Meg Sobkowicz-Kline, Ph.D.

Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline

Assistant Professor

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Contact

Plastics Engineering Department, Ball 121

University of Massachusetts Lowell

1 University Avenue

Lowell, MA 01854

978-934-3433

margaret_sobkowiczkline@uml.edu

Site Director:

Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

Office Hours Spring 2014

Monday 9:00 - 11:00

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00

Welcome

Research and teaching in the Sobkowicz-Kline Group is at the convergence of materials and engineering for environmental sustainability. We are interested in the role that polymeric materials can play in creative solutions to the critical challenges our society faces on this planet.

We have ongoing projects studying structure-property relationships and novel synthesis techniques for bio-based polymers. We focus on processing strategies for improving properties and expanding applications of bioplastics.

We are also interested in electroactive polymers for new energy applications, such as organic photovoltaics and flexible electronics. We are focused on development of new green manufacturing techniques.