Dr Edward J. Kramer


Materials Research Laboratory, University of California

Santa Barbara
United States
PH: 1 (805) 893 4999
Email: [email protected]


Ed Kramer received a B.Ch.E. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 1962 and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1966. He was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford before joining Cornell University in 1967 where he was appointed the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 1988. In 1997 he joined the UCSB faculty where he holds a joint appointment in Materials and Chemical Engineering. Professor Kramer's current research activities focus on polymer interfaces using a variety of depth profiling and microscopic imaging methods. His group is interested in the fracture of block copolymers and polymer interfaces, from a micromechanical and molecular viewpoint, the kinetics of grafting reactions and instabilities at polymer melt interfaces and the ordering of block copolymer thin films as templated by interfacial interactions and external fields. His honors include membership in the National Academy of Engineering, the High Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society, and the Swimburne Award of the Institute of Materials (UK)

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