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

Professor of Materials Engineering and Engineering Management

Professor Eagar 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.


Professor Eagar's past research has involved welding and joining, but 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.


Recent research includes:

  • Fundamentals of transient liquid phase diffusion bonding

  • 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 design and development

Curriculum Vitae with List of Publications

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