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Industrial and Management Systems Engineering



Dr. Robert Williams, P.E.
Associate Professor


Dr. Robert Williams, PE

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Dr. Robert Williams

Education

  • Ph.D., 1993 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • M.S., 1989 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • B.S., 1984 Lehigh

Research Interests

  • Abrasive Flow Machining
  • Nontraditional Finishing Processes
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Tooling

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Description


Dr. Robert Williams is an associate professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering. He is also the Associate Chair for the department. His research areas include: Abrasive Flow Machining, Nontraditional Finishing Processes, Rapid Prototyping and Tooling.

Education


  • Ph.D., 1993 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • M.S., 1989 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • B.S., 1984 Lehigh

Research Interests


  • Abrasive Flow Machining
  • Nontraditional Finishing Processes
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Tooling

Selected Publications


  • Hao, J., Williams, R.E., Fang, L., “A Curvature-based Optimal Partition of Large-Scale STL Models,” In Print, Rapid Prototyping Journal, April 2010.
  • Williams, R.E., Walczyk, D.F., and Dang, H.T., “Using Abrasive Flow Machining to Finish and Seal Conformal Channels in Laminated Tooling,” Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2007, pp. 64-75.
  • Williams, R., Huang, Y., Melkote, S., Kinsey, B., Sun, W., and Yao, D., "Recent Advances in Micro/Meso-Scale Manufacturing Processes," IMECE2005-79889, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Nov. 5-11, Orlando, Fl.
  • Williams, R., "An Investigation of the Sources of Acoustic Emission in the AFM Process Using a New Technique," Transactions of NAMRI/SME, Vol. 32, 2004, pp.191-198.
  • Williams, R.E. 1998. "Acoustic Emission Characteristics of Abrasive Flow Machining." ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 264-271.
  • Williams, R.E., and V.L. Melton. 1998. "Abrasive Flow Finishing of Stereolithography Prototypes." Rapid Prototyping Journal. vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 56-67.
  • Williams, R.E., S. Komaragiri, R. Bishu, and V.L. Melton. 1996. "Investigation of the Effect of Various Build Methods on the Performance of Rapid Prototyping (Stereolithography)." Journal of Materials Processing Technology. vol. 61, nos. 1-2, pp. 173-178.
  • Loveless, T.R., R.E. Williams, and K.P. Rajurkar. 1994. "A Study of the Effects of Abrasive Flow Finishing on Various Machined Surfaces." Journal of Materials Processing Technology. vol. 47, no. 1-2, pp. 133-151.