby Thames; Co-PIs: James Rawlins and Derek Patton

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Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Award # P200A120118
PI: Robert Lochhead; CoPI: Derek Patton and Sarah Morgan


Boeing Research and Technology: Industrial Contracts; PIs: Derek Patton and Robson Storey

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National Science Foundation (NSF) SCIART: Modified POSS Polymers for Stone Conservation (DMR-1041853)
PI: Derek L. Patton (USM); CoPIs: Mary Striegel (National Center for Preservation and Training Technology); CoPI: Joe Lichtenhan (Hybrid Plastics

Department of Energy Phase 1 SBIR: Novel Low Cost Single Layer Outcoupling Solution for OLED Lighting
Industrial Lead: Universal Display Corporation
University Partners: Derek L. Patton (USM) and Steve Forrest (Univ. of Michigan)

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National Science Foundation PFI: A Multinational Partnership to Incite Innovation via New Generation Tailored Polymers for Interfaces  
PI: Robert Lochhead (USM) Co-PIs: Sarah Morgan (USM), Derek Patton (USM), Joseph Graben (USM), Denis Wiesenburg (USM)

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Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Award #P200A090066
PI: Robert Lochhead; CoPI: Derek Patton and Sarah Morgan

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US Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research

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GE Aviation and Mississippi Development Authority

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