Plastics product design, polymer processing, recycling of thermoplastics.
Extrusion, die design, processing, thermoforming, blow molding, & rotational molding
Medical devices, biodegradable polymers, mechanical behavior, applications of CAD/CAM
Extrusion, injection molding, electrorheology, novel processing techniques & more...
Synthesis & applications of polymer colloids & soft matter towards stimuli-responsive materials. Emulsion polymers. Photoresist polymers for nanolithography, nanofluidic devices & microcapsules & hybrid nanoparticles for biomedical devices, drug delivery systems & biosensors.
New polymeric materials, additives, fillers, economic evaluations, elastomers, & rheology
Mechanical-physical properties, process-induced changes in physical molecular structure
Biodegradable materials for arthroscopic applications, mechanical testing of cadaveric and synthetic models, and manufacturability techniques
Structure-property relationships of plastics, reactive processing of polymers, polyblends and additives, & new polymerization reactions
Physical properties of polymers, conducting polymers, thermodynamics of solutions, modeling and numerical methods
Computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, process control, injection molding, part design, mold design, finite element analysis
Plastics product design & process engineering
Plastics processing, process control and instrumentation, powder technology, industrial hazard assessment, SQC/SPC, & statistical methods
Autodesk Moldflow and other process simulation software for part and mold design with thermoplastics and thermosets. Material properties and characterization. Liaison for international students and universities (bilingual English & Spanish).
Rubber technology, thermoplastic elastomers, design, properties and processing of elastomers, nano materials.
Biocatalysis, greener advanced materials (electronic, photo-responsive polymers, molecularly integrated hybrid nanomaterials, materials for energy conversion/storage), elastomers, thermal & morphological characterization of materials, roll to roll manufacture of flexible electronic products
Materials preparation and structure/properties relationships in polymer nanocomposites, polymer crosslinking and network formation, pre-ceramic polymers, sol-gel chemistry and materials analysis (porosimetry, permeation testing, thermal analysis, x-ray diffraction & spectroscopic techniques)
Extrusion, injection molding, process control, mixing requirements, and product design.
Renewable polymers, nanocomposites, organic photovoltaics, rheology, scattering
Fibrous materials and composites. mechanical behavior, performance and failure of plastics products. air filtration and respiratory protective devices, automated assembly systems. Patent law.
Nanomanufacturing, polymer blends, surface chemistry, polymer characterization, project management