Dr Andrew Weems

Office: 411

Lab: 706

Andrew Weems undertook his PhD at Texas A&M University in the Biomedical Engineering Department, focused primarily with shape memory polyurethanes (SMPs) degradation. This work involved determining the pathway to material break down for vascular occlusion medical devices. Funded through a Whittaker scholarship, Andrew joined the Dove group in 2017 to synthesize biodegradable SMP formulations for biomedical applications.

Publications

8. Two-year performance study of porous, thermoset, shape memory polyurethanes intended for vascular medical devices. Weems, A. C.; Boyle, A. J.; Maitland, D. J. Smart Mater. Struct., 2016. Accepted.

7. Solvent Stimulated Actuation of Shape Memory Polymer Foams using Dimethyl Sulfoxide and Ethanol. Boyle, A. J.; Weems, A. C.; Hasan, S. M.; Nash, L. D.; Monroe, M. B. B.; Maitland, D. J. Smart Mater and Struct, 2016, 25. DOI: 10.1068/0964-1726/25/7/07501.

6. Synthesis and preparation of isosorbide-based cross-linked networks using thiol-ene click chemistry. Kristufek, T. S.; Kristufek, S. L.; Lonnecker, A. T.; Link, L. A.; Weems, A. C.; Raymond, J. E.; Wooley. K. L. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2639. DOI: 10.1039/C5PY01659B.

5. Modification of Shape Memory Polymer Foams Using Tungsten, Aluminum Oxide, and Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles. Hasan, S. M.; Thompson, R. S.; Emery, H.; Nathan, A. L.; Weems, A. C.; Zhou, F.; Monroe, M. B. B.; Maitland, D. J. RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 918. DOI: 10.1039/C5RA22633C.

4. Embolic applications of shape memory polyurethane scaffolds. Landsman, T. L.; Weems, A. C.; Hasan, S. M.; Thompson, R. S.; Wilson, T. S.; Maitland, D. J.; in Advances in Polyurethane Biomaterials, ed. Cooper S. L. and Guan, J. Woodhead Publishing 2016.

3. Biodegradation of Shape Memory Polymers, Lifetimes and Compatibility of Synthetic Polymers. Hasan, S. M.; Weems, A. C.; Muschalek, R. L.; Maitland, D. J.; Wilson, T. S. Edited by J Lewicki. Wiley-Scrivener, 2017.

2. Examination of radio-opacity enhancing additives in shape memory polyurethane foams. Weems, A. C.; Raymond, J. E.; Wacker, K. T.; Gustafson, T. P.; Keller, B. E.; Wooley, K. L.; Maitland, D. J. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2015, 132. DOI: 10.1002/app.42054.

1. Computational comparison of one piece metacarpo-phalangeal/phalangeal-phalangeal total joint replacements. Weems, A. C.; Vo, H. V. J. Biomed. Sci. Engin. 2014, 7, 427. DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2014.77045.