Faculty DirectoryStephen Carr
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Contact2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Email Stephen Carr
Ph.D. Polymer Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
M.S. Polymer Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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.
Currently Steve Carr is co-director of Northwestern’s Master of Product Design and Development Management degree program, and he is developing coursework related to materials selection as an indispensable part of product design and development.
- Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award, University of Cincinnati, 1993
- Fellow, American Physical Society, 1983; American Society for Metals (ASM), 1992
- Ralph A. Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers as an outstanding engineering educator, 1980