• 1140 Citations
1967 …2016

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Research Interests

Professor Carr's research program made important contributions to: 1) the effects of processing on structure/property relationships in flexible or rod‑like polymers and their alloys, 2) the origins of piezoelectricity in polymers, 3) structure/ property relationships in electronically conducting polymers, 4) fracture toughness in semicrystalline polymers, and 5) network polymers, especially those found in epoxy resins or in human gallstones.  Recently his scholarship and sponsored research centered on attaining a deeper understanding of how engineering students learn and grow themselves.

Education/Academic qualification

Polymer Science, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

… → 1970

Polymer Science, MS, Case Western Reserve University

… → 1967

Chemical Engineering, BS, University of Cincinnati

… → 1965

Research interests

  • Design of materials with unexpected combinations of properties
  • Materials selection
  • Novel polymer solids
  • Novel processing methods
  • Polymeric materials
  • Toughness and durability

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Research Output

Making Things: Integrative Approach to Teaching Product Development

Carr, S. H. & Herbst, W. B., 2016, In : JOM. 68, 8, p. 2018-2020 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Facilitating Teamwork Instruction in a First-Year Engineering Design Program: a Question of Balance

Gatchell, D. W., Hirsch, P. L., Goodman, A. J., Anderson, J. C., Carr, S. H. & Ankenman, B. E., 2013, Proceedings of the Fifth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE). 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Exploring adaptive expertise as a target for engineering design education

    McKenna, A. F., Colgate, J. E., Olson, G. B. & Carr, S. H., Jan 1 2006, Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information In Engineering Conference, DETC2006. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; vol. 2006).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 5 Scopus citations

    IDEA: Formalizing the foundation for an engineering design education

    Mckenna, A. F., Colgate, E., Carr, S. H. & Olson, G. B., Jun 28 2006, In : International Journal of Engineering Education. 22, 3, p. 671-678 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 30 Scopus citations

    Introducing a constructivist approach to applying programming skills in engineering analysis

    McKenna, A. F., Nocedal, J., Freeman, R. & Carr, S. H., Dec 1 2005, Proceedings - Frontiers in Education, 35th Annual Conference: Pedagogies and Technologies for the Emerging Global Economy, FIE'05. p. T3H-20-T3H-25 1611958. (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; vol. 2005).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 1 Scopus citations