Michael Kessler

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Associate Professor
(515) 294-3101
Polymer Composites Research Group web site


Michael Kessler and his students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering are working on the processing and characterization of biorenewable polymers and composites. Their highly collaborative work to develop and analyze polymers and composites derived from vegetable oils and proteins rely on a range of techniques spanning the fields of organic chemistry, applied mechanics, thermal analysis, and processing science.

Michael Kessler
Kessler uses a dynamic mechanical analyzer to measure the mechanical properties of polymers.