Steven B. Warner, Sc.D.

Professor, Department of Textile Sciences

College of Engineering

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, MA 02747
swarner@umassd.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


Doctor of Science 1976 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Polymer Science & Engineering
  Thesis Title: The Structural Changes That Accompany Oxidative Stabilization of Acrylic Fibers
Advisor: Prof. Donald R. Uhlmann
Master of Science 1973 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ceramics & Glasses
Bachelor of Science 1973 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Metallurgy and Materials Science
  Thesis Title (Combined MS/BS): Plasticization and Ion Etching of Carbon Fibers
Advisor: Prof. Donald R. Uhlmann

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Professor Department of Textile Sciences 1994-
Professor and Chairperson Department of Textile Sciences 1994-1999, 2002-2003
Associate Professor School of Textile & Fiber Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 1990-1994
Associate Professor School of Materials Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 1988-1990
Adjunct Professor School of Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 1985-1986
Sr. Research Scientist Kimberly-Clark Corporation 1982-1987
Sr. Research Scientist Celanese Research Company 1976-1982

CURRENT FIELDS OF INTEREST


INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Patents and Applications

Patents granted

Invention Disclosures

Peer Reviewed Journal articles

Conferences with Proceedings

Published books or parts of books

    1. Schaffer, J.P., Antolovich, S.D., Sanders, T.H., Saxena, A., and Warner, S.B, The Science and Design of Engineering Materials, 2nd ed., Irwin, 1999.
    2. Schaffer, J.P., Antolovich, S.D., Sanders, T.H., Saxena, A., and Warner, S.B,			The Science and Design of Engineering Materials, Irwin, 1994.
    3. Warner, S.B., Fiber Science, Prentice-Hall, 1994.
    4. Zelinski, B.J., Warner, S.B., Uhlmann, D.R., et al, "Kinetic Processes in Sol- Gel Processing," Science of Ceramic Chemical Processing, ed. L.C. Hench and D.R. Ulrich, J. Wiley, 1986.

Other Publications and Submissions

    1. Jain, M. and Warner, S.B., "Hydrolysis and Solid State Polymerization of Polyester Fibers", in preparation.
    2. E. Coskuntuna, A. Fowler, and S. Warner, "Wicking in Anisotropic Fabrics" submitted for publication, Text. Res. J., Sept 2004.
    3. Kalayci, V.E., Patra, P.K., Kim, Y.K. and Warner, S.B., "Charge Consequences in Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers", submitted for publication, Polymer, Jan. 2005.
    4. Gao, J., Patra, P.K. and Warner, S.B., "The Effect of Potassium Nitrate Salt on the Properties of Spider Dragline Silk", revisinon underway for publication.
    5. Baillie, A., Fan, Q. and Warner, S. B., "UV Curable Coating for Cellulose Carpets and Fabrics", AATCC J., submitted for publication, Oct. 2004.
    6. P. Katangur, P., Patra, P.K. and Warner, S.B., "UV Resistant Nano-Structured Polymer Coating", manuscript almost ready for submission to Polymer Degradation and Stabilization.
    7. S.Razdan, S., P.K. Patra, P.K., Kim, Y.K. and Warner, S.B., "Nano-scale Interaction in Thermally Stable and Flame Retardant Polypropylene - Fumed Silica Nanocomposite", manuscript being prepared for submission to Polymer.

