Dr. Johan Foster, PhD

Dr. Johan Foster, PhD

Professor

NSERC Canfor Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Bioproducts

Faculty of Applied Science

Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Vancouver Campus


Fields

Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Contact Information

Chosen name and pronouns:

E. Johan Foster (He/Him/His)

johan.foster@ubc.ca

Tel: 604-822-3238

http://foster.chbe.ubc.ca/

LinkedIn/ johanfoster

Twitter/ UBC_AdvMat

Media Contact

Lou Corpuz-Bosshart

Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604 822 2048

Email: lou.bosshart@ubc.ca

Expertise

mask, masks, biodegradable, fibers, biomaterials, bioproducts, polymers, plastics, implantable materials, wound healing, materials, engineering, fibre, pulp, packaging, extrusion, foreign body response, lightweight materials, bio-sourced materials, compostable, filtration, drug delivery, smart materials, stimuli responsive, composites, breathability,

In the Media

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