Tim's CV

Timothy M. Swager
John D. MacArthur Professor
Department of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bldg. 18-597
Cambridge, MA 02139

Tel: (617) 253-4423
Fax: (617) 253-7929
Email: tswager@mit.edu

PERSONAL: Born July 1,1961 in Sheridan, Montana.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John D. MacArthur Professor of Chemistry: July 1, 2005 - present
Head of The Department of Chemistry: July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2010
Associate Director Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies: June 1, 2002 - June 30, 2005
Professor of Chemistry: August 1, 1996 - July 1, 2005

University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Chemistry: July 1, 1996 - July 31, 1996
Assistant Professor of Chemistry: July 1, 1990 - June 30, 1996

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellow, Advisor: Professor Mark S. Wrighton: August 1988 - July 1990


Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology: May 1988
Research Advisor: Professor Robert H. Grubbs
B.S., Chemistry, With Highest Honors, Montana State University: June 1983

Electronic Materials, Chemical Sensors, Supramolecular Science, Polymer Science, Liquid Crystals, Synthetic Conductors, Molecular Recognition, Molecular Electronics, Photonics

National Academy of Inventors Fellow 2020; Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS) 2019; Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (DoD) 2018; Chandler Medal, Columbia University 2017; Pauling Medal 2016, Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest 2016; Humboldt Senior Research Award 2014; Council for Chemical Research-Diversity Award 2014; Fellow of the American Chemical Society 2013; Award for Creative Invention (ACS) 2013; Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) Centenary Prize 2012; Fellow of the Division of Polymer Chemistry (ACS) 2009; John Scott Award 2008; Elected to the National Academy of Sciences 2008; Honorary Doctorate of Science, Montana State University 2008; Lemelson-MIT Award for Invention and Innovation 2007; Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2006; Christopher Columbus Foundation Homeland Security Award 2005; The Carl S. Marvel Creative Polymer Chemistry Award (ACS-Polymer Div) 2005; Clare Hall Visiting Fellow (U. Cambridge, England) 2005; Visiting Professor (Université Bordeaux) 2003; Vladimir Karapetoff Award (MIT) 2000; Cope Scholar Award (ACS) 2000; Union Carbide Innovation Recognition Award 1997-8; Philadelphia Section Award (ACS) 1996; Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar 1995-1997; Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow 1994-1996; DuPont Young Faculty Award 1993-1996; NSF-Young Investigator 1992-1997, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator 1992-1995, Lawton Chiles Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biotechnology (NIH) 1989; Herbert Newby McCoy Award For Outstanding Graduate Research (California Institute of Technology) 1988; Advanced Technologies Graduate Fellow (Aerojet General, General Motors, TRW) 1988;  IBM Graduate Fellow 1984-1987; Most Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major (American Institute of Chemists) 1983; Merck Index Undergraduate Chemistry Award 1983


Service to the Federal Government: National Academies Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology 2012-2018 (Co-Chair 2012-2015), TSA Blue Ribbon Panel, Project Newton 2009, Naval Studies Board 2009-2014, National Research Council Science & Technology Committee for Countering Terrorism 2002, Member of JIEDDO Standing Committee 2006-2007, Defense Science Board Task Force on Chemical Warfare Defense 2001-2002, National Science Foundation (Organizer: Materials Chemistry Workshop 1996, Review of Materials Chemistry 1997, Organizer US-UK Bilateral Assistant Professor Workshop 2004-2005), Organizer UK-US Conference on Chemical and Biological Sensors and Detectors 2007.  Service on Numerous Other Panels for NIH, NSF, DoD, US Senate Commerce Committee.

