Stephen Boyes

Dr. Stephen Boyes

Stephen Boyes

Professor of Chemistry


Email: Stephen Boyes
Office Phone: (202) 994-5663
Fax: (202) 994-5873
800 22nd St. NW Washington DC 20052


Polymer Synthesis, Organic chemistry, Polymer Brushes, Nanomedicines, Tissue Engineering.  Conducts research in to a variety of polymer-based research projects, primarily in the area of surface modifications and biomedical applications. 


2151-2152 Organic Chemistry (3 credits each)
Systematic treatment of the structure, preparation, properties, and reactions of the principal classes of organic compounds. Fundamental principles of stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic methods of analysis. Prerequisite to Chem 2151: Chem 1112. Prerequisite to Chem 2152: Chem 2151.    (Academic year)

2153-2154 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit each)
Laboratory complement of Chem 2151–52. Introduction to and practice in basic skills of synthesis, separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds.  Prerequisite or concurrent registration: Chem 2 151–52. Prerequisite to Chem 2154: Chem 2153. Laboratory fee, $60 per semester.    (Academic year)

PrChain-growth polycondensation via the substituent effect: Investigation of the monomer  structure on synthesis of poly(N-octyl-benzamide) in press J. Poly. Sci., Part A: Poly. Chem. February 2019

Smith, P.P., Rightler, A., McConnell, B.K., Zhang, F., Streubel, S.O., Lu, S.-L., Price, D., Boyes, S.G. Novel biodegradable,

biocompatible and biofunctional block copolymers ehn, F.C., Reese, C., Boyes, S.G. prepared via combined ring opening polymerization and RAFT in press J.  Poly. Sci., Part A: Poly. Chem. February 2019

Zhu, L., Yang, Y., Farquhar, K., Wang, J., Tian, C., Ranville, J., Boyes, S.G. Surface modification of Gd nanoparticles with pH-  responsive block copolymers for use as smart MRI contrast agents ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2016, 8, 5040 - 5050.

Tian, C., Zhu, L., Lin, F., Boyes, S.G. Poly(acrylic acid) Bridged Gadolinium Metal-Organic Framework-Gold Nanoparticle

Composites as Contrast Agents for Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Bimodal Imaging ACS Appl. Mater. Inter.

BS, University of New South Wales, 1994

PhD, University of New South Wales, 2000