C. Michael Roland is Head of the Polymer Physics Section at the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC, noted for his development of elastomeric coatings for blast protection, and for diverse accomplishments in the field of elastomer science. He is a former editor of the scientific journal Rubber Chemistry and Technology.
1974 - BS Chemistry, Grove City College 1980 - Ph.D. Chemistry, Penn State
- 1981-1986 - Firestone Central Research Labs
- 1987–present - United States Naval Research Laboratory
Roland holds 13 patents.
In 2002, he received the Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award. In 2012 he received the Charles Goodyear Medal of the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society.