Scientific Advisory Boards: Inkbit  2019- Via Separations 2017-2018; Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (Holland) 2016-2019; Nano-C Inc. Westwood, MA 2006-; ICx Technologies Science & Technology Council, Washington DC 2006-2010; Coatue Corp., Cambridge MA, 2001-2003; Mitsubishi Chemical Company, Tokyo 2002, Nomadics Inc., Stillwater OK and Cambridge MA, 2000-2005; Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc., Hingham, MA, 2001-4, Plextronics Inc. Pittsburgh PA, 2006-2014, E-ink, Cambridge MA, 1999-2002; Polaroid Corp., Cambridge MA, 1999-2002

Scientific Founder: Iptyx Corp., 2003-2009, (High Performance Polymers) Acquired by ICx Technologies; DyNuPol Inc., 2009-, Newton MA (Agents for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhancement); PolyJoule, 2011-, Billerica MA (Energy Storage Devices); C2 Sense, 2014-, Watertown MA (Gas Sensors); Xibus Systems, 2018-, Watertown MA (Bacteria Detection Systems).

Editorial Advisory Boards: Chemistry of Materials 1997-2002; Accounts of Chemical Research 1998-2000, 2002-2014; J. of Polymer Science 1999-; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000-2002; Supramolecular Chemistry 2001-2006; Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis 2001-2010; J. Supramolecular Chemistry 2001-2006; Associate Editor of Synfacts, 2005-, Chemistry Letters 2010-, Associate Editor of Macromolecules 2010-2019, Angewandte Chemie International Advisory Board 2017-2020


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>70 additional manuscripts have been published in proceedings volumes.



Swager, T. M.; Xu, B. “Liquid Crystalline Calixarenes” pages 389-398. in Calixarenes 50th Anniversary: Commemorative Issue Vicens, J.; Asfari, Z.; Harrowfeild, J. M. (Eds.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Holland, 1994

Swager, T. M. “Polymer Electronics for Explosives Detection” pages 29-38 in Electronic Noses and Sensors for the Detection of Explosives, Gardner J.; Yinon, J., (Eds.) NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, 2004

Tovar, J. D.; Swager, T. M. “Synthesis of Tunable Electrochromic and Fluorescent Polymers” Chapter 28, pp 368-376 in Chromogenic Phenomena in Polymers, Jenekhe, S. A.; Kiserow, D. J. (Eds.) ACS Symposium Series, Volume 888, 2004

Swager, T. M. “Semiconducting Poly(arylene ethylene)s” pages 233-258 in Acetylene Chemistry: Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Science, Diederich, F.; Stang, P. J.; Tykwinski, R. R. (Eds.) Wiley-VCH 2005

Swager, T. M. “Realizing the Ultimate Amplification in Conducting Polymer Sensors: Isolated Nanoscopic Pathways” pages 29-44 in Redox Systems Under Nano-Space Control, Hirao, T. (Ed.) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Thomas, S. W., III; Swager, T. M. “Detection of Explosives Using Amplified Fluorescent
Polymers” pages 203-220 in Detection of Illicit Chemicals and Explosives; Oxley, J. C.; Marshall, M., (Eds.) Elsevier: New York, 2008.

B. VanVeller, T. M. Swager, “Poly(aryleneethynylene)s” pages 175–200 in Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers, M. Leclerc, J. Morin (Eds.) Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, 2010.

Andrew, T. L.; Swager, T. M. “Exciton Transport through Conjugated Molecular Wires” in
Charge and Exciton Transport through Molecular Wires Siebbeles, L. D. A.; Grozema, F. C. (Eds.) Wiley-VCH: Weinheim 2010

Levine, M.; Swager, T. M. “Conjugated Polymer Sensors: Design, Principles, and Biological Applications” Chapter 4, Pages 81-133, in Functional Supramolecular Architectures: for Organic Electronics and Nanotechnology Vol. 1 Samori, P.; Cacialli, F. (Eds.) Wiley-VCH: Weinheim 2010


1.     Grubbs, R. H. and Swager, T. M.; “Ring-Opening Polymerization of 3,4-Dimethylene Cyclobutene Derivatives,” U.S. Patent 4,645,814.

