Professor Tim A Osswald

Co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center
Consolidated Papers Foundation Chair
sponsored by the Mead Witter Foundation

Contact Information

(608) 263-9538

Room 1059, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

D-LFT Compression Molding Simulation, Manufacturing Micropellets using Rayleigh Disturbances, Warpage of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites, Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Discover More

Professor Lih-Sheng "Tom" Turng

Co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center
Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
K. Kou and Cindy F. Wang Professor
Theme Leader, BIONATES

Contact Information

(608) 263-9538

Room 1051, Mechanical Engineering
Room 4112, Discovery Building

Research Interests

Injection Molding & Innovative Plastics Manufacturing, Bio-based Polymers, Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, MuCell Injection Molding, Nanocomposites, Electro-active Polymers (EAPs)

Professor Natalie M Rudolph

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

(608) 890-0664

Room 1035, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

Composites, Additive Manufacturing and Temperature & Pressure Dependent Material Properties,Discover More

Professor Pavana Prabhakar

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Room 2210, Engineering Hall

Research Interests
Advanced manufacturing of materials - additive manufacturing of hybrid materials, Process modeling - additive manufacturing and composite fabrication, Multiscale material modeling of hierarchical materials, Damage and failure mechanics of materials, Life prediction of materials in extreme environment. Discover More

Professor Robert E Rowlands

Professor Emeritus

Contact Information

(608) 262-2690

Room 3348, Engineering Hall

Research Interests
Composites and Experimental Mechanics

Professor Heidi-Lynn Ploeg

Associate Professor

Contact Information

(608) 262-2690

Room 3043, Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests
Orthopaedic Implants, Biomechanics and Bone Modeling


Alec Redmann

Chief Engineer
Co-Chair of the 18th International Polymer Colloquium


Professor Osswald

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of North Dakota

Research Interests
Continuous fiber-reinforced composites
Additive Manufacturing

Chris Lacey

Assistant Theme Director, BIONATES

Contact Information

Room 4114, Discovery Building

(608) 316-4314

Sara Andrea Simon

Visiting Scholar Coordinator
Undergraduate Research Assistant Coordinator

Contact Infomration

Room 1065, Mechanical Engineering