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Dr Michael E Ries

Soft Matter Group

Contact details

Room: 9.58
Tel: +44 (0)113 3433859
Email: m.e.ries @ leeds.ac.uk

Keywords

Soft matter
Blend
Network
Ionic liquid
Cellulose
NMR
MRI
Polymer

Research interests

My research focuses on the use of NMR to determine microscopic properties of soft matter systems and then linking these to their macroscopic properties. I am involved in both theoretical and experimental work. My research areas are:

Cellulose in ionic liquids and ionic liquid blends.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of cartilage.

Orientation and dynamics in polymer networks, network blends and interpenetrating polymer networks, filler particles; crosslink densities, screening lengths and correlation times.

Structure and dynamics of miscible polymer melt blends; local friction coefficient and entanglement length as a function of composition.

Rouse and reptation parameters of linear monodisperse polymer melts; Kuhn length, Rouse times and ideal glass transition temperature.

Polymer electrolytes; the effect of salt on dynamics and structure of polymer matrix.

Useful links

Home page for Mike Ries
Home page for NMR facilities

Publications

Green SM, Ries ME, Moffat J, Budtova T NMR and Rheological Study of Anion Size Influence on the Properties of Two Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids Scientific Reports 7 -, 2017
DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-09509-2
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Foster RJ, Damion RA, Baboolal TG, Smye SW, Ries ME A nuclear magnetic resonance study of water in aggrecan solutions Royal Society Open Science 3 -, 2016
DOI:10.1098/rsos.150705
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Goldansaz H, Van Ruymbeke E, Gohy J-F, Fustin C-A, Ries ME, Bailly C Local molecular dynamics and heterogeneity in PEO-NiCl2supramolecular networks Macromolecules 48 2290-2298, 2015
DOI:10.1021/ma502571z
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Radhi A, Le KA, Ries ME, Budtova T Macroscopic and microscopic study of 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium acetate-DMSO mixtures Journal of Physical Chemistry B 119 1633-1640, 2015
DOI:10.1021/jp5112108
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Ries ME, Radhi A, Keating AS, Parker O, Budtova T Diffusion of 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium acetate in glucose, cellobiose, and cellulose solutions. Biomacromolecules 15 609-617, 2014
DOI:10.1021/bm401652c
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Damion RA, Radjenovic A, Ingham E, Jin Z, Ries ME Correction: Orthogonal invariant sets of the diffusion tensor and the development of a curvilinear set suitable for low-anisotropy tissues (PLoS ONE) PLoS ONE 9 -, 2014
DOI:10.1371/annotation/7c0cda94-b886-4654-a7e9-ec52861d1784

Litvinov VM, Ries ME, Baughman TW, Henke A, Matloka PP Reply to "comment on 'chain entanglements in polyethylene melts. Why is it studied again?'" Macromolecules 46 5094-5096, 2013
DOI:10.1021/ma401083n

Ries ME, Budtova T, Radhi A, Ovenden J, Keating A, Parker O NMR studies of carbohydrate solvation in the room temperature ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium acetate, 2013
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Binks DA, Hodgson RJ, Ries ME, Foster RJ, Smye SW, McGonagle D, Radjenovic A Quantitative parametric MRI of articular cartilage: a review of progress and open challenges. Br J Radiol 86 20120163-, 2013
DOI:10.1259/bjr.20120163
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Lovell CS, Ries ME, Ward IM, Montes De Oca H, Farrar D Morphology, phase behavior, and relaxation processes in a series of aromatic-aliphatic thermotropic polymer biomaterials Macromolecules 46 1201-1211, 2013
DOI:10.1021/ma302338e
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Litvinov VM, Ries ME, Baughman TW, Henke A, Matloka PP Chain entanglements in polyethylene melts. Why is it studied again? Macromolecules 46 541-547, 2013
DOI:10.1021/ma302394j
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Damion RA, Radjenovic A, Ingham E, Jin Z, Ries ME Orthogonal invariant sets of the diffusion tensor and the development of a curvilinear set suitable for low-anisotropy tissues. PLoS One 8 e78798-, 2013
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0078798
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Hall CA, Le KA, Rudaz C, Radhi A, Lovell CS, Damion RA, Budtova T, Ries ME Macroscopic and microscopic study of 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium acetate-water mixtures. J Phys Chem B 116 12810-12818, 2012
DOI:10.1021/jp306829c
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Damion RA, Pawaskar SS, Ries ME, Ingham E, Williams S, Jin Z, Radjenovic A Spin-lattice relaxation rates and water content of freeze-dried articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 20 184-190, 2012
DOI:10.1016/j.joca.2011.12.005
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Benson A, Bernus O, Dierckx H, Gilbert S, Greenwood J, Holden A, Mohee K, Plein S, Radjenovic A, Ries ME, Smith G, Sourbron S, Walton R Construction and validation of anisotropic and orthotropic ventricular geometries for quantitative predictive cardiac electrophysiology Interface Focus 1 101-116, 2011

