Faculty Profile

Christopher J. Kloxin

Joint Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering


  • Doctorate – 2006 North Carolina State University
  • Bachelors – 1999 University of Colorado

About Christopher J. Kloxin

Our primary research focus is on stimuli-responsive materials, which include light-actuated, environmentally adaptable, and self-healing materials, for applications ranging from low stress and healable dental restoratives to photo-induced delivery of gene therapeutics. We utilize an array of synthetic approaches, from basic organic synthetic reactions to controlled polymerization, to fabricate these novel materials.

Select Publications

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.

  1. Gordon, M.B., Wang, S., Knappe, G.A., Wagner, N.J., Epps, T.H., & Kloxin C.J., “Force-induced Cleavage of a Labile Bond for Enhanced Mechanochemical Crosslinking”, Polymer Chemistry 8(42), 6485, (2017)
  2. Shete, A.U., Kloxin C.J., “One-pot Blue-light Triggered Tough Interpenetrating Polymeric Network (IPN) Using CuAAC and Methacrylate Reactions”, Polymer Chemistry 8(24), 3668, (2017)
  3. Tibbits, A.C., Yan, Y.S., Kloxin, C.J., “Covalent Incorporation of Ionic Liquid into Ion-Conductive Networks via Thiol?Ene Photopolymerization”, Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2017)
  4. El-Zaatari, B.M., Shete, A.U., Adzima, B.J., Kloxin, C.J., “Towards Understanding the Kinetic Behaviour and Liimitations in Photo-induced Copper(I) Catalyzed Azide-alkyne Cycloaddition (CuAAC) Reactions”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18(36), 25504, (2016)
  5. Gordon, M.B., French, J.M., Wagner, N.J., Kloxin, C.J., “Dynamic Bonds in Covalently Crosslinked Polymer Networks for Photoactivated Strengthening and Healing”, Advanced Materials 27(48), 8007, (2015)
  6. Xi, W., Pattanayak, S., Wang, C., Fairbanks, B., Gong, T., Wagner, N.J., Kloxin, C.J., Bowman, C.N., “Clickable Nucleic Acids: Sequence-Controlled Periodic Copolymer/Oligomer Synthesis by Orthogonal Thiol-X Reactions”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54(48), 14462, (2015)
  7. Kloxin, C.J. & Bowman, C.N., “Covalent Adaptable Networks: Smart, Reconfigurable and Responsive Network Systems”, Chemical Society Reviews 42(17), 7161, (2013)
  8. Kloxin, C.J.; Scott, T.F.; Park, H.; & Bowman, C.N., “Mechanophotopatterning on a Photoresponsive Elastomer”, Advanced Materials 23(17), 1977, (2011)
  9. Adzima, B.J.; Tao, Y.; Kloxin, C.J.; DeForest, C.A.; Anseth, K.S.; & Bowman, C.N., “Spatial and Temporal Control of the Alkyne–Azide Cycloaddition by Photoinitiated Cu(ll) Reduction”, Nature Chemistry 3, 258, (2011)
  10. Adzima, B.J.; Kloxin, C.J.; & Bowman, C.N., “Externally Triggered Healing of a Thermoreversible Covalent Network via Self-Limited Hysteresis Heating”, Advanced Materials 22, 2784, (2010)

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For a complete listing of awards, please view the Full CV.

  1. Research Foundation Award (University of Delaware: 2012)

Research Areas

Monomer and polymer synthesis, covalent adaptable networks, self-healing materials, stimuli-responsive polymers, and polymer photochemistry.

Office: 207 CLB
Phone: 302-831-3009

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