Papers presented at professional conferences without proceedings

    1. Warner. S.B., "Thermal Bonding of Polypropylene," Polypropylene Conference, Clemson Univ., Aug. 1988.
    2. Perkins, C.A. and Warner, S.B., "Structure and Properties of Meltblown Polypropylene Fibers", Polymer Associates Conference, Atlanta, Oct. 1989.
    3. Warner, S.B, "Inferences on the Process of Meltblowing," INDA Nonwovens Technical Meeting, Univ. of Tennessee, July 1991.
    4. Warner, S.B. and Patel, S., "Predicting the Bending Stiffness of Point-Bonded Nonwoven Fabrics - Initial Studies", INDA-TEC Orlando, March 1991.
    5. Warner, S.B. and Patel, S., "Bending Behavior of Nonwoven Fabrics", Polymer Associates Conference, Atlanta, Oct. 1992.
    6. Warner, S.B., et al, "Development of Practical and Comfortable Textile Barrier Fabrics", NTC Technical Conference, Auburn, AL, Feb. 1993
    7. Liang, Y., Zhang, Q., and Warner, S.B., "Conversion of Kevlar to a Tough Active Fiber for Barrier Fabrics", SE Polymer Conference, Atlanta, March, 1993.
    8. Warner, S.B. and Lee, J., "Heat Treatment of Thermotropic Polyesters", Fiber Society Fall Meeting, Ithaca, NY, Oct. 1993.
    9. Liang, Y., Zhang, Q., and Warner, S.B., "Partial Pyrolysis of Kevlar Fibers", Polymer Associates Meeting, November 1993.
    10. Yang, B., Mehta, V.R., Warner, S.B., and Kumar, S., "Rigid-Rod Polymer - Solvent Interaction", Am. Phys. Soc., 21-25 March 1994.
    11. Lee, J., Won, C.-Y., Warner, S.B., and Polk, M., "The Defect Structure of High Strength Thermotropic Polyester Fibers", Mat. Res. Soc., San Francisco, 4-8 April 1994.
    12. Beckham, H. and Warner, S.B., "Fluid Distribution in Carpet and Infant Diaper", Fiber Society Fall Meeting, Atlanta, Nov. 1994.
    13. Patel, S.V. and Warner, S.B., "Modeling the Bending Stiffness of Point-Bonded Nonwoven Fabrics", Fiber Society Spring Meeting, Raleigh, May 1995.
    14. Warner, S.B., "Secret of a Spider Silk", AATCC and Wool 2000;Regional Conference, Conway, NH (May 1996)
    15. Warner, S.B., "Morphology and Properties of Spider Silk", Fiber Society Fall Meeting, Newport RI, Oct. 1996.
    16. Zhou, W. and Warner, S.B., "Pores in Carpets", Fiber Society Fall Meeting, Newport RI, Oct. 1996.
    17. Warner, S.B., "A New Introductory Textile Sciences Course", National Textile Center Forum, Myrtle Beach, Jan. 1997.
    18. Beckham,. H., Warner, S.B., et al, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fluids in Textile Assemblies ", National Textile Center Forum, Panama City Beach, Jan. 1998 and Jan. 1999.
    19. Brennen, K, Ugbolue, S, Lewis, A.F., and Warner, S.B., "Replacement Solvents", TURI, Lowell MA, June 1998.
    20. Buer, A. and Warner, S.B., "Electrospinning", Gordon Research Conference on Fiber Science, New London, NH, July 1999.
    21. Warner, S.B., Patra, P., Kalaycki, V., Ugbolue, S., "Electrospinning Charge", Fiber Society Spring Meeting, Raleigh, NC, May 2001.
    22. Coskuntuna, E., "Fabrics with Designed Wicking Properties", student award paper (2nd place), INDA/TAPPI, Baltimore, MD, Sept. 2001.
    23. Warner, S.B., Baer, A., Ugbolue S.C., Patra, P.K., Kalayci, V. and Kim, Y.K., "Electrospinning", Fiber Society Spring Meeting, Raleigh, NC, May 2001.
    24. Farboodmanesh S., Chen, J., Leisen, J., Stacer, R. G., Pan, N., Warner, S. B., Sun, S., Yesilalan, H. E., Zhenghong, T., "Substrate-Coating Interactions in Fabric Reinforced Rubber", 160th Rubber Division Fall Technical Meeting Cleveland, OH, Oct. 2001, and Society of Plastics Engineering (SPE) Meeting, Lowell, MA, Oct. 2001.
    25. Kalayci, V.E., Patra, P.K., Ugbolue, S.C., Kim, Y.K. and Warner, S.B., "Ultrafine Fibers from Electrostatic Solution Spinning", Fiber Society Fall Technical Meeting, Natick, MA, 16-18 Oct. 2002.
    26. Warner, S.B., "Migration of Polyethylene During Heat Treatment of Loop Pile Nonwoven Carpet", Bernie Miller Memorial Symposium sponsored by TRI, Princeton, NJ, Oct. 2002.
    27. Farboodmanesh, S., Chen, J., Yesilalan, H. E., Warner, S. B., White, K., "Effect of Construction on Mechanical Behavior of Fabric Reinforced Rubber", Fiber Society Fall Meeting, Natick, MA, Oct. 2002.
    28. Farboodmanesh, S., Chen, J., Yesilalan, H. E., Warner, S. B., White, K., "Effect of Fabric Construction on Shear Behavior of Coated Fabrics", Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Littleton, MA, Oct. 2002.
    29. Baillie, A., Fan, Q. and Warner, S.B., "UV Curable Coatings for Carpets", Soc. UV, Orlando, FL, March 2003.

Scholarly consultation activities

 

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Academic Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses taught include: Fiber Science, Composites, NonCrystalline Materials - Glasses, Engineering Materials, Heat and Mass Transfer, Nonwovens, Biomechanics, Contemporary Issues in Textile Sciences, Environmental Science, Knitting, Nonwovens

Graduate courses taught include Fiber Science, Thesis, Polymer Engineering, Seminar, Introduction to Research, Research Experience

Other Activities Related to Instruction and Advising

Advised thesis and graduated more than 20 MS/PhD students


 Last Updated On: 2/28/05