Faculty Profiles

Valerie S Ashby
Professor of Chemistry
421 Chapel Drive - 104 Allen, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 684-4510



Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1988

Research Areas:
Physical, Nanoscience and Materials

Houston, KR, Jackson, A-MS, Yost, RW, Carman, HS, and Sheares Ashby, V. "Supramolecular engineering polyesters: endgroup functionalization of glycol modified PET with ureidopyrimidinone." Polymer Chemistry 7.44 (2016): 6744-6751. Full Text

Rochette, JM, and Ashby, VS. "Photoresponsive Polyesters for Tailorable Shape Memory Biomaterials." Macromolecules 46.6 (March 26, 2013): 2134-2140. Full Text

Le, DM, Kulangara, K, Adler, AF, Leong, KW, and Ashby, VS. "Dynamic topographical control of mesenchymal stem cells by culture on responsive poly(ε-caprolactone) surfaces." Adv Mater 23.29 (August 2, 2011): 3278-3283. Full Text

Andjelkovic, DD, and Sheares, VV. "Isomeric Hexafluoroisopropylidene-Linked Benzophenone Polymers via Nickel Catalysis." Macromolecules 40.20 (October 2007): 7148-7156. Full Text

Hagberg, EC, Olson, DA, and Sheares, VV. "Advances in Ni(0)-Catalyzed Coupling for the Synthesis of Polythiophenes and Polyphenylenes." Macromolecules 37.13 (June 2004): 4748-4754. Full Text

Hagberg, EC, Goodridge, B, Ugurlu, O, Chumbley, S, and Sheares, VV. "Development of a Versatile Methodology for the Synthesis of Poly(2,5-benzophenone) Containing Coil−Rod−Coil Triblock Copolymers." Macromolecules 37.10 (May 2004): 3642-3650. Full Text

Bloom, PD, Baikerikar, K, Anderegg, JW, and Sheares, VV. "Fabrication and wear resistance of Al–Cu–Fe quasicrystal-epoxy composite materials." Materials Science and Engineering: A 360.1-2 (November 2003): 46-57. Full Text

Anderson, JL, Pino, V, Hagberg, EC, Sheares, VV, and Armstrong, DW. "Surfactant solvation effects and micelle formation in ionic liquids." Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England) 19 (October 2003): 2444-2445. Full Text

Rusch-Salazar, LA, and Sheares, VV. "A series of new high-performance materials based on poly[4?-fluorophenyl-bis(4-phenyl)phosphine oxide]." Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 41.14 (July 15, 2003): 2277-2287. Full Text

von Werne, TA, Germack, DS, Hagberg, EC, Sheares, VV, Hawker, CJ, and Carter, KR. "A versatile method for tuning the chemistry and size of nanoscopic features by living free radical polymerization." Journal of the American Chemical Society 125.13 (April 2003): 3831-3838. Full Text