Satish T.S. Bukkapatnam,
Satish T. S. Bukkapatnam received his Ph.D. degree in industrial and manufacturing engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as Rockwell International Professor with Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering department at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. He is also the Director of Texas A&M Engineering Experimentation Station (TEES) Institute for Manufacturing Systems, and has joint appointments with Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering departments. His research addresses the harnessing of high-resolution nonlinear dynamic information, especially from wireless MEMS sensors, to improve the monitoring and prognostics, mainly of ultra-precision and nano-manufacturing processes and machines, and cardio-respiratory processes. His research has led to 141 peer-reviewed publications (82 published/ accepted in journals and 59 in conference proceedings); five pending patents; $5 million in grants as PI/Co-PI from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the private sector; and 14 best-paper/poster recognitions. He is a fellow of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He has been recognized with Oklahoma State University regents distinguished research, Halliburton outstanding college of engineering faculty, IISE Eldin outstanding young industrial engineer and the SME Dougherty outstanding young manufacturing engineer awards.
Dr. Misiolek is an internationally recognized leader in the field of materials forming and processing with more than 20 years of independent research project management, teaching, and consulting. As both Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of The Loewy Institute at Lehigh University, he collaborates with several research institutions around the world.
He conducts interdisciplinary research in materials processing and process engineering. His research and teaching interests have focused on deformation, powder, and machining processes along with applications for structural and bio-materials. The common theme of these studies is to understand and develop characterization techniques for microstructure evolution in different materials during forming and processing. These scientific challenges are being addressed by the use of various physical and numerical modeling procedures in conjunction with state-of-the-art materials characterization techniques.
Dr. Misiolek has contributed more than 190 publications to the research literature. He has served as co-director of the RPI Aluminum Processing Program, an international industrial consortium performing pre-competitive interdisciplinary research that focused mainly on the aluminum extrusion process. He holds a patent and has been recognized with several awards from technical and academic organizations. He is a Fellow of American Society for Materials International and mmeber of: American Powder Metallurgy Institute; the European Society for Forming of Materials; Polonia Technica; Society of Manufacturing Engineers; Minerals, Metals & Materials Society; and, Tube & Pipe Association, International.
Stevens Institute of Technology
Robert Chang received his B.S. from The University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University with a research focus in computer-aided tissue engineering. His doctoral dissertation centered on the development of biofabrication systems to create reproducible, biomimetic 3D micro-organs as a high-throughput in vitro radiation/drug model for NASA’s exploration in planetary environments.
He received a National Research Council (NRC) Research Fellowship to work as a biomechanical engineer in the Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he has engineered novel tissue models towards the validation of depth-resolving optical modalities including optical coherent tomography (OCT) and confocal microscopy for dimensional metrology as well as hyperspectral imaging for wound healing applications and surgical scenes.
Robert is currently an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens, where his research interests are in bio-fabrication, bio-modeling, and measurement of bio-tissues.
Brad L. Boyce
Sandia National Labs
Dr. Boyce is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Dr. Boyce received the B.S. degree from Michigan Technological University in 1996 in Metallurgical Engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1998 and 2001 from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Boyce joined the technical staff at Sandia in 2001 where his research interests lie in micromechanisms of deformation and failure. He was promoted to Principal Member of the Technical Staff in 2005, and received the Distinguished appointment in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Boyce joined the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies in the in-situ characterization and nanomechanics thrust. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles on topics such as microsystems reliability, nanoindentation, fracture in structural alloys, weld metallurgy, ocular tissue viscoelasticity, and fatigue mechanisms. One effort, the Sandia Fracture Challenge, a blind round robin assessment of computational modeling predictions, has engaged over 50 institutions worldwide. Building on this success, Dr. Boyce formed the Structural Reliability Partnership, now with ~$4M in annual leveraged funds from member institutions. Dr. Boyce is the Director of Programming for TMS, the Minerals Metals and Materials Society. He also serves on Editorial Boards for Materials Research Letters, as well as Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. He has served as a guest editor for Thin Solid Films, Experimental Mechanics, International Journal of Fatigue, and International Journal of Fracture. Dr. Boyce is a past recipient of the Hertz Foundation fellowship, TMS Young Leader award, and ASM’s Marcus A. Grossman Young Author award.