Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
3008 North Engineering Research Center
Dr. Monroe’s research interests focus on the relationship of part performance, manufacturing process, and material properties with the goal to make robust and more capable components with efficient cost. He believes this is possible through using computer process simulation and understanding the variability and unknowns of the manufacturing process towards achieving the theoretical maximum material limits. Innovative solutions that using multiple manufacturing techniques and extreme conditions to generate improved location specific properties leveraged by designers for application.
Before joining the MTE Department at UA, Dr. Monroe was an Associate Professor in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he focused on industry and defense research to solve manufacturing problems in cast iron, aluminum high pressure die casting, and cast steel processes.