Research Professor in Materials Sciences & Engineering
210 DuPont Hall
Dr. Chase`s research interests are in the area of structure/property/process relationships in polymeric materials, electrospinning polymer nanofibers, high strength polymeric fibers, IR/Raman spectroscopy, and vibrational sum frequency generation spectroscopy of polymeric films and fibers. In collaboration with Professor John Rabolt, he has developed planar array infrared spectroscopy, a new approach to IR measurements. In collaboration with Professor Matt Doty, he is expanding the use of ultra-fast laser techniques for both time resolved spectroscopy (transient absorption and photoluminescence) and tunable infrared laser measurements. Dr. Chase spent 34 years in the Central Research Department at DuPont and brings an strong background in industrial research to the Department.