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LAINE, Richard M.


LAINE, Richard M.


Professor, University of Michigan




Academic Degrees and Educational Background:
1974-1976 Postdoctoral Fellow–Inorganic Photochemistry and Homogeneous Catalysis of the Water-Gas Shift Reaction with Prof. P.C. Ford (Dept. of Chem.) and Prof. R. Rinker (Dept. Chem. and Nucl. Eng.) UC Santa Barbara.
1973-1974 Postdoctoral Fellow–Homogeneous Catalysis Prof. R. F. Heck (Nobel prize in chemistry 2010), Dept. of Chemistry, University of Delaware.
1969-1973 Ph.D. in Organometallic Synthesis/X-ray Crystallography with Prof. Robert Bau, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
1965-1969 B.S. Cum Laude in Chemistry, Calif. State Univ. at Northridge, CA.

Professional/Research Experience:
2006-2015 Director, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Center
2003 Founded Mayaterials Inc. (Mayaterials.com)
1999- Professor, Dept. of Mat. Sci. and Eng., University of Michigan
1997-1999 Associate Prof. with tenure, Dept. of Mat. Sci. and Eng., University of Michigan
1990-1997 Associate Prof., Dept. of MSE University of Michigan
1987-1990 Research Prof., Dept. of MSE, and Director of Polymeric Materials Lab., Adv. Mat. Prgrm., Washington Technology Center (WTC), Univ. of Washington
1987 Associate Director, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Programs–SRI Int.
1984-1986 Program Director of Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry Programs–SRI Int.
1982-1984 Senior Chemist–Organometallic Chemistry Group-SRI International.
1976-1981 Chemist–Dept. of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry–SRI International.


Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Materials


Synthesis and processing of metal oxide nanopowders for battery applications


Out of 275

  • 266. M. Bahrami, X. Zhang, M. Ehsani, Y. Jahani, R. M. Laine, [PhSiO1.5]8,10,12 as nanoreactors for non-enzymatic introduction of ortho, meta or para-hydroxyl groups to aromatic molecules, “Dalton Transactions, 2017, 46, 8797 – 8808.
  • 267. F. You, K. Sun, E. Yi, E. Nakatani, N. Umehara and R.M. Laine, “Chemical modification at and within nanopowders. Nitriding nano-(TiO2)0.43(Al2O3)0.57 in NH3 drives diffusional segregation producing core-shell [email protected] nanopowders.” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2018;101, 1441–1452.
  • 268. J. C. Furgal, H. Yamane, T. R. Odykirk, E. Yi, Y. Chujo, R. M. Laine, “High Surface Area Methylsilsesquioxane Polymer Gels by Fluoride Catalysis,” to J. Europ. Chem. Soc. 2018, 24, 274-280.
  • 269. B. Liang, S. Liu, E. Yi, R. M. Laine, “Processing LF-FSP Mg0.5Ce0.2Zr1.8(PO4)3 nanopowders to free standing pellets and thin films as electrolytes in all-solid-state Mg batteries,” Electrochemica Acta 2018, 272 144-153.

American Chemical Society
American Ceramics Society


–Invited speaker, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Chemistry dept, April 20
–Invited speaker, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, April 18
–Invited speaker, Shanghai Jiao Tong University MSE dept, April 16
–Invited speaker, Hiroshima University, March 16th.
–Invited lecturer Inter. Conf. on Adv. Ceramics-6, Sendai, Japan, March 14

–Visiting Professor Shangdong University, August
— Invited lecture, “Electrophilic Substitution at Phenylsilsesquioxanes,” ISOS2017 Jinan, China Aug 6-10.
–Plenary Lecture, “Backing in to Silsesquioxane Chemistry,” 2017 International Symposium on Silsesquioxane-Based Functional Materials.
–Award for “Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Silsesquioxane Science,” Jinan, China Aug 11.
–Invited lecture, Peking University, Beijing China, Aug 15
— Distinguished alumnus, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Southern California, March

— Visiting Professor Chemnitz Technische Universitat, Aug.
— Visiting Professor Harbin Institute of Technology, Institute of Advanced Ceramics, July

–Governor of Michigan Green Chemistry Award, Nov. 4, 2015.
–Fellow of the American Chemical Society, July
–Visiting Professor Harbin Institute of Technology, Institute of Advanced Ceramics.

— Lady Davis Fellow, Technion, Haifa, Israel, July, August

— Named to 1000 Foreign Experts Program, Shenzhen China, Nov. 6,
— Lady Davis Fellow, Technion, Israel, June, July
–International Fellow of the Polymer Society of Japan, May 31,
–University of Michigan, Faculty International Ambassador

–Fellow of the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society.
–Visiting Professor Chemische Technologie,  Universitat Saarlande, Saarbrucken Germany, May-June

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