Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng

Tom Turng

Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng

Theme Leader, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang Professor, BIONATES

Years Active

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

  • 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

  • Sun, X., Kharbas, H., Peng, J., and Turng, L.-S., “Fabrication of Super Ductile Polymeric Blends Using Microcellular Injection Molding,” accepted for publication by Manufacturing Letters, February 2014.
  • Jing, X., Mi, H. Y., Peng, X. F., and Turng, L.-S., “The Morphology, Properties, and Shape Memory Behavior of Polylactic Acid (PLA)/Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Blends,” Polymer Engineering and Science, in press 2014.
  • Xu, B., Turng, L.-S., Yu, H., and Wang, M., “Topological Chaos by Pseudo-Anosov Map in Cavity Laminar Mixing,” accepted for publication by Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, January 2014.
  • Jing, X., Mi, H. Y., Salick, M. R., Cordie, T., Crone, W. C., Peng, X. F., and Turng, L.-S., “Morphology, Mechanical Properties, and Shape-Memory Effects of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)/Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) Blend Scaffolds Prepared by Thermally Induced Phase Separation,” accepted for publication by Journal of Cellular Plastics, January 2014.
  • Mi, H. Y., Jing, X., Salick, M. R., Turng, L.-S., Crone, W. C., and Peng, X. F., “Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Hydroxyapatite Electrospun Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering: Effects of Polymer Properties and Particle Size,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, in press 2014.
  • Mi, H. Y., Jing, X., Salick, M. R., Cordie, T. M., Peng, X. F., and Turng, L.-S., “Morphology, Mechanical Properties, and Mineralization of Rigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Applications: Effects of Fabrication Approaches and Hydroxyapatite Size,” accepted for publication by Journal of Materials Science, December 2013.
  • Mi, H. Y., Jing, X., Salick, M. R., Peng, X. F., and Turng, L.-S., “A Novel Thermoplastic Polyurethane Scaffold Fabrication Method Based on Injection Foaming with Water and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide as Coblowing Agents,” Polymer Engineering and Science, article first published online: 24 JAN 2014, DOI: 10.1002/pen.23852.
  • Mi, H. Y., Li, Z., Turng, L.-S., Sun, Y., Gong, S., “Silver Nanowire/Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomer Nanocomposites: Thermal, Mechanical, and Dielectric Properties,” Materials and Design, 56, pp. 398-404, 2014.
  • Jing, X., Mi, H. Y., Salick, M., Crone, W. C., Peng, X. F., and Turng, L.-S., “Preparation of Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Graphene Oxide Composite Scaffolds by Thermally Induced Phase Separation,” Polymer Composites, in press.
  • Srithep, Y. and Turng, L.-S., “Microcellular Injection Molding of Recycled Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Blends with Chain Extenders and Nanoclay,” accepted for publication by Journal of Polymer Engineering, November, 2013.
  • Xi, Z., Zhang, F., Zhong, H., Liu, T., Zhou, L., and Turng, L.-S., “Microcellular Injection Molding of In-situ Modified Poly(ethylene terephthalate) with Supercritical Nitrogen,” accepted for publication by Polymer Engineering and Science, December 2013.
  • Wang, X. F., Salick, M., Wang, X. D., Cordie, T., Han, W., Peng, Y., Li, Q., and Turng, L.-S., “Poly(ε-caprolactone) Nanofibers with a Self-Induced Nanohybrid Shish-Kebab Structure Mimicking Collagen Fibrils,” Biomacromolecules, 14, n10, pp. 3557-3569, 2013.
  • Srithep, Y., Ellingham, T., Sabo, R., Clemons, C., Turng, L.-S., and Pilla S., ” Melt Compounding of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV)/ Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) Nanocomposites: Properties, Solubility of Carbon Dioxide, and Foaming,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, 98, n8, pp. 1439-1449, 2013.
  • Sun, X. and Turng, L.-S., “Novel Injection Molding Foaming Approaches Using Gas-Laden Pellets with N2, CO2, And N2 + CO2 as the Blowing Agents,” Polymer Engineering and Science, in press, article first published online: 24 JUN 2013, DOI: 10.1002/pen.23630.
  • Cui, Z., Zhao, H., Peng, Y., Han, J., Turng, L.-S., and Shen, C., “Fabrication of highly porous interconnected three-dimensional scaffold with micro-channels,” accepted for publication by Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, in press, 2013.
  • Srithep, Y., Nealey, P., and Turng, L. S., “Effects of Annealing Time and Temperature on the Crystallinity, Heat Resistance Behavior, and Mechanical Properties of Injection Molded Poly(lactic Acid) (PLA),” Polymer Engineering and Science, 53, n3, 580-588, 2013.
  • Mi, H. Y., Jing, X., Jacques, B. R., Turng, L. S., and Peng, X. F., “Characterization and Properties of Electrospun Thermoplastic Polyurethane Blend Fibers: Effect of Solution Rheological Properties on Fiber Formation,” accepted for publication by Journal of Materials Research and featured on journal cover page, article first published online: 14 May 2013, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2013.115.
