Alec B. Scranton

University of Iowa Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering -

Dean, College of Engineering -

Researcher, Photopolymerization Center (NSF IUCRC) -

Researcher, Optical Science and Technology Center -

(319) 335-1414
3100 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1990
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1984
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Present Research Interests: 
Polymerization kinetics and reaction engineering; spectroscopic methods for characterization of polymers; photopolymerization.
Selected Publications: 
  • N.S. Kenning, D. Kriks, M. El-Maazawi, and A.B. Scranton, “Spatial and Temporal Evolution of the Photoinitiation Rate for Thick Polymer Systems Illuminated with Polychromatic Light,” Polymer International, (55), 994 (2006).
  • K. Jain, J. Klier, and A.B. Scranton, “Photopolymerization of Butyl Acrylate-in-Water Microemulsions: Polymer Molecular Weight and End-Groups,” Polymer, (46), 11273 (2005).
  • D. Kim and A.B. Scranton, “The Role of Diphenyl Iodonium Salt (DPI) in Three-Component Photoinitiator Systems Containing Methylene Blue (MB) and an Electron Donor,” Journal of Polymer Science/, (42), 5863 (2004).
  • V. Sipani, A. Kirsch, and A.B. Scranton, “Dark Cure Studies of Cationic Photopolymerizations of Epoxides: Characterization of Kinetic Rate Constants at High Conversions,” Journal of Polymer Science, (42), 4409 (2004).
  • L. Gou, C.N. Coretsopoulos, and A.B. Scranton “Measurement of the Dissolved Oxygen Concentration in Acrylate Monomers Using a Novel Photochemical Method,” Journal of Polymer Science, (42), 1285 (2004).
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers; American Chemical Society; American Society for Engineering Education; Omega Chi Epsilon.