Dr. Dan Walczyk, Rensselaer CATS Associate Director of Manufacturing, has been promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE). Dan has led or contributed to numerous projects developing advances in manufacturing technologies and advanced composites engineering at the CATS, and is currently co-lead of the CATS fuel cell manufacturing program with Sr. Research Scientist, Dr. Steve Rock. Please join everyone at the CATS in congratulating Dan on this well-deserved honor and recognition.
Dan Walczyk's Bio:
Daniel F. Walczyk, Ph.D., PE is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical , Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering (MANE) and also Associate Director of Manufacturing for the Center of Automation Technologies and Systems. He received a B.S. from Syracuse University in 1986, a M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991, a P.E. License from New York State in 1994 and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, all in mechanical engineering. Prior to his graduate work, Dr. Walczyk worked for seven years industry, primarily with the GE, as a mechanical design engineer. Since becoming an academic in January 1996, he has received several awards and honors including a DAAD Fellowship (1995), NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development Award (1998), Loctite Corporation Summer Engineering Faculty Fellowship (1998), and a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (1999), SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in the Aerospace Category (2000), and ASME Fellow (2011). He is also a holder of five U.S. patents and two pending.