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Polymer science educator , researcher

Steven Ernest Keinath, American polymer science educator, researcher. Michigan Polymer Consortium scholar, 1987-1991; recipient Sampe Graduate Student award, 1990, Best Paper award, Sigma Xi, 1999, Outstanding Achievement College Chemistry Teaching award, 1999, Outstanding Alumni award, Saginaw Valley State University, College of Science, Engineering & Technology, 2004, Outstanding Service American Chemical Society Midland Section award, 2004.


Keinath, Steven Ernest was born on September 10, 1954 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. Son of Ernest Frederick and Verna Alma (Ill) Keinath.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics, Saginaw Valley State College, 1976. Master of Science in Polymer Science, University Massachusetts, 1978. Master of Business Administration, Saginaw Valley State College, 1981.

Master of Education, Center Michigan University, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, 1992.


Research assistant chemistry department Saginaw Valley State College, University Center, Michigan, 1974-1976. Assistant to director instrumentation polymer science department University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978. Senior research assistant Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland, 1978-1984, administrator grants and contracts, 1983-1984, independent researcher, 1984-1992, instructor, 1985-1992, associate research scientist, 1992-1994, assistant research professor, 1992—1999.

Adjunct assistant research professor Central Michigan University, 1993—2005. Senior associate scientist Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland, 1994—1999, research scientist, associate professor, 1999—2009, senior research scientist associate professor, since 2009. Assistant editor Multi Media Interface Press, Midland, 1981-1982.

Consultant to industry, since 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Effects of Absorbed Moisture on High-Performance Organic Fibers, 1992. Editor: Molecular Motion in Polymers by Electron spin resonance, 1980, Order in the Amorphous "State" of Polymers, 1987. Contributor 30 articles in various polymer science journals.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society (editor local section publication The Midland Chemist 1984-1987), New York Academy of Sciences, Society of Plastic Engineers, North America Thermal Analysis Society, American Society for Composites, Society Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Internet Society, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: stamp and first day cover collecting, reading, theatre, genealogy, cross-country skiing.


Married Carol Elizabeth Keinath Robinson, May 2, 1987.

Ernest Frederick Keinath

Verna Alma (Ill) Keinath

Carol Elizabeth Keinath Robinson