Masters Students

2017

Jianxing Chen

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Additive Manufacturing
Simulation and optimization
Composites

Luke Van Hulle

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S., Manufacturing Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Research Interests
Customized tool paths for material extrusion printer
Development of multi-axis 3D printer

2016

Alex Brill

brill2@wisc.edu

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Non-Linear Large Deformation Analysis of Polymer Foams, Performance of Running Shoe Materials.

Carsten Koch

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
B.S., Business Administration & Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Research Interests
Additive Manufacturing

Thomas Laduch

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
B.S., Business Administration & Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Research Interests
Continuous Fiber-reinforcement Composites
Additive Manufacturing

Claudia Spicker

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Research Interests
Recycling of plastics

Anja Falke

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Research Interests
Polymer Processing

Tom Pfeifer

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Additive Manufacturing and Composites

Raphael Kiesel

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Business Administration & Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Research Interests
Economical, Ecological and Technical Analysis of the Plastic Recycling Process

Lorenz Wruck

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Research Interests
Dimensioning and Production of Fiber-reinforced plastics

Blair Martin

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas
M.B.A., Retail Focus, University of Arkansas
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Material Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Laser and photo-reactive resin reactions with polymer thin films

2015

Neil Doll

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Mechanical, thermal & processing behavior of high-strength polymer gears.

Degradation of powdered polymers used in the slective laser sintering (SLS) process

3D printing of patient specific models for validation of hemodynamic simulations.

Patrick Mabry

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Composite Materials Engineering, Winona State University

Research Interests
Flow & fiber orientation simulation for long fiber filled composite materials.

Extrusion & compression molding of natural fiber filled bio-based composites.

Lennart Kreckel

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

Research Interests

Nikolas Manousides

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015) B.S., Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Research Interests
Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Anna Müller

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

Research Interests
Injection Molding Simulation of Poly Ether Ether Ketone (PEEK) Gears

Marcel Prentler

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

Research Interests
Simulation of Fiber Damage during Injection Molding Process using a Mechanistic Model

Mathias Schempp

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2015)

Research Interests

2014

Jochen Kettemann

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)
M.S., Mehcanical Engineering, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
B.S., Technology Management, Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Master's Thesis:
Simulation of the Crystallization Process and Thermomechanical Behavior Prediction during SLS Additive Manufacturing Link

Martin Knott

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Master's Thesis:
Devlopment of Properties during Cure of Thermoset Polymers Link

Chris Kuhn

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2014)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2013)

Master's Thesis:
Measuring Rheological Behavior of a Long Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics using a Sliding Plate Rheometer Link

Sabine Schneider

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014)
B.S., Industrial Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Master's Thesis:
Simulation of the Residence Time Distribution in Single-Screw Extruders Link

2013

Luisa Lopez

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogata, Colombia

Katerina Sánchez

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013)
M.Sc., Technology Management, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia (2004)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín, Colombia

Master's Thesis:
Effects of Processing Events on Commodity ThermoplasticsLink

Hometown:
Medellín, Colombia

2011

Katharina Hannah Kurth

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the University RWTH Aachen (2012)
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)

Research Interests:
Simulation of fiber motion within the fountain flow region during injection molding

Hometown:
Dortmund, Germany

Martin Launhardt

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the University RWTH Aachen (2012)
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)

Research Interests:
Manufacturing of micropellets using Rayleigh Disturbances.

Hometown:
Aachen, Germany

Tobias Szymanski

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.Eng., Polymer Engineering & Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2011)
Diploma Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2010)

Research Interests:
Measurment of thermal, thermo-oxidative and mechanical degradation of PEEK/POM after multiple process cycles

Hometown:
Cologne, Germany

2010

Canan Tercan

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.Eng., Polymer Engineering & Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
Material Science and Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2010)

Research Interests:
Analysis of the recyclability of technical and high performance thermoplastics

Hometown:
Duisburg, Germany

Sarah Ekanayake

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.Eng., Polymer Engineering & Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
B.S., Industrial Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2010)

Research Interests:
Fiber-matrix separation

Hometown:
Bonn, Germany

Britta Berrenbaum

Advisor:
Professor Tim Osswald

Education:
M.Eng., Polymer Engineering & Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010)
Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (2010)

Research Interests:
Pressure effec on the viscosity of HDPE with different molecular weights

Hometown:
Solingen, Germany