Thomas Twardowski

Teaching Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Twardowski

Contact

East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Thomas.Twardowski@jefferson.edu

267-980-1915

Thomas Twardowski

Teaching Assistant Professor of Physics and Mathematics

Education

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1992
M.S. Polymer Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1988
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 1986

Awards

Society of Plastics Engineers, Roger Corneliusen Award for Advances in Plastics Education,
January 2014
Best Paper, “Spoken Polymer”, T. E. Twardowski, ANTEC 2004, Chicago, IL, May 2004
ONR Graduate Student Fellowship, 1986-1991

Publications

Focus Areas:

Focus Areas:

Emulsion and polymer physics, especially: cosmetics, nanocomposites, regenerative devices, collagen, adhesives

Patents, Applications and Disclosures

  1. 8927088 Helmet designs utilizing foam structures having graded properties, KineticShield, 6 Jan 2015
  2. 7521114 Vandalism-resistant insulating panel for building exteriors and building having vandalism-resistant thermally insulative walls (divisional patent), Philadelphia University, 6 Aug 2009
  3. 8287671 Vandalism-resistant insulating panel for building exteriors and building having vandalism-resistant thermally insulative walls, Philadelphia University, Patent issued 21 April 2009
  4. Helmet designs utilizing nanocomposites, KineticShield, Patent pending 14 Feb 2011
  5. Helmet designs utilizing fluid-filled containers, KineticShield, Patent pending 14 Feb 2011
  6. Helmet designs utilizing an outer slip layer, KineticShield, Patent pending 14 Feb 2011
  7. Incorporation of heparin-neutralizing peptides into bandages to enhance wound recovery, Thomas Jefferson University, Disclosure February 2009
  8. Feature measurement and recognition, T. Twardowski & D. Foran, Disclosure August 1996
  9. Novel biocomposite structure, Integra LifeSciences, Disclosure December 1995
  10. High energy cross-linking of materials, National Starch and Chemical, Disclosure June 1993
  11. Fiber rearrangement in paper drying, Kimberly-Clark, Disclosure August 1985

Peer Reviewed Papers

  1. “Type I Collagen and Collagen Mimetics as Angiogenesis Promoting Superpolymers”, T. Twardowski, A. Fertala, J. Orgel, and J. San Antonio, Current Pharmaceutical Design, 13, 3608-3621, 2007
  2. “Effect of Reinforcement Size on the Scratch Resistance and Crystallinity of HVOF Sprayed Nylon-11/Ceramic Composite Coatings”, S. Niezgoda, V. Gupta, R. Knight, R. Cairncross, and T. Twardowski, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 15(4), 731-738, 2006
  3. “Effect of Substrate Roughness on Splatting Behavior of HVOF Sprayed Polymer Particles: Modeling and Experiments”, M. Ivosevic, V. Gupta, J. Baldoni, R. Cairncross, T. Twardowski, and R. Knight, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 15(4), 725-730, 2006
  4. "Attachment of Novel Peptide Sequences to a Biodegradable Polymer to Promote Endothelial Cell Attachment”, T. E. Twardowski, M. Germann, J. L. Ostroha, and J. San Antonio, SPE Medical Plastics Division Newsletter, February 2002
  5. “Thermal Spray of Polymer/Ceramic Nanocomposites”, T. Twardowski, E. Petrovicova, M. Reilly, X. Fang and R. Knight, Proceedings of Thermec 2000, Las Vegas, Sep 2000, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, special edition, T. Chandra, K. Higashi, C. Suryanarayana and C. Tome, eds., 2001
  6. “Structure/Property Relationships and Barrier Performance of Thermally Sprayed Nanoreinforced Coatings”, E. Petrovicova, R. Knight, X. Fang and T. Twardowski, extended abstract in Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 10 (1), 170-171, January 2001
  7. “Thermal Spray of a Nanoceramic Reinforced Polymer Composite Coating II:  Improvements in Mechanical and Barrier Properties”, E. Petrovicova, R. Knight, L. Schadler and T. E. Twardowski, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 78(13), 2272-2289, 2000
  8. “Thermal Spray of a Nanoceramic Reinforced Polymer Composite Coating:  Microstructure and Morphology Control”, E. Petrovicova, R. Knight, L. Schadler and T. E. Twardowski, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 77(8), 1684-1699, 2000
  9. “Discovery of Peptides with High Affinities for Heparin and Endothelial Cell Proteoglycans”, A. Verrechio, M. Germann, B. Schick, B. Kung, T. Twardowski and J. San Antonio, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 275(11), 7701-7707, 2000
  10. “Curing in Composite Laminates:  Thick Sections and Simulations”, T. E. Twardowski, S. E. Lin and P. H. Geil, Journal of Composite Materials, 27(3), 216-250, 1993
  11. “The Effect of Chain Stiffness in Lightly Cross-Linked Epoxies”, T. E. Twardowski and P. H. Geil, Journal Macromolecular Science, Pure and Applied Chemistry, A30 (1), 75-89, 1993
  12. “Elastic Contributions from Chain Entangling and Chemical Cross-Links in Elastomer Networks in the Small Strain Limit”, T. E. Twardowski and O. Kramer, Macromolecules, 24, 5769-5771, 1991
  13. “A Highly Fluorinated Epoxy Resin III:  Behavior in Composite and Fiber Coating Applications”, T. E. Twardowski and P. H. Geil, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 42, 1721-1726, 1991
  14. “A Highly Fluorinated Epoxy Resin II:  Behavior in Blend Applications”, T. E. Twardowski and P. H. Geil, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 42, 69-74, 1991
  15. “A Highly Fluorinated Epoxy Resin:  Post-Curing and Transition Behavior”, T. E. Twardowski and P. H. Geil, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 41, 1047-1054, 1990
  16. “The Localization Model of Rubber Elasticity and the Stress-Strain Behavior of a Network Formed by Cross-Linking a Deformed Melt:  II.  Equibiaxial Extension and Pure Shear”, T. E. Twardowski and R. J. Gaylord, Polymer Bulletin, 21, 393-400, 1989
  17. “The Localization Model of Rubber Elasticity and the Deformation of a Network Formed by Cross-Linking a Strained Melt”, R. J. Gaylord, T. E. Twardowski and J. F. Douglas, Polymer Bulletin, 20, 305-310, 1988