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Fang Lai

Fang Lai, Ph.D. Professor


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

Research Interest

Medical devices, plastics processing, process control and instrumentation, CAE in plastics processing, powder technology, SQC/SPC, and statistical methods.

Educational Background

B.S., National Taiwan University

M.S., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., Kansas State University


Dr. Lai is a faculty member in the Plastics Engineering Department at UMass Lowell. He teaches courses in process control, processing theory and CAE. An active researcher in the area of medical devices, computer process control, experimental design and SPC/SQC, Dr. Lai serves as a consultant to companies in the processing field.