Brian McFarland, associate professor of chemistry, and student Mallory Sea recently had an article published in the online edition of the Journal of Polymers and the Environment.
Brian McFarland, associate professor of chemistry at Morningside College, and student Mallory Sea recently had an article published in the online edition of the Journal of Polymers and the Environment.
It also will be included in the print edition of an upcoming issue.
The article, “Adhesion and Toxicity of Polymers Prepared Using Ionic Liquid Monomers,” focuses on research they did at Morningside College. They created new types of polymers that have adhesive qualities comparable to white glue or rubber cement, but have less of an environmental impact. These polymers are very versatile in their uses.
Sea graduated from Morningside College in 2016. She is now doing an internship at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, where she is conducting research in the Red Sea.
McFarland joined the Morningside faculty in 2013 and teaches organic and polymer chemistry. He holds a doctorate from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.