Dr. Wojciech Misiolek, Director of The Loewy Institute

     Dr. Misiolek is an internationally recognized leader in the field of materials forming and processing with more than 30 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 300 publications to the research literature. He 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 two patents and has been recognized with several awards from technical and academic organizations. He is a Fellow of American Society for Materials International and member of: American Powder Metallurgy Institute; Polonia Technica; Society of Manufacturing Engineers; and Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.