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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Collins, George

Contact Info
Title: Research Professor
Email: george.collins@njit.edu
Office: 201CHEN Bldg.
Phone: 973-596-6496
Dept: BME
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Academic Interests: biomedical engineering

Research Interests

  • The nature of the amorphous phase in pharmaceuticals and biomaterial solids
  • The molecular origin of physical behavior of polymeric and pharmaceutical solids
  • Materials for biomedical applications
  • Physical characterization of biomaterials
  • Nano-fiber materials for tissue engineering
  • Fabrication of novel scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

Education

  • State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, PhD, Physical Polymer Chemistry, 1972
  • Syracuse University, PhD, Physical Chemistry, 1972
  • Occidental College, BA, Chemistry, 1967

Patents

  • Process for Making Injection Molded Parts with High Temperature Dimensional Stability, M. Lu, G. L. Collins, S. B. Nelsen, R. H. Imes and P. Destio, Int. Patent WO 9747680
  • Pre-Stressing of Heat Treated Liquid Crystalline Polymer Fiber to Improve Modulus, G. L. Collins, W. M. Pleban, F. Haimbach, J. A. Flint, U. S. Patent 5,472,658
  • Rapid Heat Treatment of Liquid Crystalline Fibers, W. M. Pleban, C. Lee, D. Lepeniotis, B. G. Morris and G. L. Collins, Int. Patent WO 9422936
  • Crosslinked Elastomeric Acetal Polymers, G. L. Collins, W. M. Pleban and M. J. Hayes, U. S. Patent 5,412,042
  • Acetal Polymer Compositions with High Impact Strength, G. L. Collins, D. M. Terrone, H. Kim and W. M. Pleban, Eur. Patent EP 409464
  • Manufacture of Crosslinked 1,3-Dioxolane Based Rubbers, G. L. Collins, W. M. Pleban and P. Zema, U. S. Patent 5,286,808
  • Vulcanizable Non-crystalline Acetal Elastomers, G. L. Collins, W. M. Pleban and M. J. Hayes, U. S. Patent 5,166,224
  • Improved Glass Reinforced Acetal Polymer Products, G. L. Collins and E. Ying, U. S. Patent 5,156,913
  • Acetal Polymer Blends, K. F. Wissbrun, H. Kim and G. L. Collins, U. S. Patent 5,045,607
  • Whisker-Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composite by Injection Molding, H. Kim, G. L. Collins and O. R. Hughes, U. S. Patent 5,043,118
  • Non-Crystalline Acetal Copolymer Elastomers, G. L. Collins, W. M. Pleban and M. J. Hayes, U. S. Patent 5,041,505
  • Production of Acetal Copolymers from Gaseous Formaldehyde Cyclic Ethers, G. Collins, U. S. Patent 4,975,520
  • Articles Utilizing Acetal Copolymer Bonding Resins, G. L. Collins, H. Kim and W. Pleban, 4,954,400
  • Process for Producing Elastomeric Acetal Polymers, G. L. Collins, K. F. Wissbrun and H. Kim, U. S. Patent 4,937,312
  • Elastomeric Acetal Polymers, G. L. Collins, K. F. Wissbrun, H. K. Kim, U. S. Patent 4,898,925
  • Accelerated Preparation of Carboxylic Esters, T. M. Powanda, R. H. Imes and G. L. Collins, U. S. Patent 4,868,329
  • Accelerated Preparation of Esters, T. M. Powanda, R. H. Imes and G. L. Collins, U. S. Patent 4,859,792
  • Acetal Polymer Bonded Articles and Method of Making Same, G. L. Collins and K. F. Wissbrun, U. S. Patent 4,816,107
  • Low Tg Non-Crystalline Acetal Copolymers, G. L. Collins, P. Zema and W. Pleban, U. S. Patent 4,788,258
  • UV Curable Non-Crystalline Acetal Terpolymers, G. L. Collins, P. Zema and W. Pleban, U. S. Patent 4,758,608
  • Novel Elastomer/Oxymethylene Polymer Blends Containing Compatatibilizing Agents, G. L. Collins, P. Zema and Y. Rashada, U. S. Patent 4,652,613
  • Process for the Stabilization of Acrylic Fiber; J. E. Kuder, G. L. Collins and T. Sarada, U. S. Patent 4,473,372
  • Process for the Thermal Stabilization of Acrylic Fibers and Films; G. L. Collins and N. W. Thomas, U. S. Patent 4,452,601
  • Unique Photoinitiator System for U.V. Curing of Rutile or Anatase TiO2 Pigmented Resin Formulations; G. L. Collins, J. R. Costanza and A. B. Conciatori, U.S. Patent 4,207,156
  • Solvent Resistant Brominated Products; J. R. Costanza and G. L. Collins, U.S. Patent 4,101,399
  • Totally U.V. Curable Pigmented System Using "Polymeric TiO2", G. L. Collins and J. R. Costanza, U.S. Patent 4,042,476
  • Activation of Surface of Standard Tin Free Steel Toward Adhesion of U.V. Curable Coatings; G. L. Collins and J. R. Costanza, U.S. Patent 4,016,334
  • Device for Semi-quantitative Measurement to Chemical Response of Photoinitiators and Resin Systems to U.V. Radiation; G. L. Collins and J. R. Costanza, U.S. Patent Office Defensive Letter T947,004
  • Continuous Silk Screen-Direct Roll Coater; G. L. Collins and J. R. Costanza, U.S. Patent 4,030,444
  • Completely Polymerized U.V. Coatings; G. L. Collins and J. R. Costanza, U.S. Patent 4,077,858

