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Mark F. Roll

Research Interests:
Macromolecular Materials Chemistry, Nano-Building Blocks

The synthesis and production of surfaces and materials with tightly controlled ordering and properties is a goal of Nanotechnology. Steps toward this goal are the careful manipulation of the chemistry of well-defined macromolecules, characterization of their assembly characteristics, and their incorporation into functional materials.

Professional Background:
  • 2009-present: NRC-NIST Fellow, Polymers Division
  • 2002-2009: University of Michigan

Awards and Honors:
  • NRC-NIST Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009)
  • NSF IGERT Fellowship (2002-2003)
  • Rackham Regents Fellowship, University of Michigan (2002-2003)
  • Nicholas M. Stefano Prize for Senior Project, The Cooper Union (2002)

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Research Chemist
Polymers Division
Complex Fluids Group

Employment History:


Ph.D., Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010. “Symmetric Functionalization of Polyhedral Phenylsilsesquioxanes as a Route to Nano-Building Blocks.”

B.E., Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2002.


Phone: (301) 975-6488
Fax: (301) 975-4924