Dr.   Avraam   I.   Isayev

Dr. Avraam I. Isayev

Distinguished Professor
Department of Polymer Engineering
Phone: 330-972-6673
Email: aisayev@uakron.edu

Education

  • 1970 Ph. D., Polymer Engineering, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow
  • 1965 M. Sc., Applied Mathematics, Institute of Electronic Machine Building, Moscow
  • 1964 M. Sc., Chemical Engineering, Azerbaijan Institute of Oil and Chemistry, Baku

Research Interests

Polymer processing, rheo-optics, rheology of polymers, oil products and disperse systems; the injection, co-injection, transfer, compression and gas-assisted injection molding of polymers; LCP based self-reinforced or in-situ composites; continuous decrosslinking of thermosets and rubbers and copolymerization of polymer blends with the aid of high power ultrasound; high temperature and high performance nanocomposites; constitutive equations and process modeling.

Research Featured

  • Business Week Magazine, September 27, 1993, p. 111
  • Popular Science, v. 245, 62(4), October 1994
  • Environmental Remediation Technology, 1, 63, 1993
  • Vibrations, The Newsletter of Ultrasonic Industry Association, v. 4, #2, 1994
  • Tire Business, July 4, 1995
  • Tokyo New Technology Exhibition in 1995 by Nihon Unipolymer Trading Company of Japan
  • Technical Insights Newsletter, Wiley, v. 14, #12, p. 9, December 1997
  • Rubber and Plastics News, April 19, 1999, p. 10
  • Chemical Engineering, August 1999, pp. 26-27
  • NSF Science News, June 26, 2000
  • AAAS Science Update, August 3, 2000
  • Plastics Technology, November 2001, p. 23
  • Boston Globe, June 25, 2002
  • Publications and newspapers around the world

Research Advisor

32 PhD and 35 MS Students

Publications, Patents and Presentations

  • Wrote 1 monograph, edited 4 books and issued 23 patents.
  • Published 190 papers in referred journal, 26 papers in books, 5 papers in encyclopedias, 104 in referred conference proceedings.
  • Publications received over 2500 citations according to the Science Citation Index.
  • Patents received over 200 US patent citations according to the IBM Patent Server.
  • Presented 225 papers at the national and international conferences, including plenary, keynote and invited lectures, and 109 seminars over the world.

Professional Societies

  • Society of Plastics Engineers, Member 1981‑1983, Senior Member 1984 -
  • Society of Rheology, Member 1981 -
  • Rubber Division of the ACS, Member 1985-1999, Life Member 2000-
  • Polymer Processing Society, Member 1984 -
  • American Chemical Society, Member 1988 -
  • American Ceramic Society, Member 1986 - 1994
  • Tire Society, Member 1987 - 1993
  • New York Academy of Sciences, Elected Member 1994-1999

Awards and Honors

  • Laureate of Conference of Young Scientists of Moscow on Theoretical Problems of Physical Chemistry, 1970.
  • Guest Professor, Special Research Program on Polymers, University of Aachen, West Germany, May - June 1986.
  • Guest Professor, University of Linz, Austria, September 1993 to January 1994.
  • Guest Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology, January 1996.
  • Guest Professor, Institut fur Polymerforschung, University of Dresden, May - June 1997.
  • Guest Professor, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Brasil, October 1997.
  • NASA Faculty Research Fellow, Summer 1985.
  • Outstanding Achievement Awards, The University of Akron Board of Trustees, 1987/88, 1992/93.
  • ANTEC'93 Best Technical Paper, Engineering Properties & Structure Division.
  • Certificate of Recognition from the SPE for Significant Contributions to the Society and to the Plastics Industry, 1994.
  • Distinguished Corporate Inventor, American Society of Patent Holders, selected by the University of Akron, 1995.
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, The University of Akron Alumni Association, 1996.
  • Silver Medal, The Institute of Materials, London, England, 1997.
  • The Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award, Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, 1999.
  • The OMNOVA Solutions Signature University Award, The OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Akron, 2000, 2002.
  • Vinogradov Prize, G. V. Vinogradov Society of Rheology, Moscow, 2000.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Service from Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Akron, 2003.