Ries ME, Bansal A, Brereton MG NMR Rescaling Revisited, 2011

Lovell CS, Walker A, Damion RA, Radhi A, Tanner SF, Budtova T, Ries ME Influence of cellulose on ion diffusivity in 1-ethyl-3-methyl-imidazolium acetate cellulose solutions. Biomacromolecules 11 2927-2935, 2010
DOI:10.1021/bm1006807
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de Oca HM, Wilson JE, Penrose A, Langton DM, Dagger AC, Anderson M, Farrar DF, Lovell CS, Ries ME, Ward IM, Wilson AD, Cowling SJ, Saez IM, Goodby JW Liquid-crystalline aromatic-aliphatic copolyester bioresorbable polymers BIOMATERIALS 31 7599-7605, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.07.006

Sescousse R, Le KA, Ries ME, Budtova T Viscosity of cellulose-imidazolium-based ionic liquid solutions. J Phys Chem B 114 7222-7228, 2010
DOI:10.1021/jp1024203
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Lovell CS, de Oca HM, Farrar D, Ries ME, Ward IM Analysis and modeling of the mechanical properties of novel thermotropic polymer biomaterials POLYMER 51 2013-2020, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2010.02.047

Ries ME, Brereton MG An analytic expression for the double quantum 1H nuclear magnetic resonance build-up and decay from a Gaussian polymer chain with dynamics governed by a single relaxation time. Phys Chem Chem Phys 11 6918-6924, 2009
DOI:10.1039/b905350f
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Dierckx H, Benson AP, Gilbert SH, Ries ME, Holden AV, Verschelde H, Bernus O Intravoxel Fibre Structure of the Left Ventricular Free Wall and Posterior Left-Right Ventricular Insertion Site in Canine Myocardium Using Q-Ball Imaging, 2009

Dierckx H, Benson AP, Gilbert SH, Ries ME, Holden AV, Verschelde H, Bernus O Intravoxel fibre structure of the left ventricular free wall and posterior left-right ventricular insertion site in canine myocardium using Q-Ball Imaging Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5528 495-504, 2009

Ries ME, Brereton MG POLY 336-Proton multiple quantum NMR of polymer networks, 2008

Ries M Proton Multiple Quantum NMR of Polymer Networks Polymer Preprints 49 716-717, 2008

Benson AP, Gilbert SH, Ries ME, Aslanidi OV, Zhang H, Boyett MR, Dobrzynski H, Holden AV 0.2mm cubic voxel reconstruction of rabbit heart geometry and architecture using diffusion tensor magentic resonance imaging. Proceedings of the Physiological Society -, 2008

Benson AP, Ries ME, Holden AV Effects of geometry and architecture on re-entrant scroll wave dynamics in human virtual ventricular tissues LECT NOTES COMPUT SC 4466 200-209, 2007
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Montes de Oca Balderas H, Ward IM, Klein PG, Ries ME, Rose J, Farrar DF Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance study of highly oriented poly(glycolic acid) Polymer 45 7261-7272, 2004
DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2004.08.028

Ries ME Deuterium NMR of deformed elastomers., 2003

Ries ME Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Polymer Preprints pp.269-, 2003

Klein PG, Ries ME The dynamics. and physical structure of polymers above the glass transition-transverse relaxation studies of linear chains, star polymers and networks Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy 42 31-52, 2003
DOI:10.1016/S0079-6565(02)00053-5

