Dr. Mark D. Foster
Professor of Polymer Science
Maurice Morton Institute of Polymer Science
The University of Akron

to Dr. Foster’s website. We hope the information provided
here helps you better understand the research interests in
Dr. Foster’s group and the projects currently underway.

Current research projects include:
• Thermodynamics and dynamics in blends of polymers
that differ in molecular architecture (e.g. star and linear chains)
• Properties of the surfaces of pressure sensitive adhesives
• Adsorption of proteins to well-defined surfaces
• Surface behavior of polymer brushes

General research interests include:
• Structure and dynamics of polymer systems,
especially in thin films and near interfaces
• Novel X-ray and neutron reflection and grazing incidence scattering
• Scanning probe microscopies for surface characterization

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Washington University, 1981
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1987

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