Stephen Burke Driscoll

Stephen Burke Driscoll, Plastics Engineering

978-934 3431
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New polymeric materials, additives, fillers, economic evaluations, elastomers, & rheology

Research Interest

Polymer blends and alloys, polymer modifiers and additives, dynamic mechanical behavior, and economic considerations in the commercial development of plastics.

Educational Background

B.S., M.S., Lowell Technological Institute


Professor Driscoll has been a faculty member of the Department of Plastics Engineering since 1968. He serves as the faculty advisor to the Student Chapter of  The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) as well as Coordinator, the Continuing Education program (Plastics) and the Industrial Internship/Coop activities. He was the past advisor of The Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE). He is involved in departmental programs for alumni relations and scholarships. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students in polymeric materials engineering, polymer modifiers and additives, polymer characterization with emphasis on dynamic mechanical properties, and commercial development/marketing of plastics and related materials, products, and services.  He is an elected Fellow of ASTM International and SPE; he also was inducted as an SPE Honored Service Member.  He received the SPE's International Education Award in 2004.  He has twice served as a Consulting Fellow to the United Nations (UNIDO).