Advanced Platform Technology Center
John Lewandowski, PhD
Mechanical reliability of biomedical materials, Implantable materials, Fracture and fatigue testing, Materials selection for biomedical, automotive, aeronautical, and aerospace applications
Dr. Lewandowski is the Arthur P Armington Professor of Engineering II and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He is the Center Director of the Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center (AMMRC), which provides advanced manufacturing (e.g. deformation processing, extrusion, forming, etc.) and mechanical characterization (e.g. mechanical testing, reliability testing, fatigue, etc.) expertise to the CWRU campus, medical, industrial, legal, outside university, and government laboratory communities. He is also the Director of the Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator Laboratory (NCAL), which was built to develop a better understanding of the metallurgical processing and mechanical characterization of nitinol (a combination of nickel and titanium) that can be used in biomedical applications, such as orthodontia and implantable devices, in addition to various potential aerospace applications.
The AMMRC and NCAL facilities are located in the White Building at CWRU. CWRU and non-CWRU users can access both facilities by contacting the Lab Directors or CWRU users can schedule an appointment online.
Advance Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center (AMMRC)
Nitinol Commercialization Accelerator Laboratory (NCAL)