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Steven Grossman


Steven Grossman
Steven GrossmanEmeritus Professor
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Plastics Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-3427
  • Email

Research Interests

Structure-property relationships of plastics, reactive processing of polymers, polyblends and additives, & new polymerization reactions

Structure-property relationships of plastics materials, reactive processing of polymeric materials, recycling of commercial polymers, polyblends and additives, and new polymerization reactions.

Education

  • JD: Law, (1990), Franklin Pierce Law Center - New Hampshire
  • Ph D: Polymer Science and Engineering, (1979), University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Massachusetts
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Polymer Structures: 1. Head-to-Head Polypropylene; 2. Regular Gopolyoxamides
  • BS: Chemistry, (1975), University of Connecticut - Storrs Connecticut

Biography

Steven J. Grossman is a Full Professor in the Department of Plastics Engineering. Prof. Grossman joined the University in 1984, after several years in commercial polymer research. He has since offered courses in the area of polymer materials, polymer structure/property relationships, and introduction to intellectual property.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • , Scholarship/Research
  • ward for Professional Development
  • Plastics Engineering Department Teaching Award (2006), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Plastics Engineering Department Teaching Award (2004), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Plastics Engineering Department Teaching Award (2003), Teaching
  • outstanding contribution in the area of intellectual property (1989) - Boston Patent Law Association
  • Faculty Scholarship (1988), Scholarship/Research
  • Outstanding faculty for achievement in teaching and research (1987), Teaching
  • Award for Professional Development (1987) - College of Engineering
  • Award for Professional Development (1986) - College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Selected Publications

  • Huang, J.C., Wu, C.L., Grossman, S. (2000). Carbon black-filled conductive polymers of polypropylene, ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, and their ternary blends. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 20(3) 213-223.
  • Huang, J.C., Muangchareon, P., Grossman, S. (2000). Effects of carbon black on mechanical properties of polycarbonate-polypropylene blends. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 20(2) 111-120.
  • Huang, J.C., Yang, Z., Grossman, S. (1999). Effects of moisture on mechanical properties of rubber-modified nylon-6,6. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 19(5) 305-314.
  • Huang, J.C., Chuang, S.F., Su, T.Y., Grossman, S. (1999). The effects of plasticizers on carbon black-filled elastomers. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 19(1).
  • Limtasiri, T., Grossman, S., Huang, J.C. (1989). Kinetic studies of the crystallization of nylon-6 block copolymers. Polymer Engineering and Science, 29(8) 493-498.
  • Limtasiri, T., Grossman, S., Huang, J.C. (1988). KINETICS STUDIES OF THE POLYMERIZATION OF NYLON-6 BLOCK COPOLYMERS. Polymer Engineering and Science, 28(18) 1145-1151.
  • Wang, S.F., Grossman, S. (1987). Plastic materials for insulating applications. Journal of chemical education, 64(1) 39-41.

Selected Presentations

  • The America Invents Act: Six Key Changes in U.S. Patent Law. - SPE Annual Technical Conference, 2012 - Orlando, Florida
  • Recent Procedures Introduced To Challenge Patent Grants At The USPTO. - SPE Annual Technical Conference, 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Ten Things Plastics Engineers Should Know About Intellectual Property. - Eastern New England Society of Plastics Engineers, October 2005
  • Recent Developments in Intellectual Property. - Eastern New England Society of Plastics Engineers, October 2003 - MA
  • Recent Developments In Intellectual Property. - Eastern New England Society of Plastics Engineers, October 2001 - MA
  • Ethylene Glycol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polypropylene Glycol as Plasticizers for Nylon-6,6. - SPE Annual Technical Conference, 1987 - Los Angeles, CA
  • "DSC Studies of Polymerization and Crystallization of Nylon-RIM Materials-P" - American Chemical Society, April 1986 - New York
  • "Polymer Materials in the Undergraduate Program" - American Chemical Society, April 1986 - New York
  • DSC Studies of Polymerization and Crystallization of Nylon-RIM Materials-P. - Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 1986 - New York, NY
  • Polymer Materials in the Undergraduate Program. - Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 1986 - New York, NY
  • "Synthesis of Polyamides from Aromatic Dusocyanates and Dicarboxylic Acids" - the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1982 - Amherst, Massachusetts
  • "Synthesis of Polyamides from 4-4'~Methy1ene-Bis(isocyanatobenzene)" - Gordon Research Conference on Polymers, 1981
  • Synthesis of Polyamides from 4-4'~Methy1ene-Bis(isocyanatobenzene). - Gordon Research Conference on Polymers, 1981
  • Regular Copolyamides by Solution and Liquid-Liquid Interfacial Polymerization. - 179th ACS National Meeting, 1980 - Houston, Texas
  • "Water Absorption in Regular Copolyoxamides" - 8th Northeast Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, 1978 - Boston

Selected Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Dai, S.A., Grossman, S.J., Onder, K."Polymer from azentidine-2,4-Dione And Polyol or Polyamine," US 4604450 A United States
  • Patent - Grossman, S., Onder, K."Anionic Polymerization of Lactam With Azetidine-2,4-Diane," US 4,550,157 United States
  • Patent - Dai, S.A., Grossman, S.J., Onder, K."Polyamide Block Copolymer From Lactam and Azetidine-2,4-Dione," US 4550157 A United States
  • Patent - S.Grossman, ., Onder, K."Copolyamide-Inmides Based on MDI, TMA and Two," US 4,467,083 United States