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Aisa Sendijarevic, Ph.D.

Background

1972, B.S., Chemistry, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia; 1985, Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia; 1972-75, Research Assistant, Institute “Rudjer Boskovic,” Zagreb, Croatia; 1977-88, Senior Research Scientist, SODASO, Polyurethane Chemistry, Tuzla, Bosnia; 1988-2001, Senior Research Scientist, Polymer Institute, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan; 2001-present, Research Director, Troy Polymers, Inc., Troy.

Research areas and activities

Author of over 80 technical articles (papers, book chapters, conference proceedings) and 14 US patents. Over 30 years research experience in isocyanate-based polymers and polyurethanes.  Her research experience includes development of novel materials for medical, space, automotive, transportation and other industries.  Specific interests include kinetics and mechanisms of isocyanate reactions; syntheses of polymers and co-polymers of defined chemical structure and properties; morphology and structure property relationships in polymers; polyurethane elastomers and foams; heat resistant polymers; environmental studies.

Organizer of two Polyurethane Elastomer Workshops sponsored by the University of Detroit Mercy (1999 & 2000).  Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy (2000).

Honors and Awards

Best paper award, The CPI Polyurethanes Conference 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012.

Best paper award, The CPI Polyurethanes Conference 2010, Houston, Texas, 2010.

Best poster award, The CPI Polyurethanes Conference 2009, National Harbor, MD, 2009.

Best paper award, The CPI Polyurethanes Conference 2009, National Harbor, MD, 2009.

Best poster award, The CPI Polyurethanes Conference 2008, San Antonio, Texas, 2008.

Best poster award at the API Polyurethanes Conference 2005, Houston, Texas, October 17-19, 2005.

Best paper award, The API Polyurethane Conference 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada,2004.

Best poster award at the API Polyurethane Conference 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah,October 13-16, 2002.

Best paper award at the Polyurethanes World Congress '97, The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc, UTECH, and European Isocyanate Producers Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 29-Oct.1, 1997.

Best paper award at the SPI Annual Polyurethane Conference, Polyurethanes 1996, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 20-23, 1996.

An award for industrial innovation in the field of polymeric materials, 1982, Society of Plastics and Rubber Engineers, Croatia.

Selected Publications

Norhayati Mohd Noor, Aisa Sendijarevic, Vahid Sendijarevic, Ibrahim Sendijarevic, Tuan Noor Maznee Tuan Ismail, Mohd Azmil Mohd Noor, Yeong Shoot Kian, AND Hazimah Abu Hassan “Comparison of Adipic Versus Renewable Azelaic Acid Polyester Polyols as Building Blocks in Soft Thermoplastic Polyurethanes,” J Am Oil Chem Soc (2016) 93:983-993, DOI, 10.1007/s11746-016-2903-9

P. P. Kosheela Devi, T. I. Tuan Noor Maznee, S. S. Hoong, A. B. Zailan, S. K. Yeong, A. H. Hazimah, Christi M. Schiffman, Aisa Sendijarevic, Vahid Sendijarevic, and Ibrahim Sendijarevic “Urethane-forming reaction kinetics of natural oil polyols versus petroleum-based polyether polyol,” Reac Kinet Mech Cat., 2016, DOI 10.1007/s11144-016-1043-4

P. P. KosheelaDevi, T. I. Tuan Noor Maznee, S. S. Hoong, H. Nurul ’Ain, S. Mohd. Norhisham, M. N. Norhayati, A. Srihanum, S. K. Yeong, A. H. Hazimah, V. Sendijarevic, and A. Sendijarevic, “Performance of palm oil-based dihydroxystearic acid as ionizable molecule in waterborne polyurethane dispersions,” J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/APP.43614

T. I. Tuan Noor Maznee, P. P. Kosheela Devi, A. B. Zailan, S. S. Hoong, S. K. Yeong, A. H. Hazimah, Christi M. Schiffman, Aisa Sendijarevic, Vahid Sendijarevic, and Ibrahim Sendijarevic “Urethane-Forming Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis of Model Palm Olein Polyols: Quantified Impact of Primary and Secondary Hydroxyls," J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2015, DOI: 10.1002/app.42955.

Allen, S., Anderson, J., Simoneau, C., Campara, I., Sendijarevic, A., and Sendijarevic, V., “CO-2-based Polycarbonate Polyols as Strength Enhancers in Flexible Foams,” Flexible Foams Session, Proceedings of the CPI Polyurethane Technical Conference, September 22-25, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona.

Allen,S., Anderson, J., Simoneau, C., Burges, J., Sendijarevic, A., and Sendijarevic, V., “Using Waste CO2 to Create Novel Renewable Polyols for Polyurethane Applications,” Renewable Content Polyols Technical Session, Proceedings of the CPI Polyurethane Technical Conference, September 24-26, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia.

