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 Lameck Banda



    Alumni - Ph.D (Dec' 06)
    Department of Chemical Engineering


    Senior Engineer,
    The Dow Chemical Company,
    Performance Plastics and Chemicals, MS&M, R&D.,
    2301 N Brazosport Blvd., B1470, RM 214,
    Freeport, TX 77541. 

    My Curriculum-Vitae

 Current Research


1. Lameck Banda, M.Alcoutlabi, G.B.McKenna, "Errors induced in quartz crystal mass uptake measurements by nongravimetric effects: Considerations beyond the EerNisse caution", Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 44(5), 801-814 (2006).

2. Lameck Banda, Mataz Alcoutlabi, and Gregory McKenna, “Apparent Mass Uptake Measurements in Thin Polymer Films Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance: Errors Induced by Film Expansion Stresses”, J. Appl. Phys., (to be submitted)

3. M. Alcoutlabi, L. Banda and, G. B. McKenna, " Environmental effects on the physical aging and structural recovery responses of an epoxy resin after carbon dioxide pressure-jumps: Intrinsic isopiestics, asymmetry of approach and memory effects", Polymer (to be submitted)

4. Mataz Alcoutlabi, Lameck Banda, Gregory B. McKenna, "A Comparison of Concentration-glasses and Temperature-hyperquenched Glasses: CO2 formed versus Temperature-formed Glass", Polymer, 45, 5629 (2004)

5. Shunji Nomura, Ryohei Ashitani, Hideya Matsuda, Lameck Banda, Dynamic infrared spectroscopic studies on structure of segmented poly(urethane urea),  Polymer, 42, 9045 (2001)

6. S. Sakurai, Y. Okamoto, H. Sakaue, T. Nakamura, L. Banda and S. Nomura. J.,"Structure and Properties of Segmented Poly(urethane urea)s with Relatively Short Hard-Segment Chains",  Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed.,13  38 (13) 1716 (2000)

7. Segregation Processes in Segmented Poly(urethane urea) Solutions Observed by Fluorescence Depolarization, Lameck Banda, Q.TranCong-Miyata and, Shunji Nomura, Polymer J. 31, (12) 1211 (1999)


1. Lameck Banda, Mataz Alcoutlabi, Gregory B. McKenna, “Apparent mass evolution during the structural recovery of a glass subsequent to plasticizer-jumps through the glass transition”, Proceedings of the 32nd North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) (2004)

 2. Lameck Banda, Yong Zheng, Gregory B. McKenna, “Real time Monitoring of Mass Change During the Structural Evolution of an Epoxy Glass Subsequent to Relative Humidity Jumps Through the Glass Transition”, Proceedings of SPE, ANTEC (2004)

3. Lameck Banda, Mataz Alcoutlabi, Gregory B. McKenna, “The Physical Aging Response of a Polymer Glass after CO2 Pressure Jumps”, Proceedings of the 31st North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) (2003) 

4. Julio Roberto Bartoli, Lameck Banda, and Allan K. Wood, “ A Novel Test Rig to Measure the Lubricating Effect of Polymer Melts in Extruders”, 15th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, Roma, Italy, 2000

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