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Caroline Schauer

Caroline Schauer

Associate Professor

Contact Information

LeBow 439A
Natural Polymers & Photonics Group


  • PhD, chemistry, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY; April 1997
  • Dissertation: “The Development of Strategies for the Design and Synthesis of Molecular Solids”
  • MS, chemistry, SUNY at Stony Brook; Stony Brook, NY; December 1994
  • BS, chemistry, Beloit College; Beloit, WI; May 1991

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Advisor, 09/06-09/07
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
  • Assistant Professor, 9/03-present
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Drexel University
    Projects: Biosensors and Natural Color
  • NRC Research Associate, 9/01- 9/03
    Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory with Dr. Frances S. Ligler
    Project title: Colored chitosan thin films
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 12/98-7/01
    Tufts University with Prof. David R. Walt
    Project titles: Glutamate biosensor, protein cross-reactive arrays, and Enzyme-based biosensors
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 7/97-4/98
    University of Twente, the Netherlands with Prof. David N. Reinhoudt
    Project titles: Liquid crystals and Hydrogen bonded polymers

Featured Publications

  • Pamela L. Rockwell, Marjorie A. Kiechel, Jennifer S. Atchison, Laura J. Toth and Caroline L. Schauer Carbohydrate Polymers 2014 107, 110-118. “Various-sourced pectin and polyethylene oxide electrospun fibers”
  • Eric K. Brenner**, Jessica D. Schiffman, Laura J. Toth*, Janah C. Szewczyk, Caroline L. Schauer Journal of Materials Science 2013 48(22), 7805-7811. “Phosphate salts facilitate the electrospinning of hyaluronic acid fiber mats” (special edition)
  • Jessica D. Schiffman#, Marjorie A. Kiechel#, Amalie E. Donius, Ulrike G. K. Wegst, Caroline L. Schauer Journal of Materials Science, 2013 48(22), 7856-7862. “Crosslinking poly(allylamine) fibers electrospun from basic and acidic solutions” (special edition) #equal contributors
  • Marjorie A. Kiechel and Caroline L. Schauer Carbohydrate Polymers 2013 95(1), 123-133. “Non-covalent crosslinkers for electrospun chitosan fibers”
  • Susheel Kalia, Kamini Thakur, Annamaria Celli, Marjorie A. Kiechel, Caroline L. Schauer  Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2013 1(3), 97-112. “Surface Modification of Plant Fibers using Environment Friendly Methods for their application in Polymer Composites, Textile Industry and Antimicrobial Activities:  A Review”
  • Amalie E. Donius, Marjorie S. Austero, Caroline L. Schauer, Ulrike G. K. Wegst, Interface (RSC) 2013 10(13) 20120946. “Electrospun Crosslinked Chitosan Fibers Part 2. Mechanical Analysis”