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Office Location: 1361C Engineering II

Address: Professor Ed Kramer, Materials Dept.,
Mail Code 5050
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5050 USA

Lab Phone: (805) 893-3069

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Education & Honors

BS: Cornell University (BCh.E.)

PhD: Carnegie-Mellon University

Editor-in-Chief, Materials Science and Technology (18 Vol, VCH)
Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology
Fellow, American Physical Society (1983)
High Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society (1985)
U.S. Senior Scientist Award of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (1987)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1988)
Election as Member of the National Academy of Engineering (1989)
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1994)
Docteur honoris causa, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (1995)
Swinburne Award of the Institute of Materials (UK) (1996)
Member, NRC Committee on Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (1996-1999)
Chair-Paris Sciences of the City of Paris at Ecole Superior de Physique et Chimie Industrielle (2000)
Maurice Huggins Award, Polymers-West Gordon Conference (2001)
Polymeer Technologie Nederland Medema Award of the Dutch Polymer Society (2007)
American Chemical Society Polymer Science and Engineering, Cooperative Research Award (2008) (with D. Hucul, S.F. Hahn, G.H. Fredrickson and F.S. Bates)
Fellow, Materials Research Society (2009)
Turnbull Lecturer, Materials Research Society (2009)


Our current research focuses on structured polymer thin films, surfaces and interfaces using a variety of depth profiling, X-ray scattering, spectroscopy and microscopic imaging methods. Applications include ordered block copolymer thin films for 20 nm lithography, block copolymers by multiple hydrogen bonding of end groups polymer-coated inorganic nanoparticles as surfactants at polymer interfaces.


Online Publication List

"Morphology and Thermodynamic Behavior of Syndiotactic-Polypropylene-poly(ethylene-co-propylene) Block Polymers Prepared by Living Olefin Polymerization", J. Ruokolainen, R. Mezzenga, G.H. Fredrickson, E.J. Kramer, P.D. Hustad, and G.W. Coates. Macromolecules, 38 851-860 (2005).

"Wetting morphology at microstructures surfaces", R. Seemann, M. Brinkmann, E. J.Kramer, F. F.Lange, and R. Lipowsky, PNAS, 102, 1848-1852 (2005).

"Oligo(ethyleneglycol) Containing Polymer Brushes as Bio-selective Surfaces", L. Andruzzi, W. Senaratne, A. Hexemer, E. D. Sheets, B. Ilic, E. J. Kramer, B. Baird, and C. K. Ober, Langmuir, 21 2495-2504 (2005).

"Symmetric Di-Block Copolymer Thin Films on Rough Substrates I. Kinetics and structure formation in pure block copolymer thin films", E. Sivaniah, Y. Hayashi, S. Matsubara, S. Kiyono, T. Hashimoto, K. Fukunaga, E.J. Kramer, T. Mates, Macromolecules, 38: 1837-1849 (2005).

"Template cross-linking effects on morphologies of swellable block copolymer and mesostructured silica thin films", R. C. Hayward, B. F. Chmelka, E. J. Kramer, Macromolecules, 38 7784-7792 (2005).

"Interfacial Roughening Induced by the Reaction of End-Functionalized Polymers at a PS/P2VP Interface : Quantitative Analysis by DSIMS" Bumjoon Kim, Huiman Kang, Kookheon Char, Kirill Katsov, Glenn H. Fredrickson and Edward J. Kramer, Macromolecules, 38, 6108-6114 (2005).

"Fluorinated 2-vinylcyclopropane copolymers as low surface energy materials", G. Galli, A. Ragnoli, M. Bertolucci, C.K. Ober, E.J. Kramer, E. Chiellini, Macromol. Symp. 218 303-312 (2004).

"Structural organisations in polystyrenebased semifluorinated block copolymers for low surface energy coatings", G. Galli, L. Andruzzi, E. Chiellini, X. Li, C.K. Ober, A. Hexemer, E.J. Kramer, Surf. Coat. Intern. B-Coat. Trans. 87 77-82 (2004)

"Control of Nanoparticle Location in Block Copolymers", J.J. Chiu, B.J. Kim, E.J. Kramer, D.J. Pine, J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 127 5036-5037 (2005)

"Block Copolymer Monolayer Structure Measured with Scanning Force Microscopy Moiré Patterns, Alexander Hexemer, Gila Stein, Edward J, Kramer and Sergei Magonov, Macromolecules, 38, 7083-7089 (2005)

"Nanoparticle-Induced Phase Transitions in Diblock Copolymer Films", Bumjoon J. Kim, Julia J. Chiu, Gi-Ra Yi, David J. Pine, and Edward J. Kramer, Adv. Materials, 17, 2618-2622 (2005)

"Temperature Dependence of Order, Disorder and Defects in Laterally Confined Diblock Copolymer Cylinder Monolayers", Matthew R. Hammond, Eric Cochran, Glenn H. Fredrickson, and Edward J. Kramer, Macromolecules 38, 6575-6585 (2005)

"Open questions in the physics of deformation of polymer glasses", Edward J. Kramer, J. Polymer Science ‚Äě Polymer Physics, 43, 3369-3371 (2005)

"Cross-linked poly(styrene-block-2-vinyl pyridine) thin films as swellable templates for mesostructured silica and titania", R.C.Hayward, B.F. Chmelka and E.J. Kramer, Adv. Materials, 17, 2591-2595 (2005).

"Melted by Mistakes", Edward J. Kramer, Nature, 437 824-825 (2005).

"Edge Effects on Thermal Disorder in Laterally Confined Diblock Copolymer Cylinder Monolayers", Matthew R. Hammond and Edward J. Kramer, Macromolecules, 39 1538-1544 (2006).

"Controlling Interfacial Interpenetration and Fracture Properties of Polyimide/Epoxy Interfaces", C. Gurumurthy, E. J. Kramer, C.-Y. Hui, J. Adhesion, 82 239-266 (2006)

"Probing the ordering of semiconducting fluorene-thiophene copolymer surfaces on rubbed polyimide substrates by near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure", L. R. Pattison, A. Hexemer, S. Krishnan, E. J. Kramer, D. A. Fischer, Macromolecules, 39, 2225-2231 (2006)

"Tapered Block Copolymers Containing Ethylene and a Functionalized Comonomer", Steve J. Diamanti, Vikram Khanna, Atsushi Hotta, Robert C. Coffin, Diane Yamakawa, Edward J. Kramer, Glenn H. Fredrickson, and Guillermo C. Bazan, Macromolecules 39 3270-3274 (2006)