Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline, Ph.D.
co-Director, SWIMMER NRT
Plastics Engineering Department,
University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854
The Sobkowicz research group is interested in the study of polymeric materials for environmental sustainability. We use the tools of applied polymer science, transport phenomena and chemical functionalization to manipulate processes and structure with the aim of improving properties in sustainable materials. Current projects focus on:
We are also interested in policy around plastics waste and science communication to improve public understanding of the role plastics play in our society and ecosystems. Professor Sobkowicz is also working to broaden participation of women in engineering through her work with the WAVES initiative.
Dr. Allen Chang
Oliva Ferki (MS Candidate)
Akanksha Patel (PhD Candidate)
Shawn Martey (PhD Candidate)
Mansoureh Jamalzadeh (PhD Candidate)
Jay Thakkar (PhD Candidate)
Research assistant Students
Mauricio Acosta Diaz