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Frank Pfefferkorn

Frank Pfefferkorn

Expert on advanced manufacturing processes and heat transfer

Professor, mechanical engineering College of Engineering Work: 608-263-2668 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Friction stir welding (solid-state welding)
  • Laser-assisted machining and welding
  • Laser polishing
  • Micro end milling (end mills that are 5 to 1000 micrometers in diameter)
  • General heat transfer and radiation thermometry (e.g., temperature measurement with infrared cameras)


  • Associate editor, SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes; Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2007
  • Research funding from the National Science Foundation and Office of Naval Research