Visiting Scholars

2017

Kelvin J Morales Babilonia

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Visiting from
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez



Jorge Pulido

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Visiting from
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogatá, Colombia

Research Interests
Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics, High Pressure Rheology

Steven Candelaria Rivera

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Visiting from
University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Research Interests
Additive Manufacturing

David Pratt

Advisor
Professor Osswald

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

Stefan Meyer

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Hometwon
Erlangen, Germany

Education
B.Eng., University of Applied Science Rosenheim (2014)

Research Interests
"Polymer Micropelletization, Micro-Structure Analysis, Failure analysis of plastics"

Visiting From
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Julian Kattinger

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Hometown
Wertheim, Germany

Education
B.Eng., Aalen University of Applied Science (2015)

Research Interests
Additive Manufacturing

Visiting From
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Philip Obst

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Hometown
Munich, Germany

Education
B.Sc., International Production Engineering & Management

Research Interests
Additive Manufacturing (AM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Failure Criterion for AM Parts, Mechanical Behavior

Visiting From
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Ron Luft

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
Dresden University of Technology

Research Interests
Fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs), fiber length degradation

Visiting From
Dresden University of Technology

Tobias Heckner

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
B.S., Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Research Interests
Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics, Micro-Structure Analysis, Polymer Bonded Magnets, SLA

Visiting From
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2016

Jose Linero

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
M.S., BS in Materials Engineering, Simon Bolivar University

Research Interests
Micropelletization and their application to manufacture HDPE porous parts

Visiting From
Simon Bolivar University

Maria Camila Montoya

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
Universidad Simon Bolivar

Research Interests


Visiting From
Universidad Simon Bolivar

Achim Chrupala

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
B.Sc. Industrial Managementt, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests
Fiber reinforced plastics, shear induced migration

Visiting From
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Jan Teuwsen

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
B.S., Bionik (Biomimetics), Westfälische Hochschule

Research Interests
(Natural-) Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics

Visiting From
Universität Duisburg-Essen

Christian Weiss

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg(2015)

Research Interests
Simulation of the temperature distribution and crystallization in Selective Laser Sintering

Teresa Back

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, DHBW Friedrichshafen

Research Interests
Microstructure Analysis of Injection Molded Long Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastics

2015

Francesco Campione

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education


Research Interests

Michael Rademacher

mrademacher@wisc.edu

Advisor
Professor Osswald

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

Research Interests

Vanessa Araujo

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education
B.S., Materials Engineering, Simon Bolivar University

Research Interests
Polymer Micropelletization, Polymer Sintering

Gerardo Mazzei

Advisor
Professor Rudolph

Education


Research Interests

Florian Ammon

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education


Research Interests

Nikolai Zimber

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Education


Research Interests

Johannes Hein

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Research Interests
Simulation of Thermoplastic Gears

Elio de Stephanis

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Research Interests
Degradation of PA12 powder during the SLS 3D printing process

Joachim Sturm

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Research Interests
Simulation of the SLS 3D Printing Process

Rico Blei

Advisor
Professor Osswald

Research Interests:
Modeling the compression molding of unidirectional glass-fiber reinforced thermoplastics using the mechanistic model

2010 - 2014

Johannes Wiedemann

Research Interests:
High pressure rheometry of polycarbonate.

Hometown:
Nuremberg, Germany

Bárbara Calderón

Research Interests:
Fabric Drapping

From:
Venezuela

Endrina Forti

Research Interests:
Simulation of particle flow & movement using mechanistic models

From:
Venezuela

Jonas Bollmann

Research Interests:
Simulation of particle flow & movement using mechanistic models

From:
Germany

Lucas Arrigoni Iervolino

Research Interests:
Spring Forward Effect

Hometown:
São Paulo, Brasil

Abdullah A. Alshaya

Research Interests:
Measuring the friction coefficient of polymers using a Timoshenko and van Karman device

Hometown:
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Arianna Bravo

Research Interests:
Simulation of fiber motion during processing of composites using mechanistic models

Hometown:
Valera, Venezuela

Yarelis Martin

Research Interests:
Determination of CNT (Carbon Nanotubes) orientation in an ABS/PC matrix using mechanistic model simulations

Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela

Ulises Cadena

Research Interests:
Infusion of natural fibers.

Visiting From:
Winona State University

Education:
B.S., Composites Materials Engineering, Winona State University

Linda Gesenhues

Research Interests:
Dimensional analysis of mixing of metal matrix nanocomposites.

Hometown:
Aachen, Germany

Andreas Präger

Research Interests:
Selective Laser Sintering

Education:
M.Sc., Technology Management, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (2013)
B.E., Plastics Engineering, University of Cooperative Education (DHBW) Mosbach (2010)

Hometown:
Dinkelsbühl , Germany

Michael Herchet

Research Interests:
Flow & fiber orientation simulation for D-LFT compression molding

Education:
M.Sc., Materials Engineering, Clausthal University of Technology (2013)
B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (2011)

Hometown:
Fulda, Germany

Steffen Ropers

Research Interests:
Flow & fiber orientation simulation for D-LFT

Education:
Vordiplom, Mechanical Engineering, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany (2009)

Hometown:
Erlangen, Germany

Torsten Maenz

Research Interests:
Assembly injection molding (ATM) of polymer-metal-hybrids.

