Mr. Jason Williams is a senior lecturer in Plastics Engineering Technology 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.
Research in progress
Date: Spring 2009-2010.
Title: KISK Grant for Medical Plastics Lab Funding Source: Pennsylvania, Keystone Innovation Starter Kit Amount: $150,000 and matching funds from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Role/Contribution: J. Beaumont [Principal Investigator], G. Smith and J. Williams [Co-investigators]
Date: November 2008-present.
Title: Funding Source: Penn State Early Career Faculty Research Incentive Grant. Amount: $2,500 Role/Contribution: J. Williams [Principal Investigator]
SERVICE TO THE DISCIPLINES AND TO THE PROFESSION
Organizing conferences, service on conference committees
Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC)
Active participation in professional and learned societies
Society of Plastics Engineers
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