Professor Thomas W. Eagar


Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Systems

Dr. Eagar holds an Sc.D. from MIT. He believes that improvements in the reliability of fabricated materials require a better understanding of the physics and the chemistry of the processes that are used.


Although most of Dr. Eagar's research involves welding and joining, an increasing amount of work involves other aspects of materials manufacturing and engineering systems such as product design and development; alternate manufacturing processes; manufacturing management; materials systems analysis; selection of materials and failure analysis.


Examples of Dr. Eagar's recent research include:

  • Fundamentals of transient liquid phase diffusion bonding as applied to composites, superalloys and electronic packaging

  • Control of melting during gas metal arc welding

  • Effects of welding fume on health of workers

  • Stresses generated during joining of dissimilar materials

  • Improved methods of dimensional analysis of materials processing

  • Design, forming and assembly of automotive body components

  • Methods for successful product desin and development

Dr. Eagar has published extensively.

Thomas W. Eagar Sc.D., P.E.
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