Eric Baer Ph.D.

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Leonard Case Professor of Engineering
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Case School of Engineering Engineering
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Eric Baer is an internationally recognized researcher in solid state polymers and plastics.

He immigrated to the United States in 1947 and studied engineering at Baltimore City College. He continued his studies at Johns Hopkins University, receiving his doctorate in engineering in 1957.

He was hired as a professor of chemical engineering at Case Institute of Technology (now the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University), where he helped to create the first department of polymer science and engineering at a major US university, which was founded in 1967.

In 1978, he was made dean of Case Institute of Technology, but he resigned in 1983 to focus on research and teaching. He now serves as the Leonard Case Professor of Engineering at the Case School of Engineering. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.

Books

• Engineering design for plastics (R. E. Krieger Pub. Co, 1975) ISBN 0-88275-281-2
• High Performance Polymers: Structures, Properties, Composites, Fibers. (Hanser Gardner 1991) ISBN 1-56990-002-7

Important Articles

• "Relationship of Deformation Behavior to Thermal Transitions of Low Crystallinity Ethylene Copolymers," A. Chang, Y.W. Cheung, A. Hiltner and E. Baer, J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 40, 142 (2002).
• "Plastic Deformation of EVA, EVOH and Their Multilayers," V. Gaucher-Miri, G.K. Jones, R. Kaas, A. Hiltner and E. Baer, J. Mater. Sci., 37, 2635 (2002).

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