John P. Ferraris

Educational Background

  • BS Chemistry (1969) St. Michael’s College
  • MA Organic Chemistry (1971) The Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD Organic Chemistry (1973) The John Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • Electroactive polymers
  • Solid-state reactions, electrochemical processes and devices
  • Device design and characterization, including electrochromics, electrochemical capacitors, light emitting polymers, membranes for gas separations, polymeric solar cells, and fuel cell membranes
  • Design, synthesis, and application electrical and mechanical properties

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2905
Fax: 972-883-6371
Office: FN3.120
Mail Stop: FN32

John P. Ferraris

Dr. John Ferraris came to UTD in 1975 after a two year appointment as an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at NIST in Washington, D.C. He has been Chemistry Department Head since 1995, and has served as Interim Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics since 2003. In 2001, Dr. Ferraris was the recipient of the prestigious W. T. Doherty Award given by the DFW Section of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Ferraris also maintains an active research group and has been the PI or co-PI on over $6M in extramural contracts and grants from federal, state and private sources since 1992. Research in the Ferraris group focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization, and application of novel electroactive organic materials including electrochemical capacitors, light emitting polymers and organics, nanostructured hybrid membranes for high temperature fuel cells, and electrochromic polymers.

Dr. Ferraris has over 150 publications and 10 US patents/applications.

Selected Publications

Fuel Powered Artificial Muscles. Ebron, V. H.; Yang, Z.; Seyer, D. S.; Kozlov, M.; Oh, J.; Xie, H.; Razal, J.; Hall, L. J.; Ferraris, J. P.; MacDiarmid, A. G.; Baughman, R. H. NanoTech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, USA. Science (2006), 311 (5767), 1580 - 1583. (abstract) (full text)

Proton conducting polyaniline molecular sieve composites. D. Coutinho, Z. Yang, J. P. Ferraris, and K. J. Balkus, Jr. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 81(1-3) 321-332, (2005).

Synthesis of proton conducting tungstosilicate mesoporous materials and polymer composite membranes. F. Feng, Z. Yang, D. Coutinho, J. P. Ferraris, and K. J. Balkus, Jr. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 81 (1-3), 217-234 (2005).

Temperature and Time Dependence of Heat Treatment of RR-P3HT/PCBM Solar Cell. K. Inoue, P. C. Madakasira, W. M. Sampson, S. Lee, J. Gutierrez, J. P. Ferraris, and A. A. Zakhidov. Synthetic Metals 154(1-3), 41-44 (2005).

Spinning solid and hollow polymer-free carbon nanotube fibers. M. E. Kozlov, R. C. Capps, W. M. Sampson, V. H. Ebron, J. P. Ferraris, and R. H. Baughman. Advanced Materials ( Weinheim, Germany) 17(5), 614-617 (2005).

Apparent vibrational side bands in p-conjugated systems: The case of distyrylbenzene. C. C. Wu, E. Ehrenfreund, J. J. Gutierrez, J. P. Ferraris, and Z. V. Vardeny. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 71(8), 081201/1-081201/4 (2005).

Multifunctional carbon nanotube composite fibers. E.Munoz, A. B. Dalton, S. Collins, M. Kozlov, J. Razal, Joselito; J. N. Coleman, B. G. Kim, V. H. Ebron, M. Selvidge, J. P. Ferraris, and R. H. Baughman. Advanced Engineering Materials 6(10), 801-804 (2004).

Exciton-dopant and exciton-charge interactions in electronically doped OLEDs. C. Williams, S. Lee, J. Ferraris, and A. A. Zakhidov. Journal of Luminescence 110(4), 396-406 (2004).

Continuous carbon nanotube composite fibers: properties, potential applications, and problems. A.B. Dalton, S. Collins, E. Munoz, J. Razal, V.H. Ebron, B.G. Kim, J.N. Coleman, J.P. Ferraris, and R.H. Baughman. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 14, 1 (2004).

Super-tough carbon-nanotube fibres. A.B. Dalton, S. Collins, E. Muñoz, J.M. Razal, V.H. Ebron, J.P. Ferraris, J.N. Coleman, B.G. Kim, and R.H. Baughman. Nature, 423, 703 (2003).

Electrospun MEH-PPV/SBA-15 Composite Nanofibers Using a Dual Syringe Method. S. Madhugiri, A. Dalton, J. Gutierrez, J. P. Ferraris, and K. J. Balkus, Jr. Journal of the American Chemical Society125(47), 14531-14538 (2003).

Topochemical Strategies for the Rational Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes of One Specified Type. R. H. Baughman, M. C. Biewer, J. P. Ferraris, and J. S. Lamba. Synthetic Metals 141(1-2) , 87-92 (2004).

Updated: October 2, 2013

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