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Aldo Crugnola

Aldo Crugnola
Aldo Crugnola Professor & Dean Emeritus


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

Research Interest

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.

Educational Background

A.B., Boston University

M.S., Northeastern University
Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Aldo Crugnola is University Professor and Professor of Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also Executive Director of the Plastics Institute of America. Previously, he held the positions of Dean of the College of Engineering, 1977-1995, and Chairman of Plastics Engineering, 1973-1977.

He holds the Sc.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Before joining UMass Lowell, Dr. Crugnola was an Institute Researcher at the Institute for Industrial Chemistry in Milan, and a Research Physicist for the U.S. Army Laboratories in Natick. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 journal articles and technological papers in the areas of a) The Relation Between the Chemical/Physical Structure of Polymeric Materials and their Mechanical/Physical Properties; b) The Effect of Processing on the Structure and Properties of Polymeric Materials; c) The Processing and Properties of Reinforced Plastics; d) The use of Plastic in Joint Prostheses and Other Body Implants.