Institute for Molecular Engineering, Department of Chemistry, and the College
Stuart Rowan’s research interests focus on the potential of dynamic chemistry (covalent and non-covalent) in the construction and properties of structurally dynamic polymeric materials. His group works on supramolecular polymers, self-healing materials, stimuli-responsive material and nanocomposites, metal-containing polymers, gels, biomaterials, and the development of new synthetic methods for the construction of complex polymeric architectures.
Rowan was honored with the Edward W. Morley Medal, awarded by the Cleveland Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the Mark Scholar Award, given by the ACS Polymer Division. He has published over 140 scientific papers and reviews, and is the deputy editor of ACS Macro Letters. He also serves on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry; Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry; and Chemical Science.
He received his undergraduate and PhD degrees in chemistry from the University of Glasgow and continued his postdoctoral studies at the University of Cambridge and the University of California, Los Angeles. Most recently, Rowan was the Kent H. Smith Professor of Engineering in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, where he was awarded a Faculty Distinguished Research Award.