2.     Grubbs, R. H., Dougherty, D. A., Swager, T. M., and Ginsburg, E. J.; “Synthesis of Polyacetylene From High Energy Polymer Formed by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization,” U.S. Patent 5,026,783 (10/24/88)

3.     Swager, T. M.; Xu, B. “Calixarene-Based Transition Metal Complexes and Photonic Devices Comprising the Same” U.S. Patent 5,453,220 (1/29/93)

4.     Swager, T. M.; Marsella, M. J. “Derivatized Polythiophenes and Devices Comprising Same” U.S. Patent 5,519,147 (2/23/95)

5.     Epstein, A. J.; Wang, Y.; Gebler, D. D.; Swager, T. M. “Electroluminescence in Light Emitting Polymers Featuring Deaggregated Polymers” U.S. Patent. 6,623,870 (7/29/97)

6.     Epstein, A. J.; Wang, Y.; Gebler, D. D.; Swager, T. M. “Electroluminescence in Light Emitting Polymers Featuring Deaggregated Polymers” U.S. Patent. 6,962,757 (9/27/03)

7.     Swager, T. M.; Kingsborough, R. P.; Zhu, S. “Conducting Polymer Hybrid Materials and Sensors” U.S. Patent 6,323,309 (12/01/98)

8.     Swager, T. M. et al “Stable Chemically Sensitive Fluorescent Polymer Films” U.S. Patent. 60/084.247 (5/5/98), European Patent 99921696.3: Application No. 10/324,064 (12/18/02)

9.     Swager, T. M. “Insulated Nanoscopic Pathways, Compositions, and Devices of the Same” U.S. Patent 7,186,355 (2/4/01)

10.  Swager, T. M.; Long, T. M., Zhu; Z.  “Polymers with High Internal Free Volume” U.S. Patent 6,783,814 (9/21/01)

11.  Swager, T. M.; Long, T. M., Zhu; Z.  “Polymers with High Internal Free Volume” U.S. Patent 7,494,698 (1/26/04)

12.  Variy; R. V.; Heffernan; M.; Buchwald, S. L.; Swager, T. M. “Stereoisomers of p-Hydroxy-Milnacipran, and Methods of use Thereof” U.S. Patent 7,038,085 (10/22/03)

13.  Swager, T. M.; Yang, J.-S.; Williams, V.; Miao, Y.-J.; Lugmair, C. G.; Levitsky, I. A.; Kim, J.; Deans, R. “Emissive Polymers and Devices Incorporating These Polymers” U.S. Patent 7,208,122 (4/24/07)

14.  Swager, T. M.; Yang, J.-S.; Williams, V.; Miao, Y.-J.; Lugmair, C. G.; Levitsky, I. A.; Kim, J.; Deans, R. “Emissive Polymers and Devices Incorporating These Polymers” U.S. Patent 7,662,309 (10/17/05)

15.  Swager, T. M.; Yang, J.-S.; Williams, V.; Miao, Y.-J.; Lugmair, C. G.; Levitsky, I. A.; Kim, J.; Deans, R. “Emissive Polymers and Devices Incorporating These Polymers” U.S. Patent 7,393,503 (10/17/05)

16.  Madden, J. D.; Pullen, A. E.; Yu, H.-H.; Hunter, I. A.; Anquetil, P.; Madden, P.; Swager, T. M. “Molecular Actuators and Methods of Use Thereof” U.S. Patent 7,138,075 (11/21/06)

17.  Anquetil, P.; Hunter, I. A.; Madden, J. D; Madden, P.; Pullen, A. E.; Swager, T. M.; Yu, H.-H.; Xu, B.  “Molecular Actuators and Methods of Use Thereof” U.S. Patent 7,658,868 (11/21/06)

18.  Swager, T. M.; Zahn, S. “Emissive, High Charge Transporting Polymers” U.S. Patent 7,041,910 (7/15/03)

19.  Swager, T. M. “Reversible Resititivity-Based Sensors” U.S. Patent 7,291,503 (11/6/07)

20.  Buchwald, S. L.; Swager, T. M.; Variy, R. V. “Methods for the Synthesis of Milnacipran and Congeners Thereof” U.S. Patent 7,309,799 (04/01/05)

