Carter Research Group

Carter Research Group

Phone: 413-577-1416

Meet the Carter Group!

Degree Information:

B.S. Chemistry, State University of New York - Oneonta, 1985
Ph.D Chemistry, University of Vermont, 1991

Mailing Address:

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering
Room: A416, Conte Research Center
University of Massachusetts Amherst
120 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003

Research Interests

Our group is interested in the design and fabrication of advanced materials with highly tailored properties. We possess expertise in synthetic polymer chemistry, surface modification, advanced manufacturing techniques, high resolution roll-to-roll patterning and device fabrication & characterization and work to solve problems impacting a number of technology areas including electronics, optics, sensors, clean air & water, and chemical safety. We also seek to exploit renewable resources, such as nanocellulose, in these advanced materials applications. Please click the Carter Research Group link to the left to learn more about our work.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Provost Professor (2023)
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Director’s Award for Science and Technology (2018)
  • ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Fellow (2015)
  • Invited Visiting Professor, University of Bordeaux (2015)
  • ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Distinguished Service Award (2015)
  • SUNY Oneonta Alumni of Distinction (2013)
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2013)
  • Percy Julian Medal, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) (2012)
  • Chair of the Division of Polymer Chemistry; Vice-Chair (2002), Chair-Elect (2003), Chair (2004)
  • Percy L. Julian Award for Pure and Applied Research in Science and Engineering, National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) (2007)
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award (2006)
  • IBM Invention Achievement Award (2001)

Other Activities

  • Director of NSF UMass Innovation Corps (i-Corps) Training program (2018-present)
  • Director of NSF NRT Traineeship Program – Soft Materials for Life Sciences (2015-present)
  • Director of the UMass Nanoimprint Laboratory
  • Co-Founder, Treaty, LLC maker of FogKicker