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Tim  Osswald

Tim Osswald

Expert in the fields of plastics technology and manufacturing, including 3D printing

Professor, Mechanical Engineering; co-Director, Polymer Engineering Center College of Engineering Work: 608-263-9538 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @PlasticsProf


  • 3D Printing. Using 3D printing in solving engineering and societal needs.
  • Polymer processing. Manufacturing products using polymers, including composite parts for automotive and aerospace applications.
  • Engineering design with polymers. Designing polymer parts, understand their behavior and function and predict their failure.


  • Author of 12 books in the field of polymer engineering. Authored over 300 technical papers.
  • Advisor to the Colombian President on Science and Technology and member of the 2019 commission to create a Science Ministry in Colombia
  • Honorary Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the National University of Colombia