Dr. Travis Bailey

Travis Bailey

Travis Bailey

Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured Polymer Systems
  • Self-Assembly
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Soft Tissue Mimics
  • Ion Gels and Hydrogels
  • Membranes


  • Ph D, 2001, University of Minnesota: Chemical Engineering
  • BS, 1995, University of Florida: Chemical Engineering
  • BS, 1995, University of Florida: Chemistry

Awards & Honors

  • U. S. Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar William J. Fulbright Foundation, 2016
  • CSU COE Engineering Days Funniest Professor College of Engineering, 2015
  • CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Nominee (Nominated) CSU Alumni Association, 2013
  • Outstanding Teacher Award CSU Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering , 2011
  • CSU COE Engineering Days Best Professor College of Engineering, 2011
  • CSU COE George T. Abell Outstanding Teaching & Service Faculty Award College of Engineering, 2009
  • CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Award CSU Alumni Association, 2008
  • CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Nominee (Nominated) CSU Alumni Association, 2007
  • CSU Greek Community Outstanding Faculty Member CSU Greek Community, 2007
  • Outstanding Teacher Award CSU Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering , 2007
  • CSU Alumni Association Best Teacher Nominee (Nominated) CSU Alumni Association, 2006
  • CAREER award National Science Foundation, 2006
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow National Science Foundation, 1995
  • Outstanding Four-Year Scholar University of Florida, 1995


