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Jose Castro

  • Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 222 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-688-8233

Journal Articles


  • Zhang, N.; Yang, F.; Guerra, D.; Shen, C. et al., 2013, "Enhancing particle erosion resistance of glass-reinforced polymeric composites using carbon nanofiber-based nanopaper coatings." Journal of Applied Polymer Science 129, no. 4, 1875-1881 - 1875-1881.


  • Li, S.; Lee, L.J.; Castro, J., 2002, "Effective mass diffusivity in composites." Journal of Composite Materials 36, no. 14, 1709-1724 - 1709-1724.
  • Chen, X.; Castro, J.M., 2002, "Numerical simulation of the in-mold coating process for injection molded thermoplastic parts." Journal of Injection Molding Technology 6, no. 4, 272-283 - 272-283.


  • Zuyev, K.S.; Xu, C.; Cabrera-Rios, M.; Castro, J.M. et al., 2001, "In-mold functional coatings of thermoplastic substrates: Process modeling." Journal of Injection Molding Technology 5, no. 2, 80-97 - 80-97.


  • Dehnke, L.M.; Hogade, R.R.; Castro, J.M., 2000, "Technical feasibility of a new solventless approach to manufacture pre-pregs and laminates for electronic applications." American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD 366, 311-313 - 311-313.


  • Castro, J.M.; Wilkes, C.E.; Brown, R.L., 1996, "Structural composites at GenCorp." International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings) 41, no. 1, 520-523 - 520-523.


  • Castro, J.M.; Macosko, C.W., 1980, "KINETICS AND RHEOLOGY OF TYPICAL POLYURETHANE REACTION INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS.." Society of Plastics Engineers (Technical Papers) 434-438 - 434-438.
  • Castro, J.M.; Macosko, C.W.; Tackett, L.P.; Steinle, E.C. et al., 1980, "PREMATURE GELLING IN RIM.." Society of Plastics Engineers (Technical Papers) 422-427 - 422-427.


  • Castro, J.M.; Macosko, C.W.; Critchfield, F.E.; Steinle, E.C. et al., 1979, "EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF MOLD FILLING FOR THE REACTION INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS.." 444-447 - 444-447.
  • Castro, J.M.; Macosko, C.W.; Critchfield, F.E.; Steinle, E.C. et al., 1979, "ANALYSIS OF MOLD FILLING FOR THE REACTION INJECTION MOLDING PROCESS.." Institute of Physics Conference Series 122-126 - 122-126.

Papers in Proceedings


  • Zhao, Y.; Cabrera, E.; Kuang, T.; Zhang, D. et al. "Ultrasonic processing of epoxy/CNT nanopaper composites." (1 2017).
  • Bartlett, L.; Grunden, E.; Mulyana, R.; Castro, J. "A preliminary study on the performance of additive manufacturing tooling for injection molding." (1 2017).
  • Chen, F.; Min, Z.Y.; Cabrera, E.; Castro, J. et al. "Micro-graphite enhanced extrusion foaming of PET resin." (1 2017).


  • Zhang, D.; Zhao, Y.; Cabrera, E.; Zhao, Z. et al. "Improved sand erosion resistance and mechanical properties of multifunctional carbon nanofiber nanopaper enhanced glass fiber/epoxy composites." (1 2016).


  • Cabrera, E.D.; Ko, S.; Ouyang, X.; Straus, E. et al. "New approach to electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding of plastic parts using in mold coated (IMC) nanopaper." (1 2013).
  • Mulyana, R.; Cabrera, E.D.; Castro, J.M.; Lee, L.J. "The use of pressurized water pellets in injection molding to improve dimensional consistency while decreasing cycle time." (1 2013).
  • Zhang, N.; Zhao, Z.; Hioe, Y.; Shen, C. et al. "Effect of incorporating nanoparticles into fiber reinforced epoxy composites." (1 2013).
  • Zhao, Z.; Zhang, N.; Hoie, Y.; Lee, L.J. et al. "Manufacturability study of nano-enhanced fiber reinforced polymeric composites (FRPC)." (1 2013).
  • Ouyang, X.; Huang, W.; Cabrera, E.; Castro, J. et al. "Graphene nanopaper enhanced thermoplastics." (1 2013).
  • Ko, S.; Cabrera, E.D.; Castro, J.M.; Straus, E.J. "In mold coating of thermoplastic parts: Electrical conductivity versus injection pressure." (1 2013).
  • El-Taleb, A.S.; Zhang, P.; Li, L.; Castro, J.M. et al. "Mold design for microinjection molding of deformable membrane mirrors." (1 2013).


