Educational Background

  • B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
  • Post-Doctoral, Lehigh University

Teaching Experience

  • Lehigh University
  • Bucknell University, 1968 - present

Teaching Specialties

  • Polymers, process design
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Material science
  • Thermodynamics

Research Interests

  • Degradation of polymers
  • Thermodynamic properties of solutions
  • Water quality
  • Catalysis
  • Sensors
  • Pedagogy

Selected Publications

Aburdene, M.F., Mastascusa, E.J., Schuster, D.S., and Snyder, W.J., "Computer-Controlled Laboratory Experiments," Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Vol 4 (1), 1996

Gluyas, R.E., Alston, W.B., Snyder, W.J., "Thermal History of PMR’s via Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography," NASA Tech Briefs, November, 1994

Aburdene, M.F., Mastascusa, E.J., and Snyder, W.J., "Assessment of Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshops," Proceedings of the 1992 ASEE Annual Conference, Toledo, OH, pp. 1361-64

"Cyclopentadiene Evolution During Pyrolysis – Gas Chromatography of PMR Polyimides," NASA Technical Memorandum 105629, November, 1991

"Thermogravimetric Analysis of the Degradation of Polyimides," Journal of High Performance Composites, Vol I, No. 2, 1990


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