Publications

 

  • Charge generation, charge transport and residual charge in the electrospinning of polymers: A review of issues and complications, George Collins, John Federici, Yuki Imura, Luiz H. Catalani, Journal of Applied Physics, 2012, 111, 044701 (doi: 10.1063/1.3682464)
  • Measurement of glass transition temperature of crosslinked EVA encapsulant by thermal analysis for photovoltaic application, K. Agroui, G. Collins and J. Farenc, Renewable Energy, 2012, 43, 218-223
  • Neurite extension of primary neurons on electrospun piezoelectric scaffolds, Lee, Y.-S., Collins, G., Livingston Arinzeh, Acta Biomaterialia, 2011 7(11), 3877-3886
  • Simulation of thermally stimulated polarization current (TSPC) based on the Frohlich two-state model and the complexity of the amorphous phase, George Collins, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2011, 106:277–284
  • Solvent –dependent properties of electrospun fibrous composites for bone tissue regeneration, Acta Biomaterialia, A. Patlolla, G. Collins, T. Livingston Arinzeh,6(1), 2010, 90-101
  • The glass transition and sub-T(g)-relaxation in pharmaceutical powders and dried proteins by thermally stimulated current, Reddy Renuka; Chang Liuquan ´ Lucy ´; Luthra Suman; Collins George; Lopez Ciro; Shamblin Sheri L; Pikal Michael J; Gatlin Larry A; Shalaev Evgenyi Y, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2009, 98(1), 81-93
  • The effect of processing history on physical behavior and cellular response for tyrosine-derived polyarylates, Doddi, S., Patlolla, A., Shanumunsgarundum, S., Jaffe, M., Collins, G., Arinzeh, T.L, Biomedical Materials, 2009, 4 (6), 065006
  • Thermally induced reorganization in LCP fibers, Saw, C. K.; Collins, G.; Menczel, J.; Jaffe, M., Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2008, 93(1), 175-182
  • Quality control of EVA encapsulant in photovoltaic module process and outdoor exposure, Agroui, K.; Belghachi, A.; Collins, G.; Farenc, J., Desalination, 2007, 209(1-3), 1-9
  • Evidence for Molecular Orientation and Residual Charge in the Electrospinning of Poly(butylenes terephthalate) Nanofibers; Luiz H. Catalani, George Collins and Michael Jaffe, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 1693
  • Thermal Analysis of Complex Relaxation Processes in Poly(desaminotyrosyl-tyrosine arylates); George Collins, Seung-uk Yoo, Ali Recber and Michael Jaffe, Polymer, 2007, 48, 975
  • Thermal Analysis of Films in the 21st Century: Relavance to Cell-Culture, Biochips and Roll-to-Roll Circuits, M. Jaffe, G. Collins and J. Menczel, Thermochimica Acta, 2006, 442 (1-2), 87
  • Thermal Analysis of Fibers in the 21st Century: From Textile, Industrial and Composite to Nano, Bio and Multi-Functional, M. Jaffe, G. Collins and J. Menczel, Thermochimica Acta, 2006, 442 (1-2), 95
  • Thermal Stability of Slow and Fast Cure EVA Encapsulant Material for Photovotaic Module Manufacturing Process; K. Agroui, A. Maalemi, M Bouaour, G. Collins and M. Salama, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2006, 90, 2509
  • Process-Structure-Property Relationships of Erodable Polymeric Biomaterials: II - Long Range Order in Poly(desaminotyrosyl arylates); Michael Jaffe, Zohar Ophir, George Collins, Ali Recber, Seung-uk Yoo, Joseph J. Rafalko, Polymer (2003), 44, 6033
  • Characterization of EVA Encapsulant Material by Thermally Stimulated Current Technique; Kamel Agroui and George Collins; Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2003, 80(1), 33
  • The Activation Energy at Tg and the Fragility Index of Indomethacin, Predicted from the Influence of the Heating Rate on the Temperature Position and on the Intensity of Thermally Stimulated Depolarization Peak; Joaquim J. Moura Ramos, Natalia T. Correia, Raquel Taveira-Marques and George Collins, Pharmaceutical Research (2002), 19(12), 1879
  • A Further View of the Molecular Mobility and Fragility in Indomethecin; Natalia T. Correia, Joaquim J. Moura Ramos, Marc Descamps and George Collins, Pharmaceutical Research, 2001, 18(12), 1767
