Robert A. Bubeck is a faculty member at MSU St. Andrews and holds more than 40 years of experience in industrial research and development. His research focus includes the development of new liquid crystalline polymers, semi-crystalline polymers, thermosets, hyperbranched polymers, and dendrimers. Bubeck also has broad-based expertise in the areas of structure/property fundamentals, mechanical behavior, composites, polymer blends, rheology, fiber spinning, processing optimization, surface science, and interfaces.
Prior to joining the Michigan State University, he pursued research in materials and polymer science at the Dow Chemical Company and Michigan Molecular Institute. He pioneered (and later project managed) a synchrotron-based research program aimed at the advanced characterization of the physical behavior, surfaces, and processing of polymers.
He is an author or co-author of more than 62 publications and 5 patents. He has been invited to speak at highly regarded institutions, such as Cornell University, MIT, University of Massachusetts, Case Western Reserve University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of Minnesota.
Bubeck, who earned his doctoral and his master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Cornell University, is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.