Oklahoma State University


Dr. Frank D. Blum* Frank Blum

Harrison I. Bartlett Chair, Regents' Professor, and Department Chair
Department of Chemistry
107 Physical Sciences I




  • B.S. in chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1976
  • M.S. in physical chemistry, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1977
  • Ph.D. in physical chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1981


Additional information may be found at:


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  • Polymer, Physical, Colloid, and Materials Chemistry

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics of polymers and surface active species at interfaces
  • Polymer composites and nanocomposites
  • Polymer-solvent interactions and dynamics
  • Polymer characterization
  • Structure and dynamics in surfactant systems
  • NMR spectroscopy
  • Friction materials


FDB thanks the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Petroleum Research Fund, and others who have sponsored his research over the years.


* Fellow of the American Chemical Society