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Fang Lai

Fang Lai
Professor Fang S LaiProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentPlastics Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3434
  • Fax(978) 934-3089
  • OfficeBall Hall - 209B
  • EmailFang_Lai@uml.edu

Research Interests

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

Plastics processing, process control and instrumentation, CAE in plastics processing, powder technology, industrial hazard assessment, SQC/SPC, and statistical methods.

Publications

  • Lai, F.S., Yanagi, H., Maekawa, Y. (2006) "Computer simulation and experimental validation of complex thermoforming processes," Journal of the Chinese Institute of Chemical Engineers 37:5 pp. 439-448
  • Lee, J.S., Lai, F.S. (2002) "Investigation for injection molding of long glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 60th: pp. 2152-2156
  • Cha, S., Lai, F.S. (2001) "Cracks prediction of thin-wall injection molded part by CAE simulation," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 59th: pp. 714-717
  • Lee, J.S., Cha, S., Lai, F.S. (2001) "Gas-assisted injection molding-with internal liquid cooling," Plastics Engineering 57:12 pp. 42-45
  • Chien, C., Maekawa, Y., Kishikawa, H., Onishi, M., Lai, F.S. (2001) "Influence of processing conditions on the formation of birefringence of optical plastics lens by using 3D CAE," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 59th: pp. 440-444
  • Lee, J.S., Cha, S., Lai, F.S. (2001) "The effect of liquid cooling of gas channel in the gas-assisted injection molding process: Overview," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 59th: pp. 759-763
  • Cha, S., Lai, F.S. (2000) "3-D simulation of thin-wall injection molded part by CAE," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 58th: pp. 739-743
  • Natarajan, V., Chien, C.H., Lai, F.S. (1999) "Investigation of cavity-to-cavity variations in multi-cavity tools," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 57th: pp. 641-645
  • Guan, Q., Lai, F.S., McCarthy, S.P., Chiu, D., Zhu, X., Shen, K. (1997) "Morphology and properties of self-reinforced high density polyethylene in oscillating stress field," Polymer 38:20 pp. 5251-5253
  • Chen, C., Jen, P., Lai, F.S. (1997) "Optimization of the coathanger manifold via computer simulation and an orthogonal array method," Polymer Engineering and Science 37:1 pp. 188-196
  • Guan, Q., Zhu, X., Chiu, D., Shen, K., Lai, F.S., McCarthy, S.P. (1996) "Self-reinforcement of polypropylene by oscillating packing injection molding under low pressure," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 62:5 pp. 755-762
  • Miranda, V., Lai, F.S. (1995) "A study of the effect of gate design on holding time by theoretical calculations, computer flow simulation and experimentation," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 53rd: pp. 411-16
  • Lai, F.S., Wang, Y.S., Tseng, H.H. (1994) "An experimental study of ejection temperature and cooling time for injection molding," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 52nd: pp. 733-7
  • Chen, C., Lai, F.S. (1994) "Processability and thermal properties of blends of high density polyethylene, poly(ethylene terephthalate), and ethyl vinyl acetate compatibilizer," Polymer Engineering and Science 34:6 pp. 472-476
  • Miranda, V., Lai, F.S., Ferdinand, R.L. (1994) "Recycling of painted modified polypropylene auto bumpers by melt filtration," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 52nd: pp. 2888-92
  • Tseng, H.H., Lai, F.S. (1993) "Pneumatic bursting characteristics of plastics films," Polymer Engineering and Science 33:8 pp. 504-512
  • Patel, H.N., Lai, F.S. (1992) "Filtered extrusion of recycled plastic melt through constant pressure filtration system," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 50th: pp. 1192-5
  • Borkar, P., Lai, F.S. (1992) "Melt filtration and characterization of recycled computer casings," Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering 67: pp. 409-10
  • Lai, X.Y., Zhao, D.F., Lai, F.S. (1992) "Novel high-temperature composites: blends of a liquid-crystalline polymer with poly(amide imide)," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 50th: pp. 382-4
  • Lai, X.Y., Zhao, D.F., Lai, F.S. (1992) "Phase-Behavior and Rheological Properties of Blends of a Liquid-Crystalline Polymer with Polyamideimide," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 204:
  • Hubbard, J.D., Lai, F.S., Brabec, D.L., Chung, O.K. (1988) "Dust Explosion Characteristics of Corn Starch in an Oxygen-Deficient Environment," Cereal Foods World 33:8
  • Lai, F.S., Chen, Y., Fan, L.T. (1987) "Authors' reply to comments by J. Kope," Chemical Engineering Science 42:12 pp. 2985
  • Lai, F.S., Chen, Y., Fan, L.T. (1987) "Comments on Modeling and Simulation of a Continuous Fluidized-Bed Dryer - Reply," Chemical Engineering Science 42:12

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Application of CAI in Medical Device Design and Production of Ocular Inserts in t (2010), Contract - NIH-NATL EYE INSTITUTE
    Lai, F.S. (Principal)
  • Application of CAE in Medical Device Design and Production of Ocular Inserts in the Management of Glaucoma (2009), Grant - Vista Scientific LLC
    Johnston, S.P., Lai, F.S.
  • Design of Silicone Mold for Eye Inserts (2011), -
    Lai, F.S. (Principal)
  • ARRAS Flow Through Funds - Application of CAE in Medical Device Design and Produc (2009), Contract - NIH-NATL EYE INSTITUTE
    Lai, F.S. (Principal)