Dr. E. Johan Foster

Associate Professor


Research Interests:

  • Advanced functional & supramolecular bio(nano) materials Stimuli-responsive materials 
  • Biomedical materials 
  • Covalent & non-covalent interactions to create structured smart materials



  • B.S., Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Canada   
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Honors and Awards:

  • Thomas G. Digges and Thomas G. Digges Jr. Faculty Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), USA
  •        ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry (ACS POLY), USA
  •        ACS Division of Cellulose & Renewable Materials
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), Canada
  • Fribourg Materials Society (FriMat), Switzerland
  • Fribourg Innovation Club, Switzerland          
  • Swiss Chemical Society (SCS), Switzerland
  • Technical Aspects of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
  • Nanotechnology Division (TAPPI NANO) 
  • 117 Surge Building(0237)
    Virginia Tech       
    Blacksburg, VA | 24061
  • Phone: (540) 231-8165
  • Fax: (540)231-8919 
  • E-mail: johanf@vt.edu


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