Kwabena A. Narh
|Title:||Professor, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Advisor|
Kwabena A. Narh is a Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering for Undergraduate Studies, and Director of the National Science Foundation funded NJIT Research Experience for Undergraduates Site (NSF-REU site) at the New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates. He also serves as Outreach coordinator for the NSF funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Structured Organic Composites for Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, and Agrochemical Applications (C-SOC).
Prof. Narh´s research focuses on crystallization kinetics and phase transitions in plastics processing, polymer degradation and melt extrusions. His research activities involve experiments as well as computer simulations applied to self-reinforcing composites and nanocomposites, carbon nanotube dispersions, and thermal contact resistance in material processing. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Academic and Research Appointments
- Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, August 2008 - Present
- Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology June 2008 - Present.
- Visiting Professor: Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Florida, August 2001 – July 2002.
- Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, August 2000 – June 2008.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, August 1994 – July 2000.
- Research Associate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept., Cornell University, Ithaca, December 1992 – July 1994.
- Research Associate, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, December 1991 – November 1992.
- University of Bristol (U.K.), Ph. D1982
- University of Bristol (U.K.), MS 1979
- University of Ghana, BS 1974
- Editor of P.A.D. Review, Newsletter of the Polymer Analysis Division of SPE, 2006 - Present
- Chair of Award Committee, Polymer Analysis Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, 1998-2006.
- Technical Program Chair, Polymer Analysis Division, SPE ANTEC 2001.
- Chairman the Polymer Analysis Division of SPE Division, 2001-2002
Awards and Honors
- 1999 Maro Publications Future Technology Award: Title of Paper: “The Effect of Shrinkage Induced Interface Gap on the Thermal Contact Resistance Between the Mold and Plastic in Injection Molding”;
- 1995 Best Paper Award: Polymer Analysis Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers: Title of Paper Title of Paper: "Rheo-Kinetic Measurements for the Determination of Stress-Induced Crystallinity In PET."
Crystallization kinetics and phase transitions in plastics processing, polymer degradation, melt extrusions, PVT measurements, self-reinforcing composites, nanocomposites, nanocrystallization, thermal contact resistance in material processing. My research activities on these topics involve experiments as well as computer simulations.