Education:
Vordiplom, Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology Dresden, Germany (2009)

Hometown:
Jena, Germany

Juan Gutiérrez Lara

Research Interests:
Dimensional analysis of mixing of metal matrix nanocomposites

Education:
Industrial Engineering, ETSII-Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (2013)

Hometown:
Valencia, Spain

Valeriee De Abreu

Research Interests:
Effects of processing events on LDPE, HDPE, PMMA, PPc and PS

Education:
Materials Engineering, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela

Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela

Estefany Alvarado

Research Interests:
Manufacturing of micropellets using Rayleigh Disturbances

Education:
Industrial & Systems Engineering, UACJ, Ciudad Jaurez, Mexico

Hometown:
Ciudad Jaurez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Nora Catalina Restrepo Zapata

Research Interests:
Modeling and simulation of foaming process in elastomers and thermosets

Education:
B.S., Production Engineering, Universidad EAFIT, Medellín (2002)
M.Eng., Materials & Process, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín (2007)

Hometown:
Medellín, Colombia

Sandra Cifuentes

Research Interests:
New polymer/metal composites for medical applications

Education:
M.Sc., Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-UIMP), Madrid, Spain (2011)
M.Sc., Structural Materials (URJC-UC3M), Madrid, Spain (2010)
B.S., Chemical Engineering (UNAL), Bogotá, Colombia (2009)

Hometown:
Bogotá, Colombia

Jakob Onken

Research Interests:
Injection molding of fiber reinforced thermoplastics

Education:
Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Hometown:
Nuremberg, Germany

Yuxiao Zhang

Research Interests:
Improvement of the shrinkage simulation of thick-walled plastic parts.

Education:
Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Hometown:
Aachen, Germany

Jochen Wellekötter

Research Interests:
Metal matrix nanocomposites project

Hometown:
Aachen, Germany

Katharina Stöckl

Research Interests:
Effects of processing events on PA66: An economic analysis of recycling

Education:
Diploma, Mechanical Engineering & Business, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (2012)
Vordiplom, Environmental Engineering & Business, University of Kassel (2008)

Hometown:
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

Tobias Zobel

Research Interests:
Functionalization of polymers for biomedical applications

Education:
Vordiplom, Mechanical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (2008)

Hometown:
Munich, Germany

Daniel Kasperek

Research Interests:
Optimization of the micropelletizing process using Rayleigh Disturbances. Sintering and characterization of micropellets.

Education:
Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany (2012)

Hometown:
Munich, Germany

Martin Löhner

Research Interests:
Improvments in the shrinkage-simulation of thick, injection molded optical parts.

Education:
Diploma Industrial Engineering, Erlangen, Germany (2011)

Hometown:
Neumarkt i.d. Opf., Germany

Carsten Schmidt

Research Interests:
Processing thermoplastic starch

Education:
M.S., Chemical Engineering with specialization in Polymer Engineering, University of Applied Science, Merseburg, Germany (2011)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Applied Science, Merseburg, Germany (2009)

Hometown:
Leipzig, Germany

Sebastian Kollert

Research Interests:
Injection molding of fiber reinforced thermoplastics

Education:
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (2011)
B.Sc.. Polymer and Elastomer Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Wuerzburg, Germany (2009)

Hometown:
Wuerzburg, Germany

Daniel Strauss

Research Interests:
Development and Design of measurement device for pressure dependent viscosity data.

Education:
Mechanical Engineering, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany (2011))

Hometown:
Schnelldorf, Germany

Florian Pichl

Research Interests:
Simulation and measurement of temperature and pressure fields of injection molded parts.

Education:
Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany (2010)

Hometown:
Erlangen, Germany

Aaron Hade

Research Interests:
Polymer Processing & Rheology

Inaki Etxebarria

Research Interests:
Film Blowing

Hometown:
Basque, Spain

2000 - 2009

Mike Dattner

Research Interests:
Recycled electronic housings, recycled PE's and PP's, wood fiber fillers

Education:
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004)

Hometown:
Fairfax, Virginia

Fritz Klaiber

Research Interests:
High Pressure Slit Rheometer

Education:
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004)

Hometown:
Stuttgart, Germany

Nicola Patrick Wochner

Research Interests:
Soy based plastics

Education:
Diploma, University of Stuttgart

Hometown:
Messtetten, Germany

Soenarto Hadiprajitno

Research Interests:
Curing Kinetics of Thermosets

Juan Sanz-Uribe

Andreas Winardi

Yongming Song

Associate Professor, Key Laboratory of Bio-based Material Science & Technology
Northeast Forestry University, China

Research Interests:
Modeling & Simulation of Wood Fiber Reinforced Composites

Education:
Ph.D., Biobased Material Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, China (2010)

Hometown
Harbin, China

Professor Ana C Agudelo Henao

Research Interests:

Education:
Ph.D., Physics, Universidad del Valle, Colombia

From
Palmira, Colombia

Professor Juan Carlos Granada

Research Interests:

Education:
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Kharkov State University, Ucraina, Colombia

From
Cali, Colombia