Jeffrey W. Stansbury

Jeffrey StansburyProfessor of Chemical and Biological Engineering - CU Boulder ECCH 108
Professor of Restorative Dentistry - UCHSC
Biomaterials Research Center UCHSC/UCB, Director
(303) 724-1044
Curriculum Vitae


B.S., University of Maryland (1977)
PhD., University of Maryland (1988)


  • University of Colorado Pinnacles of Inventorship Group 2005
  • New Inventor of the Year - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 2004
  • University of Colorado, Emerging Leaders Fellow (2003-2004)
  • Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (1999)

Selected Publications

  • Kilambi H, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Enhanced reactivity of monovinyl acrylates characterized by secondary functionalities towards photopolymerization and Michael addition: Contribution of intramolecular effects. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2008; 46:3452-3458.
  • Stansbury JW, Bowman CN, Newman SM. Shining a light on dental composites. Physics Today 2008; 61:82-83.
  • Johnson PM, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. High-throughput kinetic analysis of acrylate and thiol-ene photopolymerization using temperature and exposure time gradients. Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2008; 46:1502-1509.
  • Johnson PM, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Kinetic modeling of a comonomer photopolymerization system using high-throughput conversion data. Macromolecules 2008; 41:230-237.
  • Johnson PM, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Alkyl chain length effects on copolymerization kinetics of a monoacrylate with hexanediol diacrylate. Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry 2007; 9:1149-1156.
  • Lemon MT, Jones MS, Stansbury JW. Hydrogen bonding interactions in methacrylate monomers and polymers. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A 2007; 83A: 734-746.
  • Tanaka J, Stansbury JW, Antonucci JM, Suzuki K. Surface treatment with N,N’-dimethacryloylcystine for enhanced bonding of resin to dental alloys. Dental Material Journal 2007; 26:514-518.
  • Kilambi H, Reddy SK, Schneidewind L, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Design, development, and evaluation of monovinyl acrylates characterized by secondary functionalities as reactive diluents to diacrylates. Macromolecules 2007; 40:6112-6118.
  • Carioscia JA, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Evaluation and control of thiol-ene/thiol-epoxy hybrid networks. Polymer 2007; 48:1526-1532.
  • Kilambi H, Reddy SK, Schneidewind L, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Copolymerization and dark polymerization studies for photopolymerization of novel acrylic monomers. Polymer 2007; 48:2014-2021.
  • Kilambi H, Reddy SK, Beckel ER, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Influence of secondary functionalities on the reaction behavior of monovinyl (meth)acrylates. Chemistry of Materials 2007; 19:641-643.
  • Killambi, H, Konopka, D, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Factors affecting sensitivity to acid inhibition in novel (meth)acrylates characterized by secondary functionalities. Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2007; 45:1287-1295.
  • Killambi, H, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Deconvoluting the impact of intermolecular and intramolecular interactions on the polymerization kinetics of ultrarapid mono(meth)acrylates. Macromolecules 2007; 40:47-54.

Research Interests

Polymeric biomaterials, degradablepolymers, hyperbranched polymers, photopolymerization, expanding monomers
Polymers used in biomedical materials applications take many different forms and functions. We are designing, synthesizing, characterizing and evaluating novel polymeric materials for a wide array of dental and biomedical applications. Some of these materials, such as dental restorations, are intended for permanent placement while others, as with drug delivery vehicles, can be designed to degrade and clear the body after their service is complete. Other analytical efforts are directed toward a better understanding of existing biomaterials and polymerization processes in general. We are developing new monomers based on free radical polymerization routes that can be used in the body to form completely degradable networks. New pathways to highly versatile hyperbranched polymers are being investigated. These hyperbranched materials are being evaluated as drug delivery devices, controlled microgel particles and macromonomers. Basic photopolymerization studies are underway to better understand the influence that monomer structure and comonomer composition has on polymerization rates and polymer properties in network and interpenetrating network copolymer systems. The unique processing controls afforded by photopolymerization are being exploited to produce novel hybrid polymeric materials. Finally, we are developing monomers with minimal polymerization shrinkage and applying ring-opening polymerization methods to obtain practical expanding monomers. Dimensionally stable polymerizations are important in diverse applications including adhesives, coatings, lithography, microelectronics and strain-free polymers.