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Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


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


  • ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Engineering, New Jersey
  • ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Corporate Research Science Labs, New Jersey
  • Rutgers University, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Visiting Professor
  • Louisiana State University, Chemical Engineering, Distinguished Professor and M.F. Gautreaux/Ethyl Corporation Endowed Chair
  • Louisiana State University, Chemistry, Adjunct Professor
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Distinguished Lecturer
  • Supercritical Fluids LLC, Founder and President
  • University of Wyoming, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Department Head
  • University of Wyoming, Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering, Professor
  • Zhejiang University, China, Distinguished Visiting Professor
  • University of Wyoming, Professor Emeritus
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Fellow

Research Themes

  • Soft materials and biomaterials, nanomaterials, drug delivery, polymers, molecular separations, supercritical fluids, equations of state, COcapture, energy materials

Examples of Past Projects

  • Self-assembly of block copolymers in compressible solvents
  • Nano-structured biomaterials for drug and gene delivery
  • Carbon Filter Process for carbon capture on carbonaceous sorbents

Examples of Technical Publications 

Out of about 300, including 250 peer-reviewed publications
Citations over 20,000; recent average over 1,000/year; h-index 65; i10-index 178 

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

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.

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 9(1), 1-7 DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-05145-0

Xingjun Wang, Maohong Fan, Xin Huang, Mingchen Tang, Guangsuo Yu, Haifeng Liu, Fuchen Wang, Hertanto Adidharma, Khaled A.M.Gasem, Maciej Radosz, High-performance nano-structured Ni based catalysts for high-temperature CO2-CH4 reforming—Greenhouse gases to syngas.  Catalysis Today 2020 339 (1), 344-351.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Nanoparticles for cytoplasmic drug delivery to cancer cells U.S. Patent 8,945,629

Carbon-rich sorbent filters U.S. Patent 8,845,988, Australia 201301370

Polymers and copolymers of ionic liquids as radio frequency absorbing materials U.S. Patent 8,703,902

Poly(ionic liquid)s as new materials for CO2 separation and other applications U.S. Patent 8,449,652
Polymers and copolymers of ionic liquids as radio frequency absorbing materials U.S. Patent 8,703,902

Highly active catalyst for atom transfer radical polymerization  U.S. Patent 7,994,087
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
Example of Other Publications

Beni Amore, “Garden of Good and Ego”, 2015,, an Amazon Company

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