Bortner wins dean's award for teaching excellence
Bortner's specialties are polymer nanocomposites, nanostructured materials and surfaces, polymer morphology and structure-property relationships and surface and interface phenomena in polymers.
Bortner is no stranger to the dean's awards ceremonies. In 2022, he received a certificate for teaching excellence and was named a Faculty Fellow by the dean's office in 2021.
He received his master's of engineering and doctoral degrees from Virginia Tech and earned a bachelor's degree from Penn State.