Associate Professor
NSERC Canfor Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Bioproducts

Research Summary

Bioproducts, Cellulose Nanomaterials, Polymers, Biomaterials, Biomedical Devices, Fibers


Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2010, Postdoctoral Fellow
Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2007, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2002, B.Sc.

Research interests + projects

Professor Foster’s research currently focuses on structuration, functionalization and fundamental aspects of reinforcement and deformation in polymers and bio-products, and the application of that science to engineering of novel implantable materials and lightweight materials, 3D printing and various responsive “smart-polymers/materials” applications.

Selected publications + presentations