Roman Popil

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Senior Research Scientist
(404) 894-9722
Roman.Popil@rbi.gatech.edu

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute Teaching Fellowship, Spring 2006 and 2007 for ME 8883 "Physical Properties of Paper Measurement"
  • Honeywell Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, December 2000.
  • NSERC Industrial Postdoctoral fellowship, held at MacMillan Bloedel Research 1986 – 1989
  • UBC Postgraduate Fellowship 1982 – 1985
  • NSERC postgraduate Fellowship 1978 - 1982
  • Sadie and Norman Ratner Prize in Physics, University of Regina 1977
  • University of Regina Undergraduate General proficiency award 1976
  • University of Regina Matriculation proficiency award 1973

 

Corrugating / Packaging R&D Newsletters

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New Release - book on physical testing of paper

Physical Testing of Paper, Roman E. Popil, Ph.D.

 

Newsletters

Dec 08: Progress in Packaging and Paper Physics at IPST
Jan 09: Progress in Packaging and Paper Physics at IPST
Oct 09: Trouble with Ring Crush and How SCT and the Autoline Save the Day
Nov 09: What’s Important in Liner and Medium Physical Properties
Apr 11: Effect of Component Properties and Orientation on Corrugated Container Endurance
Jun 12: International Paper Physics Conference and 8th International Paper and Coating Chemistry Symposium” Stockholm 2012
Sep 12: Short Span Compression Strength (aka SCT or STFI) Variation: Control and Management
Oct 12: Paper Formation Measurement - presented at the 1995 International Paper Physics

 

Short Abstract Proposals for New Research Project Funding

 

Presented at Tappi Gulf Coast Section/Auburn Pulp and Paper Foundation 2018 Joint Meeting - 2018 September, Auburn, AL.
Physical Testing of Paper - Introductory Paper Physics and Adventures

Presented at the 2016 Tappi Corbotec meeting Florida
Corrugated Board Bonding Defect Visualization and Characterization - Shane Johnson and Roman Popil

Article from the International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Feb 2015
Corrugated Board Bonding Defect Visualization and Characterization

Presented at Tappi PaperCon 2013 Indianapolis
The BCT of Copy Paper Boxes – Applying McKee’s Formula
Box Compression for Copy Paper Boxes – Applying McKee’s Formula

Presented by industry client request, May 2013
Predicting Box Compression Strength

Presented at ABB Powerworld, Orlando Fla., March 2013
Replacing mechanical testing with ultrasonic measurements

Appeared in TAPPI Journal, December 2008
Tappi article: Carson and Popil, "Examining interrelationships between caliper, bending and tensile stiffnesses"

Appeared in Appita Journal, July 2008
Transverse shear measurement for corrugated board and its significance

Appeared in BioResources Online Journal, May 2012
Overview of Recent Studies at IPST on Corrugated Board Edge Compression Strength: Testing Methods and Effects of Interflute Buckling

Appeared in Corrugated International
Published September, 2006, Michael Schaepe and Roman Popil: A Link Between Light-weights and ECT Strength

Appeared in Paperboard Packaging Online
Published Oct 1, 2007: Shear Measurement of Board Crushing Effects
Published Aug 1, 2008: Application of Clay Coating for Water Resistant Corrugated Packaging

ECT Annotated Bibliography / Literature Review
Annotated Bibliography of ECT
ECT Literature Review Presented at TAPPI Corrugated 2005

Developing Instruments for the Paper Industry
For Physics in Canada

Presentations from the Valdosta State University Students Visit to IPST
Roman Popil - Professor, IPST
Corrugated Board Strength: Effects of the Localized Buckling of Linerboard Facings – Modeling, Management and Control

Jill Stuckey - Director, Georgia Center of Innovation - Energy
Georgia Center of Innovation

William S. Bullpit, P.E., Senior Research Engineer, Strategic Energy Institute
Energy Research at Georgia Tech

 

Conference Proceedings / Abstracts

International Paper Physics Conference
The Wavelength Dependence of Transmitted Light Formation Measurement

Tappi PaperCon, Atlanta Georgia, 2010
Prediction of Score Cracking Propensity through Physical Testing

Tappi PaperCon, Atlanta Georgia, 2010
A New Model for Converting Span Compression with Other Measurements to Ring Crush

Moisture and Creep Effects Symposium, Madison Wisconsin, 2009
Effects of Component Properties of Corrugated Box Lifetime

Progress in Paper Physics Symposium, Trondheim Norway, 2004
Analysis of the Effects of Interflute Buckling on the Edge Compression Strength of Corrugated Board

Progress in Paper Physics Symposium, Miami Ohio, 2007
Adhesive Level Effects on the Strength of Corrugated Board

 

Valdosta State University Visit - 2009

A tube crush test about to take place in the paper physics lab Bill Pulpitt talking about energy research
A tube crush test about to take place in the paper physics lab Bill Pulpitt talking about energy research
Roman Popil shows the IPST ultrasonic robot details Students having a close look at the ultrasonic robot
Roman Popil shows the IPST ultrasonic robot details Students having a close look at the ultrasonic robot
Students placing bets on the crush strength of their experimental tube Students visiting the Paper Analysis lab
Students placing bets on the crush strength
of their experimental tube
Students visiting the Paper Analysis lab
Students ready with their corrugated board samples First prize goes to to Zach Cantrell
Students ready with their corrugated board samples First prize goes to to Zach Cantrell
Jill Stuckey finishes a presentation
Jill Stuckey finishes a presentation