Patrick Kwon


Director of I/UCRC ACTT Center

Department of Mechanical Engineering
4142 Engineering Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Telephone: (517) 355-0173
Fax: (517) 353-9842
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Best Paper at International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings (1984)

Best Paper at ASME/ETCE Conference (1993)

Withrow Teaching Excellence Award (2000)

Teaching Interest

ME222: Mechanics of Deformable Body

ME423: Intermediate Mechanics of Deformable Body

ME471: Mechanical Design II

ME477: Manufacturing Processes

ME478: Product Development

ME810:Continuum Mechanics

Research Interests

Materials Issues in Design and Manufacturing, Manufacturing Processes, Mechanics and Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Advanced Materials, Materials by Design and Design and Manufacturing Automation.

Research Projects

Functionally Gradient Materials

Design & Manufacturing Automation

Predictive Tool Wear


Xin Wang: Post-Doc

Trung Nguyen, Tho Truong Do, Dinh Ng Son, Mingang Wang: Ph.D.

Sirisak Tooptong: M.S.

Logan Springgate, Xiangyu Wang: Undergraduate Students

Selected Publications

B.M.Kramer and P. Kwon, 1985,"Computational Design of Tribological Coatings",(with ), J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A3, 6, p. 2439

P. Kwon, C.K.H. Dharan and M. Ferrari, 1994, "Macroscopic Analysis of Axisymmetric Functionally Gradient Materials under Thermal Loading", J. Eng. Res. Tech.,116, p. 115

B. Berger, P. Kwon, and C.K.H. Dharan"High Speed Centrifugal Casting of Metal Matrix Composites", 5th International Symposium on Transportation and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Maui, Hawaii, May 1994

P. Kwon and C.K.H. Dharan, 1995, "Effective Moduli of High Volume Fraction Particulate Composites," Acta Metal. Mat., 43, p. 1141

P. Kwon and C.K.H. Dharan, 1995, "Gradient Materials Design of Particulate Composite Structures,". ASME (Materials Division) Winter Annual Meeting , San Francisco, CA

P. Kwon, M. Crimp and M. J. Chung, 1997, "Automating the Design process and Powder Processing of Functionally Gradient Materials,"International Symposium on Processing and Performance of Functionally Gradient Materials, Dallas, TX (November, 1997)

M. J. Chung and P. Kwon, 1998, "A Web-based Framework for Design and Manufacturing a Mechanical System," ASME/DETC Conference, 24th Design Automation, Atlanta, GA

P. Kwon and R. Kountanya, 1999, "Experimental Observation on Machining Spherodized Plain Carbon Steels," Tribology Transaction, 42, 2, pp. 265-272.

P. Kwon, 2000, "Predictive Models for Flank Wear on Coated Inserts," Journal of Tribology, 122, 1, pp. 340-347.

P. Kwon, W. Kim, J. Park and K. Muhkerjee, 2000, "Laser Shock Processing on CVD-processed Alumina Coated Carbides Inserts," Materials and Manufacturing Processes 15, 5, pp. 695-707.

P. Kwon, T. Schiemann and R. Kountanya, 2001, "Inverse Estimation of Steady State Tool-Chip Interface Temperatures Using Infrared Camera," Inter. J. Machine Tools Manufacture , 41, 7, pp.1015-1030.

W. S. Kim and P. Kwon, 2001, “Understanding the Mechanisms of Crater Wear,” Transactions of NAMRII, v. XXIX, pp. 383-390.

W. S. Kim and P. Kwon, 2001, “The Effect of Austenization on Flank Wear In Machining Steels,” Transaction of NAMRII, v. XXIX, pp. 391-398.

M.J. Chung, P. Kwon and B. Pentland, 2002,"Making Process Visible: A Grammatical Approach To Managing Design Processes," Journal of Mechanical Design, 124, 3, pp. 364-374.

P. Kwon, M. Chung and B. Pentland, 2002,"Grammar-based Framework for Integrating Design and Manufacturing," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 124, 4, pp. 899-907.

