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Steven Grossman

Steven Grossman
Steven GrossmanProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentPlastics Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3427
  • Emailsteven_grossman@uml.edu

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

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

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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 1145-1151
  • Wang, S.F., Grossman, S. (1987) "Plastic materials for insulating applications," Journal of chemical education 64:1 pp. 39-41

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

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