Professor and Director of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Jeff Wiggins is Professor and Director of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests include renewable resource polymers, polymer fibre precursor, glassy polymer network science and polymer processing. Dr. Wiggins graduated in 1988 from Western Washington University with a B.Sc. in Plastics Engineering Technology, and received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. Prior to starting his academic career at Southern Miss in 2004, he spent 12 years in industry at Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA and Nike Inc., Beaverton, OR where he held multiple industrial management positions in the areas of polymer research and manufacturing. Dr. Wiggins currently has a research group of 10 Ph.D. candidates, 2 post-doctoral fellow and 3 research associates. His primary sources of funding include the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, Boeing, and Solvay.