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David Kazmer

David Kazmer, Ph.D Professor, Department Chair


Plastics product design and manufacturing

Research Interest

Plastics product design including design for manufacture, assembly, 3D printing, injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming, and blow molding. Custom machine design including tooling, machinery, sensors, and controls. Multivariate data analysis for constitutive modelling of materials as well as non-linear, transient, multi-physics simulation. Life cycle cost estimation towards optimal product design and manufacturing strategies.

Educational Background

B.S., Cornell University, M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, P.E., California Board of Professional Engineers, Ph.D., Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering Design Division


David O. Kazmer, Ph.D., is researching advanced capabilities in design of manufacturing processes, focusing on molding process simulation and development as well as product and machine design towards integrated product and process engineering. Teaching courses pertaining to process engineering, mold design, process control, and process simulation. He is also an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Mech. & Ind. Eng, Amherst Campus.

His industry experience includes engineering and management positions at GE Research and Development, GE Plastics, and Synventive Molding Solutions.