Professor Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. He worked at C-MOLD developing advanced injection molding simulation software for 10 years before joining UW–Madison in 2000. His research encompasses injection molding, nanocomposites, multi-functional materials, bio-based polymers, and tissue engineering. He has received numerous grants from NSF, DOD, USDA, EPA, and NIH. He was the Principal Investigator of four SBIR Phase I and Phase II awards during his tenure in the industry.
Professor Turng holds the Consolidated Papers Professorship and was the recipient of the Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang Professorship and the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship at UW–Madison. He is the Co-Director of the Polymer Engineering Center and Group Leader at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), a Fellow member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the recipient of the 2018 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Innovation Award, and an Honored Service Member of the SPE. Thanks to the hard work of his students and co-workers, Professor Turng has published nearly 300 refereed journal papers and over 250 conference papers/presentations and has 12 Best Papers awards and 19 patents and patent applications.