Michael P. Sealy

Michael P. Sealy, Ph.D.

Michael Sealy
Contact Information:
W306 Nebraska Hall
City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-1659
sealy@unl.edu
Email   
Personal Links:
• Advanced Manufacturing Research Lab

Assistant Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alabama (2014)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Alabama (2008)
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Medical device manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Laser-based manufacturing
  • Process sustainability and energy consumption
  • Surface integrity
  • Fatigue and corrosion
  • Biodegradable metals
  • Finite element analysis of manufacturing processes
Inventions/Patents
  • Biodegradable medical device having an adjustable degradation rate and methods of making the same, US 20140050942 A1 (University of Alabama)

About Michael P. Sealy

          Michael Sealy received his Ph.D. in 2014 and B.S. in 2008 in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Alabama (UA) in Tuscaloosa. He directs the Advanced Manufacturing Research Lab at UNL and is President of Surface Integrity LLC, a med-tech startup developing the next generation of biodegradable orthopedic implants. He has made significant contributions to the fields of manufacturing, medical devices, and sustainability. While he was a postdoctoral scholar in the Consortium for Surface Integrity and Functionality at UA, his research focused on sustainable manufacturing and energy consumption during milling. His Ph.D. research focused on processing, surface integrity, and performance of biodegradable magnesium-calcium implants by laser shock peening, which has received national and international recognitions from ASME, SME, ASM, and MRS. He is the recipient of numerous research awards including 2nd Place at the MRS International iMatSci Competition (2014), Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student of the Year by the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers (2011), NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award (2009), Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Graduate Student in UA/ME (2009 & 2010), and Randal Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award at UA (2008). He is a member of ASME, Pi Tau Sigma, and BioAlabama.



Experience

  • Assistant ProfessorDept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Sep. 2015 - Present
    University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL), Lincoln, NE
  • Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Aug. 2015 - Aug. 2018
    The University of Alabama (UA), Tuscaloosa, AL
  • President and Co-founder, Surface Integrity LLC, Apr. 2014 - Present
    Birmingham, AL
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Consortium for Surf. Integrity & Functionality, Jun. 2014 – Jun. 2015
    The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Research Assistant, Consortium for Surface Integrity & Functionality, Mar. 2007 - May 2014
    The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Advisor: Yuebin Guo, Ph.D.
  • Visiting Scholar,   College of Mechanical Engineering, Summer 2013
    Shandong University of Technology, Zibo, Shandong, China
    Advisor: Xiuting Wei, Ph.D.
  • Visiting Scholar, Center of MicroNano Manufacturing Tech., May 2010 - Aug. 2010
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
    Advisor: Fengzhou Fang, Ph.D.
  • Medical Assistant, Centerstar Family Practice, May 2005 - Aug. 2005
    Killen, AL    

Honors and Awards

Business/Entrepreneurial

  • 2nd Place iMatSci - Innovations in Materials Science - Boston, MA - Dec. 2014
  • Will This Fly? Startup Village Competition Finalist - Huntsville, AL - Nov. 2014
  • Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan Competition Finalist - Tuscaloosa, AL - Feb. 2014
  • Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Top 10 Finalist - Birmingham, AL - Jun. 2013
  • University of Alabama GAP Funding Competition Finalist - Apr. 2013
  • University of Alabama AIME Day Funding Competition Finalist - Apr. 2012
  • 2nd Place University of Alabama Elevator Pitch Competition - Feb. 2012

Research

  • ASME’s Top 10 Articles in the J. of Medical Devices - Feb. 2011
  • Alabama Society of Professional Engineers Graduate Student of  the Year for Mechanical Engineering - Feb. 2011
  • Top 25 Hottest Articles in the J. Mech. Behavior of Biomed. Mater. - Oct. 2010
  • North American Manufacturing Research Institution (NAMRI) of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Outstanding Paper Award - May 2009
  • Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award - May 2008
  • 1st Place UA Mechanical Engineering Research Poster Competition - Apr. 2008
  • 3rd  Place ASME Old Guard Oral Presentation - Apr. 2008

Academic/Leadership

  • Pi Tau Sigma (PTS) Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
    –     PTS Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year - May 2009 & 2010
    –     PTS Outstanding Senior of the Year - May 2008
    –     PTS Outstanding Junior of the Year - May 2007
  • Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior - May 2008
  • College of Engineering Bama Black Box Blast Off Champions - Dec 2004
  • College of Engineering Bama Black Box Award for Most Innovative Design - Dec 2004
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

              Funding

              • NSF - Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Award
                Mechanical Surface Treatment for High Performance Biodegradable Implants
                Award No. 1521188

