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Robert Voigt

Professor
GRADUATE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Affiliation(s):

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

344 Leonhard Building

rcv2@psu.edu

814-863-7290

Research Areas:

Manufacturing

Interest Areas:

Metal casting, manufacturing processes, pollution prevention, welding, heat treatment, physical metallurgy, dimensional control.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1976
  • MS, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1978
  • Ph D, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1981

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • J. Hitchings, Robert C Voigt and V. F. Okhuysen, 2013, Metal Filtration Strategies for Ferrous Investment Castings, Proceedings, 60th Investment Casting Institute Technical Conference, pp. 27
  • Robert C Voigt, 2008, Patterns & Patternmaking, ASM International, pp. 9
  • Robert C Voigt, 2004, Principles of Sand Control (Water chapter), Anerucan Foundry Society Cast Metals Institute

Parts of Book

  • F. S. Cannon, J. Goudzwaard, R. W. Peters, J. C. Furness Jr., Robert C Voigt, C. M. Kurtti and J. H. Andrews, 2005, Advanced Oxidation Technology at Foundries, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ

Journal Articles

  • J F Allen, F S Cannon, C Nieto-Delgado, R C Voigt, J T Fox, J Lamonski and J D Kirby, 2016, "Full Scale Air Emissions Monitoring and Casting Quality Demonstration of a Hybrid Collagen-Alkali Silicat Core Binder", International Journal of Metalcasting, 10, (2), pp. 172-189
  • A Sinlah, D Handayani, C Saldana, Robert C Voigt, K Hayrynen and R M Saoubi, 2016, "Effects of microstructure and strength on wear performance in rough milling of austempered ductile iron", International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 29, (1 & 2), pp. 62-67
  • John T Fox, Josh F Allen, Fred S Cannon, Collin C Cash, Robert C Voigt, James A DeVenne, James C Furness, James S Lamonski and Patrick Farver, 2015, "Full-Scale Demonstration of a Hybrid Hydrolyzed Collagen-Alkali Silicate Core Binder", International Journal of Metalcasting, 9, (2)
  • Cesar Nieto-Delgado, Z. Kang, S.-Y. Zheng and L. Cao, 2014, "Bindered anthracite briquettes as fuel alternative to metallurgical coke: Full scale performance in cupola furnaces", Fuel, 121, pp. 39-47
  • R. M. Torielli, Fred S Cannon, Robert C Voigt, Timothy J. Considine, James C Furness, John T Fox, Jeff Goudzwaard, He Huang, J., , , , S. El-Deiry J., and , , 2014, "The Environmental Performance and Cost of Innovative Technologies for Ductile Iron Foundry Production", Intl Journal of Metalcasting, 8, (1), pp. 37-46
  • R. A. Shirwiker, R. A. Wysk, S. Kaiyawasam, Robert C Voigt, H. Carrion and H. B. Nembhard, 2013, "Interdigitated silver-polymer-bsed antibacterial surface system activated by oligodynamic intophoreis - an empirical characterization study", Biomed Microdevices
  • R. A. Shirwalker, R. W. Wysk, S. Kariyzwasam, H. Carrion and Robert C Voigt, 2011, "Micro-scale fabrication and characterization of a silver-polymer-based electrically activated antibacterial surface", Biofabrication, 3, pp. 015003
  • P. C. Lynch, Robert C Voigt, J. C. Furness and D. Paulsen, 2010, "The Effects of Non-Contact Acoustic Stimulation on the Solidification Behavior and Microstructure of Aluminum Alloy A356", Transactions of the American Foundry Society, pp. 12
  • R. A. Wysk, W. J. Sebastianelli, R. A. Shirwalker, G. M. Bailey, C. Charumani, M. Kennett, A. Kaucher, R. Aprahams, T. A. Fuller, P. Royer, Robert C Voigt and P. Cohen, 2010, "Prophylactic Bectericidal Orthopedic Implants -- Animal Testing Study", Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3, pp. 917-926
  • T. Fuller, R. A. Wysk, C. Charumani, M. Kennett, W. J. Sebastianelli, R. Abrahams, R. A. Shirwaiker, Robert C Voigt and P. Royer, 2010, "Developing an engineered antimicrobial/prophylactic system using electrically activated mactericidal metals", Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 21, (7), pp. 2103-2114
  • T. Karnezos and Robert C Voigt, 2010, "Lower Your Heat Treatment Cycle Times", Modern Casting, 100, (3), pp. 47-49
  • R. A. Abrahams and Robert C Voigt, 2009, "High Performance Investment Cast 17-4 Stainless Steel and Beyond", pp. 24
  • Robert C Voigt, P. Lynch and T. Grenko, 2009, "Cast Iron Solidification With Non-Contact Acoustic Stimulation", International Journal of Metalcasting, 3, (4), pp. 79-86
  • J. T. Fox, F. S. Cannon, Robert C Voigt and J. C. Furness, 2008, "Waste Green Sand Reclamation for Core Sand: Demonstration with Full-Scale Cores and Castings", AFS Transactions, 116
  • J. T. Fox, F. S. Cannon, Robert C Voigt, J. C. Furness, P. B. Smith, S. E. Lewellen and J. R. Goudzwaard, 2008, "Decreased Bond Consumption by Processing Baghouse Dust Processing through Ultrasonic_Cavitation-Settling Coupled to Advanced Oxidation", AFS Transactions, 116, pp. 539-546
  • N. Milan-Segovia, Y. Wang, F. S. Cannon, Robert C Voigt and J. C. Furness, 2007, "Comparison of Hydroxyl Radical Generation for Various Advanced Ocidation Combinations as Applied to Foundries:Ozone: Science & Engineering", The Journal of the International Ozone Association, 29, (6), pp. 461-471
  • F. Peters, Robert C Voigt, S. Z. Ou and C. Beckermann, 2007, "Effect of Mold Expansion on Pattern Allowances in Sand Casting of Steel", International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 20, (5), pp. 275-287
  • Y. Wang, H. Huang, F. S. Cannon, Robert C Voigt, S. Komarneni and J. C. Furness, 2007, "Evaluation of volatile hydrocarbon emission characteristics of carbonaceous additive in green sand foundries", Environmental Science and Technology, 41, (8), pp. 2957-2963
  • J. T. Fox, F. S. Cannon, Robert C Voigt, J. C. Furness, P. B. Smith, S. E. Lewallen and E. Goudzwaard, 2007, "Simultaneous Sand, Clay and Coal Reclamation using Induced Particle Collision, Discretionary Settling, and Advanced Oxidation", American Foundry Society Transactions, 115
  • Y. J. Wang, Robert C Voigt, F. S. Cannon, S. Komarneni and J. C. Furness, 2006, "Effects of advanced oxidation on green sand propertiess via iron casting into green sand molds", Environmental Science and Technology, 40, pp. 3095-3101
  • Y. Wang, F. S. Cannon, S. Komarneni, Robert C Voigt and J. C. Furness Jr., 2005, "Mechanisms of Advanced Oxidation Processing on Bentonite Consumption Reduction in Foundries", Environmental Science & Technology, 39, pp. 7712-7718
  • Y. Wang, F. S. Cannon, D. Neill, K. Crawford, Robert C Voigt, J. C. Furness Jr. and C. R. Glowacki, 2004, "Effects of Advanced Oxidation Treatment on Green Sand Properties and Emissions. AFS Transactions 112", Transactions of the American Foundry Society, 112, (N 4-069), pp. 635-649
  • J. L. Land, F. S. Cannon and Robert C Voigt, 2004, "Perspectives on Foundry Air Emissions: A Statistical Analysis Approach", Transactions of the American Foundry Society, 112, (N 04-040), pp. 1075-1081

