Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Director, Welded Structures Laboratory
2600 Draper, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2145
Phone: (734) 615-7484
(1) High-speed method for directly joining plastics directly to metals for manufacture of multi-materials lightweight structures; (2) solid-state rapid deposition technique for additive manufacture of bimetal components without introducing detrimental intermetallic compounds; (3) Fracture mechanics modeling of randomly distributed defects in additively-manufactured metal components; (4) smart modular design for manufacturing and assembly methods for advanced lightweight marine structures.