Alina AlbAlina Alb, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Phone: (504) 862-3186
Lab Phone: (504) 862-5523
Fax: (504) 862-8702
Other Sites: Research Center (PolyRMC) Website

Department of Physics
5072 Percival Stern Hall
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Labs: 5048, 5058, 5062, 5070 Percival Stern Hall

Research Interests

Polymer Physics & Biophysics »


Ph.D., Tulane University (2004)

Recent Publications

A. Giz, H. Giz, J.L. Brousseau, A. Alb, and W.F. Reed, "Kinetics and Mechanism of Acrylamide Polymerization by Absolute, Online Monitoring of Polymerization Kinetics," Macromolecules, 34, 5, 1180-1191, 2001.

A. Giz, A. Oncul Koc, H. Giz, A.M. Alb, W.F. Reed "Online Monitoring of Reactivity Ratios, Composition, Sequence Length, and Molecular Weight Distributions During Free Radical Copolymerization," Macromolecules, 35, 6557-6571, 2002.

A.M. Alb, E. Mignard, M.F. Drenski, W.F. Reed, "In Situ Time Dependent Signatures of Light Scattered From Solutions Undergoing Polymerization Reactions," Macromolecules, 37, 2578-2587, 2004.

M.F. Drenski, E. Mignard, A.M. Alb, W.F. Reed, "Simultaneous in Situ Monitoring of Parallel Polymerization Reactions Using Light Scattering; a New Tool for High Throughput Screening," J. Combinatorial Chemistry, 6, 710-716, 2004.

A.M. Alb, R. Farinato, J. Calbeck, W.F. Reed, “Online Monitoring of Polymerization Reactions in Inverse Emulsions," Langmuir, 22, 831-840, 2006.

A.M. Alb, P. Enohnyaket, M. Drenski, A. Head, A.W. Reed, W.F. Reed, “Online Monitoring of Copolymerization Using Comonomers of Similar Spectral Characteristics," Macromolecules, 39, 5705-5713, 2006.

A.M. Alb, A. Paril, H. Çatalgil-Giz, A. Giz, W. F. Reed, “Evolution of Composition, Molar Mass, and Conductivity During the Free Radical Copolymerization of Polyelectrolytes," J. Phys. Chem. B, 111, 8560-8566, 2006.

N. Sahiner, A. M. Alb, R. Graves, T. Mandal, G. L. McPherson, W. F. Reed, V. T. John, “Core-shell Nanohydrogel Structures As Tunable Delivery Systems," Polymer 48(3), 704-711, 2007.

A. M. Alb, M. F. Drenski, W. F. Reed, “Implications to Industry: Perspective. Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring of Polymerization Reactions (ACOMP)," Polymer International, 57, 390-396, 2008.

A. M. Alb, W. F. Reed, “Recent Advances in Automatic Continuous Online Monitoring of Polymerization Reactions (ACOMP)," Macromol. Symp. 271, 15–25, 2008.

A. M. Alb, A. K. Serelis, W. F. Reed, “Kinetic Trends in RAFT Homopolymerization From Online Monitoring," Macromolecules, 41(2), 332-338, 2008.

A. Paril, A. M. Alb, H. Çatalgil-Giz, A. T. Giz, “Online Monitoring of 4-Vinylbenzene Sulfonic Acid Sodium Salt - Acrylamide Copolymerization in Water," Macromol. Symp. 275-276, 266–274, 2009.

A. M. Alb, M. F. Drenski, W. F. Reed, “Simultaneous Continuous, Non-Chromatographic and Discrete Chromatographic Monitoring of Polymerization Reactions," J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 113, 190-198, 2009.

A. M. Alb, W. F. Reed, “Online Monitoring of Molecular Weight and Other Characteristics During Semibatch Emulsion Polymerization Under Monomer Starved and Flooded Conditions," Macromolecules, 42(21), 8093-8101, 2009.

M. Fathalla, S.-C. Li, U. Diebold, A. Alb, J. Jayawickramarajah, “Water-Soluble Nanorods Assembled Via Pristine-C60 and Porphyrin Moieties," Chem. Commun. 2009.

R. Alves de Freitas, M. F. Drenski, A. M. Alb, W. F. Reed,“Characterization of Stability, Aggregation, and Equilibrium Properties of Modified Natural Products; The Case of Carboxymethylated Chitosans," Mat. Sci. & Eng. C, 30, 234-241, 2010.

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