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Prof. Eberhard Bamberg

email: e.bamberg@utah.edu

50 South Central Campus Drive

2124 MEB

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: (801) 585-0722

Fax: (801) 585-9826

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000

Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 1996

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University, Uxbridge, U.K., 1993

 

Research Interests

Precision design, non-traditional machining of semiconductors, micro- and meso-level machining, biomedical instrumentation.

 

Publications

Journal Articles

S. Heamawatanachai, E. Bamberg (in press). Design and characterization of a PZT driven micromachining tool based on single-point tool tip geometry. Precision Engineering. DOI:10.1016/j.precisioneng.2008.10.006. Published online November 12, 2008.

D. Rakwal, E. Bamberg (in press). Slicing, cleaning and kerf analysis of germanium wafers machined by wire electrical discharge machining. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2008.08.027. Published online on September 4, 2008.

X. Liu, B.J. Corbin, S.J.M. Bamberg, W.R. Provancher, E. Bamberg (2008). Optical system to detect volume of medical samples in labeled test tubes. Optical Engineering 47(9), 094402.

E. Bamberg, S. Heamawatanachai (in press). Orbital electrode actuation to improve efficiency of drilling micro-holes by micro-EDM. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. DOI:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2008.04.044. Published online on May 2, 2008.

E. Bamberg, D. Rakwal (2008). Experimental investigation of wire electrical discharge machining of gallium-doped germanium. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 197, pp. 419-427.

E. Bamberg, C.P. Grippo, P. Wanakamol, A.H. Slocum, M.C. Boyce, E.L. Thomas (2006). Device for in situ atomic force microscope mechanical testing. Precision Engineering, 30(1), pp. 71-84.

E. Bamberg, A.H. Slocum (2002). Concrete-based constrained layer damping. Precision Engineering, 26(4), pp. 430-441.

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

M. Howe, E. Bamberg (2008). Optical closed loop control for the precision grinding of micro-EDM electrodes. In: Proc. 2008 ASPE Conf., Portland, OR, Oct. 19-24, 2008, pp. 192-195.

E. Bamberg, S. Heamawatanachai (2007). A novel micromilling technology based on single-point tip geometries. In: Proc. 2007 ASPE Conf., Dallas, TX, October 14-19, 2007, pp. 28-31.

C. Tschaggeny, W. Jones, E. Bamberg (2007). High performance piezoelectric actuated gimbal (HIERAX). In: Proc. 49th Annual Meeting of the Idaho Academy of Science, Idaho Falls, ID, April 19-21, 2007. Available at http://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/923493-SLWiCl/.

D. Rakwal, E. Bamberg (2007). Using Taguchi methods to optimize the slicing rate and surface roughness for wire electrical discharge machining of p-type germanium. In: Proc. 15th International Symposium on Electromachining (ISEM XV), Pittsburgh, PA, April 23-27, 2007, pp. 127-132.

C. Orino, D. Rakwal, J.D. Jorgensen, E. Bamberg (2006). Development of a precision, low-cost, small footprint wire electron discharge machine (WEDM). In: Proc. 2006 ASPE Conf., Monterey, CA, October 15-20, 2006, (26), pp. 239-242.

S. Heamawatanachai, B. Corbin, L. Emig, E. Bamberg (2006). Flexure-based meso-level stages driven by linear piezo motors. In: Proc. 2006 ASPE Conf., Monterey, CA, October 15-20, 2006, (26), pp. 135-138.

C. Hawker, W. Roberts, T. Ring, B. Choi, E. Bamberg, B. Corbin, A. DaSilva (2006). Unique automation systems in a high volume clinical reference laboratory. In: Annals of the Association of Clinical Scientists, 36(2), p. 228.

E. Bamberg, S. Heamawatanachai, J.D. Jorgensen (2005). Flexural micro-EDM head for increased productivity of micro-holes. In: Proc. 2005 ASPE Conf., Norfolk, VA, October 10-14, 2005, pp. 82-85.

D. Rakwal, E. Bamberg (2005). Design guidelines for spherical aerostatic bearings. In: Proc. 2005 ASPE Conf., Norfolk, VA, October 10-14, 2005, pp. 170-173.

E. Bamberg, S. Hoskere (2005). CoM-SiM - conceptual machine design simplification modeler. In: Proc. 2005 Euspen Conf., Montpellier, France, May 8-11, 2005 (2), pp. 417-420.

E. Bamberg, C.P. Grippo, A.H. Slocum, M.C. Boyce (2003). Design and manufacture of a tensile test machine for in-situ atomic force microscope mechanical testing. In: Proc. 2003 Euspen Conf., Aachen, Germany, May 19-20, 2003 (2), pp. 427-430.