  • Cabrera, E.D.; Mulyana, R.; Castro, J.M.; Lee, L.J. "The use of pressurized water pellets and supercritical nitrogen in injection molding." (8 2011).
  • Guerra, D.R.; Guerra, J.M.; Owang, X.; Castro, J.M. et al. "Multifunctional nanopaper for wear and conductive applications." (8 2011).
  • Hioe, Y.; Guerra, J.; Guerra, D.; Mowa, S. et al. "Manufacturability study of nano-enhanced fiber reinforced polymeric composites (FRPC)." (8 2011).
  • Min, Y.; Cabrera, E.; Mulyana, R.; Ko, S. et al. "Self formation of "mucell" from PS/polyaniline-halloysite clay (PHC) injection molding." (8 2011).


  • Villarreal-Marroquin, M.G.; Castro, J.M.; Chacon-Mondragon, O.L.; Cabrera-Rios, M. "Simulation optimization applications in injection molding." (9 2010).
  • Hernández, Z.E.; Niño, E.; Lara, Y.; Villarreal-Marroquín, M.G. et al. "Metamodeling-based optimization for true experiments." (1 2010).
  • Lee, L.J.; Zhang, C.; Yang, J.; Zhu, B. et al. "Synthesis, processing and properties of polymer nanocomposite foams." (12 2010).
  • Mulyana, R.; Daniel, T.; Min, Y.; Castro, J.M. et al. "The use of water containing TPO/activated carbon in injection molding." (9 2010).
  • Guerra, D.; Mowa, S.; Guerra, J.; Hioe, Y. et al. "Nanoparticle film reinforcements for high performance aerospace structural prepreg composites." (9 2010).
  • Movva, S.; Castro, J.M.; Lee, L.J. "Effect of surface modified multi-walled carbon nanotubes on the low temperature cure kinetics of wind blade epoxy system." (9 2010).
  • Hioe, Y.; Guerra, J.; Mowa, S.; Guerra, D. et al. "Effect of preplaced nanoparticle on the manufacturability of fiber reinfirced polymeric composites (FRPC)." (9 2010).
  • Movva, S.; Castro, J.M.; Lee, L.J. "Low temperature cure kinetics of vinyl ester and unsaturated polyester/carbon nanofiber nanocomposites." (9 2010).


  • Hioe, Y.; Movva, S.; Guerra, D.; Cai, Z.Q. et al. "Effect of carbon nano fibers on the permeability of fiber reinforced polymeric nanocomposites." (11 2009).
  • Guerra, D.; Movva, S.; Cai, Z.Q.; Hioe, Y. et al. "Novel methods of incorporating nanoparticles into fiber preforms." (11 2009).
  • Srithep, Y.; Miller, B.; Villarreal, R.M.M.G.; Castro, J.M. "A study on material distribution and mechanical properties in co-injection molding." (11 2009).
  • Cai, Z.Q.; Wang, W.; Movva, S.; Guerr, D. et al. "Heat Transfer Studies on Epoxy Based Sandwich Structural Composites for Wind Blade." (11 2009).
  • Hioe, Y.; Chang, K.C.; Villarreal, M.G.; Castro, J.M. "Predicting the cycle time in injection molding as a function of the frozen layer thickness." (11 2009).
  • Movva, S.; Cai, Z.Q.; Guerra, D.; Hioe, Y. et al. "Effect of carbon nanofibers on the reaction kinetics of wind blade vinyl ester system." (11 2009).


