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Robert Malloy

Robert Malloy
Robert A MalloyAdjunct Professor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentPlastics Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-3435
  • Emailrobert_malloy@uml.edu

Research Interests

Plastics product design, polymer processing, recycling of thermoplastics.

Dr. Malloy has served as thesis advisor for more than 70 plastics and manufacturing engineering graduate students since joining the UMass Lowell faculty in 1987. His research interests include: plastics recycling, injection molding, injection mold design, plastic part design, thermoplastic additives, process development, plastic product design, polymer processing, and recycling of thermoplastics.

Education

  • Ph D: Polymer Science, (1987), University of Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • BS: Plastics Engineering, (1979), University of Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • Other: Engineering, (1976), Massachusetts Bay College - Watertown, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Pyramidal Training of Instructional Staff to Implement the Picture Exchange Communication System (2012) - Dean's Release Time, Youngstown State University
  • Hall of Fame Member (2012) - Society of the Plastics Industry "Hall of Fame"
  • Hall of Fame Member (2012), Service, Professional - Society of the Plastics Industry ?Hall of Fame"
  • Hall of Fame Member (2012), Service, Professional - Society of the Plastics Industry ÒHall of FameÓ
  • Fellow (2010), Service, Professional - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Fellow (2010), Service, Professional - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Fellow (2010) - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • International Education Award (2009), Teaching - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • International Education Award (2009), Teaching - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • International Education Award (2009), Teaching - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (2005), Teaching - UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (2005), Teaching - UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award (2005), Teaching - UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Plastics Processor Award (2005), Service, Professional - Modern Plastics Magazine
  • Outstanding Plastics Processor Award (2005), Service, Professional - Modern Plastics Magazine
  • Outstanding Plastics Processor Award (2005) - Modern Plastics Magazine
  • College of Engineering Service (2003) - UMass Lowell
  • College of Engineering Service Award (2003), Service, University - UMass Lowell
  • College of Engineering Service Award (2003), Service, University - UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Alumni Award (2001), Service, University - UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Alumni Award (2001) - UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Alumni Award (2001), Service, University - UMass Lowell
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1999), Service, Professional - Plastics Recycling Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1999), Service, Professional - Plastics Recycling Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1999) - Plastics Recycling Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Chairman's Award (1992) - Injection Molding Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Chairmanês Award (1992), Service, Professional - Injection Molding Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • ChairmanÕs Award (1992), Service, Professional - Injection Molding Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (1990), Teaching - Department of Plastics Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (1990), Teaching - Department of Plastics Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Outstanding Faculty Award (1990), Teaching - UMass Lowell, Department of Plastics Engineering
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1989), Service, Professional - Mold Design Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1989), Service, Professional - Mold Design Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1989) - Mold Design Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1987) - Injection Molding Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1987), Scholarship/Research - Injection Molding Division, Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Best Technical Paper Award (1987), Scholarship/Research - Injection Molding Division, Society of Plastics Engineers

