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Javier Vera Sorroche

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Javier Vera-SorrocheAssistant Professor

Research Interests

Extrusion (co-extrusion, pipe and wire coating, fiber technology, blown and sheet film, compounding), injection molding, process control & optimization and rheology

Education

  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (2014), IRC University of Bradford - United Kingdom
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Thermal Homogeneity and Energy Efficiency in Single Screw Extrusion of Polymers
  • MS: Chemical Engineering, (2009), University of Murcia - Spain

Biography

Prior to joining the faculty at Lowell, Dr. VeraSorroche was a Senior Technologist at Smithers Rapra, UK, where Dr. VeraSorroche provided processing support for a range of requirements: extrusion development, compounding and formulation, pre-production trials, test sample production and injection molding. He was also Manager of Smithers Rapra's rheological services

Awards and Honors

  • ICI Prize 2014, Institute of Measurement and Control (2014)
  • Paper of the Month, SPE Extrusion Division (2012)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK (2011)
  • Marie Curie Initial Training Network FP7 (2010)
  • FARO Global Scholarship, Ministry of Education (Spain) (2008)
  • Erasmus-Socrates fellowship, European Commission (2007)