Kathryn L. Beers is currently the Group Leader in the Materials Science and Engineering Division of Polymers and Complex Fluids at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has been at NIST since 2000 when she first joined as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Polymers Division. She is a member of the AIChE, American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society and Sigma Xi. Her research interests include advances in polymer synthesis and reaction monitoring, macromolecular separations, integrated and high throughput measurements of polymeric materials, microreactors and microfluidics, degradable and renewable polymeric materials and sustainable materials. She has recently engaged in new programs at NIST in plastics recycling and the circular economy.
Group Leader, Polymers and Complex Fluids Group, Materials Science and Engineering Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)