H. Shin, J. G. Lee, P. Kwon and E. Case, 2001, “The Fabrication of Smooth, Sub-millimeter Open Channels and Internal Channels in Ceramics and Ceramic Composites without Machining,” J. Materials Science Letters, 20, 2, pp. 107-109.

H. Shin, E. Case and P. Kwon, 2002, “Novel Powder Processing Techniques of Efficient Meso-scale Heat Exchanger,” Transactions of NAMRII, v. XXX, pp. 671-679.

W. Kim and P. Kwon, 2002 “Phase Transformation and Its Effect on Flank Wear,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 124, 3, pp. 659-666.

H. Shin, E. Case and P. Kwon, 2003, “The Fabrication of Internal Channels in Ceramics and Ceramic Composites,” Journal of Advanced Materials, 35, 2, pp. 28-35.

Y. Zeng, B. Pentland and P. Kwon, 2003, “A Grammar-Based Approach to Capturing and Managing Processes: An Industrial Case Study,” Transactions of NAMRII/SME, v. XXXI, pp. 555-562

H. Shin, C. Kok, P. Kwon and E. Case, 2004, “Meso-scale channels on Ceramics by Machining,” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 6,1, pp. 15-23.

E. Case, P. Kwon, R. Fei, C. Kok, B. Klenow and R. Rechidi, 2004, “Machining and ceramic/ceramic joining to form internal meso-scale channels,” Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 1, 1, pp. 95-103

C.K. Kok and P. Kwon, 2004, “Compaction Models for Ceramic Powder in Making Meso-Scale Heat Exchangers,” Transactions of NAMRII, v. XXXII, pp. 423-430.

T. Wong, W. Kim and P. Kwon, 2004, "Predictive Model for Tool Wear on Coated Inserts," Wear, 257, 7-8, pp. 790-798

B. K. Paul, P. Kwon and R. Subramanian, 2004, “Limits on Aspect Ratio in Two-Fluid Micro-Scale Heat Exchangers,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 128, pp. 977-983.

Wong, T. and Kwon, P. 2006, “Dissolution Profile of Tool Material into Chip Lattice,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering,128, pp. 928-937.

T. Wong and P. Kwon, 2004, “Nature of Temperature Jumps across Contact Interfaces in Machining Using a Linear Flux Condition,” submitted to Machining Science and Technology.

J. A. Olortegui-Yume, and P. Kwon, 2006, “Tool Wear Evolution in Multilayer Coated Inserts Using Topographic Imaging,” Transaction of NAMRII/SME, XXXIV, pp. 405-411.

Olortegui-Yume, J. and Kwon*, P., 2007, “Crater Wear Evolution in Multilayer Coated Carbides during Machining Using Confocal Microscopy,” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 9, 1, pp. 47-60.

Olortegui-Yume*, J. and Kwon, P., 2007, “Tool Wear Mechanisms in Machining,” International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 2, 3/4, pp. 316-334.

Li, S., Snellor, A. and P. Kwon*, 2008, ‘ZrO2+ZrW2O8 Composites with Near-Zero Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Fabricated by Various Methods: Comparison and Optimization,” Composite Science and Technology, 68, pp. 3425-3430.

Li Sun, P. Kwon*, D. Kim and K. Beaver, 2008, “Progress Toward A Denser Metal Matrix Composite Using the Three Dimensional Printing Method,” Transaction of NAMRII/SME, XXXVI, pp. 105-112.

J. Olortegui-Yume and P. Kwon*, 2008, “Understanding Tool Wear of Multilayer Coated Carbides,” Transaction of NAMRII/SME, XXXVI, pp. 525-532.

Li, S., Sneller, A., Kwon*, P., 2008, “Fabrication of Alumina/Zirconia Functionally Graded Material: From Optimization of Processing Parameters to Phenomenological Constitutive Models,” Materials Science and Engineering A, 448, 1-2, pp. 31-38.

Li, S. and Kwon*, P., 2008,” Powder Selection for Cosintering Multi-layered Ceramic FGM Based on the Densification Kinetics Curves,” Journal of Composite Materials, accepted.

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