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Professor Mike Kessler interviewed on ScienceLives

The NSF/Live Science website features Professor Kessler and his group’s work with biorenewable plastics and self-healing composites.  It also includes an interview with Professor Kessler with responses to questions such as: What inspired you to choose this field of study? What is the best piece of advice you ever received? What was your first scientific …Continue reading “Professor Mike Kessler interviewed on ScienceLives”

Kessler’s CAREER award combines quests for self-healing, biorenewable polymers

The successful pursuit of polymer research along two separate lines brought Associate Professor Michael Kessler to a simple yet unexpected confluence of ideas that raised a straightforward question: Why not combine them? His proposal to do so has earned the materials science and engineering researcher a $400,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for a …Continue reading “Kessler’s CAREER award combines quests for self-healing, biorenewable polymers”