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Dr. Douglass S. Kalika, Chair                              

Professor of Chemical Engineering

University of Kentucky                                           
College of Engineering
Chemical and Materials Engineering
177 F. Paul Anderson Tower
Lexington, KY 40506-0046
Phone: 859-257-5507
FAX: 859-323-1929
kalika@engr.uky.edu

 

 

 

Courses:

CME 330 (Fall 2013)

CME 432 (Spring 2014)

 

EDUCATION

M.I.T.                                           B.S.           1984                     Chemical Engineering

University of                                  Ph.D.         1988                     Chemical Engineering /

California at Berkeley                                                                   Polymer Rheology

IBM Almaden Research                post-doc.    1989-1990           Polymer Physics

Center; San Jose, CA

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2009-:                 Chair, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,                 
                           University of Kentucky.

2007-:                 Professor, Department of Chemical and 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, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,                 
                          University of Kentucky.

1990-1996:        Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,
                          University of Kentucky.


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, “Pervaporative Separation of Aromatic/Aliphatic Mixtures with Poly(Siloxane-co-Imide) and Poly(Ether-co-Imide) Membranes”.  Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, 8906-8916 (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).

V.A. Kusuma, B.D. Freeman*, S.L. Smith, A.L. Heilman and D.S. Kalika, “Influence of TRIS-based Co-monomer on Structure and Gas Transport Properties of Crosslinked Poly(Ethylene Oxide)”.  J.  Membrane Sci., 359, 25-36 (2010).

A.C. Comer, D.S. Kalika*, V.A. Kusuma and B.D. Freeman, “Glass Transition and Gas Transport Characteristics of Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Crosslinked Poly(ethylene oxide)”.  J. Applied Polymer Science, 117, 2395-2405 (2010).

Y-H. Wu, H.B. Park, T. Kai, B.D. Freeman and D.S. Kalika, “Water Uptake, Transport and Structure Characterization in Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Hydrogels”.   J.  Membrane Science, 347, 197-208 (2010).

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).

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).

 

V.A. Kusuma, S. Matteucci, B.D. Freeman, M.K. Danquah and D.S. Kalika, “Influence of Phenoxy-Terminated Short Chain Pendant Groups on Gas Transport Properties of Cross-linked Poly(ethylene oxide) Copolymers”.  J. Membrane Science, 341, 84-95 (2009).

 

V.A. Kusuma, B.D. Freeman,  M.A. Borns and D.S. Kalika  “Influence of Chemical Structure of Short Chain Pendant Groups on Gas Transport Properties of Cross-linked Poly(ethylene oxide) Copolymers”.  J. Membrane Science, 327, 195-207 (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 Dynamics of Poly(ethylene glycol) and Poly(propylene glycol) Copolymer Networks by Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy", Macromolecules, 40, 2773-2781 (2007).

H. Lin, B.D. Freeman, S. Kalakkunnath and D.S. Kalika, "Effect of Copolymer Composition, Temperature and Carbon Dioxide Fugacity on Pure‑ and Mixed‑Gas Permeability in Poly(ethylene glycol)-Based Materials: Free Volume Interpretation", J. Membrane Science, 291, 131-139 (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 and D.S. Kalika, "Dynamic Mechanical and Dielectric Relaxation Characteristics of poly(trimethylene terephthalate)", Polymer, 47, 7085-7094 (2006).

R.D. Raharjo, H. Lin, D.F. Sanders, B.D. Freeman, S. Kalakkunnath and D.S. Kalika, "Relation Between Network Structure and Gas Transport in Crosslinked poly (propylene glycol diacrylate)", J. Membrane Sci., 283, 253-265 (2006).


S. Kalakkunnath, D.S. Kalika, H. Lin, and B.D. Freeman,
"Viscoelastic Characteristics of UV Polymerized Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Networks with Varying Extents of Crosslinking", J. Polymer Science: Physics Edition, 44, 2058-2070 (2006).

H. Lin, E. van Wagner, J.S. Swinnea, B.D. Freeman, S.J. Pas, A.J. Hill, S. Kalakkunnath, and D.S. Kalika,
"Transport and Structural Characteristics of Crosslinked Poly(ethylene oxide) Rubbers", J. Membrane Sci., 276, 145-161 (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).

H. Lin, T. Kai, B.D. Freeman, S. Kalakkunnath, and D.S. Kalika, "The Effect of Crosslinking on Gas Permeability in Crosslinked Poly(ethylene glycol diacrylate)", Macromolecules, 38, 8381-8393 (2005).

W.B. Lake, S. Kalakkunnath, and D.S. Kalika, "Crystallization, Melting and Rheology of Reactive Polyamide Blends", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 94, 1245 (2004).

