Avraam I. Isayev

University of Akron, USA

Avraam I. Isayev received his M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Azerbaijan Institute of Oil and Chemistry, Baku, Azerbaijan, the M.S. degree in applied mathematics from Institute of Electronic Machine Building, Moscow, Russia, and the Ph.D. in polymer engineering and science from Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Dr. Isayev is a Distinguished Professor of Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron. Prior to joining the University in 1983, he conducted research at Cornell University, the Israel Institute of Technology, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the State Research Institute of Nitrogen Industry, Russia. His research interests are polymer, composite and nanocomposite processing, various molding processes, process modeling, rheo-optics, rheology and constitutive equations of polymers, oil products and disperse systems; processing of self-reinforced or in situ composites based on blends of flexible and thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers; decrosslinking of thermosets, devulcanization of rubbers and in situ copolymer formation in immiscible blends with the aid of ultrasonic waves. His work has been featured in numerous publications around the world, including the Boston Globe, Plastics Technology, Rubber and Plastics News, AAAS Science Update, Popular Science, and Business Week. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Researcher Award from The University of Akron Alumni Association, the OMNOVA Solutions Signature University Award from the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, the Melvin Moony Distinguished Technology Award from the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society (ACS) , the Silver Medal from the Institute of Materials (London), the Vinogradov Prize from the G. V. Vinogradov Society of Rheology (Moscow). He is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

Biography Updated on 28 August 2008

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