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Rigoberto Advincula.

Rigoberto Advincula

UT-ORNL Governor's Chair of Advanced and Nanostructured Materials


Polymers, nanoscience, macromolecule science and engineering, organic materials, hybrid materials, and ultrathin films: (1) synthesis of new functional nanomaterials capable of ordering at surfaces and interfaces, (2) application of surface sensitive spectroscopic, microscopic, optical, and electrochemical analytical techniques to understand ordering and phenomena, (3) electro-optical devices and sensor applications of ultrathin films and particles, (4) biotechnology and biomedical applications. (5) additives and nanomaterials for oil-gas energy production, (6) Additive manufacturing and 3D Printing.


  • Post-Doctoral, Stanford University
  • Post-Doctoral, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Florida. 1994
  • BS  in Chemistry, University of the Philippines. 1987


Selected list:

  • Wei, P.; Leng, H.; Chen, Q.; Advincula, R.; Pentzer, E.* “Reprocessable 3D-Printed Conductive Elastomeric Composite Foams for Strain and Gas Sensing.” ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 2019, 1 (4), pp 885–892.
  • Chen, Q.; Zhao, J.; Ren, J.; Rong, L.; Cao, P.; Advincula, R. “3D Printed Multifunctional, Hyperelastic Silicone Rubber Foam,” Adv. Funct. Mat. 2019,
  • Espera, A.: Dizon, J.; Chen, Q.; Advincula, R. “3D-printing and advanced manufacturing for electronics,” Prog. Addit. Manuf. (2019).
  • Dizon, J.; Chen, Q.; Valino, A.; Advincula, R.* “Thermo-mechanical and swelling properties of three-dimensional-printed poly (ethylene glycol) diacrylate/silica nanocomposites,” MRS Communications, 2019, 9 (1), pp. 209-217.
  • Ye, P.; Cao, P-F.; Chen, Q.; Advincula, R.* “Continuous Flow Fabrication of Block Copolymer–Grafted Silica Micro‐Particles in Environmentally Friendly Water/Ethanol Media,” Macrom. Mat. Eng. 2019, 304 (2), 180045.
  • Yan, Y.; Rong, L.; Ge, J.; Tiu, B.; Cao, P-F.; Advincula, R.* “Mussel‐Inspire Hydrogel Composite with Multi‐Stimuli Responsive Behavior” Macrom. Mat. Eng. 2019,
  • De Leon, A.; Imperial, R.; Chen, Q.; Advincula, R.* “One‐Step Fabrication of Superhydrophobic/Superoleophilic Electrodeposited Polythiophene for Oil and Water Separation,” Macrom. Mat. Eng., 2019,
  • Sousa-Castillo, A.; Furini, L.; Tiu, B.; Cao, P.; Topçu, B.; Comesaña-Hermo, M.; Rodríguez-González, B.; Baaziz, W.; Ersen, O.; Advincula, R.*; Moisés Pérez‐Lorenzo, M.*; Miguel A. Correa‐Duarte, M.*; “Plasmonic Retrofitting of Membrane Materials: Shifting from Self‐Regulation to On‐Command Control of Fluid Flow,” Adv. Mat. 2018, 30(35),p.1707598.
  • Cao, P.; de Leon, A.C.; Rong, L.; Yin, K-Z.; Abenojar, E.; Su, Z.; Tiu, B.; Exner, A.; Baer, E.; Advincula, R.* “Polymer Nanosheet Containing Star-Like Copolymers: A Novel Scalable Controlled Release System,” Small 2018, 14(22), p. 1800115.
  • Chen, Q.; Cao, P.; Advincula, R.; “Mechanically Robust, Ultraelastic Hierarchical Foam with Tunable Properties via 3D Printing,” Adv. Funct. Mat. 2018, 28(21), p. 1800631.
  • de Leon, A.C.; Rodier, B.; Bajamundi, C.; Espera, Jr., A.; Wei, P.; Kwon, J.; Williams, J.; Ilijasic, F.; Advincula, R.*; Pentzer, E.* “Plastic Metal-Free Electric Motor by 3D Printing of Graphene-Polyamide Powder,” ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 2018, 1 (4), pp 1726–1733.
  • Hernandez, C.; Nieves, L.; de Leon, A.C.; Advincula, R.;. Exner, A.* “Role of Surface Tension in Gas Nanobubble Stability Under Ultrasound,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (12), pp 9949–9956.
