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Montgomery T. Shaw

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Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Institute of Materials Science
97 North Eagleville Raod, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Phone: (860) 486-3980


  • Ph.D. Princeton University
  • B.Ch.E. Cornell University


Research Focus

  • Rheology, especially of polymer melts and solutions
  • Specialized rheological and mechanical measurements
  • Processing of polymers
  • Phase behavior and properties of polymer blends and solutions


Current Publications

Shaw, M. T. 2011. “Introduction to Polymer Rheology.” Wiley, NY, 405 pp. (A free copy of a solutions manual is available for instructors; please contact the author.)

Naik, S., R. Malla, M. Shaw, B. Chaudhuri. 2013. “Investigation of Comminution in a Wiley Mill: Experiment and DEM Simulations,” Powder Technol. 237: 338-354.

Peng, F., M. T. Shaw, J. R. Olson, and M. Wei. 2013. “Influence of Surface Treatment and Hydroxyapatite Coating on Mechanical Properties of HA/PLLA Composite Fiber.” J. Biomater. Appl. 27: 641-649.

Charles, L. F., E. R. Kramer, M. T. Shaw, J. R. Olson and M. Wei. 2013. “Self-Reinforced Composites of Hydroxyapatite-Coated PLLA Fibers: Fabrication and Mechanical Characterization.” J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater. 17 (1) 269-277.

Reinhardt, J. F., K. L. Gallagher, L. M. Stefaniak, R. Nolan, M. T. Shaw, R. B. Whitlatch, 2012. “The Material Properties of Didemnum Vexillum and Prediction of Tendril Fragmentation.” Mar. Biol. 159: 2875-2884.

Sun, S-P., J. R. Olson, M. Wei and M. T. Shaw. 2012. “Biodegradable Composites with Aligned Hydroxyapatite Nano Needles.” J. Biomed. Mater. Res.: Part B, Appl. Biomater.100B (7) 1817–1825.
Subramanian, C., R. A. Weiss, M. T. Shaw. 2012. “Chemical Crosslinking of Highly Sulfonated Electrospun Fibers.” Macromolecules 45(7), 3104–3111.

Peng, E., M. T. Shaw, J. R. Olson and M. Wei. 2011. “Hydroxyapatite Needle-Shaped Particles/Poly(L-Lactic Acid) Electrospun Scaffolds with Perfect Particle-Along-Nanofiber Orientation and Significantly Enhanced Mechanical Properties.” J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (32): 15743–15751.

Malla, R. B., B. J. Swanson and M. T. Shaw. 2011. “Laboratory Evaluation of a Silicone Foam Sealant Bonded to Various Expansion Joint Header Materials.” Constr. Bldg. Mater., 25: 4132-4143.

Ling, G. and M. T. Shaw. 2011. “Linear Viscoelastic Properties of Suspensions Comprising Crystalline Microgels in Squalane.” Rheol. Acta 50: 243-255.