Publications

  • Farahanchi, A., Boehm, E., Orbey, N., Malloy, R.A. (2017) "The Effect of ultra-high speed twin screw extrusion on ABS/organoclay nanocomposite blend properties.," Polymer Engineering & Science!!! 57:1 pp. 60
  • Moshe, A., Kazmer, D.O., Johnston, S.P., Malloy, R.A., Kenig, S. (2016) "Analysis of variance in capillary rheometry," Polymer Engineering & Science 56:8 pp. 895–904
  • Farahanchi, A., Malloy, R.A., Sobkowicz Kline, M.J. (2016) "Effects of ultrahigh speed twin screw extrusion on the thermal and mechanical degradation of polystyrene.," Polymer Engineering & Science!!! 56:7 pp. 743
  • Farahanchi, A. (University of Massachusetts Lowell), Malloy, R.A., Sobkowicz Kline, M.J. (2016) "Effects of Ultra-High Speed Twin Screw Extrusion on the Thermal and Mechanical Degradation of Polystyrene ," Polymer Engineering and Science 56:7 pp. 743-751
  • Kazmer, D.O., Moshe, A., Johnston, S.P., Malloy, R.A., Kenig, S. (2014) "Dynamics and hysteresis in capillary rheometry,"
  • Jansen, D.C., Kiggins, M.L., Swan, C.W., Malloy, R.A., Kashi, M.G., Chan, R.A., Javdekar, C., Siegal, C., Weingram, J. (2001) "Lightweight fly ash-plastic aggregates in concrete," Concrete 2001: Materials and Construction 1775
  • Delliarciprete, J., Malloy, R.A., McCarthy, S. (2000) "Cavity pressure transfer extends prototype tool life," Modern Plastics 77:1
  • Dell'Arciprete, J., Malloy, R.A., McCarthy, S. (1999) "Cavity pressure studies for stereolithography produced tooling," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 57th: pp. 467-471
  • Saurkar, S., Malloy, R.A., McCarthy, S. (1999) "Rapid tooling: a study of different cooling techniques for mold inserts used in the direct AIM (ACES injection molding) process," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 57th: pp. 1105-1108
  • Lu, M., Malloy, R.A. (1999) "The effect of recycling history on the performance of injection molded neat, filled, and reinforced nylon 6 formulations," Journal of Injection Molding Technology 3:(1) pp. 39-46
  • Polosky, Q.F., Malloy, R.A., Stacer, R. (1999) "Using epoxy tools for testing mold and part designs," Plastics Engineering 55:(2) pp. 39-41
  • Gavelis, A.T., Wioncek, M.J., Malloy, R.A. (1998) "The effect of notching method and notch radius on the impact performance of injection molded thermoplastics," Journal of Injection Molding Technology 2:(1) pp. 18-22
  • Chabot Jr., J.F., Malloy, R.A. (1997) "History of thermoplastic injection molding. Part I: The birth of an industry," Journal of Injection Molding Technology 1:(1) pp. 1-9
  • Malloy, R.A. (1995) "Using Mold Trials to Help Evaluate Materials," Plastics World 53:3
  • Malloy, R.A., Gardner, G., Grossman, E. (1994) "Improving Weld Line Strengths using a Multi-Live Feed Injection-Molding Process," Engineering Plastics 7:(3)
  • Malloy, R.A., Young, G.S. (1993) "In-Line Shear Viscosity Measurements for the Gear Pump Assisted Extrusion Process," Tappi Journal 76:3
  • Shen, X., Malloy, R.A., Pacini, J. (1992) "An experimental evaluation of melt temperature sensors for thermoplastic extrusion," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 50th: pp. 918-26
  • Salas, M., Malloy, R.A., Johnson, M., Chen, S.J. (1990) "Effect of reinforcing additives on the properties of post consumer plastic waste boards," SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Transactions 99:Sect 5 pp. 540-550
  • Schott, N.R., Malloy, R.A. (1985) "POLYMER PROCESSING.," ACS Symposium Series pp. 581-607
  • Malloy, R.A., Orroth, S.A., Arnold, E.S. (1985) "TURNING THE SCREW ON BOSS DESIGN.," Plastics Engineering 41:(4) pp. 43-47
  • Malloy, R.A. (1984) "Closed-Loop Inlet Pressure Control for Melt Pump Extrusion," Plastics Engineering 40:(3)
  • Malloy, R.A., Orroth, S.A., Chen, S.J., Vanhooft, R.J. (1984) "Melt Pressure Measurement - Environmental-Effects," Plastics Engineering 40:(3)

Presentations

  • Bridging the Academic Industry Divide - International Technology, Education and Development Conference, March 2010 - Valencia, Spain
  • Bridging the Plastics Manufacturing _ Plastics Education Divide - Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference Education Forum, May 2008 - Milwaukee, WI
  • Bridging the Plastics Manufacturing _ Plastics Education Divide - Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference Education Forum, May 2008 - Milwaukee, WI
  • ÒBridging the Plastics Manufacturing Ð Plastics Education DivideÓ - Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference Education Forum, May 2008 - Milwaukee, WI
  • State of the Plastics Manufacturing Industry - Nypro Corporationês Global Engineering Summit, November 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • State of the Plastics Manufacturing Industry. - Nypro Corporationês Global Engineering Summit, November 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • ÒState of the Plastics Manufacturing IndustryÓ - Nypro CorporationÕs Global Engineering Summit, November 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Recycling of Thermoplastics Polyolefin. - SPE Global Plastics Recycling Conference, February 2003 - Detroit, MI
  • Plastic Product Development; The Past, The Present and The Future. - Moldflow Corporationês International User Group Meeting, March 2002 - Boston, MA
  • Plastic Product Development; The Past, The Present and The Future. - Moldflow Corporationês International User Group Meeting, March 2002 - Boston, MA
  • ÒPlastic Product Development; The Past, The Present and The FutureÓ - Moldflow CorporationÕs International User Group Meeting, March 2002 - Boston, MA
  • High Carbon Fly Ash / Mixed Thermoplastic Aggregate for Use in Lightweight Concrete - Pilot Scale Results. - SPE GPEC Conference, February 2002 - Detroit, MI
  • Thermoplastic Recycling; Many Issues - Many Opportunities. - National Recycling Coalition Annual Conference, September 2000 - Charlotte, NC
  • Lightweight Synthetic Aggregate From Coal Ash and Waste Plastic. - 13th International Symposium on Coal Combustion Products, American Coal Ash Association, January 1999
  • Izod Impact Testing: Effect of Pendulum Capacity. - ASTM D20 Symposium, November 1998
  • Counterpressure Intrusion of Unfilled, Filled and Reinforced Foamed Plastic Lumber. - Plastic World Foam Conference, December 1996
  • Weldline, Orientation, and Packing Control Using Conventional and Novel Molding Techniques. - Product Design Forum, September 1994 - Braintree, MA
  • An Experimental Evaluation of Profile Holding Pressures. - SPE Regional Technical Conference, October 1993 - Dallas, TX
  • Mixed Plastic Recycling using Built-in Compatibilizing Agents. - SPE Recycling Regional Technical Conference, October 1992
  • The Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polycarbonate Structural Foam. - Society of Plastics Industry Structural Plastics Conference, April 1992 - Dallas, TX
  • Recycling of Automotive Carpet Scrap. - A.I.Ch.E. Spring National Meeting, March 1992 - New Orleans
  • Melt Temperature Measurements in Thermoplastic Extrusion. - British Rubber and Plastics Conference, July 1991 - Bradford, England
  • Cavity Pressure Pattern Recognition. - SPE Regional Technical Conference, November 1990
  • Melt Viscosity Measurements in Injection Molding. - SPE Regional Technical Conference, November 1990
  • Effect of Moisture on the Properties of Post Consumer Plastic Waste Boards. - A.I.Ch.E. Spring National Meeting, March 1990 - Orlando, FL
  • The Effect of Fiber Reinforcements on the Mechanical Properties of Plastic Boards Produced using Post Consumer Plastic Waste. - Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress, February 1990 - Detroit, MI
  • Melt Viscosity Measurements on Long Fiber Reinforced Polymers. - International SAMPE Conference, November 1989 - Tokyo, Japan
  • Melt Viscosity Measurements in Injection Molding. - British Rubber and Plastics Technical Conference, July 1989 - Bradford, England
  • An Investigation Into the Extrusion of Reground LDPE - Annual TAPPI Polymers and Laminations Conference, September 1986
  • Closed Loop Inlet Pressure Control for Melt Pump Assisted Single Screw Extrusion. - SPE Annual Technical Conference, May 1984

