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Jose Castro

  • Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 282 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-8233



  • Polymer/Composites Manufacturing
  • Light Weight Composities
  • Surface Nanotailoring in Mold Coating


Ph.D. Chemical Engineering. The University of Minnesota, 1980
M.S. Chemical Engineering. Ohio University, 1976
B.S. Chemical and Industrial Engineering. Catholic University of El Salvador, 1974 

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Jose M Castro is currently a professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering and director of the Center for Advanced Polymers and Composites Engineering at The Ohio State University. After obtaining his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1980, he was a faculty at the chemical engineering department of the University of the South in Bahia Blanca Argentina for four years. He then worked at the Gen Corp corporate technology center for 12 years in automotive composites where he was a chief technologist for Composites Manufacturing. After GenCorp he worked for three years as Manager of the New Process technology group in Allied Signal Electronic Materials. He joined Ohio State in September 1998. He has published more than 80 peer review journal papers, many technical meeting papers and given numerous invited talks. His area of research is polymer processing and composites manufacturing modeling and optimization. He is a fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Institute of Physics.



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