              Selected Publications

              Journal Articles
              1. Z.Y. Li, X.T. Wei, Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, 2015, “State-of-art, challenges, and outlook on manufacturing of cooling holes for turbine blades,” Machining Science and Technology. 19, pp. 361-399.
              2. C.H. Fu, M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2015, “Finite Element Simulation and Experimental Validation of Pulsed Laser Cutting Nitinol,” Journal of Manufacturing Processes. 19, pp. 81‑86.
              3. D.W. Sun, M.P. Sealy, Z.Y. Liu, C.H. Fu, Y.B. Guo, F.Z. Fang, B. Zhang, 2015, “Finite Element Analysis of Machining Damage in Single-Grit Grinding of Ceramic Knee Implants,” Procedia Manufacturing. (in press)
              4. Z.Y. Liu, M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, Z.Q. Liu, 2015, “Energy Consumption Characteristics in Finish Hard Milling of Tool Steels,” Procedia Manufacturing. (in press)
              5. R. Caslaru, M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, X.T. Wei, 2014, “Fabrication and tribological functions of microdent arrays on Ti-6Al-4V surface by laser shock peening,” ASME J. Manuf. Sci. Eng., 136(5), pp. 051020:1-8.
              6. C.H. Fu, M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, X.T. Wei, 2014, “Austenite-Martensite phase transformation of biomedical Nitinol by ball burnishing,” J. of Materials Processing Technology, 214(12), pp. 3122-3130.
              7. C.H. Fu, Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, 2014, “A predictive model and validation of laser cutting of Nitinol with a novel moving volumetric pulsed heat flux,” J. Mater. Proc. Tech., 214(12), pp. 2926-2934.
              8. Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, C. Guo, 2012, “Significant improvement of corrosion resistance of biodegradable metallic implants processed by laser shock peening,” CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology, 61(1), pp. 583-586.
              9. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2011, “Fabrication and characterization of surface texture for bone ingrowth by sequential laser peening biodegradable orthopedic magnesium-calcium implants,” ASME J. Medical Devices, 5(1), 011003, DOI:10.1115/1.4003117.
              10. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Surface integrity and process mechanics of laser shock peening of novel biodegradable magnesium-calcium (Mg-Ca) alloy,” J. Mech. Behavior of Biomed. Mater., 3(7), pp. 488-496.
              11. R. Caslaru, M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, S.C. Chen, 2009, “Fabrication and characterization of micro dent array produced by laser shock peening on aluminum surfaces,” Trans. NAMRI/SME, 37, pp. 159-166. (NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award).
              12. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2009, “Fabrication and finite element simulation of µ-laser shock peening for micro dents,” Int. J. Comp. Methods Eng. Sci. & Mech., 10(2), pp. 134-142.

              Conference Proceedings

              1. M.P. Sealy, Andrew Guo, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Characterization and modification of surface topography by sequential laser peening biodegradable magnesium-calcium alloy,” Proc. of ASME 5th Frontiers in Biomed. Devices Conf. & Ex. (BioMed), Newport Beach, CA.
              2. Y.B. Guo, R. Caslaru, M.P. Sealy, 2010, “Fabrication of micro dent arrays on the titanium surface by laser shock peening and characterization of the tribology functionality,” Proc. 9th Int. Conf. on Frontiers of Design & Manuf. (ICFDM), Changsha, P.R. China.
              3. M.P. Sealy, Andrew Guo, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Fabrication and characterization of porous surface microstructure of biodegradable magnesium-calcium implants by laser shock peening and finite element simulation,” Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Laser Peening, San Francisco, CA.
              4. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, A. Guo, 2010, “Characterization and modification of surface integrity by laser peening biodegradable magnesium-calcium alloys,” Proc. of Soc. for Biomaterials 34th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Seattle, WA.
              5. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, M. Salahshoor, R. Caslaru, 2009, “Fabrication and finite element simulation of sequential laser shock peening of biodegradable Mg-Ca implants,” Proc. of ASME Int. Conf. on Manuf. Sci. & Eng. (MSEC), West Lafayette, IN. pp. 1-8.
              6. R. Caslaru, Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, 2009, Fabrication and characterization of micro dent arrays by laser shock peening on Ti-6Al-4V surfaces. Proc. of ASME Int. Conf. on Manuf. Sci. & Eng. (MSEC), West Lafayette, IN, pp. 841-844.
              7. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, M.F. Horstemeyer, 2008, “Fabrication and finite element analysis of micro-dents using µ-laser shock peening,” Proc. of ASME Int. Conf. on Manuf. Sci. & Eng. (MSEC), Evanston, IL, v1, pp. 237-244.
              8. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, C. Dumitrescu, P.V. Puzinauskas, S.C. Chen, 2008, “Laser direct-write micro dents using laser shock peening: Experimental study and numerical simulations,” Proc. of ASME 2nd Int. Conf. & Ex. on Integration & Commercialization of Micro & Nanosys (MicroNano), Kowloon, Hong Kong, pp. 635-639.

