MCMASTER University - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Title: The Role af Additives and Calcium Carbonate Filler in Rigid PVC Pipe Extrusion
Symposium: Extrusion & Compounding
BRIEF CV JOHN VLACHOPOULOS
JOHN VLACHOPOULOS received his Dipl. Ing. Degree from the National Tech. Univ. of Athens Greece and M.S. and D.Sc. degrees from WASHINGTON UNIV. of ST. LOUIS, Mo. USA. He has been teaching and doing research on polymer processing at McMaster University, Hamilton, ON , CANADA and since 2008 he is Professor Emeritus. He has spent sabbatical research leaves at the Institut fuer Kunststofftechologie (IKT), University of Stuttgart, Germany (1975), Centre de Mise en Forme des Materiaux (CEMEF), Ecole des Mines de Paris (Paristech), Sophia Antipolis, France(1981-82 and 1988-89)
He is consultant to the polymer processing industry, member of several international professional organizations and served as President (2005-2007) of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS). He is also the recipient of the SPE Fred E, Schwab award for Outstanding Achievement in Plastics Education (Dallas,Tx, 2001), the Distinguished Achievement in Extrusion Award (Chicago, Ill., 2004) and the Bruce Maddock Award from the Extrusion Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Las Vegas 2014) and the Stanley G. Mason Award of the Can. Soc. of Rheology (Hamilton, ON, 2007).
He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC).
Through his company POLYDYNAMICS INC he has licensed computer simulation software to several hundred corporations around the world.
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