Douglass S. Kalika, Ph.D.

Department Chair

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University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering - CME
177A FPAT
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-5507
Fax: 859-323-1929
Email: douglass.kalika@uky.edu


Professional Preparation

Massachusetts Inst. of Technology B.S. Chemical Engineering 1984
University of California at Berkeley Ph.D. Chemical Engineering 1988
IBM Almaden Research Center (post-doc) Polymer Physics 1989-90

Appointments

2009-present Chair, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky
2007-present Professor, Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky
2001-2003 Acting Dean, The Graduate School, University of Kentucky
1998-2001 Senior Associate Dean, The Graduate School, University of Kentucky
1996-2007 Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
1990-1996 Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

Relevant Publications

  • A.C. Comer, C.P. Ribeiro, B.D. Freeman, S. Kalakkunnath and D.S. Kalika*, “Dynamic Relaxation
    Characteristics of Thermally Rearranged Aromatic Polyimides”, Polymer, 54, 891-900 (2013).

  • C.P. Ribeiro, B.D. Freeman*, D.S. Kalika and S. Kalakkunnath, “Aromatic Polyimide and
    Polybenzoxazole Membranes for the Fractionation of Aromatic/Aliphatic Hydrocarbons by
    Pervaporation”. J. Membrane Sci., 390, 182-193 (2012).

  • A.C. Comer, A.L. Heilman and D.S. Kalika*, “Dynamic Relaxation Characteristics of Polymer
    Nanocomposites Based on Poly(ether imide) and Poly(methyl methacrylate)”. Polymer, 51, 5245-5254
    (2010).

  • A.C. Comer, D.S. Kalika*, B.W. Rowe, B.D. Freeman and D.R. Paul, “Dynamic Relaxation
    Characteristics of Matrimid Polyimide”. Polymer, 50, 891-897 (2009).

  • J.J. Richards, M.K. Danquah, S. Kalakkunnath, D.S. Kalika*, V.A. Kusuma, S.T. Matteucci and B.D.
    Freeman, “Relation Between Structure and Gas Transport Properties of Polyethylene Oxide Networks
    Based on Crosslinked Bisphenol A Ethoxylate Diacrylate”. Chemical Engineering Science, 64, 4707-4718
    (2009).

  • M.A. Borns, S. Kalakkunnath, D.S. Kalika*, V.A. Kusuma, and B.D. Freeman, “Dynamic Relaxation
    Characteristics of Crosslinked Poly(ethylene oxide) Copolymer Networks: Influence of Short Chain
    Pendant Groups”, Polymer, 48, 7316-7328 (2007).

  • S. Kalakkunnath, D.S. Kalika*, H. Lin, R.D. Raharjo and B.D. Freeman, “Molecular Relaxation in
    Crosslinked Poly(ethylene glycol) and Poly(propylene glycol) Diacrylate Networks by Dielectric
    Spectroscopy”, Polymer, 48, 579-589 (2007).

  • S. Kalakkunnath, D.S. Kalika*, H. Lin, R.D. Raharjo and B.D. Freeman, “Molecular Dynamics of
    Poly(ethylene glycol) and Poly(propylene glycol) Copolymer Networks by Broadband Dielectric
    Spectroscopy”, Macromolecules, 40, 2773-2781 (2007).

  • S. Kalakkunnath and D.S. Kalika*, “Dynamic Mechanical and Dielectric Relaxation Characteristics of
    poly(trimethylene terephthalate)”, Polymer, 47, 7085-7094 (2006).

  • S. Kalakkunnath, D.S. Kalika*, H. Lin, and B.D. Freeman, “Segmental Relaxation Characteristics of
    Crosslinked Poly(ethylene oxide) Copolymer Networks”, Macromolecules, 38, 9679-9687 (2005).

Selected Book Chapters:

  • C.P. Ribeiro, B.D. Freeman, D.S. Kalika, and S. Kalakkunnath, “Separation of Aromatic/Aliphatic
    Mixtures by Pervaporation Using Ortho-functionalized Polyimide Membranes,” in Modern Applications in
    Membrane Science and Technology, I. Escobar and B. Van der Bruggen editors, ACS Books, Washington,
    DC, (2011), pages 81-105.

  • V.A. Kusuma, H. Lin, B.D. Freeman, M. Jose-Yacaman, S. Kalakkunnath, and D.S. Kalika,
    “Structure/Property Characteristics of Polar Rubbery Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Removal” in
    Advanced Membrane Technology and Applications, N.N. Li, W.S.W. Ho, A.G. Fane, and T. Matsuura,
    eds. John Wiley and Sons (2008), pages 929-953.

  • D.S. Kalika, “Viscoelastic Characterization of Polymer Blends”, in Polymer Blends: Formulation and
    Performance, D.R. Paul and C.B. Bucknall, editors, John Wiley and Sons (2000); pp. 291-317.

  • D.S. Kalika, “Dielectric Spectroscopy of Crystalline Polymers and Blends”, in Handbook of Low and High
    Dielectric Constant Materials and Their Applications, H.S. Nalwa, editor, Academic Press (1999); pp. 275-
    327.