              Recent Presentations

              Conference Presentations
              1. R. Caslaru, M. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, X.T. Wei, 2014, “Fabrication and tribological functions of micro dent arrays on Ti-6Al-4V surface by laser shock peening,” ASME Int. Conf. on Manuf. Sci. & Eng. (MSEC), Jun. 9-13, Detroit, MI.
              2. Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, C. Guo, 2012, “Significant improvement of corrosion resistance of biodegradable metallic implants by laser shock peening,” Int. Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) 62nd General Assembly, Aug. 23, Hong Kong, P.R. China.
              3. Y.B. Guo, J. McKinney, and M.P. Sealy, 2011, “Tuning surface integrity of biomedical nitinol alloy by low plastic burnishing,” Int. Conf. on Shape Memory and Superelastic Tech. (SMST), Nov. 6-9, Hong Kong, P.R. China.
              4. Y.B. Guo, J. McKinney, Z. Snyder, M. Sealy, 2011, “Characterization of microstructure and dynamic mechanical properties of biomedical NiTi alloy,” ASM International Mat. and Proc. for Med. Dev. (MPMD) Conf., Aug. 8-10, Minneapolis, MN.
              5. R. Caslaru, M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Effect of novel micro dent arrays fabricated by LSP on tribology,” 9th Int. Conf. on Frontiers of Design & Manuf. (ICFDM), Jul. 17‑20, Changsha, P.R. China.
              6. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Fabrication and finite element simulation of sequential laser shock peening of biodegradable Mg-Ca,” 2nd Int. Conf. on Laser Peening, Apr. 19-21, San Francisco, CA.
              7. R. Caslaru, M. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Effect of novel micro dent arrays fabricated by LSP on tribology,” 2nd Int. Conf. on Laser Peening, Apr. 19-21, San Francisco, CA.
              8. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2009, “Fabrication and finite element simulation of sequential laser shock peening of biodegradable Mg-Ca,” ASME Int. Conf. on Manuf. Sci. & Eng. (MSEC), Oct. 4-7, West Lafayette, IN.
              9. R. Caslaru, Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, 2009, Fabrication and characterization of micro dent arrays produced by LSP on Ti-6Al-4V. ASME Int. Conf. on Manuf. Sci. & Eng. (MSEC), Oct. 4-7, West Lafayette, IN.
              10. R. Caslaru, M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, S.C. Chen, 2009, “Fabrication and characterization of micro dent array produced by laser shock peening on aluminum surfaces,” SME North American Manuf. Research Conf. (NAMRC) 37, May 19-22, Greenville, SC.
              11. M.P. Sealy, R. Caslaru, Y.B. Guo, 2008, “Fabrication and finite element analysis of micro dents using µ-laser shock peening,” 1st Int. Conf. on Laser Peening, Dec. 15, Houston, TX.
              12. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2008, “Fabrication and finite element analysis of micro dents using µ‑laser shock peening,” ASME Int. Conf. on Manuf. Sci. & Eng. (MSEC), Oct. 7‑10, Evanston, IL.
              13. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, S.C. Chen, 2008, “Modeling and experimental analysis of micro surface structure and mechanical behavior during micro laser shock peening (LSP) Ti‑6Al‑4V,” ASM 19th AeroMat Conf. & Expo., Jun. 23-26, Austin, TX.
              14. M.P. Sealy, 2008, “Laser shock peening: Mechanical surface treatment,” ASME Southeast District F Student Professional Development Conference (SPDC), Apr. 5, Tallahassee, FL.
              Conference Posters
              1. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2011, “Surface integrity and process mechanics of laser shock peening a novel biodegradable magnesium-calcium (MgCa) alloy,” 4th Int. Conf. on Mechanics of Biomat. and Tissues (ICoMBT), Dec. 11-14, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
              2. Y.B. Guo, J.Z. Snyder, J.E. McKinney, M.P. Sealy, 2011, “Characterization of dynamic mechanical behavior and microstructure of biomedical Nitinol SE508,” 4th Int. Conf. on Mechanics of Biomat. and Tissues (ICoMBT), Dec. 11-14, Waikoloa, HI.
              3. Y.B. Guo, M. Salahshoor, M.P. Sealy, 2011, “Surface modification of biodegradable magnesium‐calcium implants by low plasticity burnishing for enhanced biocompatibility,” 4th Int. Conf. on the Mechanics of Biomat. and Tissues (ICoMBT), Dec. 11-14, Waikoloa, HI.