Intellectual Property

  • Patent - Malloy, R.A."European Capillary Rheometry Patents," EP0000598644A1, EP0000578785A1, CA0002103317A, WO1992017764A1 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A."European Carpet Recycling Patents," EP0000719301A1, EP0000719301A4, EP0000719301B1, CA0002170616A, WO1995006684A1 Patent Cooperation Treaty
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A."InventorÕs Trophy Award," 29/389,779 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A."InventorÕs Trophy Award," Design Patent Application Serial No: 29/389,779 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R., Niezrecki, C."Safety Device For Illuminating Sports Enthusiasts," Non-Provisional Patent Application Serial No.: 12/883,967
  • Patent - Malloy, R., Niezrecki, C."Safety Device For Illuminating Sports Enthusiasts," 12/883,967 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A."Plasticating Screw for Thermoplastics," 7,021,816 B2 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A."Plasticating Screw for Thermoplastics," 7,267,474 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A."Plasticating Screw for Thermoplastics," 7,021,816 B2 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R., Swan, C., Kashi, M."Synthetic Aggregate from Coal Fly Ash and Mixed Plastic Waste," 6,669,773 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Rios, I., Young, D."Recycling of Auto Carpet Scrap," 5,859,071 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Rios, I., Young, D."Recycling of Auto Carpet Scrap," 5,719,198 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Rios, I., Young, D."Recycling of Auto Carpet Scrap," 5,852,115 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Rios, I., Young, D."Recycling of Auto Carpet Scrap," 5,719,198 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Gardner, G."Apparatus for Strengthening Weld Lines in Molded Parts," 5,538,413 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Gardner, G."Apparatus for Strengthening Weld Lines in Molded Parts," 5,538,413 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."Capillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer and Measurement Technique," 5,417,106
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."Capillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer and Measurement Technique," 5,417,106 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."Capillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer and Measurement Technique," 5,347,851 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."Heater Block Holder for a Capillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer," 5,308,953 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."Capillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer and Measurement Technique," 5,347,851 United States
  • - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."Heater Block Holder for a Capillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer," 5,308,953 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R., Swan, C., Kashi, M."Synthetic Aggregate from Coal Fly Ash and Mixed Plastic Waste," 6,669,773 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."Capillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer and Measurement Technique.," 5,209,107 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Tayebi, A."Process and Equipment for the Recovery and Recycling of Optical Media Disks," 5,220,754 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Tayebi, A."ÒProcess and Equipment for the Recovery and Recycling of Optical Media DisksÓ," 5,220,754 United States
  • Patent - Malloy, R.A., Grudzien, C."ÒCapillary Rheometer Plunger Pressure Transducer and Measurement TechniqueÓ," 5,209,107 United States

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • SEP: Collaborative: Achieving a Sustainable Energy Pathway for Wind Turbine Blade (2012), Grant -
    Malloy, R.A. (Co-Principal)
  • Compounding of Fly Ash (2009), -
    Malloy, R.A. (Principal)
  • Compounding and Testing of Fly Ash and Various Plastics (2009), -
    Malloy, R.A. (Principal)
  • Melt Processable Antimicrobial Thermoplastic Synthesis (), - PolyMedex Discovery Group, Putnam, CT, USA
    Schmidt, D. (Principal), Malloy, R.A.
  • Research to Develop Injection Molded Medical Devices (2008), -
    Malloy, R.A. (Principal)