• Professor of Practice, Chemical Engineering
  • Director of Services, Chemical Engineering
Martin Sentmanat

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 1995
  • M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 1992
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University - 1990

Research Interests

    • Transport and flow of complex fluids
    • Rheology of viscoelastic media and soft matter
    • Advanced polymer processing technologies
    • Physical characterization of materials in the fluid and solid states
    • Fermentation and brewing sciences

Industry Experience

    • Founder of Xpansion Instruments, LLC
    • Founder of Polymer Consulting Group, Ltd. Co.
    • Sr. Research Physicist at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Selected Publications

  • Sentmanat, M.L., S.G. Hatzikiriakos and O. Delgadillo-Velazquez, “Crystallization of an ethylene-based butene plastomer: The effect of uniaxial extension,” Rheologica Acta, Vol. 49, pp. 931-939 (2010)
  • Sentmanat, M. L., C. Stamboulides and S. G. Hatzikiriakos, “A novel miniature mixing device for polymeric blends and nanocomposites,” Polymer Eng. & Sci., Vol. 49 (2009)
  • Delgadillo-Velazquez, O., G. Georgiou, M. L. Sentmanat and S. G. Hatzikiriakos, “Sharkskin and oscillating melt fracture: why in slit and capillary dies and not in annular dies?” Polymer Eng. & Sci., Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 405-414 (2008)
  • Hatzikiriakos, S. G., O. Delgadillo-Velazquez and M. L. Sentmanat, “Thermorheological properties of LLDPE/LDPE blends,” Rheologica Acta, Vol. 47, pp. 19-31 (2008)
  • Sentmanat M. L., B. N. Wang and G. H. McKinley, “Measuring the transient extensional rheology of polyethylene melts using the SER universal testing platform,” Journal of Rheology, Vol. 49, pp. 585-606 (2005)
  • Muliawan, E. B., N. Rathod, S. G. Hatzikiriakos and M. L. Sentmanat, "Boron nitride and fluoropolymer combinations: Interactions and their performance as processing aids," Polymer Eng. & Sci., Vol. 45, No. 5, pp. 669-677 (2005)
  • Sentmanat M. L. and S. G. Hatzikiriakos, “Fingerprinting the processing behavior of polyethylenes from transient extensional flow and peel experiments in the melt state,” Rheologica Acta, Vol. 44, pp. 1-15 (2005)
  • Sentmanat M. L. and S. G. Hatzikiriakos, “Mechanism of gross melt fracture elimination in the extrusion of polyethylenes in the presence of boron nitride,” Rheologica Acta, Vol. 43, pp. 624-633 (2004)
  • Sentmanat M. L., “Miniature universal testing platform: from extensional melt rheology to solid-state deformation behavior,” Rheologica Acta, Vol. 43, pp. 657-669 (2004)