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Wojciech Z. Misiolek

Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Position: Professor and Department Chair
Director, The Loewy Institute
Director, Institute for Metal Forming

Address: Whitaker Lab 566
5 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4252

Areas of Research

  • Large structures
  • Microstructures
  • Metal Forming
  • Metallurgy
  • Machining
  • Medical Devices
  • Biomaterials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
  • Optical Materials
  • Energy Science
  • Medicine and Life Science
  • National Defense
  • Mechanical Characterization
  • Structural and Chemical Characterization
  • Synthesis and Processing
  • Advanced Materials and Processing
  • Structure Property Correlations


Dr. Misiolek is an internationally recognized leader in the field of materials forming and processing with more than 20 years of independent research project management, teaching, and consulting. As both Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of The Loewy Institute at Lehigh University, he collaborates with several research institutions around the world.

He conducts interdisciplinary research in materials processing and process engineering. His research and teaching interests have focused on deformation, powder, and machining processes along with applications for structural and bio-materials. The common theme of these studies is to understand and develop characterization techniques for microstructure evolution in different materials during forming and processing. These scientific challenges are being addressed by the use of various physical and numerical modeling procedures in conjunction with state-of-the-art materials characterization techniques.

Dr. Misiolek has contributed more than 190 publications to the research literature. He has served as co-director of the RPI Aluminum Processing Program, an international industrial consortium performing pre-competitive interdisciplinary research that focused mainly on the aluminum extrusion process. He holds a patent and has been recognized with several awards from technical and academic organizations. He is a Fellow of American Society for Materials International and mmeber of: American Powder Metallurgy Institute; the European Society for Forming of Materials; Polonia Technica; Society of Manufacturing Engineers; Minerals, Metals & Materials Society; and, Tube & Pipe Association, International.


  • Sc.D., Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology
  • M.S., Metallurgy, University of Science and Technology