21.  Hirsh, J.; Kibanov, A. M.; Swager, T. M.; Buchwald, S. L.; Lo, W. Y.; Fleming, A. B.; Variy, R. V. “Abuse-Deterrent Pharmaceutical Compositions of Opiods and Other Drugs” U.S. Patent 7,399,488 (7/15/2008)

22.  Swager, T. M.; Zhang, S. –W. "Fluorescent Sensors for Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents and Fluoride Ion" U.S. Patent 8,367,001 (04/12/2004)

23.  Swager, T. M.; Kim, Y.-M. “Fluorescent, Semi-Conductive Polymers and Devices Comprising Them” U.S. Patent 7,700,366 (12/06/04)

24.  Rose, A.; Swager, T. M.; Zhu, Z.; Bulovic, B.; Madigan, C. F. “Organic Materials Able to Detect Analytes” U.S. Patent 7,759,127 (12/06/04)

25.  Swager, T. M.; Seeberger, P. H.; Zheng, J.; Disney M. D. “Polymers for Analyte Detection” U.S. Patent 8,617,819 (9/17/04)

26.  Swager, T. M.; Bouffard, J. “High Internal Free Volume Compositions for Low-k Dielectric and Other Applications” U.S. Patent 7,671,166 (1/20/06)

27.  Swager, T. M.; Thomas, S. W. “Detection of Explosives, Toxins, and Other Compositions” U.S. Patent Application 60/835,828 (08/04/06)

28.  Swager, T. M.; Amara, J. P. “Polymer Synthetic Technique” U.S. Patent 8,283,423 (09/29/06)

29.  Swager, T. M.; Liao, J. H.  “Emissive Compositions with Internal Standard and Related Techniques” U.S. Patent No. 8,802,447 (10/05/06)

30.  Swager, T. M.; Andrew, T. L.; Thomas, S. W., Bouffard, J. “Determination of Explosives Including RDX” U.S. Patent 7,666,684 (10/16/06)

31.  Swager, T. M.; Hoogboom, J.  “Compositions Including Polymers Aligned via Interchain Interactions” U.S. Patent 9,376,623 (11/01/06)

32.  Swager, T. M. “Devices and Methods Involving Polymers Aligned via Interchain Interactions” U.S. Patent Application 11/641,127 (12/18/06)

33.  Swager, T. M.; Thomas, S. W.; Venkatesan, K. “Sensor of Species Including Explosives and Chemical Warfare Agents” U.S. Patent 9/429.522 (10/27/06)

34.  Tsui, N. T.; Thomas, E. L.; Swager, T. M.  “Protective Polymeric Materials And Related Devices” U.S. Patent 8,273,848(03/08/07)

35.  Swager, T. M.; Zhang, W. “Functionalization of Nanoscale Articles including Nanotubes and Fullerenes” U.S. Patent 8,212,132 (03/07/07)

36.  Deans, R.; Rose, A.; Bardon, K. M.; Hancock, H. F.; Swager, T. M. “Detection of Explosives and Other Species” U.S. Patent 7,799,573 (4/5/07)

37.  Griffin, R. R.; Hu, K.-N.; Swager, T. M.; Song, C.; Dane, E. “Biradical Polarization Agents for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization” U.S. Patent 7,985,594 (5/10/2007).

38.  Swager, T. M.; Thomas, S. W. “Luminescent Detection of Hydrazine and Hydrazine Derivatives” U.S. Patent 8,158,437 (8/2/2007)

39.  Swager, T. M.; Wang, F. “Devices and Methods for the Determination of Species Including Chemical Warfare Agents” U.S. Patent 8,951,473(3/4/2009)

40.  Swager, T. M.; Wang, F. “Stable CNT Dispersions and Their Use to Produce Sensors with High Sensitivity and Selectivity” U.S. Patent 9,267,908(3/4/2009)

41.  Swager, T. M.; Schnorr, J. M.  “High Charge Density Structures, Including Carbon-Based Nanostructures and Applications Thereof” U.S. Patent 8,735,313(12/11/2009)

42.  Swager, T. M.; Schnorr, J. M.  “High Charge Density Structures, Including Carbon-Based Nanostructures and Applications Thereof” (12/11/2009) U.S. Patent 9,114,377