              4. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2011, “Characterization and modification of surface integrity by laser peening a biodegradable magnesium-calcium alloy,” U. of A. Mech. Eng. Poster Competition, Apr. 19, Tuscaloosa, AL.
              5. M.P. Sealy, F.Z. Fang, 2010, “Finite element analysis to improve dimensional accuracy of v-shape microgrooving,” NSF Conf. on Int. Res. and Edu. in Eng. (IREE), Sept. 25‑26, Chicago, IL.
              6. M.P. Sealy, Andrew Guo, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Characterization and modification of surface topography by sequential laser peening biodegradable magnesium-calcium alloy,” ASME 5th Frontiers in Biomed. Devices Conf. & Exhibition (BioMed), Sept. 20-21, Newport Beach, CA.
              7. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Characterization and modification of surface topography by laser peening a biodegradable magnesium-calcium alloy,” Soc. for Biomaterials (SFB) 34th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, Apr. 21-24, Seattle, WA.
              8. Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, 2009, “Massive parallel laser direct-write of sub-micron dent array for quantum leap of tribology performance,” 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conf., Jun. 22-26, Honolulu, HI.
              9. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2009, “Massive parallel laser direct-write of sub-micron dent array for quantum leap of fatigue performance,” 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conf., Jun. 22- 26, Honolulu, HI.
              10. R. Caslaru, M.P. Sealy, 2008, “Massive sequential laser direct-write of micron dent arrays,” U. of A. Mech. Eng. Poster Competition, Apr. 15, Tuscaloosa, AL. (Awarded 1st Place)
              11. Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, 2008, “Massive parallel laser direct-write of micron dent array for quantum leap of fatigue performance,” NSF/CMMI Grantees’ Conf., Jan. 7-10, Knoxville, TN.
              Other Presentations
              1. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, D. Feldman, 2013, “Surface Integrity LLC: Creating an Orthopedic Revolution - 创造骨科技术革命” Laboratory of Biomedical Materials and Devices, Peking University, Aug. 2, Beijing, P.R. China.
              2. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2010, “Fabrication and finite element simulation of sequential laser shock peening of biodegradable Mg-Ca” Centre for MicroNano Manufacturing Technology, Tianjin University, Jun. 6, Tianjin, P.R. China.
              3.  M.P. Sealy, 2014, “Surface Integrity LLC: Creating an Orthopedic Revolution”, Startup Showcase, UA Research Innovation Day, Apr. 16, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL.
              4. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, D. Feldman, 2014, “Surface Integrity LLC: Creating an Orthopedic Revolution,” Edward K. Aldag Jr. Business Plan Competition, The EDGE Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Feb. 27, Tuscaloosa, AL.
              5. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, D. Feldman, 2013, “Surface Integrity LLC: Creating an Orthopedic Revolution - 创造骨科技术革命,” Shinva Medical Instrument Supply Co. Ltd., Zibo, Shandong, P.R. China.
              6. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, D. Feldman, 2013, “Surface Integrity LLC: Creating an Orthopedic Revolution,” Alabama Launchpad Competition, The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Jul. 12, Birmingham, AL.
              7. M.P. Sealy, Y.B. Guo, 2013, “Surface Integrity LLC: Engineering Next Generation Surfaces,” The University of Alabama AIME Gap Funding Competition, Apr. 11, Tuscaloosa, AL.
              8. Y.B. Guo, M.P. Sealy, M. Salahshoor, Ying Qin, 2012, “Controlling degradation rate of a novel biodegradable metallic MgCa alloy as orthopedic implant,” The University of Alabama AIME Gap Funding Competition, Apr. 12, Tuscaloosa, AL.
              9. M.P. Sealy, 2011, “Fatigue of Mg implants processed by LSP,” The University of Alabama College of Engineering E-day Open House, Oct. 6, Hardaway Hall, Tuscaloosa, AL.
              10. M.P. Sealy, 2010, "Finite element analysis to improve dimensional accuracy in nano‑manufacturing v-shape microgrooves," GlobalHUB. International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) Re-entry Report, National Science Foundation, https://globalhub.org/resources/4108.

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