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Chemical Engineering


  • M.S., Cracow University of Technology, Poland
  • Ph.D., Cracow University of Technology, Poland
  • Postdoc, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 1978-1980
  • Postdoc, Purdue University, 1980-1981


  • ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Engineering, New Jersey, 1981-1985
  • ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Corporate Research Science Labs, New Jersey, 1985-1994
  • Rutgers University, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Visiting Professor, 1992-1994
  • Louisiana State University, Chemical Engineering, Distinguished Professor and M.F. Gautreaux/Ethyl Corporation Endowed Chair, 1995-2000
  • Louisiana State University, Chemistry, Adjunct Professor
  • University of Wyoming, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Department Head, 2000-2004
  • University of Wyoming, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering, Professor
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Fellow



  • Soft materials and biomaterials, drug delivery, polymers, separations, supercritical fluids, equations of state, CO2 capture and other energy materials


Recent Projects

  • Self-assembly of block copolymers in compressible solvents
  • Nano-structured biomaterials for drug and gene delivery
  • Carbon Filter Process aimed at carbon capture on carbonaceous sorbents
  • Over $2 million dollars in externally-funded grants since 2006
Examples of Recent Publications 
Out of about 300, including about 250 peer-reviewed publications
Citations about 15,000; h-index 55; i10-index 160

Qinghua Lai, Sam Toan, Mohammed Assiri, Huaigang Cheng, Russell Armistead G., Hertanto Adidharma, Maciej Radosz, Maohong Fan, "Catalyst-TiO(OH)2 could drastically reduce the energy consumption of CO2 capture” Nature Communications 2018 accepted.

Lu, W.; He, T.; Xu, B.; He, X; Adidharma, H.; Radosz, M.; Gasem, K.; Fan, M. Progress in Catalytic Synthesis of Advanced Carbon Nanofibers (Review). Journal of Material Chemistry A 2017, 5, 13863-13881!divAbstract

Sun, Q.; Ma, X.; Zhang, B.; Zhou, Z.; Jin, E.; Shen, Y.; Van Kirk, E.; Murdoch, W.; Radosz, M.; Sun, W. Fabrication of Dendrimer-Releasing Lipidic Nanoassembly for Cancer Drug Delivery. Biomaterials Science 2016, 4(6), 958-969.

Sun, Q.; Sun, X.; Ma, X.; Zhou, Z.; Jin, E.; Zhang, B.; Radosz, M.; et al., Integration of Nanoassembly Functions for an Effective Delivery Cascade for Cancer Drugs. Advanced Materials 2014, 26(45), 7615-7621.

Green, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Near-Critical Micellization for Nanomedicine: Enhanced Drug Loading, Reduced Burst Release. Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine, Shen, Y., Ed. Royal Society of Chemistry: London, 2013.

Jin, E.; Zhang, B.; Sun, X.; Zhou, Z.; Ma, X.; Sun, Q.; Tang, J.; Shen, Y.; Van Kirk, E.; Murdoch, W.; Radosz, M., Acid-Active Cell-Penetrating Peptides for in Vivo Tumor-Target Drug Delivery. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, (2), 933-940.

Sun, Q.; Wang, J.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Polymer-Based Prodrugs for Cancer Chemotherapy. Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine RSC Polymer Chemistry Series 2013, 245-60.

Sun, Q.; Radosz, M.; Shen, Y., Challenges in Design of Translational Nanocarriers. Journal of Controlled Release 2012, 164, 156-169.

Tyrrell, Z.; Shen, Y.; Radosz, M., Multilayered Nanoparticles for Controlled Release of Paclitaxel Formed by Near-Critical Micellization of Triblock Copolymers. Macromolecules 2012, 45, (11), 4809-4817.

Tyrrell, Z.; Shen, Y.; Radosz, M., Near-Critical Fluid Micellization for High and Efficient Drug Loading: Encapsulation of Paclitaxel into PEG-b-PCL Micelles. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2011, 115, (24), 11951-11956.

Winoto, W.; Radosz, M., Decompression-Induced Encapsulation of Core-philic Solutes by Block Copolymer Micelles in Compressible Solutions: Polystyrene and Polystyrene-block-polybutadiene in Near-Critical Propane. Macromolecules 2011, 44, (13), 5392-5400.

Shen, Y.; Zhou, Z.; Sui, M.; Tang, J.; Xu, P.; Van Kirk, E.; Murdoch, W.; Fan, M.; Radosz, M., Charge-reversal polyamidoamin dendrimer for cascade nuclear drug delivery. Nanomedicine 2010, 5, (8), 1205-1217.

Tyrrell, Z.; Shen, Y.; Radosz, M., Fabrication of micellar nanoparticles for drug delivery through the self-assembly of block copolymers. Progress in Polymer Science 2010, 35, (9), 1128-1143.

Ma, X.; Tang, J.; Shen, Y.; Fan, M.; Tang, H.; Radosz, M., Facile Synthesis of Polyester Dendrimers from Sequential Click Coupling of Asymmetrical Monomers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, (41), 14795-14803.

Examples of Patents (out of about 20)

Poly(ionic liquid)s as new materials for CO2 separation and other applications. U.S. Patent 8,449,652, issued May 28, 2013
Highly active catalyst for atom transfer radical polymerization.  U.S. Patent 7,994,087, issued August 9, 2011
Supercritical Mixed-Solvent Separation of Polymer Mixtures, U.S. Patent 5,264,536
Low-Emission, Ester-Based Stocks for Low-Emission Lubricants, U.S. Patent 5,674,822
Carbon-rich sorbent filters. Australian Patent Application, filed 3/8/2013 Australia 201301370
Nanoparticles for cytoplasmic drug delivery to cancer cells. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2010), 13 pp. US 2010/0203149 A1
Polymers and copolymers of ionic liquids as radio frequency absorbing materials. U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ. (2008), 14 pp. US 2008/0125559 A1
Degradable nanogel for drug delivery.    U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ.  (2007),  8pp.  CODEN: USXXCO US  2007/022416 A1 20070927 CAN 147:371859  AN 2007:1085828   
 (Co-Inventors: Youqing Shen, William Murdoch, Edward Van Kirk, Peisheng Xu, Huadong Tang, et al.)
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