Team Bios

Lightweight Metal-Based Vehicle Structures: Innovative Design and Agile Manufacture

Dr. Glenn S. Daehn is The Mars G. Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He also serves as the initial Director of the Ohio Manufacturing Institute, an organization dedicated to maintaining manufacturing leadership in the Great Lakes region through industry-university partnerships. Daehn's academic training includes a BS from Northwestern University (1983), and MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University (1987), all in Materials Science and Engineering. His research group has been actively developing electromagnetic metal forming technologies for shaping, cutting and joining sheet metals. He is one of the founding members and the Char of the International Impulse Forming Group. He also has research interests in the high temperature creep deformation of solids, and the reactive processing of ceramics to create ceramic-metal composites. One long-term theme in his work is using unusual mechanics or reactions to open new paths to manufacturing processes. Daehn was named a National Young Investigator by NSF, received the Grossman (1990) and Jaquet-Lucas (2007) awards from ASM, and was the recipient of the Hardy Medal of TMS (1992).

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Prof. Anthony Luscher has a background in structural analysis, fastenerless joining, engineering design and product innovation. He has worked extensively with Honda, NASA, Rockwell Automation, 3M, Goodrich Aerospace Systems, and others. He has taught design for manufacture and assembly as well as product design at NASA and manufacturing variability at Honda.


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