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Craig Hawker

Craig Hawker

Distinguished Professor, MaterialsFRS
Alan & Ruth Heeger Chair in Interdisciplinary Science
Director, Dow Materials Institute
Director and Clarke Professor, California NanoSystems Institute

Affiliation: 
Materials

Contact

(805) 893.7161
3005 Materials Research Lab

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Member of : 

National Academy of Inventors

Fellow of: 

American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Chemical Society; Royal Society of Chemistry

Honors

American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry; Centenary Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry, National Academy of Inventors

Research

Macromolecular and Biomolecular Materials

Current interests include design and synthesis of nanoscopically defined materials for applications ranging from next-generation microelectronic devices to polymer-based therapeutics. Major emphasis is on development of methods for facile synthesis of functionalized macromolecules with well-controlled architectures. This combination of fundamental advances in polymer synthesis with detailed understanding of physical properties have led to commercial success in the personal care, pharmaceutical and advanced material arenas.

Affiliations

Dow Materials Institute, California NanoSystems Institute, Materials Research Laboratory

Education

PhD University of Cambridge
BSc. University of Queensland