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Avraam I. Isayev is a Distinguished Professor of Polymer Engineering and Director of the Molding Technology Center at the Institute of Polymer Engineering of the University of Akron. He is a native of Azerbaijan. He received M.Sc. degrees from the Azerbaijan Institute of Oil and Chemistry in Chemical Engineering and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Machine Building in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering and Science from the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Before joining the University of Akron in 1983 as an Associate Professor, he was a Senior Research Associate at Cornell University, a Senior Research Fellow at Technion and a Research Associate at the Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He has edited books, published over 200 papers, many book chapters and encyclopedia articles. He has received numerous awards.