  • Mi, H. Y., Jing, X., Salic, M. R., Turng, L. S., Peng, X. F., Crone, W. C., “Approach to Fabricating Thermoplastic Polyurethane Blends and Foams with Tunable Properties by Twin-Screw Extrusion and Microcellular Injection Molding,” Advances for Polymer Technologies, 33, 1, (DOI 10.1002/adv.21380).
  • Wang, X. F., Zhao, H. B., Turng, L. S., Li, Q., “Crystalline Morphology of Electrospun Poly(ε-caprolactone) Nanofibers,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, March, 52, 13, pp. 4939-4949, 2013.
  • Zhao, H. B., Cui, Z., Wang, X. F., Turng, L. S., Peng, X. F., “Processing and Characterization of Solid and Microcellular Poly (lactic acid)/Polyhydroxybutyrate-valerate (PLA/PHBV) Blends and PLA/PHBV/Clay Nanocomposites,” Composites Part B, 51, pp. 79-91, 2013.
  • Mi, H. Y., Jing, X., Peng, J., Turng, L. S., Peng, X. F., “Influence and Prediction of Processing Parameters on Properties of Microcellular Injection Molded Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) Based on Orthogonal Array Test,” Journal of Cellular Plastics, 49, 5, pp. 439-458, 2013.
  • Mi, H. Y., Salick, M. R., Jing, X., Jacques, B., Turng, L.-S., Crone, W. C., Peng, X. F., “Characterization of Thermoplastic Polyurethane/Polylactic Acid (TPU/PLA) Tissue Engineering Scaffolds Fabricated by Microcellular Injection Molding,” Journal of Materials Science and Engineering C, 33, n8, pp. 4767-4776, 2013.
  • Chen, J., Sun, X., Turng, L. S., Zhao, L., Liu, T., and Yuan, W. K., “Investigation of Crystallization Behavior of Solid and Microcellular Injection Molded Polypropylene/Nano-Calcium Carbonate Composites Using Carbon Dioxide as a Blowing Agent,” Journal of Cellular Plastics, 49, 5, pp. 459-475, 2013.
  • Zhao, H. B., Cui, Z., Sun, X., Turng, L. S., Peng, X. F., “The Morphology and Properties of Injection Molded Solid and Microcellular Polylactic Acid/Polyhydroxybutyrate-Valerate (PLA/PHBV) Blends,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, 7, pp. 2569-2581, 2013.
  • Xu, B., Liu, Y., Yu, H., and Turng, L. S., “Chaotic Mixing in a Single Screw Extruder with a Moving Internal Baffle,” accepted for publication by Polymer Engineering and Science, article first published online: 30 MAR 2013, DOI: 10.1002/pen.23531.
  • Yu, E. and Turng, L. S., “Application of the Variational Asymptotic Method for Unit Cell Homogenization (VAMUCH) in the Prediction of Mechanical Properties for Microcellular Plastics,” Journal of Cellular Plastics, 49, n4, pp. 301-315, 2013.
  • Cui, Z., Peng, Y., Li, K., Peng, J., Pilla, S., Li, W-J., Turng, L-S., Shen, C., “A Study on the in-vitro Degradation Rate of Polyanhydride (Poly(sebacic acid), diacetoxy terminated, PSADT) for Potential Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering Scaffold Applications,” Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Materials Science Edition, 28, n4, pp. 793-797, 2013.
  • Srithep, Y., Turng, L. S., Sabo, R., and Clemons, C., “Nanofibrillated Cellulose (NFC) Reinforced Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH) Nanocomposites: Properties, Solubility of Carbon Dioxide, and Foaming,” Cellulose, 19, n4, pp. 1209-1223, August, 2012.
  • Cui, Z., Zhao, H., Peng, Y., Kaland, M., Turng, L. S., and Shen, C., “Morphology and Properties of Porous and Interconnected Poly(ε-caprolactone) Matrices Using Solid and Microcellular Injection Molding,” Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 6, n3, pp. 259-268, June, 2012.
  • Cui, Z., Nelson, B., Peng, Y., Li, K., Pilla, S., Li, W. J., Turng, L. S., and Shen, C., “Fabrication and Characterization of Injection Molded Poly (ε-caprolactone) and Poly (ε-caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering,” Journal of Materials Science and Engineering: Part C, 32, 1674-1681, 2012.
  • Peng, J., Srithep, Y., Wang, J., Yu, E., Turng, L. S., and Peng, X. F., “Comparisons of Microcellular Polylactic Acid (PLA) Parts Injection Molded with Supercritical Nitrogen and Expandable Thermoplastic Microspheres: Surface Roughness, Tensile Properties, and Morphology,” Journal of Cellular Plastics, 48, n5, pp. 433-444, 2012.
  • Javadi, A., Srithep, Y., Clemons, C. C., Turng, L. S.; Gong, S., “Processing of PHBV-Based Bionanocomposite Foams Using Supercritical Fluids,” DOI: 10.1557/ jmr.2012.74, Journal of Materials Research, 27, n11, pp.1506-1517, 2012.
  • Peng, J., Turng, L. S., and Peng, X. F., “A New Microcellular Injection Molding Process for Polycarbonate (PC) Using Water as the Physical Blowing Agent,” Polymer Engineering and Science, 52, n7, pp. 1464-1473, 2012.
  • Hsu, C. L., Turng, L. S., Osswald, T. A., Rudolph, N., Dougherty, E., and Gorton, P., “Effects of Pressure and Supercritical Fluid on Melt Viscosity of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) in Conventional and Microcellular Injection Molding,” DOI: 10.3139/217.2493, International Polymer Processing, 27, n1, pp. 18-24, 2012.
  • Sun, X., Turng, L. S., Dougherty, E., and Gorton, P., “Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Based Supercritical Fluid Dosage Control for Microcellular Injection Molding,” Advances in Polymer Technology, 31, n1, pp. 7-19, 2012.