Jason Williams, M.A.

Jason Williams, M.A.
Associate Teaching Professor of Engineering, Plastics Engineering Technology
Head of Medical Plastics Center of Excellence, School of Engineering
213J Burke

Mailing Address:
ERIE PA 16563

Mr. Jason Williams is an Associate Teaching Professor of Engineering in the Plastics Engineering Technology department at Penn State Behrend. He received both the A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology 1990 and the B.S. in Plastics Engineering Technology 1992 from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Prior to his full-time employment at Penn State Behrend, he worked as an adjunct instructor at Penn State Behrend and also at Kent State University's Astabula campus.

Mr. Williams was employed as a CAD Operator at Knox Western from 1989-1991 and as a senior research associate at the Plasics Technology Deployment Center PTDC at Penn State Behrend from 1991-1996. He founded K Development, Inc., a design company focused on plastic product design and development, in 1996. He was responsible for technical sales, program management, and technical oversight. His projects ranged from simple reverse engineering to complete program and supply chain management. Mr. Williams has 16 years of industry experience.

Mr. Williams received the IDEA Gold Award, the Medical Design Excellence Silver Award, and has five patents credited to him. Mr. Williams is Head of the Medical Plastics Center of Excellence.

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Tooling and Rheology Lab
  • Computer Applications for Plastics
  • Design of Plastics Parts
  • First-Year Seminar
  • Introduction to Medical Plastics
  • Medical Product Development
  • Part and Tool Design
  • Plastic Medical Devices
  • Plastics International Experience
  • Plastics Product Development


Organizing conferences, service on conference committees

  • Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC)
    • Moderator, two speaker sessions, Chicago, IL, June 21-26, 2009.

Active participation in professional and learned societies

  • Society of Plastics Engineers
    • Member, Board of Directors in charge of house activities for Erie chapter, 2009-present.

Process effects on material properties. Crystallization morphologies formed at industry relevant conditions.

Effect of microstructure uncertainty and testing frequency on storage and loss moduli of injection molded MWCNT reinforced polyamide 66 nanocomposites, Polymer Testing - May, 2020
Collaborators: Xiangyun XU; Seyed Hamid Reza Sanei; Erik Steinmetz; Anne Gohn

Nanocomposites: Manufacturing, Microstructural Characterization and Mechanical Testing
Collaborators: Petar Dotchev; Seyed Hamid Reza Sanei; Eric Steinmetz

Crystallization of polyamide 11 during injection molding, Polymer Engineering & Science - July 28, 2017
Collaborators: Katalee Jariyavidyanont, Author; Alicyn Rhoades, Co-Editor; Ines Kühnert, Co-Editor; Walter Focke, Co-Editor; René Androsch, Co-Editor

Skin/core crystallinity of injection-molded poly (butylene terephthalate) as revealed by microfocus X-ray diffraction and fast scanning chip calorimetry, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry - August, 2016
Collaborators: Alicyn Rhoades, Author; Nichole Wonderling, Co-Editor; Rene Androsch, Co-Author; Jiaxi Guo, Co-Author

Effect of cooling rate on crystal polymorphism in beta-nucleated isotactic polypropylene as revealed by a combined WAXS/FSC analysis, Polymer - May, 2016
Collaborators: Alicyn Rhoades, Author; Nichole Wonderling, Co-Editor; Annie Gohn, Co-Editor; Daniela Mileva, Co-Editor; Markus Gahleitner, Co-Editor; Rene Androsch, Co-Editor

Shear-induced effects on the crystalline microstructure of Nylon 6,6, Proceedings of Polymertec DE 2014
Collaborators: Alicyn Rhoades, Co-Author; David Rhoades, Co-Author

Crystallization kinetics of polyamide 66 at processing relevant cooling conditions and high supercooling, Thermochimica Acta Elsevier - October, 2014
Collaborators: Alicyn Rhoades, Author; Rene Androsch, Co-Author

Detection of The Brill Transition to Elucidate Localized Thermal History in Nylon 6/6 Injection Molded Samples
Collaborators: Alicyn Rhoades, Primary Author; John Beaumont, Co-Author

Effect of Part Thickness on the Potential for Inducing Cold Crystalinity in Nylon 6,6, Proceedings, Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2013
Collaborators: Alicyn Rhoades, Co-Author; John Beaumont, Co-Author; Matt Baker, Co-Author

Mold Building and Project Management Maturity, Proceedings, Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference 2013

MA, Project Management, The Pennsylvania State University

BS, Plastics Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

AS, Mechanical Engineering Technology, The Pennsylvania State University