Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto – Mark Kortschot

Mark T. Kortschot is a Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. He obtained his B.A.Sc. (1984) and M.A.Sc. (1985) degrees in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto , specializing in mechanics and materials science. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1989. Professor Kortschot is interested in the relationship between microstructure and material properties, with particular emphasis on the strength and fracture toughness of fibrous materials such as paper and long and short fiber reinforced polymers. He has also recently initiated a study of oriented strand board. His work consists of a mixture of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches.