Dr. Wallace Carr, a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, has been employed by Georgia Tech since 1978. His research has been primarily in the areas of thermal sciences in industrial fiber, carpet and textile processes, and digital printing. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, he worked with Monsanto Textiles Company for five years and was involved in processing synthetic fibers.

Dr. Carr is a registered Professional Engineer in Georgia and Virginia. His professional activities include: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow (2001), has chaired the Textile Engineering Division; Fiber Society, Member; Textile Institute, Fellow (2000); Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society, Member; and Tau Beta Pi Honorary Society, Member.

Research Challenges:

Ph.D., 1973, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., 1968, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.M.E., 1966, University of Virginia

  • Inkjet Printing: Drop-On-Demand Drop Formation and Drop Impaction
  • Thermal Sciences and Electrotechnologies in Industrial Processes
Selected Publications

Yan, X., Carr, W., and Dong, H., "Drop-on-Demand Inkjet Drop Formation of Polyethylene Oxide Solutions", Physics of Fluids, 23, 107101 (2011).

Wang, X., Carr, W.W., Bucknall, D.G., and Morris, J.F., "Drop-on-Demand Drop Formation of Colloidal Suspensions", Int. J. Multiphase Flow (2011) doi:10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2011.09.001.

Carr, W., Ding, F., Wang, X. and Dong, H., “Humidity Ratio Effects on Drying Rate and Energy Consumption in the Tufted Carpet Latex Back-Coating Process”, AATCC Review, September/October 2010.

Carr, W. W., Teng, S. I., Ok, H., Dong, H., Park, H., and Reed, M.W., “The Effects of Drying Parameters and Conditioning on Mechanical Properties of Latex-Backed Carpet”, Journal of the Textile Institute, 101: 10, 898-905 (2010).

Wang, Xi, Carr, W.W., Bucknall, D.G., and Morris, J.F. "High-Shear-Rate Capillary Viscometer for Inkjet Inks'', Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (6) DOI: 10.1063/1.3449478 (2010).

Carr, W, Dong, H., and Lee, S., “Developments in the thermal processing of carpets,” in Advances in carpet manufacture. K. K. Goswami; Cambridge, UK, Woodhead Publishing Limited, (2009).

Ok, H., Carr, W.W., and Park, H., “Single-End Sizing of Yarn Using a Slot Applicator”, Textile Research Journal, 77 (9), 686-695 (2007).

Dong, H., Carr, W.W., Bucknall, D.G., and Morris, J.F., "Temporally-resolved inkjet drop impaction on surfaces", AIChE Journal, 53 (10), 2606-2617 (2007).

Park, H., W. W. Carr, H. Ok, and S. Park (2006), "Image quality of inkjet printing on polyester fabrics", Textile Research Journal, 76 (9), 720-728 (2006).

Dong, H., Carr, W.W., and Morris, J.F., "An experimental study of drop-on-demand drop formation", Physics of Fluids, 18, 072102 (2006).

Dong, H., Carr, W.W., and Morris, J.F., "Visualization of drop-on-demand inkjet: drop formation and deposition", Review of Scientific Instruments, 77, 085101, (2006).

Carr, W., Park, H., Ok, H., Furbank, R., Dong, H., and Morris, J., “Drop formation and impaction,” in Digital Printing of Textiles. H. Ujiie, Ed; Cambridge, UK, Woodhead Publishing Limited and CRC Press, 53-68 (2006).

Carr, W., Lee, H., Ok, H.,“Drying of textile products,” in the Handbook of Industrial Drying, 3rd Edition, A. Mujumdar, Ed; New York, Marcel Dekker Inc., (2006).