University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering
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Manufacturing Research
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Where advanced research and manufacturing industries connect


Research in Manufacturing Processes and Materials

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Laboratory Facilities



Research Projects


  • Micro end milling

  • Pulsed laser polishing

  • Friction stir welding

  • Low-friction coatings for micro cutting tools

  • Contact Osswald and Turng about projects in the Polymer Engineering Center.




  • Shaoqin "Sarah" Gong — Nanocomposites, biopolymers, sensors, actuators

  • Sindo Kou — Welding,casting, crystal growth, transport phenomena

  • Tim Osswald — Polymer processing, composites, design, biopolymers

  • John Perepezko — Phase transformations, coatings, alloys, powders

  • Frank Pfefferkorn — Laser processing, micromachining, friction stir welding

  • Natalie Rudolph — Polymers, additive manufacturing, composites manufacturing

  • Lih-Sheng Turng — Plastics processes, nanocomposites, biopolymers

  • Shiyu Zhou — Sensing, quality, productivity, variation, control