Palam K.D.P., Ismail, T.N.M.T., Kian, Y.S., Abu Hassa, H., Sendijarevic, V., and Sendijarevic, A., “Palm Oil as Renewable Resource in Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersion: A preliminary Study,” International Palm Oil Congress PIPOC 2012, Proceedings of Oleo & Specialty Chemicals Conference, November 15-17, 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, paper OS-6, pages 88-95.

Kob, N., Sendijarevic, A., and Lathia, N., “Glycerine Carbonate a Bio-based Reactive Blocking Agent and Other Bio-based PU Additives,” Chemistry and Fundamentals Technical Session, Proceedings of the CPI Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference, October 11-13, 2010, Houston, Texas.

Sendijarevic, I. and Sendijarevic, A., “Polyurethanes as Wear Components of Hip Replacement Devices,” CPI Polyurethanes Technical Conference 2009, National Harbor, MD (Washington, D.C.), October 5-7, 2009.

Sendijarevic, A., Curti, M.C., Klempner, D., Datta, A., and Pusapati, D., “Polyurethane Foam Scaffolding Platform for Tissue Ingrowth,” Proceedings of the Polyurethanes Conference 2005, Sponsored by the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, October 17-19, 2005, Houston, Texas, p. 531.

Novak, B. H., Sendijarevic, V., and Sendijarevic, A., “Novel C12TM Chain Extenders for Polyurethanes,” October 18-20, 2004. Proceedings of the Polyurethanes Conference 2004, Sponsored by the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, Las Vegas, Nevada, p.p. 481-487.

Sendijarevic, V., Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, I., Bailey, R.E., Pemberton, D., and Reimann, K. A., “Hydrolytic Stability of Toluene Diisocyanate and Polymeric Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanate Based Polyureas under Environmental Conditions.” 2004. Environ. Sci. Technol., 38, 1066-1072.

Moore, R., Okabe, K., Obara, T., Sendijarevic, A., Kobayashi, T., and Kishida, N., “Novel Co-Polymer Polycarbonate Diols for Polyurethane Elastomer Applications.” October 1-3, 2003. Proceeding of the Polyurethanes Conference 2003, Sponsored by the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, Orlando, Florida, p.p. 241-248.

Sendijarevic, A. and Townley, C.O., "Polyurethane Elastoplastics for Load Bearing Applications." October 13-16, 2002. Proceedings of the API Polyurethane Conference 2002, Salt Lake City, Utah, p.307-315

Boon, W.H., Gwyn, D.E., Forschner, T.C., Smith, C.J., Sendijarevic A., Frisch K.C., and Camara-Hinojosa, A., “Polyurethane Elastomers Based on Poly(1,3-Propanediol Carbonate) Glycols.” October 8-11, 2000. Proceedings of the Polyurethanes Conference 2000, Sponsored by the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Plastics Council, Boston, Massachusetts, p. 303-309.

Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., Frisch, K.C., Yokelson, H.B., and Nubel, P.O., “Polyurethane Elastomers Based Upon Novel Hydrocarbon-Based Diols.” 1998. Advances in Urethane Science and Technology; Frisch, K.C., Klempner, D., and Prentice G., eds., Technomic: Lancester, PA, 14, p.p. 287-307.

Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., Frisch, K.C., Handlin, D., Chin, S., and Masse, M., “Structure-Property Relationships of Polyurethane Elastomers Based on New Saturated Hydrocarbon Diols.” 1998. Advances in Urethane Science and Technology; Frisch, K.C., Klempner, D., and Prentice, G., eds., Technomic: Lancester, PA, 14, p.p.267-285.

Bitler, S.P., Kamp, A., Wanthal, M.A., Sendijarevic, A., Altarriba-Sanpos, M., Wang, J., Frisch, K.C., “Novel Delayed Action Catalysts for Polyurethane Applications.” 1997. Proceedings of the Polyurethanes World Congress '97, The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc, UTECH, and European Isocyanate Producers Association, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept. 29-Oct.1, 1997, p. 338.

Sendijarevic, V., Sendijarevic, A., Frisch, K.C. and Reulen, P., “Novel Isocyanate-Based Matrix Resins for High Temperature Composite Applications.” 1996. Polymer Composites, 17(2), 180.

Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., Wang, X., Haidar, A., Dutta, U., Klempner, D. and Frisch, K.C., “Urethane-Modified Asphalt for Pavement Overlays/Wearing Courses for Road Applications.” September 26-29, 1995. Proceedings of the SPI Polyurethanes 1995 Conference, Chicago, Illinois, p. 418.

