Erik Berda

Phone: (603) 862-1762
Office: Chemistry, Parsons Hall Rm N227, Durham, NH 03824
Erik B. Berda

Erik Berda joined the Materials Science Program and Department of Chemistry in 2010 after 2 years in the Netherlands as a postdoctoral research with Bert Meijer at Eindhoven University of Technology. Erik's research focuses on the synthesis of nanostructured polymer building blocks from single polymer chains and methods to tailor these materials towards real world applications.


  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Florida
  • B.S., Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University

Courses Taught

  • BMCB 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • CHEM 545: Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 550: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 696: Independent Study
  • CHEM 699: Thesis
  • CHEM 777: Adv Syth and Char
  • CHEM 802: Critical and Creative Thinking
  • CHEM/MS 795/917/905: Special Top/Polymer Synthesis
  • CHEM/MS 795/918/905: Top/Macromolecular Synthesis
  • HHS 698: Spec. Topic/Intro Martial Arts
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Chemistry
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Chemistry
  • LAP 501: Top/Intro to Martial Arts

Selected Publications

Chen, R., & Berda, E. B. (2020). 100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Re-examining Single-Chain Nanoparticles. ACS Macro Letters, 9(12), 1836-1843. doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00774

Hanlon, A. M., Chen, R., Rodriguez, K. J., Willis, C., Dickinson, J. G., Cashman, M., & Berda, E. B. (2017). Scalable Synthesis of Single-Chain Nanoparticles under Mild Conditions. Macromolecules, 50(7), 2996-3003. doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00497

Cole, J. P., Hanlon, A. M., Rodriguez, K. J., & Berda, E. B. (2017). Protein-like structure and activity in synthetic polymers. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 55(2), 191-206. doi:10.1002/pola.28378

Yan, Y., Li, F., Hanlon, A. M., Berda, E. B., Liu, X., Wang, C., & Chao, D. (2017). Electrochemical performance of electroactive poly(amic acid)-Cu2+ composites. Applied Surface Science, 392, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.09.012

Yin, M., Yan, Y., Cole, J. P., Berda, E. B., Li, F., Liu, X., . . . Chao, D. (2016). Synthesis and tunable properties of oligoaniline-functionalized polyamides. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 54(20), 3343-3349. doi:10.1002/pola.28223

Hanlon, A. M., Lyon, C. K., & Berda, E. B. (2016). What Is Next in Single-Chain Nanoparticles?. Macromolecules, 49(1), 2-14. doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01456

Tuten, B. T., Chao, D., Lyon, C. K., & Berda, E. B. (2012). Single-chain polymer nanoparticles via reversible disulfide bridges. Polymer Chemistry, 3(11), 3068. doi:10.1039/c2py20308a

Berda, E. B., Foster, E. J., & Meijer, E. W. (2010). Toward Controlling Folding in Synthetic Polymers: Fabricating and Characterizing Supramolecular Single-Chain Nanoparticles. Macromolecules, 43(3), 1430-1437. doi:10.1021/ma902393h

Foster, E. J., Berda, E. B., & Meijer, E. W. (2009). Metastable Supramolecular Polymer Nanoparticles via Intramolecular Collapse of Single Polymer Chains. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 131(20), 6964-6966. doi:10.1021/ja901687d

Lyon, C. K., Prasher, A., Hanlon, A. M., Tuten, B. T., Tooley, C. A., Frank, P. G., & Berda, E. B. (n.d.). A brief user's guide to single-chain nanoparticles. Polymer Chemistry, 6(2), 181-197. doi:10.1039/c4py01217h

Most Cited Publications