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Stephen Burke Driscoll

Steven Driscoll Burke
Stephen B DriscollProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentPlastics Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3438
  • EmailStephen_Driscoll@uml.edu

Research Interests

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

Education

  • BS: Plastics Engineering, Lowell Technological Institute - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Plastics Engineering, Lowell Technological Institute - Lowell,MA

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Advisor, First Place (Vinyl Division) Student Paper and Second Place, Elliot Weinberg Award (2011)
  • Recipient, Elliot Weinberg Award, presented by the SPE Vinyl Division (2011)
  • Periodic Multi-Year Review Award; one of only five College of Engineering faculty to be recognized/awarded (2010)
  • UMass Lowell 55th Anniversary; 2nd. Generation of Faculty (Chicago NPE/SPE ANTEC) (2009)
  • Haskell Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching (2007), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Continuing Studies and Corporate Education
  • Exceeding Expectations Award (2005), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Government
  • Boston Chapter, SAMPE Professional Recognition Award (2005)
  • UMass Lowell Student Activities Awards Banquet Faculty Exceeding Excellence Award (2005)
  • International Education Award (2004), Teaching - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC International Education Award (2004), Service, Professional
  • Award of Merit (2000) - ASTM
  • Fellow (2000), Leadership - ASTM International
  • Fellow (2000), Leadership - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • International Award of Excellence (1999), Leadership - ASTM International
  • Professional Achievement and Service Award (1999), Leadership - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Honored Service Member (1998), Service, Professional - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Honored Service Member (1998) - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • ASTM International Recognition Award (1997), Leadership - ASTM International
  • ASTM International Award of Appreciation (1991), Leadership - ASTM International

Publications

  • Driscoll, S.B., Shaffer, C.M. (1999) "What does a property data sheet really tell you?," ASTM Special Technical Publication 1369 pp. 3-9
  • Driscoll, S.B. (1998) "The Basics of Testing Plastics: Mechanical Properties, Flame Exposure, and General Guidelines," 35:
  • Driscoll, S.B., Benoit, W.P. (1995) "Evaluation of Unconventional Thermoplastic Alloys using Dynamic-Mechanical Rheological Testing," Engineering Plastics 8:2
  • Driscoll, S.B., Grolman, C.P. (1987) "RHEOLOGY OF PVC.," Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology 9:2 pp. 53-59
  • Driscoll, S.B., Gacek, W.F. (1984) "Gas Counter Pressure Structural Foam Molding Versus Conventional Low-Pressure Sf Molding - a Comparison of Mechanical-Properties," Plastics Engineering 40:3
  • Lutz, J., Renshaw, J.T., Driscoll, S.B., Rabinovitch, E., Poppe, A.C., Fletcher, C., Young, W., Fechtman, G.J. (1981) "Appearance and property retention," Journal of Vinyl Technology 3:1 pp. 2-24
  • Deanin, R.D., Driscoll, S.B. (1978) "Buying Properties," Chemtech 8:4
  • Driscoll, S.B., MEYER, A.W. (1976) "POLYMER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES: POLYMER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED A REVIEW," Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 7:1 pp. 63-100

Presentations

  • , April 2013 - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • , December 2012 - Mumbai, India
  • , 2012 - Northboro, MA
  • , March 2012 - Orlando, MA
  • , February 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • , January 2012 - New Delhi
  • , October 2011 - Lowell, MA
  • , May 2011 - Boston, MA
  • , January 2011 - Chennai, India
  • , January 2011 - Mumbai, India
  • , 2010 - Northboro, MA
  • , March 2010 - Clinton, MA
  • , December 2009 - Framingham, MA
  • , April 2009 - Northboro, MA
  • , January 2009 - Danvers, MA
  • , January 2009
  • Danvers, MA, 2008
  • , May 2008 - Northboro, MA
  • , May 2007 - Cincinnati,Ohio
  • , May 2007 - Danvers, MA
  • , January 2006
  • , April 2005 - Bahrain and Saudi Arabia
  • , October 2004 - Oregon
  • , May 2004
  • , April 2004 - Rehoboth, Israel
  • , January 2004 - San Antonio
  • , 2003
  • , May 2003

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • AIRTECH -- Airdrop Innovative Research and Technologies (2015), Grant - US Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center
    Sherwood, J.A., Amirkhizi, A.V., Chakrabarti, S., Driscoll, S.B., Hansen, C.J., Nagarajan, R., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J.
  • Understanding and Designing Perkalite-Enhanced Polyolefin Packaging (2010), -
    Schmidt, D. (Principal), Driscoll, S.B.
  • Investigation of the Quality Control of Compatibilized UPVC (2011), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • Project Spumante (2011), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • Rheological Property Testing of Multiple Materials using ASTM Methods D4440, D123 (2011), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • IZOD Impact Testing (2011), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • Flexcon - Dynamic Mechanical Rheological Testing (DMRT) (2011), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • Impact Modification of UPVC Compounds (2010), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • Utilization of Recycled Polyolefin and Polyester Feed Streams (2010), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • Characterization of Thermal Aging of Isoprene Elastomers (2009), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)
  • Characterization of Melt Flow Behavior (2009), -
    Driscoll, S.B. (Principal)