|Dr. Don Klosterman is Senior Polymer Research Engineer and Group Leader
of the Center for Basic and Applied
Polymer Research at the University of Dayton, Ohio. This research group is
involved in a wide variety of projects involving advanced polymer and composite
engineering. Dr. Klosterman also serves as a professor in the Chemical and Materials
Engineering at the University of Dayton.
In his classes, he exposes students to composite material processing. He also
serves as a Chapter Director for the Midwest
Chapter of SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process
Engineering). Dr. Klosterman is involved in numerous "extracurricular"
pursuits in his spare time, as outlined below.
|Hiking and Backpacking are among Don's favorite activities. He and his fantastic wife Sue, a geologist, have enjoyed several beautiful trips to the American West, with the Rocky Mountain area being their favorite. Left : Crypt lake, located on the border of the United States and Canada in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Right : overlooking the Two Medicine Valley in Glacier National Park.|
Thanks to the various
technical conferences that Don has been fortunate enough to attend, he has been able to
visit many great places and is pleased to have the medium of the Internet to share these
experiences with the world.
Don and his new son, Tommy (December
During his college years, Don organized and played lead guitar in The Free
Beer Band. The band played at many university-related events, and everyone had a good
time. Don has since retired from the band although he appears on rare occasion with the
band for reunion gigs and special events.
|Upon retiring from rock n' roll at age 26, Don began his training in classical piano from Ms. Anna Polonsky, a Russian pianist (left). Don's repertoire now includes works by Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Scott Joplin, and more (right).|
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