Associate Professor
AEC 264


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College

Teaching Areas

  • Polymers
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Experimental Design and Statistics

Research Interests

  • Stimuli-responsive polymers
  • Self-healing polymers
  • Polymer design and synthesis
  • Rheology and materials characterization

Selected Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • American Chemical Society PRF Undergraduate New Investigator Award
  • American Chemical Society Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award
  • NASA Space Grant Graduate Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Selected Publications

  • Curia, S., Dautle, S., Satterfield, B., Yorke, K., Cranley, C.E., Dobson, B.E. La Scala, J.J., Soh, L, Gordon, M.B., Stanzione, J.F., III., “Betulin-based thermoplastics and thermosets through sustainable and industrially viable approaches: new insights for the valorization of an underutilized resource,” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (2019)
  • Young, R.E., Graf, J., Miserocchi, I., Van Horn, R.M., Gordon, M.B., Anderson, C.R., Sefcik, L.S., “Optimizing the alignment of thermoresponsive poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) electrospun nanofibers for tissue engineering applications: A factorial design of experiments approach,” PLOS ONE (2019). 
  • Gordon, M.B., Wang S., Knappe, G. A., Wagner N. J., Epps T. H., III., Kloxin, C.J., “Force-induced cleavage of a labile bond for mechanochemical crosslinking,” Polymer Chemistry (2017). 
  • Gordon, M.B., Kloxin, C.J., Wagner N.J., “Aging and nonlinear rheology of thermoreversible colloidal gels,” Journal of Rheology (2017).  
  • Gordon, M.B., French, J.M., Wagner, N.J., Kloxin, C.J., “Dynamic bonds in covalently crosslinked polymer networks for photo-activated strengthening and healing,” Advanced Materials (2015).