Shaping metal

A fellowship from Germany’s largest research funding organization is helping Lehigh engineering professor Wojciech Misiolek push for improvements to the processes by which metals are shaped and formed into products. Misiolek, the Loewy Chair in Materials Forming and Processing in the department of materials science and engineering, spent the fall semester as a Mercator Visiting Professor at the Institute for Metal Forming and Light Construction at the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany. In his research, Misiolek is particularly interested in the processing of magnesium and its alloys, which could potentially make cars more environmentally friendly.

U.S. Department of Energy