43.  Swager, T. M.; Lobez, J. M. “Method and Apparatus for Determining Radiation” U.S. Patent 8,187,887 (10/6/2009)

44.  Swager, T. M.; Gu, H. “Field Emission Devices Including Nanotubes or Other Nanoscale Articles” (5/29/2009) U.S. Patent 8,456,073

45.  Swager, T. M.; Lobez, J. M.; Wang, F.; Andrew, T. l. “Compositions, Methods, and Systems Comprising Poly(thiophenes)” (9/29/2011) U.S. Patent 8,847,068

46.  Swager, T.M.; Lim, J.; Takeda, Y. “Compositions, Methods, and Systems Comprising Fluorous-Soluble Polymers” U.S. Patent 9,156,938

47.  Swager, T. M.; Weizmann, Y.; Chenoweth, D. M. “Nanostructured Devices Including Analyte Detectors, and Related Methods (04/11/2010)  U. S. Patent 12,939,539

48.  Swager, T. M., Izuhara, D. “Charged Polymers and Their Uses in Electronic Devices” (2/23/2011) U.S. Patent 8,318,894

49.  Swager, T. M.; Collins, W. R.; Lewandowski, W.; Schmois, E.; Walish, J. J.; Sydlik, S. A.; Goods, J. B. “Compositions Comprising and Methods for Forming Functionalized Carbon-Based Nanostructures and Related Methods” (11/03/2011) U.S. Patent 9,770,709

50.  Swager, T. M.; Goods, J. B.; Collins, W. R.; Lewandowski, W.; Schmois, E.; Walish, J. J.; Sydlik, S. A. “Compositions Comprising and Methods for Forming Functionalized Carbon-Based Nanostructures” (11/03/2011) U.S. Patent 8,476,510

51.  Swager, T. M.; Andrew, T. L. “Detection of Analytes Including Nitro-Containing Analytes” U.S. Patent 8,999,722 (3/30/2012)

52.  Hunter, I. W.; Swager, T. M.; Zhu, Z. “Devices and Methods Including Polyacetylenes” (03/13/2013) U.S. Patent 9,831,044

53.  Buchwald, S. L.; Swager, T. M.; Watson, D. A.; Su, M.; Tererovskiy, G. “Organic Conductive Materials and Devices” (10/30/2013) U.S. Patent 9,595,682

54.  Swager, T. M.; Griffin, R. R.; Haze, O.; Corzilius, B.; Smith, A. A.: “Radical Polarizing Agents for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization” (03/15/2012) U.S. Patent 8,715,621

55.  Swager, T. M.; Esser, B.; Schnorr, J. M. “Ethylene Sensor” (03/15/2013) U.S. Patent 9,739,737

56.  Swager, T. M.; Mirica, K.; Azzarelli, J. M.; Schnorr, J. M.; Esser, B.; Weis, J. G. “Methods for Deposition of Materials Including Mechanical Abrasion” (04/13/2013) U.S. Patent 9,459,222

57.  Swager, T. M.; Cox, J. R. “Photoalignment of Materials including Liquid Crystals” (06/04/2012) U.S. Patent 9,441,163

58.   Swager, T. M.; Zhong, Y. L. “Methods Involving Graphene and Functionalized Graphene” (10/17/2012) U.S. Patent 13,788,819

59.  Swager, T.  M.; Bulovic, V.; Han, G. D., Andrew, T. L. “Functionalized Nanostructures and Related Devices” (10/17/2012) U.S.  Patent 9,755,150

60.   Swager, T. M.; Azzarelli, J. M.; White, K. R. “Selective Detection of Alkenes or Alkynes” (4/6/2013) U. S Patent N10,545,093

61.  Swager, T. M.; Im, J. “Filter Materials Including Functionalized Cellulose” (9/6/2013) U. S Provisional Application No.: 61/874,615

62.  Swager, T. M.; Im, J.: Petty, A., Schmadicke, C.; Schnorr, J. M. “Devices and Methods Including a Preconcentrator Material for the Detection of Analytes” (9/6/2013) U. S Patent No.: 14,916,839

