Corneliussen, Roger D.


1992 to present: Professor Emeritus, Materials Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1992 to present: Editor, and Maro Personal Alerts and President of Maro Publications.

2007 to present: Editor: Society of Plastics Engineers Online Plastics Encyclopedia
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2006 to present: Author of Industry Patents a monthly abstract of about 10 recent US Patents for Plastics Engineering, a monthly SPE trade journal.

1970 to present: Philadelphia Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers; have served and National Councilman, President and Communications Officer.


BA (Chemistry) Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
MA (Chemistry) University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
PhD (Chemistry) University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Past Positions

1992 to present --- Professor Emeritus, Materials Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1992 to present --- President and editor, Maro Publications

1980 to 1992 --- Professor of Materials Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1970 to 1980 --- Associate Professor of Materials Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1969 to 1970 --- President, Research Services, Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota

1967 to 1968 --- Senior Polymer Chemist, North Star Research and Development Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1964 to 1967 --- Chemist, Camille Dreyfus Laboratory, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

1961 to 1964 --- Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

1958 to 1960 --- Chemist, Research Laboratory, American Oil Company, Whiting, Indiana

1956 to 1957 --- Chemist, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois   

Teaching Experience

Freshman Chemistry (Luther College and University of Chicago)
Physical Chemistry (Luther College)
Materials Science and Engineering (Drexel)
Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials (Drexel)
Polymeric Materials (Drexel)
Solid State Metallurgy (Drexel)

Structure and Properties of Polymers
Polymer Morphology
Failure Mechanisms of Polymers
Polymer Compounding
Predicting Properties
Polymeric Blends and Alloys

Continuing Education
Drexel Polymer Affiliate Courses (One Day)
Introduction to Plastics
Toughened Plastics
Predicting Properties of Polymers
Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
Blends and Alloys
Friction and Wear
Static Stress Cracking
Failure Mechanisms

Society of Plastics Engineers (National)
a two day course
Failure Mechanisms of Plastics

Technomics, Inc.
two day course
Blends and Alloys

Maro Communications
Blends and Alloys

Selected Publications

Book: with W. Brostow, Failure of Plastics, Hanser Publications, New York (1986)

Article: --- with A. Lustiger, J. Poly,m. Sci., Part B, Polym. Phys., 24, 1625-1629 (1986) "The Effect of Environmental Stress Cracking Agents on Interlamellar Links in Polyethylene"

Article: --- with W. Brostow, J. Mater. Sci., 16, 1665-1672 (1981) "Calculation of Impact Transition Transition Temperature of Low Density Polyethylene from Shift Factor via a Free Volume Approach"

Article --- with I. G. Zewi, W.J. Rudik and E.V. Lind, Polym. Eng. Sci., 20, 622-629 (1980) "The Ductile Brittle Transition of Low Density Polyethylene"

Article --- with A. Lustiger, J. Polym. Sci., 17, 267-275 (1979) "Environmental Stress Crack Growth in High Density Polyethylene"

Article --- with A. Lustiger and M.R. Kantz, Mater. Sci. Eng., 33, 117 (1978) "Environmental Stress Crack Growth in Low Density Polyethylene"

Article --- with R.P. Kusy, Polym. Eng. Sci., 15, 107-112 (1975) "Conductivity of Nickel and Copper Dispersed in Poly(Vinyl Chloride)"

Article --- with M.R. Kantz, Adv. Chem. Ser. #154, Toughness and Brittleness of Plastics, 367-373 (1976) "Retarded Necking in Continuous Nylon-Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene"

Article --- with I. Kamel and M.J. Koczak, Appl. Polym. Symp., 23, 157-165 (1974) "Structure Property Relationships of Polyethylene Grafted Glass Fiber Composites"

Article --- with M.R. Kantz, J. Polym. Sci., Part B, 11, 279-284 (1973) "Thermoplastic Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites having a Transcrystalline Morphology"

Article --- with I. Kamel and R.P. Kusy, Macromolecules, 6, 53-58 (1973) "A Study of Radiation-Induced Grafting by Differential Scanning Calorimetry"

Article --- with J.R. Shaner; J. Polym. Sci., Part A2, 10, 1611-1613 (1972) "Transcrystalline Growth at an Internal Surface"

Article --- with R.J. Petersen and L.T. Rozelle, Appl. Polym. Symp. #13, 181-196 (1969) "Ultrathin Cellulose Membranes for Hemodialysis Applications"

Article --- with A. Peterlin, J. Polym. Sci., Part A2, 6, 1273-1282 (1968) "Small Angle X-ray Diffraction Studies of Plastically Deformed Polyethylene. II. Influence of Draw Temperature, Draw Ratio, Annealing Temperature and Time"

Article --- with A. Peterlin, Makromol. Chem., 105, 193 (1967) "The Influence of Temperature on the Plastic Deformation of Polyethylene"

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