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

The views and opinions expressed in this site are strictly those of the author. The contents have not been reviewed by The University of Akron.