Patents

  1. G. V. Vinogradov, A. I. Isayev, A. A. Konstantinov, N. A. Ergin, A. K. Kulapov, V. A.Rogov, S. K. Krasheninnikov and A. B. Bystrov, "Method of Determination of Rheological Properties of Viscoelastic Media", Avtorskoe Svidetelstvo SSSR, Patent USSR No. 378756, G01n, 11/16; Bulletin No. 19, 1973 (Russian).
  2. G. V. Vinogradov, L. A. Gordievsky, N. Plotnikova, A. I. Isayev, N. V. Skobeleva and V. G. Fish, "Pulverizer of High Viscous Systems", Avtorskoe Svidetelstvo SSSR, Patent USSR No. 394104, B05b, 3/100; Bulletin No. 34, 1973 (Russian).
  3. V. M. Azarov, G. V. Vinogradov, V. S. Ivanov, A. I. Isayev, et al, "Arrangement for Molding of Rod from Food‑Mass", Avtorskoe Svidetelstvo SSSR, Patent USSR No. 413937, A23g, 3/12; A23p, 1/100; Bulletin No. 5, 1974 (Russian).
  4. A. I. Kulapov, A. B. Bystrov and A. I. Isayev, "Feeding Arrangement of Tape‑Stretching Mechanism", Avtorskoe Svidetelstvo SSSR, Patent USSR, No. 492925, G11b, 15/43; Bulletin No. 43, 1975 (Russian).
  5. G. V. Vinogradov, Yu. Ya. Podoslky, A. I. Isayev, E. V. Katsyutsevich and V. I. Brizitsky, "Method of Extrusion of Polymers", Avtorskoe Svidetelstvo SSSR, Patent USSR No. 489387, B29f, 3/00, 1975.
  6. A. I. Isayev and M. J. Modic, "Liquid Crystal Fiber‑Reinforced Polymer Composite and Process for Preparing Same", U.S. Patent 4,728,698 (1988); European Patent 0 217 563 (1992); Canadian Patent 1,276,449 (1990); German Patent 3,683,431 (1992); Japanese Patent 95‑037,577 (1995).
  7. A. I. Isayev and S. Swaminathan, "Wholly Aromatic Polyester Fiber‑Reinforced Polyetherimide Composite and Process for Preparing Same", U.S. Patent 4,835,047 (1989); European Patent EP 0 291 323, A2 (1994); Canadian Patent 1,336,930 (1995) ; German Patent P 38 54 240.4-08; Japanese Patent 116,781/88 (1998).
  8. A. I. Isayev and P. R. Subramanian, "Thermoplastic Web and Process for Manufacturing Same", U.S. Patent 5,032,433 (1991); International Application WO 91/02042.
  9. A. I. Isayev, Composite Thermoplastic Elastomer Blend and Process for Preparing the Same", U.S. Patent 5,021,475 (1991); Canadian Patent 2,010,103 (1991).
  10. A. I. Isayev, "Wholly Aromatic Polyester Fiber‑Reinforced High Performance Thermoplastic and Process for Preparing Same", U.S. Patent 5,006,402 (1991); Canadian Patent 2,013,527 (1991); European Patent EP 0 423 311; Australian Patent 633,580 (1992); International Application WO 90/13421.
  11. A. I. Isayev and P. R. Subramanian, "Self‑Reinforced Composite of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers and Process for Preparing Same", U.S. Patent 5,070,157, Dec. 3, 1991; Australian Patent 645,154 (1994); European Patent 0 543 953 (1997); Canadian Patent 2,086,931 (1993); Japanese Patent 2 841 246; French 0543953; Germany 69125493.1; Great Britain 0543953; International Patent WO 92/03506 (1992).
  12. A. I. Isayev, "Wholly Aromatic Polyester Fiber‑Reinforced Polyphenylene Oxide and Process for Preparing Same", U.S. Patent 5,006,403 (1991).
  13. A. I. Isayev, "Self‑Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Laminate", International Publication No. WO 91/01879, February 21, 1991.
  14. A. I. Isayev, "Wholly Aromatic Polyester Fiber‑Reinforced Polystyrene‑Poly (phenylene oxide) Blend and Process for Preparing Same", U.S. Patent 5,283,114, February 1, 1994.
  15. A. I. Isayev, "Self‑Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Laminate", U.S. Patent 5,275,877, January 4, 1994.
  16. A. I. Isayev, "Self‑Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Laminate", US Patent 5,268,225, December 7, 1993; International Application WO 93/00156; Australian Patent Application 93/34,393.
  17. A. I. Isayev, "Self‑Reinforced Composites and Process for Preparing Same", US Patent 5,260,380, November 9, 1993; European Patent EP 0 623 156; Australian Patent 661,123; International Application WO 93/15144; Japanese Patent Application 93‑513,380; Canadian Patent 2,128,613.
  18. A. I. Isayev, "Continuous Ultrasonic Devulcanization of Vulcanized Elastomers", US Patent 5,258,413, November 2, 1993; European Patent EP 0 647 240; Chinese 93/108,898.4; Mexican 93 4560; Brazilian PI 9306597-3; Korean 704672/1994; Japanese 6-502441; Australian 668,581, August 27, 1996; Canadian 2,137,923; International Application WO 94/00497, January 6, 1994; New Zealand Patent 254 379, May 30, 1997.
  19. A. I. Isayev and J. Chen, "Apparatus for the Continuous Ultrasonic Devulcanization of Vulcanized Elastomers", US Patent 5,284, 625, February 8, 1994.
  20. A. I. Isayev, "Process for Preparing a Self‑Reinforced Thermoplastic Composite Laminate", US Patent 5,238,638, August 24, 1993; International Application WO 93/11204.
  21. S. Jana and A. I. Isayev, “Multi-layer Articles Having a Conductive Surface and Non-conductive Core and Process for Making the Same”, US Patent 6,172,155 (filed on Nov. 24, 1998, issued on Jan. 9, 2001); PCT Intern Appl. WO 0030875 A1 (2000).
  22. A. I. Isayev and C. K. Hong, “Ultrasound Assisted Continuous Process for Making Polymer Blends and Copolymers”, US Patent 6,528,554 (issued March 4, 2003); European Patent Application WO 02/066218, published August 29, 2002.
  23. A. I. Isayev and Kyungwoo Choi, “Carbonized Pitch Moldings from Mixtures of a Synthetic Mesophase Pitch and Heat-Soaked Isotropic Pitch”, US Patent Application #09/998,938 (filed November 30, 2001).
  24. A. I. Isayev and H. H. Rieckert, “Ultrasound Assisted Process for Increasing the Crystallinity of Slow Crystallizable Polymers”, US Patent 6,713,600 (issued March 30, 2004).
  25. A. I. Isayev and C. K. Hong, “Ultrasound Assisted Apparatus for Making Polymer Blends and Copolymers”, US Divisional Patent Application (filed February 21, 2003).
  26. A. I. Isayev and J. W. Shin, “Check Valve, Pin and Nozzle for Gas-Assisted Injection Molding”, Invention Disclosure #466.

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