Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University (1983)
M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University (1981)
B.S.Ch.E. in Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University (1978)
Properties of bioplastics
HVAC and applied thermo-fluids
Professional Associations and Honors
Coordinator for the local student chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers, 2002-present.
Transient Temperature Distribution in a Three-cavity, Tensile Bar Compression Mold, Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering 18(3), pp. 243-250, 2020, with J. F. Helsper, A. J. Kraft, D. P. McCormick, M. R. O’Day, and S. J. Mohammed.
Reassessing Polytropic Compressor Calculations of ASME PTC 10, Energy Management Research Journal 3(1), pp. 13-28, 2020, with R. A. Wilsak.
Design and Construction of a Compact, Portable, All-electric, 185-kg Scissor Lift, Academic Journal of Manufacturing Engineering 16(1), pp. 43-48, 2018.
Chapter 14˗˗Compression Molding, In: Myer Kutz (Ed.), Applied Plastics Engineering Handbook: Processing, Materials, and Applications, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Inc., New York, pp. 291-320, 2017.
Algal Biomass for Water Clean-up - A Slightly Different Twist on Algae, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management 2017 Annual Conference, Huntsville, AL, October 18-21, 2017, with N. Ziemer, S. Grayburn, G. Holbrook, and S. Long.
Potential for Reuse of E-Plastics through Processing by Compression Molding, Challenges 7(13), pp. 1-17, May, 2016, with W. J. Mills.
Introducing Bio-based Additive Manufacturing to an Engineering Facility, Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management, 2015 International Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 7-10, 2015, with N. Ziemer.
Exporting a U.S. University’s Plastics Technology Course to a Malaysian Engineering Technology Program, Journal of Materials Education 36(1-2), pp. 11-24, 2014.
Use of Microalga Monoraphidium sp. Grown in Wastewater as a Feedstock for Biodiesel: Cultivation and Fuel Characteristics, Applied Energy 131, pp. 385-393, 2014, with G. P. Holbrook, Z. Davidson, N. L. Ziemer, K. A. Rosentrater, and W. S. Grayburn.
Tensile Strength, Elongation, Hardness, and Tensile and Flexural Moduli of Injection-Molded TPS Filled with Glycerol-Plasticized DDGS, Journal of Polymers and the Environment 21(3), pp. 623-630, 2013, with S. C. Clarizio.