Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng

Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang Professor, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor
330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715
Room 4112
turng@engr.wisc.edu

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

Years at WID

2010 - present

Education

  • B.S., National Taiwan University
  • M.S., Cornell University
  • Ph.D., Cornell University

Research Description

  • Injection molding and innovative plastics manufacturing processes
  • Bio-based polymers and tissue engineering scaffolds
  • 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

Honors

  • Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang Professor, 2016
  • Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, 2014.
  • Plastics Educator of the Year Award, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Milwaukee Section, 2015.
  • Honored Service Member Award, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), 2014.
  • Engineer of the Year Award, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Injection Molding Division, 2011.
  • Chair Award, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Injection Molding Division, 2009.
  • Fellow, Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), 2008 – present.
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2008 – present.
  • Best paper awards, Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference, 1992, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Best paper award, International Conference on Advanced Forming Technology and Material Processing, 2006
  • Best paper award, International Conference on Education and Information Systems, 2003
  • Liu Memorial Award for academic achievement and leadership, Cornell University, 1986
  • 3M Faculty Award, 2003 and 2004

Selected Publications

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