Thomas Patrick Schuman



Associate Professor

309 Schrenk Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0010
(573) 341-6236
Fax: (573) 341-6033
tschuman@mst.edu

University of Alabama in Huntsville, Ph.D. Materials Science, 1992.

SPECIALIZATION

Interfacial spectroscopy and chemistry; polymers & coatings.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Organic coatings, formulated from custom-synthesized polymers, are applied to metal or plastic substrates. Interfacial chemistry is then probed using spectroscopic and wetting analyses. Structure-property relationships of the adhesive interface are defined using microscopic, tensile adhesion, and corrosion analyses. Our goals are to characterize adhesion and corrosion phenomena on metals and adhesion to plastics.

 

SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Jennifer R. Melander, Rachel A. Weiler, Bradley D. Miller, Thomas P. Schuman, Kathleen V. Kilway, Delbert E. Day, Mariano Velez, J. David Eick, "Estimation of properties of a photoinitiated silorane-based composite with potential for orthopedic applications", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 100B, 163-169 (2012).

Sherea M. Stricklin, William V. Stoecker, Ryan K. Rader, Antoinette F. Hood, Jerome Z. Litt, Thomas P. Schuman, "Persistent edematous-plaque photosensitivity observed with sitagliptin phosphate (Januvia®)", Dermatology online journal, 18, 9 (2012).

Sasidhar Siddabattuni, Thomas P. Schuman, Fatih Dogan, "Electron scavenging nature of filler surfaces for high energy density polymer-particle nanocomposites", Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 52, 92-93 (2011).

Rongpeng Wang, Thomas Schuman, "Epoxidized glycidyl esters of soybean/linseed oils: synthesis and thermal properties", Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 52, 1048-1049 (2011).

Sasidhar Siddabattuni, Thomas P. Schuman, Fatih Dogan, "Improved polymer nanocomposite dielectric breakdown performance through barium titanate to epoxy interface control", Materials Science & Engineering, B: Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials, 176, 1422-1429 (2011).

Sasidhar Siddabattuni, Thomas P. Schuman, Fatih Dogan, "Influence of electronic nature of filler surfaces on dielectric properties of polymer-particle nanocomposites", Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 52, 45-46 (2011).

Sasidhar Siddabattuni, Thomas P. Schuman, Fatih Dogan, "Interface controlled high energy density epoxy-barium titanate nanocomposite dielectrics", Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 52, 47-48 (2011).

M. Velez, Y. He, D. E. Day, T. P. Schuman, K. V. Kilway, J. R. Melander, R. A. Weiler, B. D. Miller, E. L. Nalvarte, J. D. Eick, "Processing of yttrium aluminosilicate (YAS) glasses for dental composites", Ceramica (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 57, 1-9 (2011).

T. P. Schuman, S. Siddabattuni, O. Cox and F. Dogan, "Improved dielectric breakdown strength of covalently-bonded interface polymer-particle nanocomposites," Composite Interfaces, 17, 719-731 (2010).

K. Chandrashekhara, T. Schuman, S. Sundararaman, D. Day, M. Velez, N. Phan, "Manufacturing and performance evaluation of glass-ribbon reinforced transparent composites," SAMPE Conference Proceedings, 53, 68/1-68/12 (2008).

A. Shabeer, K. Chandrashekhara, T. Schuman, N. Phan, T. Nguyen, "Mechanical, thermal and flammability properties of pultruded soy-based nanocomposites," SAMPE Conference Proceedings, 52, 71/1-71/12 (2007).

Thomas P. Schuman, Meryss Kafka Duda, K. Chandrashekhara, Ahamed Shabeer, "Soy epoxy nanoclay composite coatings," Proceedings of the International Waterborne, High-Solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium, 34th, 301-313 (2007).

A. Shabeer, K. Chandrashekhara, T. Schuman, "Synthesis and characterization of soy-based nanocomposites," Journal of Composite Materials, 41, 1825-1849 (2007).

Thomas P. Schuman, "Smart corrosion inhibition strategies: substrate, coating, and inhibitors," JCT CoatingsTech, 4, 60-70 (2007).

Thomas P. Schuman, "Smart corrosion inhibition strategies: substrate, coating, and inhibitors," FutureCoat Proceedings, New Orleans, LA, United States, Nov. 1-3, 2006, 043/1-043/23 (2006).

Lynell J. Gilbert, Thomas P. Schuman, Fatih Dogan, "Dielectric powder/polymer composites for high energy density capacitors,", Ceramic Transactions, 179 (Advances in Electronic and Electrochemical Ceramics), 17-26 (2006).

Thomas Schuman, Maninder Singh, James Stoffer, "An in-mold application of adhesion promoters to polyolefin substrates," Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion [Proceedings of the International Symposium on Polymer Surface Modification: Relevance to Adhesion], 5th, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 20-22, 2005, 263-283 (2007).