Rek, V., Govorcin, E., Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V. and Frisch, K.C., “Photostability of Polyurethane Elastomers Based on Various Types of Diisocyanates.” 1994. Journal of Elastomers and Plastics, 26(2), 143.

Frisch, K.C., Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., Beckwith, G.T. and Schmidt., “New Developments in High Temperature Isocyanate-Based Structural Foams.” 1993. Progress in Rubber and Plastics Technology, 9(2), 89-119.

Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., Frisch, K.C., Koruga-Lazarevic, B., and Torlic, E., “Synthesis and Properties of Urethane-Modified Polyimides.” 1990. J. Polymer. Sci., Chem. Ed., 28, 3603.

Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., and Frisch, K.C., “Studies in the Formation of Poly(oxazolidones) I. Kinetics and Mechanism of the Model Oxazolidone Formation from Phenyl Isocyanate and Phenyl Ether. Selectivity of Catalysts.” 1987. J. Polym. Sci., Chem.Ed., 25, 151.

Sehovic, H., Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., Frisch, K.C. and Wong, S.W., “Poly-2-Oxazolidone-Urethane Coatings.” 1987. J. Coatings Tech., 59(747) 29

List of Patents

Arindam, D., Friedman, C., Klempner, D., Sendijarevic, A., “Reticulated elastomeric matrices, their manufacture and use in implantable devises.” U.S. Patent No. 8,337,487; December 25, 2013 (to Biomerix Corporation).

Deslauriers, R.J. and Sendijarevic, A., “Methods of performing medical procedures that promote bone growth, method of making compositions that promote bone growth, and apparatus for use in such methods,”  U.S. Patent No. 8,211,458; July 3, 2012 (to Doctor’s Research Group, Inc.).

Deslauriers, R.J. and Sendijarevic, A., “Methods of performing medical procedures that promote bone growth, method of making compositions that promote bone growth, and apparatus for use in such methods,”  U.S. Patent No. 7,964,207; June 21, 2011(to Doctor’s Research Group, Inc.).

Arindam, D., Friedman, C., Klempner, D., Sendijarevic, A., “Reticulated elastomeric matrices, their manufacture and use in implantable devises.” U.S. Patent No. 7,803,395; September 28, 2010 (to Biomerix Corporation).

Sendijarevic, V., Sendijarevic, A., and Sendijarevic, I., “ Foam articles,” U.S. Patent No. 7,303,536; December 4, 2007 (to Troy Polymers, Inc.).

Sendijarevic, V., Sendijarevic, A., and Sendijarevic, I., “ Foam articles,” U.S. Patent No. 7,276,036; October 2, 2007 (to Troy Polymers, Inc.).

Sendijarevic, V., Sendijarevic, A., and Sendijarevic, I., “Orthopedic casting articles,” U.S. Patent No.. 6,984,216; January 10, 2006 (to Troy Polymers, Inc.)

Sendijarevic, A., “Water curable casting tapes and methods of preparing the same,” U.S. Patent No. 6,881,486; 2005 (to Troy Polymers, Inc.).

Forschner, T.C., Boon, W.H., Sendijarevic, A., Frisch, K.C., and Gwyn, D.E., “Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers (TPUs) Prepared with Polytrimethylene Carbonate Soft Segment,” U.S. Patent No. 6,593,444 July 15, 2003 (to Shell Oil Company, Houston, TX).

Townley, C.O., Frisch, K.C., Sendijarevic, A., “Polyurethane and so fort containing joints,” U.S. Patent No. 6,302,916; October 16, 2001 (to BioPro, Inc.).

Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., Frisch, K.C., Cenens, J.L.R., Handlin, Jr., D.L., Chin, S.S., and Hernandez, H., "Polyurethanes Having Improved Moisture Resistance," U.S. Patent No. 6,111,049 August 29, 2000 (to Shell Oil Company, Houston, Texas).

Handlin D.L., Chin S.S., Sendijarevic, A., Sendijarevic, V., and Frisch, K.C., "Cast Polyurethane Elastomers Containing Low Polarity Amine Curing Agents," U.S. Patent No. 5,955,559 Sep. 21, 1999 (to Shell Chemical Company, Houston, Tex.).

Edenbaum, M., Frisch, K.C., Sendijarevic, A., Wong, S.W., "Orthopedic Casting Material Having Reduced Tack and Reduced Slip," U.S. Patent No. 5,180,632 January 19, 1993 (to Carapace, Inc., Tulsa, OK).

Edenbaum, M., Frisch, K.C., Sendijarevic, A., Wong, S.W., "Water-active Orthopedic Cast Composition Having Colorant," U.S. Patent No. 5,061,555 October 29, 1991 (to Carapace, Inc., Tulsa, OK)