Research interests are carbon nanotubes, synthesis and characterization of polymer blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, dendritic polymers, and low-k dielectric thin films. Primary techniques used are chromatography, small angle neutron and x-ray scattering along with thermal and spectroscopic characterization and MALDI. Primary studies involve synthesis-morphology-property relationships.
Complex Fluids Group
Department of Commerce Silver Medal (2006)
1983-present: Senior Polymer Chemist, Polymers Division, NIST
1979-1982: Research Chemist, Celanese Research Company, Summit, New Jersey
Ph.D., Polymer Science, University of Akron, 1981
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1970