Y.W. Kho, D.S. Kalika, and B.L. Knutson, "Precipitation of Nylon 6 Membranes Using Compressed Carbon Dioxide", Polymer, 42, 6119 (2001).

M.J. Greenfield, T.F. Hunter, D.S. Kalika, and L.S. Penn, "Improvement of Interfaces by Tethered Polymer Chains.  Part I: Evaluation of the Interface in a Single-Fiber Composite at Low and High Strain Rates", J. Composite Materials, 35, 164 (2001).

M.J. Greenfield, T.F. Hunter, D.S. Kalika, and L.S. Penn,  "Improvement of Interfaces by Tethered Polymer Chains.  Part II: Evaluation of a Particulate Composite at Very High Strain Rate", J. Composite Materials, 35, 175 (2001).

C.S. Powell and D.S. Kalika, "The Semicrystalline Morphology of Aliphatic-Aromatic Polyamide Blends", Polymer, 41, 4651 (2000).

J.B. Ibieta, D.S. Kalika, and L.S. Penn, "Chain End Analysis of Bisphenol A Polysulfone and Its Relation to Molecular Weight", J. Polymer Science: Chemistry Edition, 36, 1309 (1998).

D.S. Kalika, D.G. Gibson, D.J. Quiram, and R.A. Register, "Relationship Between Morphology and Glass Transition Temperature in Solvent-Crystallized Poly (aryl ether ketones)", J. Polymer Science: Physics Edition, 36, 65 (1998).

R.H. Mehta and D.S. Kalika, "Characteristics of poly (ether ether ketone) Microporous Membranes Prepared via Thermally-Induced Phase Separation (TIPS)", J. Applied Polymer Sci., 66, 2347 (1997).

J.F. Bristow and D.S. Kalika, "Investigation of Semicrystalline Morphology in poly (ether ether ketone) / poly (ether imide) Blends by Dielectric Relaxation Spectroscopy", Polymer, 38, 287 (1997).

R.K. Krishnaswamy and D.S. Kalika, "Glass Transition Characteristics of poly (aryl ether ketone ketone) and its Copolymers", Polymer, 37, 1915 (1996).

R.Lin, H. Wang, D.S. Kalika, and L.S. Penn, "Toughening of Impenetrable Interfaces by Polydisperse Tethered Chains: Effect of Tethered Chain Length", J. Adhesion Science and Technology, 10, 327 (1996).

S.S. Wu, D.S. Kalika, R.R. Lamonte, and S. Makhija, "Crystallization, Melting, and Relaxation of Modified poly (phenylene sulfide)  I. Calorimetric Studies", J. Macromolecular Sci. - Physics Edition, B35(2), 157 (1996).

D.S. Kalika, S.S. Wu, R.R. Lamonte, and S. Makhija, "Crystallization, Melting, and Relaxation of Modified poly (phenylene sulfide)  II. Dynamic Relaxation Characteristics", J. Macromolecular Sci. - Physics Edition, B35(2), 179 (1996).

R.K. Krishnaswamy and D.S. Kalika,  "Phase Behavior, Crystallization, and Morphology of Poly (ether ether ketone) / Polyarylate Blends," Polymer Engineering and Science, 36, 786 (1996).

R.H. Mehta, D.A. Madsen, and D.S. Kalika, "Microporous Membranes Based on poly (ether ether ketone) via Thermally-Induced Phase Separation," J. Membrane Sci., 107, 93 (1995).

J.F. Bristow and D.S. Kalika, "Dielectric Relaxation Studies of Bisphenol-A Polyarylates," Macromolecules, 27, 1808 (1994).

R.K. Krishnaswamy and D.S. Kalika, "Dynamic Mechanical Relaxation Properties of poly (ether ether ketone) (PEEK)"  Polymer, 35, 1157 (1994).

D. S. Kalika, J.C. Nickell, R.K. Krishnaswamy, and B.F. Barton, "Dynamic Relaxation Behavior of Solvent-Crystallized poly (ether ether ketone)", J. Polym. Sci. Phys. Ed., 32, 759 (1994).

D.S. Kalika and R.K. Krishnaswamy, "Influence of Crystallinity on the Dielectric Relaxation Behavior of poly (ether ether ketone),"  Macromolecules, 26, 4252 (1993).

D.S. Kalika and D.Y. Yoon, "Dielectric Relaxation Studies of Poly (4-hydroxybenzoic acid) and Copolyesters Based on 4-hydroxybenzoic acid and 2,6-hydroxynaphthoic acid," Macromolecules, 24, 3404 (1991).

D.S. Kalika, D.Y. Yoon, P. Iannelli, and W. Parrish, "Structural, Dielectric, and Rheological Characterization of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Copolyesters Based on 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, 4,4-dihydroxybiphenyl, terephthalic acid, and isophthalic acid," Macromolecules, 24, 3413 (1991).

