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Michael Bortner

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2003
  • M.Eng., Virginia Tech, 2002
  • B.S., Penn State, 1998

Research Interests

  • Specialty: Polymer nanocomposites; nanostructured materials and surfaces; polymer morphology and structure-property relationships; surface and interface phenomena in polymers
  • Applications: Additive manufacturing, composite processing, smart materials, advanced materials, structural composites, multifunctional coatings
  • Expertise: Nanomaterial dispersion and characterization, manufacturing process development, novel nanocomposite characterization techniques, transport at polymer / particle interfaces and in multi-phase systems