Welcome to the UC Davis Manufacturing and Sustainable Technologies Research Laboratory, headed by Dr.-Ing. 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 IIoT.
Promoting sustainability in manufacturing technologies
Educating people about sustainable manufacturing, researching process mechanisms, and identifying how manufacturing processes affect product life cycle, all within the scope of abrasive processes.
We are part of the UC Davis Industrial Ecology Program.
We participate in the International Research Training Group IRTG 2057 with the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and UC Berkeley.