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Room: 1031
Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-2668
frank.pfefferkorn@wisc.edu

Profile Summary

I am an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My teaching and research are focused on manufacturing processes, and heat transfer as it applies to manufacturing processes. My work goals are to: (1) educate/develop manufacturing engineers/workforce, and (2) help move advanced manufacturing processes from arts to science-based technologies that will help innovate manufacturing. These include: friction stir welding, micro end milling, laser polishing, cryogenic machining, additive-subtractive manufacturing, energy efficiency in manufacturing, and  thermally-assisted manufacturing.

In addition to being an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering I serve as the Director of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program.

During the 2015-2016 academic year, I was on leave from UW-Madison and served as an ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) that is hosted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. You can see what the AMNPO does by going to http://manufacturing.gov.

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