Knorgen M, Menge H, Hempel G, Schneider H, Ries ME Relationship between the transverse NMR decay and the dipolar interaction in elastomers: a comparison of two models POLYMER 43 4091-4096, 2002

Ries ME, Brereton MG, Ward IM, Cail JI, Steptoe RFT Rescaling Approach to Molecular Orientation for NMR and Optical Properties of Polymer Networks Macromolecules 35 5665-5669, 2002
DOI:10.1021/ma0120512

Ekanayake P, Menge H, Ries ME, Brereton MG Influence of polymer chain concentration and molecular weight on deformation-induced H-2 NMR line splitting MACROMOLECULES 35 4343-4346, 2002
DOI:10.1021/ma011677p

Ekanayake P, Menge H, Ries ME, Brereton MG Influence of Polymer Chain Concentration and Molecular Weight on Deformation-Induced 2H NMR Line Splitting Macromolecules 35 4343-4346, 2002
DOI:10.1021/ma011677p

Ries ME, Brereton MG, Ward IM, Cail JI, Steptoe RFT Rescaling Approach to Molecular Orientation for NMR and Optical Properties of Polymer Networks Macromolecules 35 5665-5669, 2002
DOI:10.1021/ma0120512

Ekanayake P, Menge H, Korner S, Schneider H, Ries ME, Brereton MG Mean Field Contribution to the Average Segmental Orientation of a Polymer Network Studied by Deuterium Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Temperature Dependence Macromolecules 34 4683-4684, 2001
DOI:10.1021/ma0102868

Adams CH, Brereton MG, Hutchings LR, Klein PG, McLeish TCB, Richards RW, Ries ME A Deuterium NMR Study of Selectively Labelled Polybutadiene Star Polymers Macromolecules 33 7101-7106, 2000

Cail JI, Taylor DJR, Steptoe RFT, Brereton MG, Jones RA, Ries ME, Ward IM Computer Simulation Studies of Molecular Orientation in Poly(ethylene) Networks - Orientation Functions and the Legendre Addition Theorem Macromolecules 33 4966-4971, 2000

Ekanayake P, Menge H, Schneider H, Ries ME, Brereton MG, Klein PG Susceptibility Effect of Carbon Black Filler on the Deuterium NMR Line Shape from Poly(butadiene) Networks Macromolecules 33 1807-1812, 2000

Ries ME, Brereton MG, Klein PG, Ward IM, Ekanayake P, Menge H, Schneider H Contributions to the Total Orientation of Deformed Elastomers Arising from the Network Structure and Chain Interactions as Measured by NMR Macromolecules 32 4961-4968, 1999

Menge H, Ekanayake P, Ries ME, Findeisen M Local Order and Strain-Induced Orientation in Poly(butadiene) Networks Studied by 2H NMR Polymer Bulletin 43 371-378, 1999

Brereton MG, Ries ME, Klein PG, Ward IM Proton NMR Study of Rouse Dynamics and Ideal Glass Transition Temperature of Poly(ethylene oxide) LiCF3SE3 Complexes Macromolecules 31 4950-4956, 1998

Klein PG, Adams CH, Brereton MG, Ries ME, Nicholson TM, Hutchings LR, Richards RW Rouse and reptation dynamics of linear polybutadiene chains studied by 2H NMR transverse relaxation Macromolecules 31 8871-8877, 1998

Ries ME, Brereton MG, Klein PG, Dounis P A Proton NMR Investigation of Crosslinks and Entanglements in Poly(ethylene) Networks and Star Polymers Polymer Gels and Networks 5 285-305, 1997

Brereton MG, Ries ME An Analytic Study of the NMR Properties for Deformed Polymer Networks Blended with Free Chains Macromolecules 29 2644-2651, 1996

Ries ME, Brereton MG, Cruickshank JM, Klein PG, Ward IM NMR Study of Poly(ethylene oxide) Complexes with LiCF3SO3 Macromolecules 28 3282-3289, 1995

Ries ME, Radhi A, Keating AS, Parker O, Budtova T NMR relaxometry, diffusion, and rheology studies of carbohydrates in ionic liquids,

Foster RJ, Damion RA, Ries ME, McGonagle DM, Radjenovic A, Smye SW Activation Energy Mapping in Articular Cartilage,
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