63.  Swager, T. M.; Azzarelli, J. M.; Ravnsbaek, J. B.; Mirica, K.  “Chemical and Physical Sensing with a Reader and RFID Tags” (10/30/2013) U. S Patent 9,563,833

64.  Swager, T. M.; Azzarelli, J. M.; Ravnsbaek, J. B.; Mirica, K.  “Chemical and Physical Sensing with a Reader and RFID Tags” (10/30/2013)U. S Patent 10,157,340

65.  Swager, T. M.; Liu, S. F.; Petty A. R.; Sazama, G. T.; Schnorr, J. M. “Gas Sensors Based Upon Metal Macrocycle-Carbon Composites” (3/4/2014) U. S Patent 10/466,218

66.  Swager, T. M., Frazier, K. M., Mirica, K. A.; Walish, J. J. “Methods and Devices for Selective Deposition of Materials Including Mechanical Abrasion” (8/20/2014) U. S. Patent 9,995,719

67.  Andrew, T. L.; Bulovic, V.; D’Asaro, M. E.; Deotare, P. B.; Lang, J. H.; Lee, H.-S.; Muraka, A.; Niroui F.; Sletten E.; Swager, T. M.; Wang, A. I.-J. "Tunneling Nanoelectromechanical Devices for Analog and Digital Switches" (06/05/2018) U.S. Patent 9,991,076

68.  Swager, T. M.; Zarzar, L. D.; Sresht, V.; Sletten, E. M.; Kalow, J. A.; Blankschtein, D. “Compositions and Methods for Arranging Colloid Phases” (10/31/2014) U. S. Patent 14,929,131

69.  Swager, T. M.; Zarzar, L. D.; Sresht, V.; Sletten, E. M.; Kalow, J. A.; Blankschtein, D. “Compositions and Methods for Arranging Colloid Phases” (10/31/2014) U. S. Patent 10,005,058

70.  Swager, T. M.; Zarzar, L. D.; Sresht, V.; Sletten, E. M.; Kalow, J. A.; Blankschtein, D “Compositions and Methods for Forming Emulsions” (10/31/2014) U. S. Patent 10,252,231

71.  Swager, T. M.; Gutierrez, G. D.  “Compositions, Articles, and Methods for Down-Converting Light and Other Applications” (11/26/2014) U. S. Patent: 14,952,199

72.  Swager, T. M.; Liu, S. F.; Sazama, G. T. “Detection of Amines” (4/2/2015) U. S. Patent 10,684,266

73.  Baldo, M. A.; Kawesumi, K.; Swager, T. M.; Van Voorhis, T. A.; Wu, T.; Zhu, T. “Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Materials for Light Emitting Devices" (3/19/2019) U.S. Patent 10,236,450

74.  Schnorr, J. M.; Zentner, C. A.; Petty, A. R.; Swager, T. M. Formulations for Enhanced Chemiresistive Sensing (07/15/2014) U.S. Patent Application No.: 62/024,924

75.  Swager, T. M.; Zuniga, C. A.; Goods, J. B.; Cox, J. R. “Compositions of and Methods for Making Stable Carbonaceous Nanomaterials” (6/1/2015) U. S. Patent 10,082,016

76.  Swager, T. M.; Yoon, B.; Liu, S. F.; Söylemez, S. “A Polymer/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Composite for Gas Detection” (5/5/2017) U. S. Patent 10,697,918

77.  Swager, T. M.; Ishihara, S.; Azzarelli, J. M.; Zhu, R. “Dynamic Resonant Circuits for Wireless Chemical and Physical Sensing with a Reader and RFID” (3/8/2016) U. S. Patent 15,453,217

78.  Swager, T. M.; Moh, L. C. H.; Goods, J. B. “Functionalized Triptycenes and Their Uses” (7/20/2016) U. S. Patent 15,215,410.