  • Thermally Stimulated Currents Observed in Pharmaceutical Products; Marc Galop and George Collins, Thermochimica Acta, 2001, 367-368, 37-41
  • Structure Development during the Melt Spinning of Polyethylene and Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Fibers by in Situ Synchrotron Small- and Wide-Angle X-ray Scattering Techniques, J. M. Samon, J. M. Schultz, B. S. Hsiao, S. Seifert, N. Stribeck, I. Gurke, G. Collins and C. Saw, Macromolecules, 1999, 32(24), 8121-8132
  • Thermal Analysis of Vectran Fibers and Films; J. D. Menczel, G. L. Collins and C. K. Saw, J. Thermal Anal., 1997, 49, 201
  • Harruna, I. I.; Bota, K. B.; Collins, G. L., "Thermal Analysis of Vectran Fibers", Polymer Prepr., 1995, 36(1), 359
  • A Thermally Stimulated Current/ Relaxation Map Analysis of the Relaxation Processes in Aromatic Polyester, Liquid Crystal Polymer Film; G. L. Collins and B. J. Long, J. App. Polymer Sci., 1994, 53(7), 587
  • Thermal Analyis of Poly(phenylene sulfide). II: Non-isothermal Crystallization; G. L. Collins and J. Menczel, Polymer Eng. Sci., 1992, 32(17), 1264
  • Thermal Analysis of Poly(phenylene sulfide). I: Thermal Characterization of PPS Polymers of Different Molecular Weights; J. Menczel and G. L. Collins, Polymer Eng. Sci., 1992, 32(17), 1270
  • Initial Processes in the Cationic Homo- and Copolymerization of Trioxane; N. Lu, G. L. Collins and N-L. Yang, Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp., 1991, 42/43, 425
  • Initial Processes in the Cationic Homo- and Copolymerization of Trioxane; N. Lu, G. L. Collins and N-L. Yang, ACS Polymer Preprints, 1990, 31(1), 85
  • Initial Processes in the Bulk Cationic Polymerization of Trioxane; G. L. Collins, N. Lu and N-L. Yang, Polymer Mater. Sci. Eng., (ACS), 1989, 61, 700
  • Kinetic Relationships Between Heat Generation and Nitrile Consumption in the Reaction Poly(acrylonitrile) in Air at 265C; G. L. Collins, N. W. Thomas and G. E. Williams, Carbon, 1988, 26(5), 671
  • Formulation of an Empirical Kinetic Model to Describe Heat Evolution from Poly(acrylonitrile) Copolymer in Air at 265C; G. L. Collins, N. W. Thomas and G. E. Williams, Fibre Science and Technology, 1984, 20, 37
  • Fundamental Considerations on the Mechanism of Copolymerization of Trioxane and Ethylene Oxide Initiated with Boron Trifluoride Dibutyl Etherate; G. L. Collins, R. K. Greene, F. M. Berardinelli and W. H. Ray, J. Polymer Sci.-Polymer Chem., 1981, 19, 1597
  • Factors Influencing the Properties of U.V. Curable Coatings; J. R. Costanza and G. L. Collins, ACS Org. Coat. Plast. Chem. Preprints, 180 National Meeting, 1980, 43, 130
  • Observations on the Initiation of Trioxane with Boron Trifluoride Dibutyl Etherate; G. L. Collins, R. K. Greene, F. M. Berardinelli and W. V. Garruto, J. Polymer Sci.-Polymer Letters, 1979, 17, 667
  • Reactions of U.V. Curable Resin Formulations and Neat Multifunctional Acrylates. II. Photoinitiated Polymerization of Neat 1,6-Hexanediol Diacrylate; G. L. Collins and J. R. Costanza, J. Coatings Tech., 1978, 51, 57
  • Aggregation and Solvation of 9-Propylfluorenyllithium and of bis-(9-Fluorenyllithium)polymethylenes in Toluene; U. Takaki, G. L. Collins and J. Smid, J. Organometallic Chem., 1978, 145, 139
  • Effect of Chain Length on the Glyme-Separated Ion Pair Formation in Bolaform Salts of bis-(9-Fluorenyl)polymethylenes; G. L. Collins, T. E. Hogen-Esch and J. Smid, J. Solution Chem., 1978, 7, 9
  • Mechanism of Coating by Electropolymerization on Metal Cathodes from Zinc Chloride Solutions of Acrylamide; G. L. Collins and N. W. Thomas, J. Polymer Sci.-Polymer Chem., 1977, 15, 1819
  • Reactions of U.V. Curable Resin Fomulations and Neat Multifunctional Acrylates. I. Apparatus and Procedure; G. L. Collins, D. A. Young and J. R. Costanza, J. Coatings Tech., 1976, 48, 48
  • Influence of Cation on the Electropolymerization of Acrylonitrile; G. L. Collins and N. W. Thomas, J. Polymer Sci.- Polymer letters, 1975, 13, 73
  • Intramolecular Ionic Interactions in Bolaform Electrolytes of a , w -bis(9-Fluorenyl)polymethylenes; G. L. Collins and J. Smid, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1973, 95, 1503