Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Donald Radford

Contact

Office: Engineering A109
Phone: 970-491-0609
Email: donald.radford@colostate.edu
Website: engr.colostate.edu/~don/cmms

Dr. Don Radford

Director, Composite Materials, Manufacture and Structures Laboratory

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Radford’s research involves process induced distortion in composites, viscoelastic constitutive modeling, advanced polymer processing, and polymer foams, damage assessment and repair of composites and high temperature composites. Applications relate to advanced manufacturing.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1987, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—Materials Engineering
  • M.S. 1982, University of British Columbia—Metallurgical Engineering
  • B.S. 1980, University of British Columbia—Mechanical Engineering

Resources

Research Interests

  • Process Induced Distortion in Composites
  • Viscoelastic Constitutive Modeling
  • Advanced Polymer Processing
  • Polymer Foam
  • Damage Assessment and Repair of Composites and High Temperature Composites

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 – SAMPE Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
  • 2010 – Outstanding Paper Award, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering
  • 2009,2008 – Benjamin-Meaker Visiting Professorship, University of Bristol, Institute for Advanced Studies
  • 2009,2008 – Visiting Professor, Univ. of British Columbia, CAN
  • 2007 – Outstanding Paper Award, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

International Connections

  • Country: Germany
    Contact: University of Karlsruhe, Student Internship
  • Country: Germany
    Contact: Markisches Werk GmbH, Corporate Research Contract
  • Country: France
    Contact: ENSTA-Bretagne, Internship Program