Daniel T. Hallinan Jr.
Assistant Professor
(850) 410-6169


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, U.C. Berkeley, 2012
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Drexel University, 2009
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College, 2001
  • A.B., Philosophy, Lafayette College, 2001

Research Interests

  • Dynamics in Heterogeneous Polymer Materials
  • Block Copolymers, Nanoparticles, Composites
  • Transport in Polymer Electrolytes
  • Polymer Electrolyte Stability
  • Water Purification, Lithium Batteries

Select Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Chandrashekar, S.; Oparaji, O. D.; Yang, G.; Hallinan, D. T., 7Li MRI unveils concentration dependent diffusion in polymer electrolyte batteries. Submitted.
  2. Yang, G.; Hallinan Jr, D. T. Gold Nanoparticle Monolayers from Sequential Interfacial Ligand Exchange and Migration in a Three-Phase System. Scientific Reports, 2016, In press.
  3. Hallinan Jr, D. T.; Rausch, A. D.; McGill, B. C. An Electrochemical Approach to Measuring Oxidative Stability of Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries. Chemical Engineering Science, 2016, 154, 34-41, DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2016.06.054.
  4. Oparaji, O.; Zuo, X.; Hallinan Jr, D. T., Crystallite Dissolution in PEO-Based Polymers Induced by Water Sorption. Polymer 2016, 100, 206-218, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.08.026.
  5. Yang, G.; Hallinan Jr, D. T. Self-assembly of Large-Scale Crack-Free Gold Nanoparticle Films using a “Drain-to-deposit” Strategy. Nanotechnology 2016, 27, 225604, DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/27/22/225604.
  6. Yang, G.; Hu, L.; Keiper, T. D.; Xiong, P.; Hallinan Jr, D. T. Monolayer Gold Nanoparticle Films with Tunable Optical and Electrical Properties. Langmuir 2016, 32, 4022-4033, DOI:  10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b00347.
  7. Yang, G.; Chang, W.-S.; Hallinan Jr, D. T., A Convenient Phase Transfer Protocol to Functionalize Gold Nanoparticles with Short Alkylamine Ligands. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2015, 460, 164-172, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2015.08.054.
  8. Harry, K. J.; Hallinan, D. T.; Parkinson, D. Y.; MacDowell, A. A.; *Balsara, N. P., Detection of Subsurface Structures Underneath Dendrites Formed on Cycled Lithium Metal Electrodes. Nature Materials 2014, 13, 69-73, DOI: 10.1038/nmat3793.
  9. Minelli, M.; Baschetti, M. G.; Hallinan, D. T., Jr.; *Balsara, N. P., Study of Gas Permeabilities through Polystyrene-Block-Poly(Ethylene Oxide) Copolymers. Journal of Membrane Science 2013, 432, 83-89, DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2012.12.038.
  10. Hallinan, D. T.; Mullin, S. A.; Stone, G. M.; *Balsara, N. P., Lithium Metal Stability in Batteries with Block Copolymer Electrolytes. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 2013, 160, A464-A470, DOI: 10.1149/2.030303jes.

Invited Review

  1. Hallinan, D. T.; Balsara, N. P., Polymer Electrolytes. Annual Review of Materials Research 2013, 43, 503-525, DOI: 10.1146/annurev-matsci-071312-121705.


  1. Alkylamine-Gold Monolayers Having Tunable Electrical and Optical Properties. Hallinan, D.; Yang, G., 2015, Provisional Patent U.S. 62/252,944.
  2. Block Copolymer with Simultaneous Electric and Ionic Conduction for Use in Lithium Batteries. Javier, A. E.; Balsara, N. P.; Patel, S. N.; Hallinan, D. T., US Provisional Patent Application 61/466,366, filed March 22, 2011.