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Mark F. Roll, Ph.D., P.E.

Mark F. Roll, Ph.D., P.E.

NGeM Manager, Clinical Faculty


McClure Hall 407C

Mailing Address

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

  • Ph.D., Macromolecular Science & Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, 2002

  • Engineering Sustainability 
  • Microelectronics Packaging 
  • Polymers and Composites 

Mark Roll came to the University of Idaho in 2011 to focus on the area of soft materials, including polymers, composites, organic/inorganic hybrid materials and biologically relevant materials particularly for thin-film applications in the area of energy and photolithography. The nano-structure of these materials and their resulting properties are of special interest.

  • 2023 - present — Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • 2021 - 2023 — Director of Materials Science & Engineering Program
  • 2017 - 2023 — Associate Professor in Materials Science & Engineering
  • 2015 - present — Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Idaho
  • 2011 - 2017 — Assistant Professor in Materials Science & Engineering
  • 2010 - 2011— National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Polymers Division

  • University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence, 2013
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
  • University of Michigan Rackham Regents Fellowship, 2002
  • National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship, 2002

Publications (Peer Reviewed):

  1. Hill, C.J., McDonald, A.G., Mark F. Roll. Dienes and Diamondoids: Poly(2-(1-admantyl)-1,3- butadiene) and random copolymers with isoprene via redox-emulsion polymerization and their hydrogenation. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138, 50711.
  2. Mark F. Roll. "Generalizing Thermal Resistance and a General Heat Engine” American Journal of Physics, 88 (10), 819-824 (2020).
  3. Mark F. Roll. “Ionic Borohydride Clusters for the Next Generation of Boron Thin-Films: Nano-Building Blocks for Electrochemical and Refractory Materials.” Journal of Materials Research, 31 (18), 2736–2748 (2016). doi: 10.1557/jmr.2016.261.
  4. Fischer, J.; Stampka, T.; Mark F. Roll. “A Direct Synthesis of the Styrylimido Derivative of the Hexamolybdate Dianion.” Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan, 23, 813-815 (2015).
  5. Michaela R Petersen; An Chen; Mark Roll; S J Jung; Mostafa Yossef. “Mechanical Properties of Fire-Retardant Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Materials with Alumina Tri-Hydrate Filler.” Composites Part B, 78, 109-121 (2015).
  6. Mark F. Roll, Kampf, J.W.; Laine, R.M.Halogen Bonding Motifs in Polyhedral Phenylsilsesquioxanes: Effects of Systematic Variations in Geometry or Substitution.” Crystal Growth and Design, 11, 4360-7 (2011).
  7. Mark F. Roll, Kampf, J.W.; Laine, R.M. “Crystalline Polyphenylene Macromolecular Clusters From Octaalkynylsilsesquioxanes, their Crystal Structures and a Potential Route to 3-D Graphenes.” Macromolecules 44, 3425-35 (2011).
  8. Mark F. Roll, Kim, Y.; Yi, E.; Kampf, J.W.; Laine, R.M. “Nano Building Blocks via Iodination of [PhSiO1.5]n, Forming [p-I-C6H4SiO1.5]n (n = 8, 10, 12), and a New Route to High-Surface-Area, Thermally Stable, Microporous Materials via Thermal Elimination of I2.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 10171–83 (2010).
  9. Mark F. Roll, Asuncion, M.Z.; Kampf, J.W.; Laine, R.M.. “Para-Octaiodophenylsilsesquioxane [p-IC6H4SiO1.5]8, A Nearly Perfect Nano-Building Block” ACS Nano 2008, 2, 320-326.

Contact Us

Engineering Physics Building Rm. 324K

Mailing Address:

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579