The Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (LMP), an interdepartmental laboratory in the School of Engineering, was established in 1977 to develop a scientific foundation for manufacturing and to help provide students with the advanced interdisciplinary training required to contribute to the development of the modern manufacturing environment.
Currently, 15 faculty and research staff members, 70 graduate students, and 30 undergraduates conduct research jointly with industrial and government partners in the areas of process innovation, flexible automation and process control, tribology, precision engineering and design, design/manufacturing integration, and scheduling and production planning.
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Faculty Research Descriptions
- Prof. Mary Boyce, 1-304, x3-2342, email@example.com
- Mechanics of materials and manufacturing, polymeric materials, and computational mechanics.
- Prof. Jung-Hoon Chun, 35-229, x3-1759, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Materials processing and manufacturing, spray-forming and droplet-based manufacturing.
- Prof. David Cochran, 35-229, x8-6769, email@example.com
- Manufacturing System Design, Cell Design and Manufacturing Process Design for Customer Responsive Manufacturing, "Lean Manufacturing and Engineering."
- Prof. Steven Eppinger, E53-347, x3-0468
- Improving product design and manufacturing practices; developing design for manufacturing techniques, organizing product development activities, improving the quality of manufacturing processes using analytical models, and controlling factory automation systems with on-line sensors.
- Dr. Stanley Gershwin, 35-331, x3-2149, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Real-time scheduling of manufacturing systems. Factory experiments are currently under way.
- Prof. Timothy Gutowski, 35-234, x3-2034, email@example.com
- Environmental issues and manufacturing, product design, recycling and eco-efficiency.
- Prof. David Hardt, 35-132, x3-2252, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Control of manufacturing processes, particularly closed-loop control of sheet-forming, rapid prototyping of sheet metal dies, control of welding processes, modeling and control, engineering design, design/manufacturing integration, dynamic system modeling and non-linear control methods.
- Prof. Samir Nayfeh, Rm. 35-006, x3-2407, email@example.com
- Design, mechanics.
- Prof. Emanuel Sachs, 35-136, x3-5381, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Micro-constructive Manufacturing, rapid fabrication of 3D parts directly from a CAD model, the design of complex 3D parts, process control of VLSI fabrication.
- Prof. Sanjay Sarma, 35-014B, x3-1925, email@example.com
- CAD, CAM, Process Planning, Path Planning, Fixturing, Manufacturing Automation, CNC.
- Prof. Alex Slocum, 35-008, x3-0012, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Precision engineering, precision machine design, kinematic linear motion systems, friction drive design, water hydrostatic bearings, rolling element linear bearings, damping mechanisms, computer-aided precision engineers (4 sub-areas).
- Prof. Nam Suh, 3-173, x3-2225, email@example.com
- Projects in design, manufacturing, tribology, materials processing.
- Prof. David Trumper, 3-455, x3-3481, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Design and control of mechatronic systems: electromechanical actuators, sensors, magnetic bearings. Applications to semiconductor photolithography and precision measurement machines.
- Prof. Kripa Varanasi, 35-209, x4-5608, email@example.com
- Nano-engineered Surfaces for applications in Energy, Water, Oil & Gas, Aviation, and Electronics Cooling Systems; Surface Design and Manufacturing; Biomimetics; Nanofabrication
- Prof. Kamal Youcef-Toumi, 35-231, x3-2216, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Design; control theory and its applications to dynamics systems.