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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

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

  • Bridgette Budhlall, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    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

  • Melissa Egan

    Adjunct Professor

    Biodegradable materials for arthroscopic applications, mechanical testing of cadaveric and synthetic models, and manufacturability techniques

  • Steven Grossman, Ph.D.


    Structure-property relationships of plastics, reactive processing of polymers, polyblends and additives, & new polymerization reactions. Intellectual property, focusing on U.S. patent law.

  • 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, Ph.D

    Professor, Department Chair

    Plastics product design and manufacturing

  • Fang Lai, Ph.D.


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

  • Robert Malloy, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Professor

    Plastics product design, polymer processing, recycling of thermoplastics.

  • Ana Maria Marin

    Adjunct Professor

    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).

  • 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

  • Stephen McCarthy, Ph.D.

    Founder and Co-Director M2D2, Distinguished University Professor, Director-Biomedical Engineering

  • Joey Mead, Ph.D.

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

    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.

  • Robert Nunn

    Professor Emeritus

    Polymer processing, injection molding, screw design, process  modeling and analysis, and plastics process machinery design.

  • Stephen Orroth, M.S.

    Professor Emeritus

    Extrusion, die design, processing, thermoforming, blow molding, & rotational molding

  • 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)

  • Nick Schott

    Professor Emeritus

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    Extrusion, injection molding, process control, mixing requirements, and product design.

  • Meg Sobkowicz-Kline, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Amad Tayebi

    Professor Emeritus

    Fibrous materials and fiber reinforced composites. Processing of fibrous materials. Plastics materials. Product design, performance and analysis of failure and much more.

  • Javier Vera Sorroche, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

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

  • Ming Wei, D.Eng

    Adjunct Faculty

    Nanomanufacturing, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives, Polyurethane and Silicone foams, Rubber Technology, polymer blends, surface chemistry, polymer characterization, extrusion