Frank S. Bates
Regents Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor (Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science)
- Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Structure and Properties
Principal Research Interests
My colleagues and I work on block copolymers and polymer mixtures. Model compounds with complex molecular architectures are prepared in useful quantities using various living polymerization techniques, followed by structural characterization by x-ray and neutron scattering, electron microscopy, and rheological and mechanical testing. Targeted technologies include high performance membranes, toughened plastics, and aqueous dispersions for medical imaging and drug delivery.
- Frank S. Bates, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
- CEMS (delivery code 0531), 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
- Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431