Faculty and Staff

Meet our Macromolecular Science and Engineering faculty and staff

To contact the department, email the department administrator.

Chair

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David Schiraldi

Department Chair, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Peter A. Asseff, PhD, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops bio-based, flame-retarded plastics, polymer aerogels and packaging materials; and studies properties of polyesters

Faculty

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Rigoberto Advincula

Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Explores polymer material nanostructure to discover new phenomena and functionality

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Eric Baer

Distinguished University Professor
Herbert Henry Dow Professor of Science and Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Director, NSF Center for Layered Polymeric Systems

Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials

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Liming Dai

Kent Hale Smith Professor of Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops and functionalizes polymeric and carbon nanomaterials for energy applications

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Mike Hore

Assistant Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Combines experiments, theory and simulation to study fundamental problems in the polymer physics of grafted and non-linear polymers

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Hatsuo Ishida

Distinguished Research Professor
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops advanced benzoxazine resins, thermosetting resins based on natural renewable materials and green flame retarding systems

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Joao Maia

Associate Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Director, CAPP - Center for Advanced Polymer Processing

Develops multi-scale, complex polymer-based materials, using both experimental and computational-based tools

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Ica Manas-Zloczower

Distinguished University Professor
Thomas W. and Nancy P. Seitz Professor of Advanced Materials and Energy
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Engineering new materials and technologies for industrial applications

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Valentin Rodionov

Assistant Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Investigates catalysis with soft materials: catalytic surfactants and polymers; complex macromolecular architectures for bio-inspired catalysis; and ligand-mediated nanocatalysis

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David Schiraldi

Department Chair, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Peter A. Asseff, PhD, Professor of Organic Chemistry
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops bio-based, flame-retarded plastics, polymer aerogels and packaging materials; and studies properties of polyesters

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Gary Wnek

Joseph F. Toot, Jr., Professor of Engineering
Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops advanced polymers for packaging, biomaterial applications and more.

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Lei Zhu

Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Develops high-energy and high-performance polymers based on close relationships among structure, property and processing

Emeritus Faculty

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John Blackwell

Professor Emeritus, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
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Alex Jamieson

Professor Emeritus, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Associated Faculty

Don Feke, Distinguished University Professor, Chemical Engineering
Horst von Recum, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Roger French, Kyocera Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Tarek Agag, Research Associate Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
J. Adin Mann, Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering

James M. Anderson, Professor, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
John D. Protasiewicz, Hurlbut Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Case Western Reserve Department of Chemistry
Charles Rosenblatt, Professor, Case Western Reserve Department of Physics
Kenneth Singer, Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve
Philip Taylor, Distinguished University Professor and Perkins Professor of Physics, Case Western Reserve

Hossein Ghassemi, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Scott Rickert, Adjunct Faculty
Alan Riga, Adjunct Faculty
Christoph Weder, Adjunct Faculty

 

 

Administrative Staff

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Jennifer Aquino-Pyles

Academic and Research Procurement Specialist , Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Oversees procurement for the departments of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

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Kathleen Bates

Manager, Academic & Research Operations, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Manages administrative support for the academic and research operations for the departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

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Pamela Bligh-Glover

Executive Director, CLiPS - Center for Layered Polymeric Systems, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
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Theresa Claytor

Graduate Admissions Coordinator and Student Services, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering
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Charlotte Foster

Department Assistant, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Supports the operations of the Macromolecular Science and Engineering department, including assisting the chair, arranging seminars, scheduling faculty candidates and assisting several faculty with arrangements, reports and anything needed.

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Lisa Hodges

Assistant to Prof. David Schiraldi, Department Chair

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Patricia Simmons

CLiPS Center Administrator, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
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Tryreno Sowell

CLiPS Education Director, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering