Neil Ayres received his Ph. D. in chemistry from The University of Warwick in 2003 where he worked with Prof. David Haddleton. After a post-doc with Charles McCormick at The University of Southern Mississippi he worked with William Brittain at The University of Akron studying stimuli-responsive polymer brushes. From there he spent two years as a post-doc at The University of Utah with Prof. David Grainger before becoming an assistant professor at The University of Cincinnati in 2008.
His current research interests include using controlled radical polymerization methods for new materials synthesis and polymer therapeutics and synthesizing new peptidomimetic oligomers with self-assembly properties.
Synthetic polymer chemistry, with an emphasis on controlled/"living" radical polymerization. Polymer bioconjugates and biomimetics. Polymerizations from surfaces. Stimuli responsive polymers.