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Meet Our Faculty


  • Carol Forance Barry, D.Eng.

    Co-Director, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; Associate Director, NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; Professor and Associate Department Chair for Undergraduate Programs

    Plastics processing, including extrusion, injection molding, and novel processing techniques; nanomanufacturing with polymers; 3D printing

  • Bridgette Budhlall, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor and Associate Department Chair for Graduate Programs

    Polymer colloids, soft matter, stimuli-responsive polymers, emulsion polymerization and water-based polymer coatings, inks and adhesives. Photoresist polymers for nanolithography, nanofluidic devices & microcapsules & hybrid nanoparticles for nanomedicine, biomedical devices, drug delivery devices and biosensors.

  • Stephen Burke Driscoll, M.S.


    New polymeric materials, additives, fillers, economic evaluations, elastomers, & rheology

  • Aldo Crugnola

    Professor & Dean Emeritus

    Mechanical-physical properties, process-induced changes in physical molecular structure

  • Jan Chan Huang, Ph.D.


    Physical properties of polymers, conducting polymers, thermodynamics of solutions, modeling and numerical methods

  • Stephen Johnston, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Computer-aided engineering, computer-aided manufacturing, process control, injection molding, part design, mold design, finite element analysis

  • David Kazmer, P.E., Ph.D

    Professor, Department Chair

    Plastics product and process design, process simulation, instrumentation, and control

  • Fang Lai, Ph.D.


    Plastics processing, process control and instrumentation, powder technology, industrial hazard assessment, SQC/SPC, & statistical methods

  • Robert Malloy, Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus

    Plastics product design, polymer processing, recycling of thermoplastics.

  • Stephen McCarthy, Ph.D.

    Professor, Director-Biomedical Engineering, Distinguished University Professor, M.S. Co-Coordinator, Director, Co-Director

    Medical devices, biodegradable polymers, mechanical behavior, applications of CAD/CAM

  • Joey Mead, Ph.D.

    University Professor, Co-Director, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence; Deputy Director, NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing; Center Director, SHAP3D

    Rubber technology, thermoplastic elastomers, design, properties and processing of elastomers, nano materials.

  • Ramaswamy Nagarajan, Ph.D.

    Professor, Faculty Director - HEROES

    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.

  • Daniel F. Schmidt, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    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)

  • Meg Sobkowicz-Kline, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    Renewable polymers, Plastics processing, nanocomposites, organic photovoltaics and electronics, rheology, scattering

  • Anne Soucy


  • Javier Vera Sorroche, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    Extrusion, injection molding, in-process metrology, rheology, process optimization