79.  Swager, T. M.; Zhao, Y “Sensor and Method of Detecting an Analyte using 19F NMR” U.S. (7/15/2015) Patent No.: 10,620,143

80.  Swager, T. M.; Zhao, Y.; Rocha, S. V. “Mechanochemical Synthesis of Iptycenes” (8/26/2016) U. S. patent No.: 10,160,715

81.  Swager, T. M., Azzarelli, J. M., Zhu, R. “Ionic Liquid Carbon Nanotube Composites for Wireless Chemical Sensing” (6/16/2016) U. S. Patent Application No.: 15/626,041

82.  Swager, T. M.; Zhang Q., Savagatrup, S.; “Systems Including Janus Droplets Capable of Binding an Analyte and Changing Orientation to Provide a Detectable Change” (9/19/2016) U. S. Patent No.: 10,060,913

83.  Swager, T. M.; Zarzar, L. D.; Nagelberg, S.; Kolle, M.  “Tunable Microlenses and Related Methods” (2/3/2017) U. S. Patent Application No.: 62/454,663

84.  Swager, T. M.; Zhu, R.; Desroches, M.; Yoon, B. “Wireless Oxygen Dosimeter” U. S. Patent Application No.: 62/480,292

85.  Bulovic, V.; Lang, J. H.; Niroui, F.; Sletten, E.; Swager, T. M. “Tunneling Nanoelectronic Switches” (11/12/2019) U. S. Patent No.: 10,475,601

86.  Sletten, E. M.; Swager, T. M.; Caram, J. “Near and Shortwave Infrared Polymethine Dyes” ((3/4/2018) U. S. Patent No.: 62/481,061

87.  Swager, T. M.; Ong, W. J. “Polymers for Selective Heavy Metal Removal” (7/25/2017) U.S. Provisional Application Application No.:  62/536,768

88.  Swager, T.M.; Savagatrup, S.; Schröder, V.; He, M.; Lin, S.; Zhang, X.-X.; Salama, K. “Sensors Including Redox-Active Metal Complexes” (9/18/2017) U. S. Patent Application No.: 62/560,186

89.  Swager, T. M; Jeon, I. “High Functionalization Density Graphene” (11/6/2017) U.S. Patent Application No: 62/582,074 

90.  Swager, T. M.; Zeininger, L.; He, M. “Materials for Ionizing Radiation Detection” (3/19/2018) U. S. Patent Application No.: 62/644,842

91.  Swager, T. M.; Lin, S. “Chemiresistive Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotubes and Transition Metal Complexes” (2/15/2018) U.S. Provisional Application No.: 62/630,793

92.  Swager, T. M.; Schröder, V. “Chemiresistive Sensors and Methods of Sensing” (3/15/2018) U.S. Provisional Application No.: 62/643,743

93.  Swager, T. M., Smith, Z. P.; Benedetti, F. M.; He, F.; Lin, S. “Side Chain Rigidity and Backbone Flexibility: New Microporous Polymers for Gas Separation” (6/9/2018) U.S. Patent Application No.: 16/435,397

94.  Hunter, I. A.; Swager, T. M.; Jeon, I.; Park, G. H. “Macroscopic Superlubricity of Crumpled Graphene Nanoballs” (5/02/2018) U.S. Application No.: 62/665,601

95.  Swager, T. M.; Kolle, M.; Zeininger, L.; Nagelberg, S.; Harvey, K.; Herbert, M. B. “Tunable Microlenses and Related Methods” (5/18/2018) U.S. Provisional Application No.: 62/673,506

96.  Swager, T. M.; Zhang, Q. “Systems Including Janus Droplets” (11/27/2018) U.S. Patent Application: 16/201,961

97.  Swager, T. M.; Johnson Sikes, H.; Zhang, Q.; Miller, E. A.; Zeininger, L.; Sung, K.-J.; Yoshinaga, K. “Systems Including Janus Droplets” (11/27/2018) U.S. Patent Application No.: 16/202.007

98.  Swager, T. M.; Li, J.; Savagatrup, S.; Yoshinaga, K.; Nelson, Z. P.; Zentner, C. A. “Systems and Methods for Affecting Interactions of Electromagnetic Radiation with Janus Droplets for Sensitive Detection of Species”. (9/18/2019) U.S. Provisional Application No.: 62/902,367

99.  Swager, T. M.; Concellon Allueva, A.; Zentner, C. “Complex Liquid Crystal Droplets”. (10/24/2019)  U.S. Provisional Application No.: 62/925,756

100.        Swager, T. M; Fong, D.; Liu, S.; Da Silveira Andre, R. “Ultra-Trace Ethylene Sensing via Wacker Oxidation” (02/18/2020) U.S. Provisional Application No.: 62/978,266.

