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Professor
Textile & Fiber Engineering College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0295

Phone: (404) 894-2535
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Email: MALCOLM.POLK@TFE.GATECH.EDU
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Malcolm Polk

Description of Research
Dr. Polk's research is in the areas of synthesis and characterization of liquid crystalline polymers; depolymerization of polyesters and polyamide chitosan graft copolymer systems for non-linear optical applications; and high temperature resistant polymers such as PBO and PBZT.
Recent Papers or Publications
Polk, M., "Structural Investigations on Lewis Acid Mediated Solubilization of Poly (p, Phenylene benzobisthiazole) in an Aprotic Solvent." Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol. 31, 1965 (1990).

Polk, M., "Thermotropic Copolyesters: 3. Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystalline Copolyesters Containing the Bicyclo [2.2.2] Octane Mesogenic Unit," Polymer Communications, Vol. 32 (2), 39 (1991).

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