  • Srithep, Y.; Miller, B.; Mulyana, R.; Castro, J.M. "Co-injectiou molding work at The Ohio State University." (1 2008).
  • Cai, Z.Q.; Movva, S.; Guerra, D.; Hioe, Y. et al. "Effects of nanoparticles on curing kinetics of epoxy system." (9 2008).
  • Movva, S.; Guerra, D.; Cai, Z.Q.; Hioe, Y. et al. "Improving the thermal conductivity of epoxy hybrid nanocomposites for aerospace applications." (9 2008).


  • Hioe, Y.; Chang, K.C.; Bhagavatula, N.; Castro, J.M. "Mold thermal design: A simplified approach to predict part temperature and minimum "safe" cycle time." (9 2007).
  • Gaîdo, T.; Bhagavatula, N.; Castro, J.M. "Evaluation of alternative injection locations with variability consideration in an automotive part." (9 2007).


  • Bhagavatula, N.; Aramphongphun, C.; Straus, E.; Castro, J.M. "In-mold coating for thermoplastic parts: Modeling, rheology and apparent slip." (7 2006).
  • Bhagavatula, N.; Aramphongphun, C.; Castro, J. "In-mold coating for thermoplastic substrates: Flow modeling and rheology." (12 2006).
  • Aramphongphun, C.; Hemminger, O.; Castro, J.M.; Lee, L.J. "Microfluidics and rheology of carbon black dilute suspensions: Modeling, measurement, and applications." (12 2006).


  • Castro, C.E.; Ríos, M.C.; Lilly, B.; Castro, J.M. "Selection of process and design variable settings under multiple performance measures in injection molding." (6 2004).
  • Ríos, M.C.; Castro, J.M.; Lee, L.J. "Study of mixtures of different fibers in sheet molding compound (SMC)." (6 2004).
  • Bhagavatula, N.; Cabrera-Ríos, M.; Castro, J.M. "In-mold coating of thermoplastic substrates: Further developments." (6 2004).
  • Aramphongphun, C.; Castro, J.M. "Modeling of in-mold coating for resin transfer molding." (6 2004).


  • Permadi, ; Castro, J.M. "Development of an environmentally friendly solventless process for electronic prepregs." (1 2003).
  • Zhou, G.; Lee, L.J.; Castro, J. "Nano-clay and long fiber reinforced composites based on epoxy and phenolic resins." (1 2003).
  • Castro, C.; Bhagavatula, N.; Cabrera-Ríos, M.; Lilly, B. et al. "Identifying the best compromises between multiple performance measures in injection molding (IM) using data envelopment analysis (DEA): Preliminary results." (1 2003).
  • Cabrera-Ríos, M.; Castro, J.M. "Multiple criteria optimization studies in in-mold coated Sheet Molding Compound (SMC)." (1 2003).
  • Chen, X.; Castro, J.M.; Straus, E.J. "Flow analysis of the in-mold coating (IMC) process for thermoplastic parts." (10 2003).
  • Zuyev, K.S.; Castro, J.M.; Straus, E.J. "Processing studies in reactive in-mold coating for thermoplastic parts." (1 2003).
  • Jantharawong, A.; Cabrera-Ríos, M.; Lilly, B.; Castro, J.M. "Evaluation of variability in injection molding (IM) molds." (1 2003).


  • Castro, J.M.; Tomlinson, G. "Predicting molding forces in SMC compression molding." (12 1989).


  • Castro, J.M.; Griffith, R.M. "Kinematics and dynamics of SMC compression molding." (2 1988).


  • Castro, J.M.; Straus, E.J. "MONITORING CURE IN SMC PROCESSING.." (12 1987).


  • Estevez, S.R.; Castro, J.M. "APPLICATIONS OF A RIM PROCESS MODEL.." (12 1984).
  • Schmidt, M.; Castro, J.M. "REACTIVE POLYMER COATING.." (1 1984).