Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng

Consolidated Papers Foundation Chair, Fellow of ASME, SME, and SPE
330 North Orchard Street, Room 4112
Madison WI 53715
Preferred pronouns: he/him/his
Joined WID: 2010

Bridging engineering and life sciences for manufacturing of cell-/tissue-based therapeutic products


  • BS, National Taiwan University
  • MS, Cornell University
  • PhD, Cornell University

Research Description

  • Injection molding and innovative plastics manufacturing processes
  • Bio-based polymers and tissue engineering scaffolds
  • Artifical blood vessels
  • Microcellular injection molding (MuCell process)
  • Nanocomposites and electro-active polymers (EAP’s)
  • Computer-aided engineering (CAE) and numerical simulation
  • Design and process optimization
  • Intelligent injection molding control
  • Material characterization for plastics and metals
  • Net-shape die casting using semi-solid alloys
  • Internet-based collaboration for design and manufacturing


  • Consolidated Papers Professorship, 2021 - present
  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Innovation Award, 2018
  • Kuo K. and Cindy F. Professorship, 2016 - 2021
  • Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship, 2014 - 2019
  • Honored Service Member Award, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), 2014
  • Fellow, ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow, SPE - Society of Plastics Engineers
  • Fellow, SME - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Best Paper and Poster Awards, Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conferences (ANTEC), 2019-21, 2012-14, 1992
  • Engineer of the Year Award, Society of Plastics Engineers Injection Molding Division, 2011
  • Chair Award, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Injection Molding Division, 2009.
  • Liu Memorial Award for academic achievement and leadership, Cornell University, 1986
  • Best paper award, Advanced Forming Technology and Material Processing, 2006
  • Best paper award, International Conference on Education and Information Systems, 2003
  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, 2003 and 2004