Richard Kaner

  • Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
  • UCLA

Richard B. Kaner received his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. After carrying out postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1987 and became a Full Professor in 1993. Professor Kaner is recognized for his work on refractory materials, including new synthetic routes to ceramics, intercalation compounds, superhard materials, graphene, and conducting polymers.

Email: kaner@chem.ucla.edu

Sessions

  • Fun with Plastics!

    Where do plastics come from? Which can be recycled? Can packing peanuts be recycled? How long are polymer chains? How many polymer chains are in a bowling ball? How are you supposed to open a ketchup package if it has no perforation marks? What is polyurethane foam used for and what is the largest polyurethane […]