Eastern Michigan University
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Gregg Wilmes, Ph.D.

L060 Mark Jefferson Science Complex




B.S., Notre Dame- 1997
Ph.D., Stanford- 2004

Polymer, Organic Chemistry

Interests and Expertise

My research interests involve the synthesis and study of polymeric materials. We are currently focused on developing syntheses of block copolymers under mild conditions and studying the reversible self-assembly of those materials in solution through the use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy


Wilmes, G. M.; Durkee, D. A.; Liddle, J. A.; Balsara, N. P. "Bending Soft Block Copolymer Nanostructures by Lithographically Directed Assembly," Macromolecules, 2006, 39, 2435-2437   [pdf]

Lincoln, A. L.; Wilmes, G.M.; Waymouth, R. M. "Dynamic NMR Studies of Cationic Bis(2-phenylindenyl)zirconium Pyridyl Complexes," Organometallics, 2005, 24, 5828-5835   [pdf]

Wilmes, G. M.; France, M. B.; Lynch, S. R.; Waymouth, R. M. "Effects of Ligand Substitutions on the Rotation Rate of Indenyl Ligands in Bis(2-arylindenyl)zirconocenes by NMR Lineshape Analysis and Relaxation in the Rotating Frame," Organometallics, 2004, 23, 2405-2411   [pdf]

Wilmes, G. M.; Polse, J. L.; Waymouth, R. M. "Influence of Cocatalyst on the Stereoselectivity of Unbridged 2-Phenylindenyl Metallocene Catalysts," Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 6766-6772   [pdf]

Wilmes, G. M.; Lin, S.; Waymouth, R. M. "Propylene Polymerization with Sterically-Hindered Unbridged 2-Arylindene Metallocenes," Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 5382-5387   [pdf]

Professional Affiliation

American Chemical Society
Phi Beta Kappa

Courses Taught

Organic Chemistry (Chem 371-373)
Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry (Chem 120)

The Department of Chemistry is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344