Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering
School of Polymers and High Performance Materials
Polymer Science Building,Room 209
118 College Drive #10076
Hattiesburg,MS 39406-0001



B.A. Chemistry, December, 1971; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; M.S. Chemistry, August, 1973; Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, May, 1976; SSCT Distinguished Professorship in Polymer Science, 1997-2000.

Research Areas

Photophysical Properties of Polymer Systems; Laser Flash Photolysis of Polymers; Photopolymerization of thin-films based on monofunctional and multifunctional self-initiating monomers; Photochemistry and Photopolymerization of Liquid Crystalline Polymers and Monomers; Thiol-ene photopolymerizations; Kinetics and Mechanisms of Free-radical Polymerization; Mechanisms of Polymer Photodegradation; Photochemistry and Photophysics of Small Molecules in Polymer Matrices; Fluorescence of Polymer Solutions and Films.

Representative Publications, Patents


C.E. Hoyle, T.Y. Lee, T. Roper,"Thiol-enes: Chemistry of the past with promise for the future", Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer chemistry 42 [21], 5301-5338 [2004]

T.Y. Lee, W. Kaung, E.S. Jonsson, K. Lowery, C.A. Guymon, C.E. Hoyle CE,"Synthesis and photopolymerization of novel multifunctional vinyl esters", Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry 42 [17], 4424-4436 [2004]

T.B. Cavitt, B. Phillips, C.E. Hoyle, B. Pan, S.B. Hait, K. Viswanathan, S. Jonsson,"Photopolymerization of 1,6-hexanedioldiacrylate initiated by three-component systems based on N-arylphthalimides", Journal of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry 42[16], 4009-4015 [2004]

T.Y. Lee, T.M. Roper, E.S. Jonsson, C.A. Guymon, C.E. Hoyle,"Thiol-ene photopolymerization kinetics of vinyl acrylate/multifunctional thiol mixtures", Macromolecules 37[10], 3606-3613 [2004]

T.Y. Lee, T.M. Roper, E.S. Jonsson, C.A. Guymon, C.E. Hoyle,"Influence of hydrogen bonding on photopolymerization rate of hydroxyalkyl acrylates", Macromolecules 37[10], 3659-3665 [2004]

T.M. Roper, T. Kwee, T.Y. Lee, C.A. Guymon, C.E. Hoyle,"Photopolymerization of pigmented thiol-ene systems", Polymer 45[9], 2921-2929 [2004]

C.E. Hoyle, S.C. Clark, K. Viswanathan, S. Jonsson,"Laser flash photolysis of bismaleimides", Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 2[11], 1074-1079 [2003]

T.Y. Lee, T.M. Roper, E.S. Jonsson, I. Kudyakov, K. Viswanathan, C. Nason, C.A. Guymon, C.E. Hoyle," The kinetics of vinyl acrylate photopolymerization", Polymer 44[10], 2859-2865 [2003]

K.Viswanathan, C.E. Hoyle, E.S. Jonsson, C. Nason, K. Lindgren,"Effect of amine structure on photoreduction of hydrogen abstraction initiators", Macromolecules 35[21], 7963-7967 [2002]

C.E. Hoyle, J. Zhao, B. Orler, W. Kuang, C.L. McDonald,"Photodegradation of St-MMA copolymers: Correlation of degradation, styrene content,and photophysics", Journal of Macromolecular Science-Pure and Applied chemistry 38[5-6], 527-541 [2001]

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