Stephen Budy


Stephen Budy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact Information

Stephen Budy, Ph.D. / (864) 650-2963


Stephen Budy is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico. He received his PhD in Chemistry from Southern Methodist University in 2019. His research interests include polymer and material synthesis and characterization for battery applications.

Research Interests

Synthetic organic chemistry

Synthetic inorganic chemistry

Synthetic polymer chemistry

Battery synthesis and characterization


Ph.D. in Chemistry Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2019

M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2015

Key Publications

S.M. Budy, M. Khan, X. Chang, S.T. Iacono, D.Y. Son “Semi-Fluorinated Polyarylenes: Microwave-assisted Synthesis and Structure-Property Relationships” J Polym Sci. 2020, 58, 2774–2783, DOI: 10.1002/pol.20200386.

S.M. Budy, D.Y. Son, G.J. Balaich, S.T. Iacono “Synthesis of Reactive 1,3-Diphenyl-6-aryl-substituted Fulvene Chromophores” Data Brief, 2018, 19, 1638-1642, DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.06.026.

S.M. Budy, D.Y. Son “Synthesis and Properties of Polymers with an Organosilicon-Acetylene Backbone” J. Inorg. Organomet. Polym. Mater. 2018, 28, 1673-1687, DOI: 10.1007/s10904-018-0854-3.

Z.S. Bassampour, S.M. Budy, D.Y. Son “Degradable Epoxy Resins Based on Bisphenol A Diglycidyl Ether and Silyl Ether Amine Curing Agents” J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2017, 134(12), 44620-44628, DOI: 10.1002/app.44620.

S.M. Budy, D.J. Hamilton, Y. Cai, M.K. Knowles, S.M. Reed “Polymer Mediated Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Different Shaped Gold Nanoparticles” ‎J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2017, 487, 336-347, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2016.10.022.

A.R. Jennings, S.M. Budy, C.J. Thrasher, S.T. Iacono “Synthesis of Fluorinated Silica Nanoparticles Containing Latent Reactive Groups for Post-Synthetic Modification and for Tunable Surface Energy” Nanoscale 2016, 8, 16212-16220, DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04829C.

S.M. Budy, D.A. Loy “Highly Sulfonated Polyelectrolytes Through Friedel–Crafts Sulfonylation of Polyarylenes” J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 1381-1384, DOI: 10.1002/pola.27139.