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Bart Raeymaekers

Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Design Materials & Manufacturing
Bart Raeymaekers
469 Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

The Manufacturing and Tribology Laboratory is active in two areas: advanced manufacturing of complex mechanical systems, materials, and devices and tribology with an emphasis on micro- and nanoscale lubrication. Our research finds application in manufacturing of novel engineered polymer composite materials, micro- and nanoscale surface engineering, manufacturing of prosthetic implants, and tribology of additive manufacturing.

See Dr. Raeymaekers’ publications and research on Google Scholar.

  • 08/2022 – present, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech                                                             
  • 07/2021 – 08/2022, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah                                                                  
  • 10/2016 – 08/2022, Co-founder, University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center     
  • 07/2016 – 06/2021, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah                                           
  • 10/2010 – 06/2016, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah                                                       
  • 10/2009 – 10/2010, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Materials Physics and Applications MPA-11, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 2021, 2nd place Poster competition, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), Annual Meeting
  • 2019, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2018, Alumni award for impact, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California San Diego
  • 2018, 1st place, Biological materials poster session, The Materials Science Conference (TMS), Phoenix, AZ
  • 2015, Best paper award, head/disk interface tribology, ASME Information Storage & Processing Systems Conference, Santa Clara, CA
  • 2014, Burt L. Newkirk Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2014, Best paper award, ASME Information Storage & Processing Systems Conference, Santa Clara, CA
  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, University of California San Diego, 2007
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, University of California San Diego, 2005
  • M.Sc. - Electromechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 2004
  • B.Sc. - Electromechanical Engineering, KaHo St. Lieven, Ghent, Belgium, 2002
  • M.B.A. - Entrepreneurship/Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009