Robert Malloy is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the Plastics Engineering Department and has been a faculty member at UMass-Lowell since 1987. Prior to joining the faculty at Lowell, he was a faculty member at the Algerian Petroleum Institute in Annaba, Algeria. He has taught courses on the subjects of Plastics Materials, Physical Property Testing, Plastics Processing and Plastic Product and Mold Design, and is an active researcher and consultant in the areas of thermoplastic processing, plastic part design, mold design and plastics recycling. He is the author of many patents and publications including a book on the subject of “Plastic Part Design for Injection Molding.” He is a member of a number of engineering societies, including the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE) and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He is a past chairman of the SPE Injection Molding Division, a recipient of SPE’s International Education Award and is a Fellow of the SPE. He was also inducted as a member of the Plastics Academy Plastics Hall of Fame in 2012.