Aerospace Manufacturing

Meet the experts

Douglas Bristow

Associate Professor/Director
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes and additive manufacturing systems; volumetric error compensation; iterative learning control, multi-dimensional control, and signal processing

K. Chandrashekhara

Curators' Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Composite materials, smart structures, nanocomposites, biocomposites, structural dynamics, finite element analysis, damage monitoring, composite manufacturing and experimental characterization

Grzegorz Galecki

Associate Professor
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Abrasive waterjet cutting, depth cut control, mineral processing, nanosize coal, mining/manufacturing processes with waterjet assistance

Gregory E. Hilmas

Curators' Professor of Ceramic Engineering and Department Chair
Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Processing-microstructure-mechanical property relationships in ultra-high temperature ceramics, in particular transition metal carbides, nitrides and diborides, novel processing techniques for the fabrication of fibrous monolithic ceramics, multilayered ceramics, hierarchically structured ceramics, and ceramic composites

Robert G. Landers

Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Modeling, analysis, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes (metal cutting, wire saw machining, friction stir welding, laser metal deposition, freeze–form extrusion fabrication, glass direct energy deposition, and selective laser melting), estimation and control of electrochemical alternative energy systems (hydrogen fuel cells and advanced batteries) and electro–hydraulic systems, and digital control applications

Ming C. Leu

Bailey Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, virtual reality, CAD/CAM, robotics, mechatronics and automatic control

F.W. (Frank) Liou

Bytnar Professor/Director of Manufacturing Engineering Program
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Metal additive manufacturing process design, modeling, integration, monitoring, and control; CAD/CAM

Joseph W. Newkirk

Professor of Metallurgical Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Additive Manufacturing; aerospace materials, powder metallurgy, heat treating, chemical corrosion, wear resistance, friction stir processing, nuclear materials and applications of intermetallic alloys

David C. Van Aken

Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

Physical metallurgy, experimental and theoretical aspects of phase transformations. Expertise in rapid solidification, thermal spray processing, calorimetry and mechanical behavior of materials

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