Dr.   Frank   N.   Harris

Dr. Frank N. Harris

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Polymer Science
and Biomedical Engineering (Part time)
Department of Polymer Science


  • 1968 Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Iowa
  • 1966 M.S., Chemistry, University of Iowa
  • 1964 B.S., Chemistry, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Condensation polymerization; high performance polymers, including polyimides and polyheterocyclics; structure-property relationships in polymers; polymers for optical, microelectric and fiber applications; controlled-release technology; polymers for medical applications.

Polymer synthesis via step-growth (condensation), polymerizations, structure/property relationships in high performance polymers, polymeric controlled-release systems.

Contact Information

Dr. Frank N. Harris
The University of Akron
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

Voice: (330) 972-5459
Fax: (330) 972-5290