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Aldo Crugnola

Aldo Crugnola
Aldo M CrugnolaProfessor & Dean Emeritus
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentPlastics Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-2575
  • EmailAldo_Crugnola@uml.edu

Research Interests

Mechanical-physical properties, process-induced changes in physical molecular structure

His current research is focused on the fabrication of polymeric and/or composite scaffolding structures for in vivo tissue growth and their related physical and biological evaluation.

Publications

  • RADIN, E.L., RUBIN, C.T., THRASHER, E.L., LANYON, L.E., Crugnola, A.M., SCHILLER, A.S., PAUL, I.L., ROSE, R.M. () "Femoral Component Loosening after Total Hip Replacement,"
  • Vaidya, N., Buchholz, B.O., Mah’d, M., Crugnola, A.M. (2011) "Control Scheme for Independent Thumb Motion in a Myoelectrically Controlled Hand Prosthesis," Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO) 23:4 pp. 190-195
  • Russell, S., Crugnola, A.M. (2005) "Human osteoblast development on polycaprolactone and polycaprolactone/hydroxyapatite composite scaffolds for tissue engineering," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 63rd: pp. 3054-3057
  • Ambrin, G., Crugnola, A.M., Hart, P. (2005) "Invitro growth of osteoblast cells in scaffolds," Journal of Biotechnology 118:
  • Nusbaum, H.J., Rose, R.M., Paul, I.L., Crugnola, A.M., Radin, E.L. (2003) "Wear mechanisms for ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene in the total hip prosthesis," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 23:3 pp. 777-789
  • Iadarola, S., Crugnola, A.M., Joshi, R., Tessier, J., Sung, C. (2002) "Characterization of biodegradable/bioresorbable polymer scaffolds for osteoblast cell growth by SEM and TEM," Microscopy and Microanalysis 8:SUPPL. 2 pp. 758-759
  • Rajan, A., Crugnola, A.M. (2002) "Material review of Soft contact lenses," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 60th: pp. 3640-3643
  • Vasilos, T., Crugnola, A.M., Hamilton, J. (2000) "Advances in the fabrication of UHMWPE for joint prostheses," Journal of Applied Medical Polymers 4:2 pp. 72-74
  • Vasilos, T., Crugnola, A.M., Hamilton, J. (1999) "Advances in the fabrication of UHMWPE for joint prostheses," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 57th: pp. 2994-2996
  • Hamilton, J.V., Greer, K., Schmidt, M.B., Urian, C., Joshi, P., Crugnola, A.M. (1998) "Characterization of gamma irradiated UHMWPE after an oxidative challenge," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 216:
  • Jin, H., Phelps, J., Crugnola, A.M. (1992) "Gamma-irradiated poly(ethylene terephthalate). II. Radiation-induced physical structure changes," Annual Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers 50th: pp. 228-9
  • Hudson, J.A., Crugnola, A.M. (1987) "The in vivo biodegradation of nylon 6 utilized in a particular IUD.," Journal of Biomaterials Applications 1:4 pp. 487-501
  • Lue, C.T., Crugnola, A.M., Orroth, S.A. (1984) "Approaching the Properties of UHMW High-Density Polyethylene by Crosslinking Low-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene," Plastics Engineering 40:3
  • Rose, R.M., Ries, M.D., Paul, I.L., Crugnola, A.M., Ellis, E. (1984) "On the True Wear Rate of Ultrahigh Molecular-Weight Polyethylene in the Total Knee Prosthesis," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 18:2
  • Rose, R.M., Goldfarb, H.V., Ellis, E., Crugnola, A.M. (1983) "On the pressure dependence of the wear of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene," Wear 92:1 pp. 99-111
  • Radin, E.L., Rubin, C.T., Thrasher, E.L., Lanyon, L.E., Crugnola, A.M., Schiller, A.S., Paul, I.L., Rose, R.M. (1982) "Changes in the bone-cement interface after total hip replacement," J Bone Joint Surg A 64: pp. 1188-1200
  • Rose, R.M., Cimino, W.R., Ellis, E., Crugnola, A.M. (1982) "Exploratory investigations on the structure dependence of the wear resistance of polyethylene," Wear 77:1 pp. 89-104
  • Jones Jr., W.R., Hady, W.F., Crugnola, A.M. (1981) "Effect of irradiation on the friction and wear of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene," Wear 70:1 pp. 77-92
  • Radin, E.L., Rubin, C.T., Thrasher, E.L., Lanyon, L.E., Crugnola, A.M., Schiller, A.S., Paul, I.L., Rose, R.M. (1980) "Femoral component loosening after total hip replacement in sheep," Trans.Orthop.Res.Soc 5:
  • Rose, R.M., Crugnola, A.M., Ries, M., Cimino, W.R., Paul, I., Radin, E.L. (1979) "On the Origins of High Invivo Wear Rates in Polyethylene Components of Total Joint Prostheses," Clinical orthopaedics and related research 145
  • Deanin, R.D., Crugnola, A.M. (1979) "Toughness and brittleness of plastics. American in Chemistry Series 154,"
  • Rose, R.M., Schneider, H., Ries, M., Paul, I., Crugnola, A.M., Simon, S.R., Radin, E.L. (1978) "Method for Quantitative Recovery of Polyethylene Wear Debris from Simulated Service of Total Joint Prostheses," Wear 51:1
  • Crugnola, A.M., Schiller, A., Radin, E. (1977) "Polymeric debris in synovium after total joint replacement: histological identification," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A 59:7 pp. 860-862
  • Deanin, R.D., Crugnola, A.M. (1976) "Advances in Chemistry Series 154," Toughness and Brittleness of Plastics
  • Deanin, R.D., Crugnola, A.M. (1976) "Brittleness and toughness of plastics,"
  • Deanin, R.D., Crugnola, A.M. (1976) "Toughness and brittleness of plastics: a symposium,"
  • Kambour, R.P., Faulkner, D., Kampf, E.E., Miller, S., Niznik, G.E., Shultz, A.R., Deanin, R.D., Crugnola, A.M. (1976) "Toughness enhancement by introduction of silicone blocks into polycarbonates of bisphenol acetone and bisphenol fluorenone," Toughness and Brittleness of Plastics
  • Crugnola, A.M., Radin, E.L., Rose, R.M., Paul, I.L., Simon, S.R., Berry, M.B. (1976) "Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene as used in articular prostheses (a molecular weight distribution study)," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 20:3 pp. 809-812
  • Crugnola, A.M., Deanin, R.D. (1974) "Toughness and brittleness of plastics,"
  • Crugnola, A.M., Robinson, H.M. (1959) "Textile Series Report 110,"