Post-doctoral Research Associate, Imperial College
PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge (2009-2013)
“Developing Tailored and Tunable Porosity using Metathesis Catalysis on Block Copolymers”
BS Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004-2008)
“gCVD Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) Coating for a Scleral Lens Application”
Imperial College, Department of Chemical Engineering: Research Associate
London, UK (2013-present)
• Investigating both the thermal and oxidative degradation of six individual amine compounds and solution mixtures
• Researching the corrosion of amine solvents (as above) and their corrosive effect on various types of steel using traditional and electrochemical methods, particularly focusing on reducing the corrosion observed without reducing capture efficacy.
• Measuring and understanding the foaming properties of novel amine solutions, including the use of anti-foam agents
University of Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology: Doctoral Student
Cambridge, UK (2009-2012)
• Developed a novel method for membrane fabrication tailored for applications (e.g. water filtration)
• Determined the efficacy of a polymerization catalyst (Grubbs’) to optimize its behavior
• Investigated the role of solvent mixtures on the morphology of block copolymers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering: Undergraduate Researcher Cambridge, MA, USA (2005-2008)
• Created a hydrophilic and antimicrobial coating for a protective lens for patients with complex corneal diseases, in use by the Boston Sight Foundation and technology transferred to Bausch and Lomb R&D
• Produced a grafted polymer anti-microbial coating on fabrics for use for on US Army uniforms
AWARDS/ACCOLADES and FUNDING
• Chemistry Views Hottest Article in Catalysis: Sedransk KL et.al,, Macromolecular Reactions and Engineering 298 (12): 1344-1349 (2013).
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by Churchill College (Cambridge) 2012
• National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow ($40,000 per annum) 2009-2012
PUBLICATIONS AND PATENT
• Sedransk KL, Fisher AF, Moggridge GD, Porous Thin Film Polymers Developed by Metathesis Catalysis, submitted
• Sedransk KL, McGregor J, Moggridge GD, Tunable Pores and Properties of Porous Polymers by Block Copolymer Catalyst Degradation Using Solvent Controls, in preparation for submission
• Sedransk KL, McGregor J, Mitchell J, Moggridge GD, Towards Tailored Porous Polymers Using Solvent Effects in Catalytic Degradation, Macromolecular Reactions and Engineering, 298 (12): 1344-1349 (2013).
• Sedransk KL, Kaminski CF, Hutchings LR, Moggridge GD, The Metathetic Degradation of Polyisoprene and Polybutadiene in Block Copolymers, Polymer Degradation and Stability, 96 (6): 1074-1080 (2011).
• Sedransk K, Tenhaeff WE, Gleason KK, Grafting Chemical Vapor Deposition of Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) For Durable Scleral Lens Coatings, Chemical Vapor Deposition, 16 (1-3): 23 – 28 (2010).
• Martin T, Kooi S, Chang S, Sedransk K, Gleason KK, Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition of Antimicrobial Polymer Coatings, Biomaterials, 28 (6): 909-915 (2007).
• Martin T, Sedransk K, Chan K, Baxamusa S, Gleason KK, Solventless Surface Photoinitiated Polymerization: Grafting Chemical Vapor Deposition (gCVD), Macromolecules, 40: 4586-4591 (2007).
• Sedransk K, Grande-Allen KJ, Vesely I, Failure Mechanics of Mitral Valve Chordae Tendineae, Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 11 (5): 644-650 (2002).
• Patent 20040210303 (US) – Replacement Mitral Valve