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Morgan A. Priolo, PhD
Principal research interests:
Polymer nanocomposites, gas barriers, nanobrick wall thin film
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3123

Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ośrodek Badawczy w Krakowie - Research Centre in Kraków

Position: Visiting Professor

phone 1-979-492-8954
e-mail: mapriolo25@gmail.com

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Academic Degrees

  • May 2012   Texas A&M University   College Station, TX
    Ph.D. - Materials Science & Engineering
    Dissertation: "Layer-by-layer Assembly of Nanobrick Wall Ultrathin Transparent Gas Barrier Films"

  • May 2006   University of Texas - PAN American   Edinburg, TX
    B.S. - Physics and Mathematics

Professional Career

  • August 2012 - Present   Institute of Geological Sciences  Kraków, Poland; Visiting Professor

  • July 2008 - July 2012   Texas A&M University  College Station, TX; Research Assistant [Advisor: J. C. Grunlan]

  • August 2006 - June 2008   Texas A&M University  College Station, TX; Researcher [Advisor: M. B. Weimer]


Priolo, M. A.; Holder, K. M.; Greenlee, S. M.; Grunlan, J. C., Precision tuning of nanobrick wall thin film oxygen permeability. In Review.
Priolo, M. A.; Holder, K. M.; Greenlee, S. M.; Grunlan, J. C., 2012. Transparency, gas barrier, and moisture resistance of large-aspect-ratio vermiculite nanobrick wall thin films. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4 (10), 5529-5533.
Yang, Y. H.; Bolling, L.; Priolo, M. A.; Grunlan, J. C., Super gas barrier and selectivity of graphene oxide-polymer multilayer thin films. Advanced Materials, Early View.
Holder. K. M.; Priolo, M. A.; Secrist, K.; Greenlee, S. M.; Nolte, A. J.; Grunlan, J. C., 2012. Influence of humidity on polymer-clay gas barrier films. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116 (37), 19851-56.
Laufer, G.; Priolo, M. A.; Kirkland, C.; Grunlan, J. C., High oxygen barrier, chitosan-based thin films for food packaging. Green Materials, Ahead of Print Article.
Priolo, M. A.; Holder, K. M.; Gamboa, D.; Grunlan, J. C., 2011. Influence of clay concentration on gas barrier of clay-polymer nanobrick wall thin film assemblies. Langmuir, 27 (19), 12106-14.
Priolo, M. A.; Gamboa, D.; Holder, K. M.; Grunlan, J. C., 2010. Super gas barrier of transparent polymer-clay multilayer ultrathin films. Nano Letters  10 (12), 4970-4974. This work was featured in a press release at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.
Gamboa, D.; Priolo, M. A.; Ham, A.; Grunlan, J. C., 2010. Note: Influence of rinsing and drying routines on growth of multilayer thin films using automated deposition system. Review of Scientific Instruments  81 (3), 036103.
Priolo, M. A.; Gamboa, D.; Holder, K. M.; Grunlan, J. C., 2010. Super oxygen barrier of polymer - clay nano brick wall thin films. SAMPE 2010 Technical Conference Proceedings: New Materials and Processes for a New Economy, Seattle, WA, May 17-20, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, CD-ROM
Priolo, M. A.; Gamboa, D.; Grunlan, J. C., 2010. Transparent clay-polymer nano brick wall assemblies with tailorable oxygen barrier. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2 (1), 312-320. This paper was featured in the Science and Technology Concentrates of C&EN (11 January 2010).

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