Faculty Experts - Randy Weinstein, PhD

Randy Weinstein

Randy Weinstein, PhD
Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Professor of Chemical Engineering

Area of Expertise:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Supercritical Fluids/Nanomaterials
  • Surface Science
  • Solving chemical engineering problems through numerical methods


Winner of Villanova University's 2008 Innovative Teaching Award, Dr. Weinstein is adept at translating complex concepts in chemical engineering into layman's language in a lively and engaging manner. He can speak about the application to daily life of current research in areas such as developing better cooling systems for electronic devices; developing environmentally-friendly replacement solvents for chemical processing; exploring surfaces of materials for cleaning, adhesion, waterproofing and corrosion prevention; and devising more efficient pharmaceutical delivery devices.


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S.,  University of Virginia

Selected Publications

  • J.R. Yost, R.D. Weinstein, (2008) "Introduction to Engineering: A Freshman Year Multidisciplinary Engineering Course and Competition," Proceeding of the MidAtlantic Regional Meeting of ASEE.
  • A.S. Fleischer, K. Chintakrinda, R.D. Weinstein, C.A. Bessel, "Transient Thermal Management Using Phase Change Materials with Embedded Graphite Nanofibers for Systems with High Power Requirements," (2008) 2008 Itherm Conference, Orlando, Fla., May 28-31, 2008.
  • J. Harvest, A.S. Fleischer, R.D. Weinstein, "Modeling of the Thermal Effects of Heat Generating Devices in Close Proximity on Vertically Oriented Printed Circuit Boards for Thermal Management Applications," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, (2007, 46, 253).
  • M.A. Papalaskari, K. Hess, D. Kossman, S. Metzger, A. Phares, R. Styer, C. Titone, T. Way, R. Weinstein, F. Wunderlich, "PIVOTS: Service Learning at the Science, Theatre & Magic Boundary," 36th Annual ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, (2006, TH2-18).

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