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EDUCATION

Ph.D.
ESM
1974
University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S.
MMM
1970
Michigan State University
B.S
ES/ChE
1969
Michigan State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009 - Present
Virginia Tech, Alexander F. Giacco Professor of Chemical Engineering
1997 - Present
Virginia Tech, Co-Director, Center for Composite Materials and Structures
1990 - 2009
Virginia Tech, Harry C. Wyatt Professor of Chemical Engineering
1984 - 1990
Virginia Tech, Professor of Chemical Engineering
1981 - 1984
Virginia Tech, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
1978 - 1981
Virginia Tech, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
1974 - 1978
Montsano Textiles Company, Research Engineer

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
DuPont, Himont, Mobil, Exxon, Foster-Miller, Dutch State Mines (Netherlands), Himont (Italy), Corning, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Shell

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
· Polymer Processing: Principles and Design, Wiley, 1998 (Co-authored with Dimitris Collias)
· All Big Ten and Academic All Big Ten and Academic All American in Football
· Over 200 publications
· 4 patents, 2 pending

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS
· DuPont Young Faculty Award (1981)
· Named the Harry C. Wyatt Professor of Chemical Engineering (1990)
· Alumni Research Award (1991)
· Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1998)
· Society of Plastics Engineers International Award for Education (2002)
· Dean's Award for Excellence in Research (2002)

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE
· Rheology of polymer melts and solutions
· Processing of polymers via extrusion, injection molding, thermoforming, fiber spinning, etc.
· Mechanical properties of polymers and their relation to properties
· Flow of polymeric fluids including visualization techniques and numerical simulation