University of Michigan

Referring to themselves formally as “Partners in Excellence,” Dow and the University of Michigan have a long and productive history of collaboration.

Key Research

  • Computer Modeling of Two-Phase Systems
  • Fluorination Chemistry
  • Computer Modeling of Solute-Solvent Interactions
  • High Throughput Computing


Dr. Bob Maughon, R&D Vice President, Performance Plastics and Feedstocks, The Dow Chemical Company

Did You Know?

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the university who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program aspires to prepare future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide.

News and Highlights


Dow and the University of Michigan have collaborated for many decades to publish in leading scientific journals. Recent publications include:

  • Jha, PK; Larson, RG. 2014. Assessing the efficiency of polymeric excipients by atomistic molecular dynamics simulations. MOLECULAR PHARMACEUTICS 11, 5, 1676-1686.
  • Ye, YD; Schimler, SD; Hanley, PS; Sanford, MS. 2013. Cu(OTf)(2)-Mediated fluorination of aryltrifluoroborates with potassium fluoride. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 135, 44, 16292-16295.
  • Thomas, RS; Philbert, MA; Auerbach, SS; Wetmore, BA; Devito, MJ; Cote, I; Rowlands, JC; Whelan, MP; Hays, SM; Andersen, ME; Meek, ME; Reiter, LW; Lambert, JC; Clewell, HJ; Stephens, ML; Zhao, QJ; Wesselkamper, SC; Flowers, L; Carney, EW; Pastoor, TP; Petersen, DD; Yauk, CL; Nong, A. 2013. Incorporating new technologies into toxicity testing and risk assessment: Moving from 21st century vision to a data-driven framework. TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCES 136, 1, 4-18.
  • Yusuf, S; Krahenbuhl, M; Haskins, B; Hartman, M. 2013. Improving neutron activation analysis accuracy for the measurement of gold in the characterization of heterogeneous catalysts using a TRIGA reactor. JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY 296, 1, 23-26.
  • Ye, YD; Sanford, MS. 2013. Mild copper-mediated fluorination of aryl stannanes and aryl trifluoroborates. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 135, 12, 4648-4651.
  • Shaw, CM; Zhang, X; San Miguel, L; Matzger, AJ; Martin, DC. 2013. Synthesis and structure of alpha-substituted pentathienoacenes. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C 1, 23, 3686-3694.
  • Jin, L; Wang, T; Feng, ZQ; Leach, MK; Wu, JH; Mo, SJ; Jiang, Q. 2013. A facile approach for the fabrication of core-shell PEDOT nanofiber mats with superior mechanical properties and biocompatibility. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B 1, 13, 1818-1825.
  • Wang, T; Feng, ZQ; Leach, MK; Wu, JH; Jiang, Q. 2013. Nanoporous fibers of type-I collagen coated poly(L-lactic acid) for enhancing primary hepatocyte growth and function. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY B 1, 3, 339-346.