D.S. Kalika, M.R. Shen, X.M. Yu, M.M. Denn, P. Iannelli, N. Masciocchi, D.Y. Yoon, W. Parrish, C. Friedrich, and C. Noel, "Structural, Dielectric, and Rheological Characterization of a Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polyester Displaying Smectic, Nematic, and Isotropic Phases," Macromolecules, 23, 5192 (1990).

D.S. Kalika, D.W. Giles, and M.M. Denn, "Shear and Time-Dependent Rheology of a Fully-Nematic Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Copolymer," J. Rheology, 34, 139 (1990).

D.S. Kalika, L. Nuel, and M.M. Denn, "Gap-Dependence of the Viscosity of a Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Copolymer," J. Rheology, 33, 1059 (1989).

K.R. Amundson, D.S. Kalika, M-R. Shen, X-M. Yu, M.M. Denn, and J.A. Reimer, "Influence of Degree of Polymerization on Phase Separation and Rheology of a Thermotropic Liquid Crystal Polymer," Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst., 153, 271 (1987).

D.S. Kalika and M.M. Denn, "Wall Slip and Extrudate Distortion in Linear Low-Density Polyethylene," J. Rheology, 31, 815 (1987).


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 (Chapter 35).

 

D.S. Kalika, "Viscoelastic Characterization of Polymer Blends" in Polymer Blends: Formulation and Performance, D.R. Paul and C.B. Bucknall, eds., John Wiley and Sons (2000).

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, ed. Academic Press (1999).

R.R. Shinde and D.S. Kalika, "Biofunctional Membrane Substrates Based on Blends of Polyetherimide with Poly (vinyl pyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate)" in Biofunctional Membranes, D.A. Butterfield, ed., Plenum Publishing Corp., pages 19-31 (1996).

D.S. Kalika and R.K. Krishnaswamy, "Poly (ether ether ketone): Dynamic Relaxation Characteristics" in The Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia, J.C. Salamone, ed., CRC Press, 1996.




Ph.D. Dissertations Supervised:

Anthony Comer, "Dynamic Relaxation Properties of Aromatic Polyimides and Polymer Nanocomposites".  Ph.D. Dissertation filed April, 2011.

Sumod Kalakkunnath, "Viscoelastic Relaxation Characteristics of Rubbery Polymer Networks and Engineering Polyesters"; Ph.D. Dissertation filed April, 2007.

M.J. Greenfield, "Toughening of Impenetrable Interfaces by Tethered Polymer Chains:  Evaluation of the Isolated Interface at Low and High Strain Rates and of the Distributed Interface at High Strain Rates" (with L.S. Penn, co-advisor).  Dissertation filed July, 1999.

R.H. Mehta, "Development of Microporous Membranes from poly (ether ether ketone) via Thermally-Induced Phase Separation".  Dissertation filed November, 1996.

R. Shinde, "Development of Hydrophilic Biofunctional Membrane Precursors from Polyetherimide / Poly (vinyl pyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate) Blends".  Dissertation filed October, 1996.

R. Lin, "Toughness Enhancement of an Impenetrable Interface by Tethered Polymer Chains" (with L.S. Penn, co-advisor).  Dissertation filed June, 1996.

J.F. Bristow, "Dielectric Investigation of the Influence of Composition and Processing History on the Morphology of Crystallizable Polymer Blends".  Dissertation filed April, 1996.

R.K. Krishnaswamy, "Dynamic Investigation of Semicrystalline Morphology in poly (aryl ether ketones) and Blends".  Dissertation filed September, 1995.

 

M.S. Theses Supervised:

A.J. Placido, “Characterization of Poly(methyl methacrylate)-Based Nanocomposites Enhanced with Carbon Nanotubes”.  April, 2010.

M.K. Danquah, "Structure and Viscoelastic Relaxation Dynamics of Rubbery Polymer Networks".  May, 2007.

W.B. Lake, "Crystallization and Melt Rheology of Reactive Polyamide Blends".  February, 2001.

J.B. Ibieta, "Characterization Method for the Analysis of Multiple Functional-Ended Polysulfone". Co-advisor, with L.S. Penn.  May, 1997.

M.M. Hepler, "Study of the Effects of Surface Energy and Test Rate on Adhesive Performance". Co-advisor, with L.S. Penn.  May, 1995.

R.K. Krishnaswamy, "Dielectric Characterization of Crystalline Morphology in poly (ether ether ketone)". December, 1992.

 

Post-Doctoral Advisees:

Dr. Scott S. Wu (Ph.D. in Polymer Science, University of Akron).   "Crystallization, Melting, and Relaxation of Modified poly (phenylene sulfide)", 1994-1995.

(updated January 2014)