Stephen Boyes

Dr. Stephen Boyes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
SEH 4880
Science & Engineering Hall (SEH)
800 22nd St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
[email protected]
Boyes Research Lab

Current Research

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. 



BS, University of New South Wales, 1994

PhD, University of New South Wales, 2000


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.

Classes Taught

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)