Dr. Daniel Walczyk
Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute
Daniel Walczyk is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His professional degrees include a BS from Syracuse University in 1986, a MS from Rensselaer in 1991, and a PhD from MIT in 1995, all in mechanical engineering. He also obtained his PE degree in 1994 and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the RWTH Aachen, Germany with a focus on path planning for CNC machining. Before starting his academic career in 1996, Dr. Walczyk spent seven years in industry - five years with GE and two years as a machine designer with an automation company. His current research interests include advanced composites and biocomposites manufacturing, additive manufacturing, material handling, rapid tooling and biomedical device design. He has been recognized for his contributions to manufacturing education and research including ASME Fellow, SAE Teetor Award, NSF Career Award and PECASE.