George (Gangjian) Guo

Assistant Professor

Morgan Hall 408
(309) 677-2985
gguo@bradley.edu

Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A.Sc., University of Toronto
M.S., Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics
B.S., Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Biography

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Honors and Awards:

  • Caterpillar Fellowship, Bradley University, 2016
  • GE Above & Beyond Bronze Award for Service, GE Power & Water, 2015
  • GE Above & Beyond Bronze Award for Expertise, GE Power & Water, 2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
  • University of Southern California Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006
  • NSERC(Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006
  • OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship), 2004
  • University of Toronto Top-up Award, 2004
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowship, 1999-2004
  • Recognition for significant contributions made to the Society and the plastics industry, thermoplastic materials and foams division, Society of Plastics Engineers, 2001

Teaching

Teaching Interests:

  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Facility Planning
  • Plastics and Composites
  • Polymer Engineering
  • Composites Manufacturing
  • Design for Manufacturability

Scholarship

Research Areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Polymers, Composites, and Advanced Materials
  • Design

Recent Publications:

  • Guo, G., Chen, J.C., and Gong, G., “Injection Molding of Polypropylene Hybrid Composites Reinforced with Carbon Fiber and Wood Fiber”, Polymer Composites, DOI: 10.1002/pc.24350, March 2017.
  • Gong, G., Chen, J.C., and Guo, G., “Enhancing Tensile Strength of Injection Molded Fiber Reinforced Composites Using the Taguchi-based Six Sigma Approach”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-0031-9, January 2017.
  • Guo, G. and Chen, J.C., “Development of a Project-based Plastic Injection Molding Course for Manufacturing Programs”, 2017 ASEE Conference – Engineering Technology Division, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 25-28, 2017.
  • Guo, G., “Extrusion Foaming of LLDPE/Wood Fiber Composites”, ANTEC 2016 – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Society of Plastics Engineers, pp. 1850-1854, May 23-25, 2016.
  • Guo, G., Chen, J.C., Gong, G., and M. Lingam, “Injection Molding and Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Fiber-Woodfiber/Polyproplene Hybrid Composites”, ANTEC 2016 – Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Society of Plastics Engineers, pp. 1154-1158, May 23-25, 2016.
  • Wang, C., Shieh, Y., Guo, G., and Nutt, S.R., “Effects of Organophilic-modified Attapulgite Nano-rods on Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Segmented Polyurethane Elastomers”, Polymer Composites, Vol. 31, No.11, 1890-1898, 2010.
  • Huang, Y.J., Wang, C., Huang, Y.L., Guo, G. and Nutt, S.R., “Enhancing Specific Strength and Stiffness of Phenolic Microsphere Syntactic Foams through Carbon Fiber Reinforcement”, Polymer Composites, Vol. 31, No.2, 256-262, 2010.
  • Kim, Y.S., Guo, G., Park, C.B. and Wang, K.H., "Processing/Structure/Property Relationships for Artificial Wood Made from Stretched PP/Wood-fiber Composites", Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 49, No.1, 11-16, 2009.
  • Guo, G., Rizvi, G.M. and Park, C.B., “Chapter 11 – Wood-Polymer Composite Foams”, in: Wood-Polymer Composites, Oksman, K. & Sain, M., eds., Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., pp. 227-256, 2008. (ISBN: 1-84569-272-1)
  • Rizvi, G.M., Park, C.B. and Guo, G., “Strategies for Processing Wood Plastic Composites with Chemical Blowing Agents", Journal of Cellular Plastics, Vol. 44, No. 2, 125-137, 2008.
  • Guo, G., Lee, Y.H., Rizvi, G.M. and Park, C.B., “Influence of Wood Fiber Size on Extrusion Foaming of Wood Fiber/HDPE Composites”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 107, No. 6, 3505-3511, 2008.
  • Guo, G., Wang, K.H., Park, C.B., Kim, Y.S. and Li, G., "Effects of Nano-Particles on Density Reduction and Cell Morphology of Extruded mPE/Wood-Fiber/Nano Composites", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.104, No. 2, 1058-1063, 2007.
  • Guo, G., Park, C.B., Lee, Y.H., Kim, Y.S. and Sain, M., “Flame Retarding Effects of Nano-Clay on Wood-fiber Composites”, Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 47, No.3, 330-336, 2007.
  • Rizvi, G.M., Guo, G., Park, C.B. and Kim, Y.S., "Critical Issues in Extrusion Foaming of Plastic/Woodfiber Composites", Cellular Polymers, Vol. 24, No. 6, 347-362, 2005.
  • Guo, G., Rizvi, G.M., Park, C.B. and Lin, W.S., "Critical Processing Temperature in Manufacture of Fine-Celled Plastic/Wood-fiber Composite Foams", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 91, No.1, 621-629, 2004.
  • Rizvi, G.M., Park, C.B., Lin, W.S., Guo, G. and Pop-Iliev, R., "Expansion Mechanisms of Plastic/Wood-Fiber Composite Foams with Moisture, Dissolved Gaseous Volatiles, and Un-dissolved Gas Bubbles" Polymer Engineering and Science, Vol. 43, No.7, 1347-1360, 2003.

Licensures & Certifications

Project Management Certificate from PM College

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate from General Electric

Professional Affiliations

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)