  • Wang, Yang; Hong, Miao; Bailey, Travis; Chen, Eugene Y. -X., . "Brush Polymer of Donor-Accepter Dyads via Adduct Formation between Lewis Base Polymer Donor and All Carbon Lewis Acid Acceptor" MOLECULES, vol. 22, no.9, 2017.
  • Wang, Yang; Bailey, Travis; Hong, Miao; Chen, Eugene Y. -X., . "Stereoregular Brush Polymers and Graft Copolymers by Chiral Zirconocene-Mediated Coordination Polymerization of P3HT Macromers" POLYMERS, vol. 9, no.4, 2017.
  • Guo, Chen; Lewis, Jackson; Scalfani, Vincent; Schwartz, Miriah; Bailey, Travis. "Dangling-End Double Networks: Tapping Hidden Toughness in Highly Swollen Thermoplastic Elastomer Hydrogels" Chemistry of Materials, vol. 28, no.6, 2016, pp. 1678–1690.
  • Wijayasekara, Dilanji; Cowan, Matthew; Lewis, Jackson; Gin, Douglas; Noble, Richard; Bailey, Travis. "Elastic free-standing RTIL composite membranes for CO 2/N 2 separation based on sphere-forming triblock/diblock copolymer blends" Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 511, 2016, pp. 170–179.
  • Wijayasekara, Dilanji; Huang, Tianzi; Richardson, Jacqueline; Knauss, Daniel; Bailey, Travis. "The Role of Architecture in the Melt-State Self-Assembly of (Polystyrene) Star-b-(Polyisoprene) Linear-b-(Polystyrene) Star Pom-Pom Triblock Copolymers" Macromolecules, vol. 49, no.2, 2016, pp. 595–608.
  • Fischenich, Kristine; Lewis, Jackson; Kindsfater, Kirk; Bailey, Travis; Donahue, Tammy. "Effects of degeneration on the compressive and tensile properties of human meniscus" Journal of biomechanics, vol. 48, no.8, 2015, pp. 1407–1411.
  • Guo, Chen; Bailey, Travis. "Tailoring mechanical response through coronal layer overlap in tethered micelle hydrogel networks" Soft matter, vol. 11, no.37, 2015, pp. 7345–7355.
  • Williams, John; Moritz, JJ; Henry, Chuck; Floyd, Steven; Van, Luke; Gurule, Kendall; Adkins, Jaclyn; Swigart, Matthew; Bailey, Travis; Stone-Roy, Leslie; others, . "TONGUE STIMULATION FOR COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION TO A USER" , October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2015.
  • Shi, Zhangxing; Newell, Brian; Bailey, Travis; Gin, Douglas. "Ordered, microphase-separated, noncharged-charged diblock copolymers via the sequential ATRP of styrene and styrenic imidazolium monomers" Polymer, vol. 55, no.26, 2014, pp. 6664–6671.
  • James, Susan; Bailey, Travis; Popat, Ketul; Prawel, David; Lewis, Jackson; Koch, Richard. "Synthetic polymeric materials and devices thereof" , September, 2014.
  • Wiesenauer, Erin; Nguyen, Phuc; Newell, Brian; Bailey, Travis; Noble, Richard; Gin, Douglas. "Imidazolium-containing, hydrophobic–ionic–hydrophilic ABC triblock copolymers: synthesis, ordered phase-separation, and supported membrane fabrication" Soft Matter, vol. 9, no.33, 2013, pp. 7923–7927.
  • Scalfani, Vincent; Wiesenauer, Erin; Ekblad, John; Edwards, Julian; Gin, Douglas; Bailey, Travis. "Morphological phase behavior of poly (RTIL)-containing diblock copolymer melts" Macromolecules, vol. 45, no.10, 2012, pp. 4262–4276.
  • Scalfani, Vincent; Bailey, Travis. "Access to nanostructured hydrogel networks through photocured body-centered cubic block copolymer melts" Macromolecules, vol. 44, no.16, 2011, pp. 6557–6567.
  • Bolton, Justin; Bailey, Travis; Rzayev, Javid. "Large pore size nanoporous materials from the self-assembly of asymmetric bottlebrush block copolymers" Nano letters, vol. 11, no.3, 2011, pp. 998–1001.
  • Mes, Tristan; Koenigs, Marcel; Scalfani, Vincent; Bailey, Travis; Meijer, EW; Palmans, Anja. "Network formation in an orthogonally self-assembling system" ACS Macro Letters, vol. 1, no.1, 2011, pp. 105–109.
  • Wiesenauer, Erin; Edwards, Julian; Scalfani, Vincent; Bailey, Travis; Gin, Douglas. "Synthesis and ordered phase separation of imidazolium-based alkyl–ionic diblock copolymers made via ROMP" Macromolecules, vol. 44, no.13, 2011, pp. 5075–5078.
  • Guo, Chen; Bailey, Travis. "Highly distensible nanostructured elastic hydrogels from AB diblock and ABA triblock copolymer melt blends" Soft Matter, vol. 6, no.19, 2010, pp. 4807–4818.
  • Scalfani, Vincent; Bailey, Travis. "Thermally Stable Photocuring Chemistry for Selective Morphological Trapping in Block Copolymer Melt Systems" Chemistry of materials, vol. 22, no.21, 2010, pp. 5992–6000.
  • Guo, Shouwu; Rzayev, Javid; Bailey, Travis; Zalusky, Andrew; Olayo-Valles, Roberto; Hillmyer, Marc. "Nanopore and nanobushing arrays from ABC triblock thin films containing two etchable blocks" Chemistry of materials, vol. 18, no.7, 2006, pp. 1719–1721.
  • Bailey, Travis; Rzayev, Javid; Hillmyer, Marc. "Routes to alkene and epoxide functionalized nanoporous materials from poly (styrene-b-isoprene-b-lactide) triblock copolymers" Macromolecules, vol. 39, no.25, 2006, pp. 8772–8781.
  • Mao, Huiming; Arrechea, Pedro; Bailey, Travis; Johnson, Bret; Hillmyer, Marc. "Control of pore hydrophilicity in ordered nanoporous polystyrene using an AB/AC block copolymer blending strategy" Faraday discussions, vol. 128, 2005, pp. 149–162.
  • Epps, Thomas; Cochran, Eric; Hardy, Cordell; Bailey, Travis; Waletzko, Ryan; Bates, Frank. "Network phases in ABC triblock copolymers" Macromolecules, vol. 37, no.19, 2004, pp. 7085–7088.
  • Epps, Thomas; Cochran, Eric; Bailey, Travis; Waletzko, Ryan; Hardy, Cordell; Bates, Frank. "Ordered network phases in linear poly (isoprene-b-styrene-b-ethylene oxide) triblock copolymers" Macromolecules, vol. 37, no.22, 2004, pp. 8325–8341.
  • Epps, Thomas; Bailey, Travis; Waletzko, Ryan; Bates, Frank. "Phase Behavior and Block Sequence Effects in Lithium Perchlorate-Doped Poly (isoprene-b-styrene-b-ethylene oxide) and Poly (styrene-b-isoprene-b-ethylene oxide) Triblock Copolymers" Macromolecules, vol. 36, no.8, 2003, pp. 2873–2881.
  • Bailey, Travis; Hardy, Cordell; Epps, Thomas; Bates, Frank. "A noncubic triply periodic network morphology in poly (isoprene-b-styrene-b-ethylene oxide) triblock copolymers" Macromolecules, vol. 35, no.18, 2002, pp. 7007–7017.
  • Epps, Thomas; Bailey, Travis; Pham, Hoai; Bates, Frank. "Phase behavior of lithium perchlorate-doped poly (styrene-b-isoprene-b-ethylene oxide) triblock copolymers" Chemistry of materials, vol. 14, no.4, 2002, pp. 1706–1714.
  • Bailey, Travis; Pham, Hoai; Bates, Frank. "Morphological behavior bridging the symmetric AB and ABC states in the poly (styrene-b-isoprene-b-ethylene oxide) triblock copolymer system" Macromolecules, vol. 34, no.20, 2001, pp. 6994–7008.
  • Sigmund, WM; Bailey, TS; Hara, M; Sasabe, H; Knoll, W; Duran, RS. "Langmuir-Blodgett films of 3-alkylpyrroles studied by scanning tunneling microscopy" Langmuir, vol. 11, no.8, 1995, pp. 3153–3160.
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