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Kathryn L. Beers (Fed)

Research Interests

The Circular Economy, Circular Polymers, Sustainable Materials, Degradable and Renewable Polymeric Materials, Precision Macromolecular Architecture, Microreactors and Microfluidics, Advances in Polymer Synthesis and Reaction Monitoring, Macromolecular Separations, Integrated and High Throughput Measurements of Polymeric Materials

Awards and Honors

  • Alumni Achievement Award, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Arthur S. Flemming Award
  • Fellow, American Chemical Society
  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • Department of Commerce Science and Technology Policy (ComSci) Fellow
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Visiting Research Fellowship, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Mellon College of Science Fellowship

Memberships & Activities

  • Committee of Visitors, National Science Foundation Division of Materials Research, 2015, 2019 
  • Member, American Chemical Society, 1993-present
    • Advisory Board, ACS Green Chemistry Institute (GCI)
    • ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry (POLY), 2014 Chair
    • ACS POLY Councilor
  • Editorial Advisory Board, ACS MacroLetters
  • Associate Editor, Green Materials
  • Executive Committee, Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD), 2014-2019
  • Member, Materials Research Society, 2001-present
  • Member, Sigma Xi, 2004-present  

Selected Publications


Santanu S. Kundu, Atul S. Bhangale, William E. Wallace, Kathleen M. Flynn, Charles M. Guttman, Richard Gross, Kathryn L. Beers
Enzymes immobilized on solid supports are increasingly used for chemical transformation because the process is greener and sustainable. Here we use


MALDI TOF MS Analysis of Chan End Functonalized Polymers

Kathleen M. Flynn, Barry J. Bauer, Kathryn Beers, S Bencherif, H M. Byrd, Sheng Lin-Gibson
Recently, we and other research laboratories have developed methods whereby an organic species is covalently attached to the polymer forming an organic salt to
Created March 29, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022