Christopher K. Ober

Francis Norwood Bard Professor of Materials Engineering; Director of the Cornell Nanoscale Facility
Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

310 Bard Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-8417

Christopher K. Ober

Francis Norwood Bard Professor of Materials Engineering; Director of the Cornell Nanoscale Facility
Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
Synthesis of precision functional polymers 

Current Research Interest
Biology-materials interface; fabrication of 2D and 3D nanostructures; high resolution lithography; anti-fouling materials

Distinction
American Chemical Society Fellow
American Chemical Society, Award in Applied Polymer Chemistry
Society of Polymer Science Japan, International Prize
American Chemical Society, Polymeric Materials Science, and Engineering Division Fellow
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
American Physical Society Fellow

Selected Publications
Welch, M. Elizabeth, Nicole L. Ritzert, Hongjun Chen, Norah L. Smith, Michele E. Tague, Youyong Xu, Barbara A. Baird, Héctor D. Abruña, and Christopher K. Ober. "A Generalized Platform for Antibody Detection using the Antibody Catalyzed Water Oxidation Pathway." Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, no. 5 (2014): 1879–1883.

Jiang, Jing, Brandon Wenning, Clemens Liedel, Alan Jacobs, Michael O. Thompson, and Christopher K. Ober. "Self-Assembled Sub-10 nm Structures by Millisecond Laser Assisted Annealing of PS-PDMS Block Copolymers." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2017) 9(37), 31317-31324.

Cornell Research Website Article