Renewable Polymers, Plastics Processing, Rheology, Organic Electronics, Green Chemistry
Polymer Nanocomposites, Functional Coatings, Plastics Recycling, Biomaterials, Climate Change
Meg Sobkowicz Kline was born and raised in Massachusetts. During her undergraduate studies at Columbia University she discovered her interest in human impacts on the planet through a summer course on ecology at the Biosphere II facility in southern Arizona. She worked as a field engineer in the petroleum industry and in the municipal water treatment industry in New Mexico and Colorado before returning to school to complete her doctorate with Professor John Dorgan in the area of renewable polymer nanocomposites. Following her graduate studies she accepted a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at National Institute of Standards and Technology in Maryland to research polymeric materials for photovoltaic applications. She joined the Plastics Engineering Department in 2011.