E.L. Thomas, P. Wanakamol, Y.-H. Ha, C.P. Grippo, E. Bamberg, M.C. Boyce (2002). Main influence of grain boundaries on the deformation behavior of block copolymers. Materials Research Society Symposium, Boston, MA, Dec. 2-4, 2002 (734).

J. Sandhu, E. Bamberg, J.-W. Hong, M.C. Boyce (2002). Active engagement pedagogy for an introductory solid mechanics course. In: Proc. 2002 ASEE Conf., Montreal, QC, June 16-19, 2002, pp. 12491-12501.

E. Bamberg, A.H. Slocum (2001). Concrete-based constrained layer damping. In: Proc. 2001 JSPE Conf., Yokohama, Japan, July 12-19, 2001, pp. 544-548.

J. Sandhu, E. Bamberg, M.C. Boyce (2001). Development of interactive web-based modules in re-designing an introductory solid mechanics course. In: Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (CTLE), Samos Island, Greece, June 24-27, 2001, pp. 289-293.

E. Bamberg, A.H. Slocum (2000). Rapid machine design. In: Proc. 2000 ASPE Conf., Scottsdale, AZ, October 22-27, 2000 (22), pp. 308-311.

 

Other

"Principles of Rapid Machine Design", Ph.D. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, June 2000.

 

Funded Research

Fabrication of microelectrode arrays using micro wire electrical discharge machining. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), Fraunhofer Institut fuer Biomedizinische Technik, 06/2008 - 08/2008. $6,100

STTR Phase II: Large Scale Freeform Fabrication for the Construction Industry. Charles Eason, Eberhard Bamberg (Co-PI - 10%), National Science Foundation, 03/2007 - 02/2009. $500,000

Optical scanning system to detect volume and interferences in blood specimen. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), Stacy Bamberg, ARUP Laboratories, 08/2007 - 07/2009. $69,338

Detection of volume in random test tubes. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), Stacy Bamberg, ARUP Laboratories, 08/2007 - 07/2009. $69,158

Commercialization of micro-wire electrical discharge machining (m-WEDM) for the shaping and slicing of semiconductor boules. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), University of Utah Research Foundation, 08/2007 - 07/2009. $70,000

A Study into the fundamentals of a novel micromachining technology with focus on microfluidic applications. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), University of Utah SEED Grant, 01/2006 - 12/2006. $29,000

A Study into the feasibility of using near-infrared and other wavelengths of light to detect interferences in blood specimen. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), Stacy Bamberg, William Provancher, ARUP Laboratories, 08/2005 - 07/2007. $50,000

STTR Phase I: Shaping and slicing of germanium boules using wire-electron discharge machining (EDM) for reduced subsurface damage and increased productivity. Dean Jorgensen, Eberhard Bamberg (Co-PI - 56%), National Science Foundation NSF-0512897, 07/2005 - 06/2006. $100,000

Design of a desktop-size wire electron discharge machine (wire-EDM). Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), Optimation, LLC., 06/2005 - 12/2006. $19,400

Design of a desktop-size wire electron discharge machine (wire-EDM). Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), Optimation, LLC., 01/2005 - 05/2006. $8,080

Seamless integration of Computer Aided Manufacturing into the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 100%), University of Utah Teaching Grant, 01/2005 - 05/2005. $3,000

Development of high-capacity magazines for 0.499 caliber ammunition for M-4 and M-16 rifles. (PI - 100%), Leitner-Wise Rifle Company, 10/2004 - 8/2005. $24,500

 

Equipment Grants

BEEF: CNC teaching mills and lathes for Product Realization Lab. William Provancher, Eberhard Bamberg (Co-PI - 50%), Engineering BEEF Grant, University of Utah, 08/2008 - 07/2009. $79,590

WaterJet for Product Realization Laboratory. Eberhard Bamberg (PI - 50%), William Provancher, Engineering BEEF Grant, University of Utah, 08/2007 - 07/2008. $98,900

Seamless integration of Computer Aided Manufacturing into the Mechanical Engineering curriculum. Charles Thomas, A.K. Balaji, Eberhard Bamberg (Co-PI - 33%), Engineering BEEF Grant, University of Utah, 01/2004 - 12/2004. $99,000

 

Awards

Top 15% College of Engineering Teacher Award, University of Utah, Spring 2008

Top 15% College of Engineering Teacher Award, University of Utah, Fall 2006

Top 15% College of Engineering Teacher Award, University of Utah, Spring 2006

Carl G. Sontheimer Prize - For Excellence in Innovation and Creativity in Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2000.

Department Service Award - For Outstanding Service to the Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1998.

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