Conference Proceedings

  • Dika Handayani, P Ting, R Sweny, R Voigt and K Hayrynen, 2016, "Machining of ADI - Interpreting Tool Life", Ductile Iron Society, Cleveland OH, USA, pp. 18
  • Robert C Voigt and Paul C Lynch, 2015, "Hot Isostatic Pressing of Steel Castings - An Interpretive Review", Steel Founders' Society of America, Crystal Lake, IL, USA, pp. 15
  • Greta Lindwall, Zi-Kui Liu, Paul C Lynch and Robert C Voigt, 2014, "Thermodynamic and Kinetic Aspects of the Effect of Alloying Elements on Cementite and Carbide Formation in High-strength Steels", Materials Science & Technology
  • G L Lindwall, Z K Liu, P C Lynch and Robert C Voigt, 2014, "Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of the effect of alloying elements on cementite and carbide formation in high-strength Steel"
  • P. C. Lynch, R. A. Abrahams and Robert C Voigt, 2010, "Modeling of Segregation Reduction in Steel Castings During Hot Isostatic Processing (HIP and Homogeniztion)", Proceedings, Steel Founders' Society of America T&O Conference, pp. 29
  • R. M. Torielli, R. A. Abrahams, R. W. Smillie and Robert C Voigt, 2010, "Using Lean Methodologies for Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Foundries", Proceedings, 69th World Foundry Congress, pp. 32
  • R. A. Shirwalker, R. W. Wysk and Robert C Voigt, 2010, "An Electircally Activated Silver-based Antibacterial Surface Sysytem", ASME International Manufacturing Science andf Engineering Conference
  • Robert C Voigt, P. H. Cohen and R. M. Torielli, 2008, "Machining of Ductile Irons - Influence of Casting Dimensional Variability on Tool Life Variation", Proceedings, 2008 Keith Millis Symposium on Ductile Cast Iron, pp. 12
  • T. Karnezos, Robert C Voigt and G. Dispensa, 2008, "Improved Annealing Furnace Control for Fuel Efficiency and Cycle Time Reduction", Proceedings, AIST Steel Properties & Application Conference, pp. 12
  • P. C. Lynch, Robert C Voigt, J. C. Furness and D. Paulsen, 2007, "Ultranonic-Assisted Solidification and Feeding of Aluminum Alloy A356", 10th Australasian Conference & Exhibition, pp. 131-138
  • Robert C Voigt, P. H. Cohen and R. Mehendiratta, 2006, "Mechanics of Chip Formation during the Machining of Compacted Graphite (CG) Cast Irons", Proceedings, 8th International SYmposium on Science & Processing of Cast Iron, pp. 216-226
  • Robert C Voigt, N. P. Desckevich and A. J. Wollenburg, 2004, "Heat Treatment Procedure Qualification for Carbon and Low Alloy and High Alloy Steel Castings", Proceedings, Steel Founders' Society of America Technical & Operating Conference, pp. 37
  • J. K. Clobes, Robert C Voigt, F. S. Cannon, Y. Wang, N. Milan-Segovia and J. C. Furness Jr., 2004, "Update on the Use of Advanced Oxidation Processes to Control VOC Emissions in Green Sand Iron Foundries", Proceedings, AFS Environmental Health and Safety Conference, pp. 13

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Robert C Voigt, Jason Hitchings and Victor F Okhuysen, 2014, "Metal Filtration Strategies for Ferrous Investment Castings", Incast, (4)
  • Rose Torielli, Fred S Cannon, Robert C Voigt, , Timothy Considine, James Furness, John Fox, Jeff Goudzwaard and He Huang, 2014, "Reining in Costs, Controlling Emissions", Modern Casting

Other

  • V. Okhuysen, P. Tosta, L. Potter, F. Peters, P. Lynch and Robert C Voigt, 2012, "Assessment of Measurement Systems for the Dimensional Inspection of Investment Castings", pp. 31
  • P. C. Lynch, R. A. Abrahams and Robert C Voigt, 2011, "Hot Isostatic Pressing and Homogenization of High Strength Steel Investment Castings", pp. 22
  • R. A. Abrahams and Robert C Voigt, 2010, "Composition & Processing of Ultra High Strengh Low-Alloy Steels for Investment Casting"
  • R. A. Shirwaiker, Robert C Voigt and R. A. Wysk, 2010, "Design of an Electircally Actived Silver-Based Antibacterial Surface System", pp. 12
  • R. A. Abrahams and Robert C Voigt, 2009, "Processing & Composition of High Strength Cast Steels", pp. 29
  • T. Karnezos and Robert C Voigt, 2009, "Improved Heat Treatment Process Control with Non-Contact Load Temperature Sensing", pp. 19
  • R. A. Abrahams and Robert C Voigt, 2008, "Physical metallurgy and Processing of Cb7Cu", pp. 20

