Robert Nunn

Robert Nunn

Professor Emeritus

Francis College of Engineering
Plastics Engineering


Polymer processing, injection molding, screw design, process  modeling and analysis, and plastics process machinery design.

Research Interests

Injection molding, screw design, polymer processing, processing/property effects, industry training programs.


B.Sc.(Eng.), Univ. of London, A.C.G.I., D.I.C, Imperial College, Ph.D. Univ. of London
F.I.M., M.I.Mech.E., P.E., C.Eng, Fellow S.P.E


Robert E. Nunn was a Professor of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 1985 to 2008 and served as Department Head from 1992-1999. He joined the University following 20 years in industry, where he held engineering and management positions in the automotive, materials, and plastics machinery industries in the United Kingdom and the USA - the most recent as Technical Director for HPM Corporation. He serves as a consultant to the plastics industry in the injection molding field and holds numerous publications and patents. Professor Nunn is a Fellow of SPE and past-Chairman of the Society’s Injection Molding Division. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials (UK), a registered Professional Engineer and a United Kingdom Chartered Engineer. Additionally, he is a Member of A.S.M.E., A.S.E.E., P.P.S. and I.Mech.E and has served as a Director for P.I.A. and for the New England Division of S.P.I.