  • Lai, H-Y.; de Leon, A.C.; Pangilinan, K.; Advincula, R.* “Superoleophilic and under-oil superhydrophobic organogel coatings for oil and water separation,” Progress in Organic Coatings, 2018,115, pp.122-129.
  • Caldona, E.; de Leon, A.C.; Mangadlao, J.; Lim, K.; Pajarito, B.; Advincula, R.*“On the enhanced corrosion resistance of elastomer-modified polybenzoxazine/graphene oxide nanocomposite coatings,” Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2018, 123, pp.10-19.
  • de Leon, A.; Mellon, M.; Mangadlao, J.; Advincula, R.; Pentzer, E.* “The pH dependent reactions of graphene oxide with small molecule thiols,” RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 18388-18395.
  • Advincula, P.; de Leon, A.C.; Rodier, B.; Kwon, J.; Advincula, R.; Pentzer, E.* “Accommodating volume change and imparting thermal conductivity by encapsulation of phase change materials in carbon nanoparticles,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6,, pp, 2461-2467.
  • Mangadlao, J.; Lim, K.; Danda, C.; Dalida, M.; Advincula, R.* “House of Cards Nanostructuring of Graphene Oxide and Montmorillonite Clay for Oil–Water Separation,” Macro. Mat. Eng., 2018, 303 (1), p.1700314.
  • Dizon, J.; Espera, Jr., A.; Chen, Q.; Advincula, R.* “Mechanical characterization of 3D printed polymers,” Additive Manufacturing, 2017, 20, pp. 44-67.
  • Palaganas, N.; Mangadlao, J.; De Leon, A. C., Palaganas, J.; Pangilinan, K, Lee, Y., Advincula, R.C., “3D Printing of Photocurable Cellulose Nanocrystal Composite for Fabrication of Complex Architectures via Stereolithography,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (39), 34314–34324.
  • Mangadlao, J.D.; Cao, P.; Choi, D.; Advincula, R. “Photoreduction of Graphene Oxide and Photochemical Synthesis of Graphene–Metal Nanoparticle Hybrids by Ketyl Radicals,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (29), 24887–24898.
  • Caldona, E. B.; De Leon, A.C., Pajarito, B.; Advincula, R. “Novel anti-corrosion coatings from rubber-modified polybenzoxazine-based polyaniline composites,” Applied Surface Science, 2017, 422 (15), 162-171.
  • Mangadlao, J.D.; Xu, H.; Baer,E.; Advincula, R.C. “In Situ Photogeneration of Palladium Nanoparticles in Thermoplastic Polyurethane: Photopatterning and Enhanced Oxygen Barrier Property,” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2017, 218, 1700289.
  • de Leon, A.C.; Rodier, B.J; Luo, Q.; Hemmingsen, C.; Wei, P.; Abbasi, K.; Advincula, R.; Pentzer, E. B. “Distinct Chemical and Physical Properties of Janus Nanosheets,” ACS Nano, 2017, 11 (7), 7485–7493.
  • Palaganas, J.; De Leon, A.C.; Mangadlao, J.; Palaganas, N.; Mael, A.; Lee, Y.; Lai, H.; Advincula, R. “Facile Preparation of Photocurable Siloxane Composite for 3D Printing,” Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2017, 302, 1600477.
  • de Leon, A.C.; Alonso, L.; Mangadlao, J.D.; Advincula, R. C.; Pentzer, E.B. “Simultaneous Reduction and Functionalization of Graphene Oxide via Ritter Reaction,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (16),14265–14272.
  • Caldona, E.B.; De Leon, A.C.; Pajarito, B.; Advincula, R. “A Review on Rubber-Enhanced Polymeric Materials,” Polymer Reviews, 2017, 57 (2), 311- 338.
  • Ye, P.; Cao, P.F.; Su, Z.; Advincula, R. “Highly efficient reversible addition–fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization in ethanol/water via flow chemistry,” Polymer International, 2017, 66, 1252–1258. doi:10.1002/pi.5374.
  • Manapat, J.; Mangadlao, J.D.; Tiu, B.D. Tritchler, G.; Advincula, R. “High-Strength Stereolithographic 3D Printed Nanocomposites: Graphene Oxide Metastability,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (11), 10085–10093.
  • Cao, P.; Rong, L.; Mangadlao, J.D.; Advincula, R. “Synthesizing a Trefoil Knotted Block Copolymer via Ring-Expansion Strategy,” Macromolecules, 2017, 50 (4), 1473–1481.
