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Professor Douglas M. Fox (Assoc)


Douglas M. Fox is a visiting scientist in the Functional Polymers Group of the Materials Science and Engineering Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His primary appointment is a full professor in the Chemistry Department at American University.

Douglas M. Fox received his BS in Chemical Engineering and his PhD in Chemistry at Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, MI. He spent two years at the Naval Research Laboratory and two years at the U.S. Naval Academy investigating the physical and thermal properties of room temperature ionic liquids and polymer nanocomposites. His research and teaching focus is on “green chemistry”, environmental solutions, and the use of natural materials. His current projects utilize carbohydrates to improve the flammability, water resistance, and strength of materials.



Intumescent Polydopamine Coatings for Fire Protection

Douglas M. Fox, Whirang Cho, Laura J. Dubrulle, Phillip Grutzmacher, Mauro Zammarano, Douglas M. Fox
Polydopamine coatings containing additional bioderived flame retardants were used as coatings for polyurethane foam and cardboard. The ability to form
Created April 30, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021