Publications

 Research Articles, Reviews and Book Chapters


Professional Presentations

  • American Chemical Society (253), Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research 2017: Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C. Sustainable antimicrobial biomaterials and biobased plastics from natural biomass. San Francisco, CA. (Oral Presentation)
  • USC Discovery Day 2017, 3MT Competition: Ganewatta M. S.; Antimicrobial biomaterials and sustainable polymers from renewable biomass. Columbia, SC. (Oral Presentation)
  • ACS Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS) 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Ding, W.; Rahman Md. A.; Yuan L.; Wang, Z.; Hamidi, N.; Robertson M. L.; Tang C. High molecular weight biobased plastics and elastomers from renewable resin acids. Columbia, SC. (Oral Presentation)
  • American Chemical Society (252) 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Meherpouya-Bahrami, P; Rahman Md. A.; Mercado, L. N.; Nagarkatti, M.; Decho, A. W.; Tang C. Converting natural biomass to amphiphilic antimicrobial polymers in solution and on surfaces. Philadelphia, PA. (Poster Presentation)
  • American Chemical Society (251) 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Yuan L.; Rahman Md. A.; Ding W.; Robertson M. L.; Tang C. High Molecular weight polymers and thermoplastic elastomers from resin acids. San Diego, CA. (Oral Presentation)
  • Society of Toxicology (55), 2016: Bahrami P. M; Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.; Nagarkatti P.; Nagarkatti M. Blockade of CB1 cannabinoid receptors is associated with growth of the gut bacterium Akkermansia Muciniphila and attenuation of diet­induced obesity. New Orleans, LA. (Poster Presentation)
  • SC EPSCoR State Conference 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Wang J.; Rahman Md A.; Tang C. Highly potent antimicrobial materials from natural resin acids. Columbia, SC (Poster Presentation)
  • Carolina Sustainability Showcase 2015: Ganewatta M. S.; Rahman Md A.; Tang C. Sustainable polymers from renewable natural resin acids. Columbia, SC (Poster Presentation)
  • American Chemical Society (247) 2014: Ganewatta M. S.; Chen Y.P.; Miller K. P.; Decho A. W.; Tang C. Sustainable antimicrobial coatings from resin acids. Dallas, TX. (Poster Presentation)
  • Organic Chemistry Divisional Seminar, USC, 2014: Ganewatta M. S. Total synthesis of (+)-Ingenol. Columbia, SC  (Oral Presentation)
  • Organic Chemistry Summer Seminar Series, USC, 2014: Ganewatta M. S. Bio-Inspired resin acid-derived materials as anti-bacterial resistance agents. Columbia, SC (Oral Presentation)

Journal Covers

The following are some published cover artworks that I prepared for my articles as well as my colleagues’ at USC chemistry department.

Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Trenor N.; Tang C.* Amidation of Triglycerides by Amino Alcohols and Their Impact on Plant Oil-Derived Polymers. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2790–2798.

Salpage, S. R.; Donevant, L. S.; Smith, M. D.; Bick, A.; Shimizu, L. S.* Modulating the Reactivity of Chromone and its Derviatives Through Encapsulation in a Self-Assembled Phenylethynylene Bis-Urea Host. J. Photoch. Photobio. A 2016, 315, 14-24.

Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.* Controlling Macromolecular Structures towards Effective Antimicrobial Polymers. Polymer, 2015, 63, A1-A29.

Controlling Macromolecular Structures towards Effective Antimicrobial Polymers.

Wang, L.; Cole, M.; Li, J.; Zheng, Y.; Chen, Y. P.; Miller, K. P.; Decho, A. W.; Benicewicz, B. C.;* Polymer Grafted Recyclable Magnetic Nanoparticles. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 248-255.

Yan, Y.; Zhang, J.; Wilbon, P.; Qiao, Y.; Tang C.* 18-e Cobalt(I)-Containing Norbornene Polymer by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Application As Heterogeneous Macromolecular Catalyst in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2014, 35, 1840-1845.

18-e Cobalt(I)-Containing Norbornene Polymer by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Application As Heterogeneous Macromolecular Catalyst in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization.

Qiao Y.; Islam Md. S.; Han K.; Leonhardt E.; Zhang J.; Wang Q.; Ploehn H. J.; Tang C.* Polymers Containing Highly Polarizable Conjugated Side Chains as High Performance All-Organic Nanodielectric Materials. Adv. Funct. Mater. , 2013, 23, 5638–5646.

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Yao K.; Chen Y.; Zhang J.; Bunyard C.; Tang C.* Cationic Salt-Responsive Bottle-Brush Polymers. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 645-651.

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