101.        Swager, T. M.; Bezdek, M. “Sensor Enabled by Catalytic System”. (04/30/2020) U. S. Provisional Application No.: 63/018,412

102.        Deans, R.; Goods, J. B.; Petty, A. R.; Schnorr, J. M.; Swager, T. M.; Theis, T. M.; Tschiegg, L. J.; Walish, J. J.; Keller, N. K. “Gas Sensing Identification” (1/31/2019) U. S. Provisional Application No.: 62/799,540


Since 1990 Swager has given over 400 university/industrial lectures and more than 300 invited, plenary, or keynote lectures at professional meetings.

Noteworthy Named University Lectureships

Class of 1960 Lecture, Williams College 1998

Mona Zacharia Lecture, University of Rhode Island 1999

Merck Frosst Lecture, University of Ottawa, 2000

Hall Lecture Series, Bowling Green State University 2002

Boerhinger-Ingelheim Lecturer, Colorado State University 2003

Five College Lecturer, U. Mass. Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, 2004.

Jerome Berson Lecture, Yale University 2004

Merck Frosst Lecture, University of Alberta, 2007

Rohm and Haas Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University, 2007

Guthikonda Lecture, Columbia University 2007

Dawson Lecture, University of Kentucky 2007

Hirshmann Lectures, University of Wisconsin 2008

John Wiley Jones Distinguished Lecturer, Rochester Institute of Technology 2008

Nakamoto Lecture, Marquette University 2008

Barré Lecturer, University of Montreal 2009

Powell Lecturer, University of Richmond 2009

Troisième Cycle Lecturer, Switzerland 2009

Distinguished University Lecturer, University of York (UK) 2009

Bayer Lecturer, Cornell University 2010

MacLean Lectureship, McMaster University 2010

Lundbeck Lecturer, Université de Sherbrooke 2010

Ingold Lecture, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, Ottawa 2010

Konarka-Tripathy Lecture, University of Massachusetts, Lowell 2010

Frontiers in Chemistry Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University 2011

Arnold Lecture, University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale 2011

Haines Lecture, University of South Dakota 2011

John D. Roberts Lecture, California Institute of Technology 2011

Raucher Memorial Lecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011

Herron Lecture, Florida State University, 2012

J. T. Donald Lectures, McGill University 2012

Joullie Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2012

Harold A. Iddles Lectures, University of New Hampshire, 2012

George Wheland Lecture, University of Chicago, 2013

Sackler Lecturer, Tel-Aviv University, 2013

William Dauben Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

Roseman Lecture, Johns Hopkins University 2013

Aldrich Lecture, Georgia Institute of Technology 2013

Lind Lecture, University of Tennessee and Oakridge National Laboratory, 2015

Jones Lecture, Queens’s University, 2015

Ritter Memorial Lecture, Miami University 2015

Dow/Karabatsos Lecturer, Michigan State University 2016

Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship, Harvey Mudd College, 2016

Lord Lewis Lectureship, University of Cambridge, UK, 2016

Lemieux Lecturer, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2016

Chute Lecturer, Dalhousie University, Halifax Canada 2016

Aggarwal Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry, Cornell University, 2017

YeeFong Lecturer, National Taiwan University, Taipei Taiwan, 2017

Global Lecturer, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China, 2017

Chandler Medal Lecture, Columbia University 2017

Lord Lecturer, Allegheny College 2018

Carl S. Marvel Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign 2018

GM Distinguished Lecturer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2019

Scripps Research Frontiers in Chemistry 2020