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Expert in Fiber Spinning, Polymer Processing, and Composites Manufacturing

Expert ID: 733540 Georgia, USA

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Expert's research in fiber spinning focuses on the development of new processes to improve fiber strength and fiber spinning economics. His group has a great interest in solving grand challenges from the polymer/fiber industry. The approaches his group takes involve both chemical and mechanical processing to address various aspects of new fiber products development. The engineering component of their work is supported by deep materials science, advanced characterization, theoretical analysis and modeling. In the past 10 years, Expert's work has primarily focused on:

1) Formulating new spin dopes suitable for gel spinning
2) Improving the economics of the gel spinning process
3) Improving the strength of wet-spun fibers
4) Heat setting of natural and regenerated fibers

Expert's team's fiber research has been funded by federal agencies (including NSF and National Textile Center), the Georgia State, as well as by various industrial supports.

Expert has published extensively on fiber spinning.

As a university professor, Expert has led research in composites processing and manufacturing for over 15 years. He started his academic career as an assistant professor in 2001.

Specifically, Expert has worked on vacuum infusion, resin transfer molding, thermoforming, and composite injection molding. He has authored or co-authored over 20 technical papers in this area.

Expert has a broad background in polymer processing, with ~200 technical papers in this area. Topics include precision and micro-molding, fiber spinning (melt, solution and gel), composites processing (vacuum infusion), processing of single-polymer composites, additive manufacturing, processing of porous polymers with controllable structures, processing of polymer foams, process modeling and simulation, and plastics recycling.

He has published a number of papers related to polymer processing.

Expert has served as a consultant for more than 10 companies in solving their technical problems in fiber and polymer processing. Particularly in the last year, Expert assisted a fiber processing company in establishing a new fiber spinning line for processing regenerated protein fibers. He also assisted a major composite/textile company in a patent application.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Mechanical Engineering (focus: polymer processing) Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Year: 1998 Degree: M.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering (focus: injection molding optimization) Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Year: 1991 Degree: B.E. Subject: Precision Instruments Institution: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: School of Materials Science and Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching and conducting research in the area of polymer and fiber processing.
Years: 2008 to 2014 Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology Title: Associate Professor Department: School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering/ School of Materials Science and Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching and conducting research in the area of polymer and fiber processing.
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Georgia Institute of Technology Title: Assistant Professor Department: School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching and conducting research in the area of polymer and plastics processing.
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: Oakland University Title: Assistant Professor Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Teaching and conducting research in the area of polymer and plastics processing.
Years: 1996 to 2001 Employer: University of Massachusetts, Amherst Title: Graduate Research Assistant Department: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Responsibilities: Assisted Prof. Byung Kim in polymer and plastics processing research.
Years: 1991 to 1995 Employer: Suzhou First Optical Instruments Factory, Suzhou, China Title: R&D engineer Department: Metal processing plant Responsibilities: Precision metal cutting and mold-making.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1969 to 1995 Country / Region: China Summary: Born, raised and had undergraduate education in China. Worked for 4.5 years as an R&D engineering in precison metal cutting and mold cutting in China.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of Plastics Engineers (1999-present)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2000-present)
Society of Rheology (2005-present)
Professional Appointments
2014 – Present: Chair, Polymer and Softer Materials Technical Committee, Materials Division, ASME
2012 – Present: Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Engineering and Science
2012 – Present: Editorial Advisory board, Polymer Engineering and Science, An SPE Journal
2009 – 2011: Chair, Textile and Composites Engineering Committee, Manufacturing Division, ASME
Awards / Recognition
2004: New Investigator Research Excellence Award, Oakland University
2004: Faculty Recognition, Oakland University
2003: National Science Foundation Career Award
2002: Research Initiation Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored or co-authored ~ 200 technical publications, including 5 book chapters, ~90 journal articles, and ~100 conference papers. These publications are in the area of polymer processing, fiber spinning and composites manufacturing.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has conducted 4 workshop seminars in the area of polymer fiber extrusion for the fiber and carpet industry. These workshops took place in the southern United States.

Expert has delivered two seminars for technical training purposes in the area of precision molding.

Expert has given numerous (> 50) invited or keynote talks/seminars at technical conferences or to companies or universities.

He has delivered >50 other presentations at international conferences.
Marketing Experience
Expert has assisted two companies in R&D of composite products and market analysis.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is currently the organizer of a startup company.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Professional (teaching at a U.S. university)
Chinese Native
Japanese Entry-level (reading and simple conversation)

Fields of Expertise

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