  • Caldona, E.B.; De Leon, A.C.; Thomas, P.; Naylor III, D.F.; Pajarito, B.; Advincula, R. C. “Superhydrophobic Rubber-Modified Polybenzoxazine/SiO2 Nanocomposite Coating with Anticorrosion, Anti-Ice, and Superoleophilicity Properties,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (6), 1485–1497.
  • Chen, Q.; Mangadlao, J.D.; Wallat, J.; De Leon, A.C.; Pokorski, J. K.; Advincula, R.C. “3D Printing Biocompatible Polyurethane/Poly (lactic acid)/Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites: Anisotropic Properties,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (4), 4015–4023.
  • Mangadlao, J.D.; Lim, K.J.; Danda, C.; Dalida, M. Advincula, R.C. “House of Cards Nanostructuring of Graphene Oxide and Montmorillonite Clay for Oil–Water Separation,” Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2017, 302, 1700314.
  • Manapat, J.; Chen, Q.; Ye, P.; Advincula, R.C. “3D Printing of Polymer Nanocomposites via Stereolithography,” Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2017, 302, 1600553.
  • Tiu, B.D; Kernan, D.; Tiu, S.; Wen, A.; Zheng, Y.; Pokorski, J.; Advincula, R.; Steinmetz, N. F. “Electrostatic layer-by-layer construction of fibrous TMV biofilms,” Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 1580-1590.
  • Pangilinan, K. D.; de Leon, A. C. C.; Advincula, R. C. “Polymers for Proppants Used in Hydraulic Fracturing,” J. Pet. Sci. Eng., 2016, 145, 154–160.
  • Park, J. Y.; Advincula, R. C. “Electroluminescent Behaviors of Electrochemically Cross-Linkable Poly(benzyl Ether) Terthiophene Dendrimers,” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2016, 217 (17), 1948–1954.
  • Vergara, A. V.; Pernites, R. B.; Tiu, B. D. B.; de Leon, A. C. C.; Mangadlao, J. D.; Binag, C. A.; Advincula, R. C. “Capacitive Detection of Morphine via Cathodically Electropolymerized, Molecularly Imprinted Poly(p-Aminostyrene) Films,” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2016, 217 (16), 1810–1822.
  • Khattab, T. A.; Tiu, B. D. B.; Adas, S.; Bunge, S. D.; Advincula, R. C. “pH Triggered Smart Organogel from DCDHF-Hydrazone Molecular Switch,” Dyes Pigments, 2016, 130, 327–336.
  • de Leon, A. C.; Chen, Q.; Palaganas, N. B.; Palaganas, J. O.; Manapat, J.; Advincula, R. C. “High Performance Polymer Nanocomposites for Additive Manufacturing Applications,” React. Funct. Polym., 2016, 103, 141–155.
  • Tiu, B. D. B.; Krupadam, R. J.; Advincula, R. C. “Pyrene-Imprinted Polythiophene Sensors for Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons,” Sens. Actuators B Chem., 2016, 228, 693–701.
  • Tiu, B. D. B.; Tiu, S. B.; Wen, A. M.; Lam, P.; Steinmetz, N. F.; Advincula, R. C. “Free-Standing, Nanopatterned Janus Membranes of Conducting Polymer–Virus Nanoparticle Arrays,” Langmuir, 2016, 32 (24), 6185–6193.
  • Wen, A. M.; Lee, K. L.; Cao, P.; Pangilinan, K.; Carpenter, B. L.; Lam, P.; Veliz, F. A.; Ghiladi, R. A.; Advincula, R. C.; Steinmetz, N. F. “Utilizing Viral Nanoparticle/Dendron Hybrid Conjugates in Photodynamic Therapy for Dual Delivery to Macrophages and Cancer Cells,” Bioconjug. Chem., 2016, 27 (5), 1227–1235.
  • Tiu, B. D. B.; Pernites, R. B.; Tiu, S. B.; Advincula, R. C. “Detection of Aspartame via Microsphere-Patterned and Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Arrays,” Colloids Surf. Physicochem. Eng. Asp., 2016, 495, 149–158.
  • Pangilinan, K. D.; de Leon, A. C. C.; Mangadlao, J. D.; Baer, E.; Advincula, R. C. “Grafting of a Stimuli Responsive Polymer on Nanolayered Coextruded PS/PCL Films by Surface Initiated Polymerization,” Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2016, n/a-n/a.
  • Ono, S.; Usui, S.; Kim, S.-H.; Tanaka, K.; Advincula, R. C.; Usui, H. “Effect of Reactive Self-Assembled Monolayer at the Anode Interface of Organic Light-Emitting Diode,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2016, 16 (4), 3407–3413.
