Stephen Gross, Ph.D.

Dr. James Fletcher

Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry

(402) 280-2270
stephengross@creighton.edu
B.S. Binghamton University (1996)
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, 2000.

My Research Interests Are:

Mechanisms for toughening dental compositions

 Novel methods for tissue mineralization

 Ion permeability of polymer composites




My Publications:

Journal publications: 22

 Conference proceedings: 57

 Patents: 20

 Books and book chapters: 2

Selected Publications:
  1. M. Falbo, T. A. Greving, M. Q. Schmidt, M. T. Davidson, W. A. McHale, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “Ion Permeable Microcapsules: The Effect of Counterions, Temperature and Concentration.” Invited Book Chapter for the ACS Symposium Book Series: Polymer for Personal Care Products. 2013.
  2. M. Falbo, P. Elassal, T. A. Greving, W. A. McHale, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “The control of Phosphate Ion Release from Ion Permeable Microcapsules Formulated in to Rosin Varnish and Resin Glaze.” Dental Materials. 2013, 29, 804.
  3. M. T. Davidson, T. A Greving, W. A. McHale, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “Ion Permeable Microcapsules for Remineralization”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2012, 100A, 665-672.
  4. B. E. Wertzberger, J. T. Steere, R. M. Pfeifer, M. A. Nensel, M. A. Latta, S. M. Gross*. “Physical Characterization of a Self Healing Dental Composite”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2010, 118, 428.
  5. E. S. Sterner, Z. P. Rosol, E. M. Gross, S. M. Gross*.“Thermal Analysis and Ionic Conductivity Measurements of Ionic Liquid Containing Composites with Different Crosslinkers.”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2009, 114, 2963.
  6. Z. P. Rosol, N. J. German, S. M. Gross*.“The Solubility, Conductivity and viscosity of Lithium Salts in Ionic Liquids.” Green Chemistry, 2009, 11, 1453.
  7. D.J. Kiserow, C. Shi, S.M. Gross, J.M. Desimone, G.W. Roberts,“Solid State Polymerization of Poly(bisphenol A carbonate) Facilitated by Supercritical Carbon Dioxide.” In: Advances in Polycarbonates. D.J. Brunelle, M.R. Korn (eds), American Chemical Society, Washington D.C., 2005. (Book chapter)
  8. US 8,231,586 “Cerebrospinal fluid collection and methods.”Kizer R, Gross SM.
  9. USPTO 20130011453 “Buffered Microencapsulated Compositions and Methods.”Gross SM, Latta, MA, McHale B.
  10. USPTO 20110082232“Self Healing Dental Composites and Related Methods.”Gross SM, Latta MA.
  11. USPTO 20110071234“Self Healing Dental Composites and Related Methods.”Gross SM, Latta MA. Covers biocompatible approaches to self healing dental composites.
  12. USPTO 20100272764“Microencapsulated Compositions and Methods for Tissue Mineralization.”Gross SM, Latta MA, McHale B.
  13. USPTO 2008300340 “Self-Healing Dental Composites and Related Methods.”Gross SM, Latta MA.
Selected Recent Presentations:
  1. Gross, Stephen M. Fulton, Josh, Latta, Mark A., McHale, William;“Effect of glass filler on ion release from glaze formulations.”92nd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, Seattle, WA, March, 2013.
  2. Invited Presentation: Stephen M. Gross, Michelle Falbo, Phil Elassal, William McHale, Mark Latta.“Ion Permeable Microcapsules for Remineralization”, American Chemical Society Midwest Regional Meeting, Omaha, NE, October, 2012.
  3. Stephen M. Gross, Michelle Falbo, Phil Elassal, William McHale, Mark Latta.“Ion Permeable Microcapsules for Remineralization”, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.
  4. Gross, Stephen M.; Latta, Mark A.; Messbarger N.“Physical Characterization of a Biocompatible Self Healing Dental Composite.”90th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, San Diego, CA March, 2011.
  5. Invited Talk: Gross, Stephen M.;“Chemical Mechanisms for Toughening Dental Composites”89th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association of Dental Research, Barcelona, Spain July, 2010.