Welcome to the UC Davis Manufacturing and Sustainable Technologies Research (MASTeR) Laboratory, headed by Assoc. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Barbara Linke.

We pursue research on sustainability of manufacturing operations and machine tools from process to factory level and develop tools to assess and teach sustainable product manufacturing and design. We investigate on understanding the physical mechanisms in abrasive machining and their impact on the product life cycle as well as digitizing the process knowledge to enable smart manufacturing in the age of Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).


Promoting sustainability in manufacturing technologies for Industry 4.0/ Industrial Internet of Things.


Investigating and educating on sustainable and smart manufacturing, researching physical process mechanisms and machine tool design, and identifying how manufacturing processes affect product life cycle, utilizing examples of abrasive processes and other material removal principles and additive manufacturing/ 3D printing.


We are part of the UC Davis Industrial Ecology Program, UC Berkeley Fire Research Group (FRG) and UC Davis Wildfires Research Working Group.

We participate in the International Research Training Group IRTG 2057 with the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and UC Berkeley.

Watch our lab video: MASTeR  Lab Video September 2017    (old Lab video: MASTeR Lab Video Feb 2014 )

Events of the SME Student Chapter at UC Davis can be found at their Facebook group


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