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Christopher Lewis

Assistant Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-6848
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Christopher Lewis

Assistant Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, Pennsylvania College of Technology; MS, University of Texas; Ph.D., University of Rochester

585-475-6848

Currently Teaching

ENGT-510
0 Credits
This faculty directed undergraduate research experience involves student(s) in a research project. Under the guidance of CET faculty and using one or a variety of methods, students will collect data and contribute to problem solving within a research environment. As an undergraduate research experience, emphasis is on the process of scientific research, including problem definition, formulating a research plan, data collection/analysis and interpretation based on existing research. Department permission is required.
MFET-788
3 Credits
Students will rigorously develop their thesis research ideas, conduct literature reviews, identify and plan methodologies, prepare schedules, and gain a clear understanding of the expectations of the faculty and the discipline. Each student will be required to prepare a committee approved thesis research proposal and may begin work on their thesis.
MFET-790
3 Credits
The MMSI thesis is based on thorough literature review and experimental substantiation of a problem, by the candidate, in an appropriate topic. A written proposal has to be defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee. The proposal defense is followed by experimental work, a formal written thesis, and oral presentation of findings. The candidate should have completed the requisite courses for the program before enrolling for the thesis.
MCET-730
3 Credits
This course introduces new graduate students to the fundamental concepts and skills relevant to plastics and polymer engineering research. Students will learn concepts in the chemistry and physics of polymeric materials and the essential techniques used to characterize them. Laboratory skills in the preparation of polymers, polymer blends, their fabrication into useful test specimens and their characterization will be emphasized. Following the successful completion of this course students will be prepared to carry out graduate level polymer engineering research.
MFET-797
3 Credits
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation.
MFET-798
0 Credits
Continuation of Capstone
MCET-599
1 - 3 Credits
This course allows an upper-class mechanical engineering technology student the opportunity to independently investigate, under faculty supervision, aspects of the mechanical engineering field. Proposals for an independent study must be approved by the sponsoring faculty and the MMET department chair. Students are limited to a maximum of three semester credit hours of independent study projects and two sections in any semester, and a maximum of six semester credit hours of independent study used to fulfill degree requirements.
MCET-210
2 Credits
This course will cover the process of selecting a best material for a given design application with a focus on polymeric materials. To support this process material families, strengthening mechanisms, and degradation mechanisms and prevention will be studied. The materials selection process will include economic, ecological, and ethical considerations. An emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of structure, process, and properties. This class expands upon concepts presented in MCET-110.
MCET-675
1 Credits
Laboratory exercises involving polymeric materials (e.g. composites, polymers blends) including their preparation, processing and application design. Conduct a research-oriented project including writing up the results as a conference paper/journal article submission. Students may receive credit for only this course or MCET-575, not both.
MCET-674
2 Credits
Study of advanced polymeric materials including their preparation, processing and application design. Topics will include both long and short fiber reinforced composites. Industrial modification of polymers into plastics compounds including polymer blends and additives will also be discussed. Students will complete a literature review of a current topic in advanced polymers. Students may receive credit for only this course or MCET-574, not both.
MCET-574
2 Credits
Study of advanced polymeric materials including their preparation, processing and application design. Topics will include both long and short fiber reinforced composites. Industrial modification of polymers into plastics compounds including polymer blends and additives will also be discussed. Students may receive credit for only this course or MCET-674, not both.
MCET-575
1 Credits
Laboratory exercises involving polymeric materials (e.g. composites, polymers blends) including their preparation, processing and application design. Students may receive credit for only this course or MCET-675, not both.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Samadi, Kosar, et al. "Mechanical Behavior and Anaerobic Biodegradation of a Poly(lactic acid) blend containing a Poly(lactic acid)-co-Poly(glycolic acid) Copolymer." Proceedings of the Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC 2018. Ed. Margaret J Sobkowicz (Bioplastics Technical Program Chairman). Orlando, FL: n.p., 2018. Web.
Nunziato, Ryan, et al. "Mechanical Properties and Anaerobic Biodegradation of Thermoplastic Starch/Polycaprolactone Blends." Proceedings of the 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging. Ed. Zhi-Wei Wang. Zhuhai, China: n.p., 2018. Web.
Hegde, Swati, et al. "Anaerobic Biodegradation of Bioplastic Packaging Materials." Proceedings of the 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging. Ed. Zhi-Wei Wang. Zhuhai, China: n.p., 2018. Web.
Bruce, Austin C. and Christopher L. Lewis. "Influence of Glass Transition Temperature on Mechanical and Self-Healing Behavior of Polymers Bearing Hindered Urea Bonds." Proceedings of the SPE ANTEC® Anaheim 2017 (May 8-10, 2017). Ed. Edwin Tam (ANTEC® Technical Program Chair). Anaheim, CA: n.p., Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Chang, Shu and Christopher L. Lewis. "A Method to Quantify the Influence of Fused Deposition Modeling Process Variables on Print Quality." ASQRS Rochester Annual Meeting 2018: Future of Quality – What’s Next? The American Society for Quality, Rochester Section (ASQRS). Henrietta, NY. 26 Sep. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Journal Paper
Pratchayanan, Danaya, et al. "Thermomechanical Insight into the Reconfiguration of Diels—Alder Networks." Journal of Rheology 61. 6 (2017): 1359-1367. Print.
Lewis, Christopher L. and Elizabeth M. Dell. "A Review of Shape Memory Polymers Bearing Reversible Binding Groups." JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE, PART B: POLYMER PHYSICS 54. 14 (2016): 1340—1364. Print.
Meng, Yuan, et al. "Photoinscription of Chain Anisotropy into Polymer Networks." Macromolecules 49. 23 (2016): 9100—9107. Print.
Lewis, Christopher L., Yuan Meng, and Mitchell Anthamatten. "Well-Defined Shape-Memory Networks with High Elastic Energy Capacity." MACROMOLECULES 48. 14 (2015): 4918-4926. Print.