  • Matsumoto, K.; Tiu, B. D. B.; Kawamura, A.; Advincula, R. C.; Miyata, T. “QCM Sensing of Bisphenol A Using Molecularly Imprinted Hydrogel/Conducting Polymer Matrix,” Polym. J., 2016, 48 (4), 525–532.
  • Uhde-Holzem, K.; McBurney, M.; Tiu, B. D. B.; Advincula, R. C.; Fischer, R.; Commandeur, U.; Steinmetz, N. F. “Production of Immunoabsorbent Nanoparticles by Displaying Single-Domain Protein A on Potato Virus X,” Macromol. Biosci., 2016, 16 (2), 231–241.
  • Cao, P.-F.; Yan, Y.-H.; Mangadlao, J. D.; Rong, L.-H.; Advincula, R. “Star-like Copolymer Stabilized Noble-Metal Nanoparticle Powders,” Nanoscale, 2016, 8 (14), 7435–7442.
  • Mangadlao, J. D.; Huang, R.; Foster, E. L.; Pangilinan, K. D.; Danda, C.; Advincula, A.; Maia, J. M.; Advincula, R. C. “Graphene Oxide–Poly(ethylene Glycol) Methyl Ether Methacrylate Nanocomposite Hydrogels,” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2016, 217 (1), 101–107.
  • Tiu, B.; Pernites, R.; Foster, E.; Advincula, A. “Conducting polymer–gold co-patterned surfaces via nanosphere lithography,” J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2015, 459, 86-96.
  • Tiu, B.; Advincula, R. “Polymeric corrosion inhibitors for the oil and gas industry Design principles and mechanism,” React. Funct. Polym., 2015, 95, 25-45.
  • Cao, P.; Rong, L.; de Leon, A.; Su, Z.; Advincula, R. A “Supramolecular Polyethylenimine-Cored Carbazole Dendritic Polymer with Dual Applications,” Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 6801-6809.
  • Cao, P.; Mangadlao, J.; Advincula, R. “Stimuli-Responsive Polymers and their Potential Applications in Oil-Gas Industry,” Polym Rev, 2015, 55, 706-733.
  • Uhde-Holzem, K.; McBurney, M.; Tiu, B.; Advincula, R.; Fischer, R.; Commandeur, U.; Steinmetz, N. “Production of Immunoabsorbent Nanoparticles by Displaying Single Domain Protein A on Potato Virus X,” Macromol. Biosci., 2015.
  • De Leon, A.; Advincula, R. “Free‐Standing Macroinitiator Thin Film for Bifacial Polymer Chain Grafting,” Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2015, 216, 1888-1893.
  • Chen, Q.; de Leon, A.; Advincula, R. “Inorganic–Organic Thiol–ene Coated Mesh for Oil Water Separation,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 18566-18573.
  • Cao, P.; Mangadlao, J.; de Leon, A.; Su, Z.; Advincula, R. “Catenated Poly (ε-caprolactone) and Poly (l-lactide) via Ring-Expansion Strategy,” Macromolecules, 2015, 48, 3825-3833.
  • Mangadlao, J.; Cao, P.; Advincula, R. “Smart cements and cement additives for oil and gas operations,” J Petrol Sci Eng, 2015, 129, 63-76.
  • Mangadlao, J.; de Leon, A.; Felipe, M.; Cao, P.; Advincula, P.; Advincula, R. “Grafted Carbazole-Assisted Electrodeposition of Graphene Oxide,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 10266-10274.
  • Cao, P.; Mangadlao, J.; Advincula, R. "A Trefoil Knotted Polymer Produced through Ring Expansion," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 5127-5131.
  • Kim, S.; Harker, E.; de Leon, A.; Advincula, R.; Pokorski, J. "Coextruded, Aligned, and Gradient-Modified Poly (ε-caprolactone) Fibers as Platforms for Neural Growth," Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 860-867.
  • Bunha, A.; Cao, P.; Mangadlao, J.; Shi, F.; Foster, E.; Pangilinan, K.; Advincula, R. "Polymeric catenanes synthesized via 'click' chemistry and atom transfer radical coupling," Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 7528-7531.
  • Mangadlao, J.; de Leon, A.; Felipe, M.; Advincula, R. "Electrochemical fabrication of graphene nanomesh via colloidal templating," Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 7629-7632.
  • Cao, P.; Su, Z.; de Leon, A.; Advincula, R. "Photoswitchable nanocarrier with reversible encapsulation properties," ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 58-62.
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