Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science

Al-Sheikhly Lab Group, University of Maryland College Park

January 17, 2019
by Azadeh Farzaneh
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We have a new doctor in the group, Dr. Najlaa Hassan!

Today, Najlaa Hassan, defended her dissertation entitled ” Corrosion in Crude Oil Pipelines”. Her work focused on elucidating the dominant mechanisms in corrosion of carbon steel pipelines. We had two very special guests today, Najlaa’s sweet daughter, Emma, and Najlaa’s husband. We missed Travis Dietz and other group members who couldn’t make it. Najlaa will be continuing as a postdoctoral researcher in our group. She totally killed it today. We are so proud of you Najlaa!

August 1, 2018
by Travis Dietz
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Members of Al-Sheikhly and Silverman Lab Groups Enjoy ICIP 2018

In the image, from left to right, are: Dr. Eaman Karim, Kevin Mecadon, Dr. Fuh-Wei Tang, Professor Joseph Silverman, Dr. Byron Lambert, Devyn Catterton, Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly, Dr. Zois Tsinas, Dr. Travis Dietz, and Dr. Slavica Grdanovska.

Members of the Al-Sheikhly and Silverman Lab Groups enjoyed the Thursday night banquet of the 2nd International Conference on Ionizing Processes this past week. Professor Silverman and his former students Byron Lambert and Fuh-Wei Tang (both at Abbott Vascular) joined current and one former member of the Al-Sheikhly lab group after the banquet on the streets of Annapolis for a photo to commemorate the occasion.

February 10, 2016
by Travis Dietz
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Prof. Al-Sheikhly Invited to Speak at The Chemical Society of Washington Dinner Meeting

This Thursday, February 11th, Professor Al-Sheikhly will be giving the presentation, “Novel Materials for the Isolation of Uranium from Sea Water,” at the Chemical Society of Washington’s Dinner Meeting and College Achievement Awards. It is requested that attendees register prior to attending. The talk will start at 7:30 pm in the Chemistry Building Atrium at the University of Maryland. More information can be found at the Chemical Society’s website.

January 16, 2016
by Travis Dietz
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ORNL 2016 SeawaterThis past week, group members working on the Uranium Extraction from Seawater project attended the semi-annual project meeting at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The meeting was an excellent opportunity to discuss the project with numerous experts in the field from universities and laboratories across the country.

December 5, 2015
by Travis Dietz
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Paper Accepted to Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

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The desired grafting reaction of diallyl oxalate to nylon substrate.

On December 4th, 2015, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research published the paper, “Uranium Removal from Seawater by Means of Polyamide 6 Fibers Directly Grafted with Diallyl Oxalate through a Single-Step, Solvent-Free Irradiation Process,” as part of a special issue on the extraction of uranium from seawater. The paper was authored by Travis C. Dietz, Claire E. Tomaszewski, Zois Tsinas, Dianne Poster, Aaron Barkatt, Mohammad Adel-Hadadi, Fred B. Bateman, Lonnie T. Cumberland, Erich Schneider, Karen Gaskell, Jay LaVerne, and Mohamad Al-Sheikhly. The paper can be found online at the following link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.iecr.5b03401

January 1, 2015
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Welcome to the Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science

The Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science is led by Professor Mohamad Al-Sheikhly at the University of Maryland, College Park. Our group is dedicated to exploring the effects of radiation on materials and the study of polymers. In order to perform this research we work in close collaboration with a number of other institutions including The Catholic University of America, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The University of Texas, Austin, among others.  Please see our research and publications page for more information about our group and its current research projects.