Research Projects

  •  2016 -  2019, "Being Responsive in a Complex Custom Engineered Manufacturing Environment: Strategies, Methods and Tools," (Sponsor: University of Wisconsin- Madison (National Oilwell Varco)).
  •  2016 -  2018, "Casting Research," (Sponsor: Andritz Inc.).
  • September 2015 - June 2016, "Austempered Ductile Iron," (Sponsor: Applied Process Inc.).
  • July 2014 - January 2016, "Casting and Advanced Steel Technology Mod 4," (Sponsor: Steel Founders' Society of America).
  •   -  2016, "Less Energy, More Jobs: HMAC-L Low-VOC Cores," (Sponsor: Ben Frankllin Technology Center of Northeastern PA).
  • September 2011 - August 2016, "Being Responsive in a Complex Custom Engineered Manufacturing Environment: Strategies, Methods and Tools," (Sponsor: National Oilwell Varco (NOV) through a University of Wisconsin Madison subcontract).
  • June 2014 - May 2016, "Ultrasonic Assisted Machining," (Sponsor: Volvo).
  • July 2014 - December 2015, "Machining Research," (Sponsor: Army Research Laboratory).
  • January 2013 - May 2015, "Cost-effective processing routes for Austempered Ductile Iron," (Sponsor: Applied Process Inc.).
  • January 2011 - December 2015, "A Novel Foundry Fuel Source Utilizing Biomass Co-Products as Binders and Fuel," (Sponsor: USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture).
  • July 2012 - September 2015, "Casting and Advanced Steel Technology," (Sponsor: Steel Founders' Society of America).
  • July 2012 - July 2015, "Instant Foundry Through Adaptive Bits (iFAB Foundry)," (Sponsor: DARPA).
  • July 2014 - June 2015, "Evaluation and Testing of Silver Activated Biocidal Surfaces," (Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Partners).
  • June 2014 - May 2015, "HIP of aluminium alloy E357," (Sponsor: Sikorsky (UTC)).
  • November 2012 - May 2014, "National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII)," (Sponsor: DARPA).

Honors and Awards

  • I5 Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, 2017 - 2017
  • Barlow Award, Steel Founders' Society of America, 2013 - 2013
  • Premier Advising Award, Penn State College of Engineering, 2009
  • Best Technical Paper Award, American Foundry Society, Environmental Division, 2000 - 2000
  • Premier Teaching Award, College of Engineering, 2000
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State College of Engineering, 1999
  • Best Technical Paper Award, American Foundry Society, Cast Iron Division, 1999
  • Outstanding Research Award, Penn State College of Engineering, 1998
  • US Delegate, CIATF Committee on Heat Treatment of Castings, International Commitee of Foundry Technical Associations, 1990 - 1998
  • Best Technical Paper Award, American Foundry Society, Environmental Division, 1997 - 1997
  • Best Technical Paper Award, American Foundry Society, Environmental Division, 1995
  • Best Technical Paper Award, American Foundry Society, Steel Division, 1995 - 1995
  • Outstanding Advising Award, Penn State College of Engineering, 1994
  • Participant, White House Office of Science & Technology Workship, UW Metalcasting Technical Priorities & Strategies, US Government, 1994
  • Best Technical Paper Award, American Foundry Society, Environmental Division, 1990
  • Postdoctoral Award in Manufacturing Engineering, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1988
  • Principle Author, US Exchange Paper, 53rd International Foundry Congress, Prague Czechoslovakia, 1986
  • Best Technical Paper Award, American Foundry Society, Steel Division, 1985
  • Miller Research Award, University of Kansas School of Engineering, 1985 - 1985
  • Distiguished Service Award, Steel Founders' Society of America, 1984
  • Ralph R Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1983
  • FIERF Magnet Professor, Forging Industry Education and Research Foundation, May 2007
  • Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2000
  • FEF Key Professor, Foundry Educational Foundation, 1990

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, AD14 Review - Thole, College of Engineering, AD14 Review - Thole, January 2016 - May 2016
  • Member, P&T Committee, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, P&T Committee, 2015 - 2016
  • Member, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, Lab Resources, 2015 - 2016
  • Chairperson, Chair, Industrial Engineering Department, Exectutive Committee, August 2015 - August 2016
  • Member, Committe Member, COE, Distinguished Professor Selection Committee, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Committee Member, Committe Member, College of Engineering, Ad Hoc Distinguished Professor Selection Committee, 2015 - 2015
  • InstructorSpecial Laboratory Sessions, Metal Science & Engineering Program, January 2004
  • Faculty Advisor, Coordinator, Penn State American Foundry Society Student Chapter, 1990
  • Director, Director, Penn State Cast Metals Industrial Advisory Committee, 1990

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizer, Workshop Organizer, AO Green Sand Users Workshop; 2/yr, 2014 - 2016
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee member, AFRL/ARL, 2012 - 2015
  • Co-Chairperson, Annual Conference Co-Organizer, Pennsylvania Foundry Association / Penn State Metalcasting, 1998
  • Committee Member, American Foundry Society, Ductile Iron Research Committee, 1992
  • Committee Member, American Foundry Society, Steel Research Committee, 1989
  • Committee Member, American Foundry Society, Air Quality Committee, 1998
  • Committee Member, American Foundry Society, Green Sand Committee, 2001
 


 

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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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