• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Career Development Professor
Bruce Tai

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – 2011
  • M.S., Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University – 2006
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University – 2004

Research Interests

    • Non-traditional machining processes
    • Material removal mechanics and modeling
    • Machine learning in manufacturing
    • Polymer additive manufacturing
    • Polymer hybrid manufacturing
    • Surgical training, simulation, and analysis

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 ASME Fellow
  • 2019 TEES Engineering Genesis Award
  • 2018 TEES Young Faculty Fellow Award, Texas A&M University
  • 2017 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • 2017 Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2017 Brittan Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering
  • 2015 Second Place Winner of Technology Innovation Abstract, International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, New Orleans, LA

Selected Publications

  • Kung, P.-C., Heydari, M., Tsou, N.-T., and Tai, B. L., 2023, "A neural network framework for immediate temperature prediction of surgical hand-held drilling," Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 235, p. 107524.
  • Nigam, A., and Tai, B. L., 2023, "Surface Characterization of Three-Dimensional Printed Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Following an In-Process Mechanical–Chemical Finishing Method," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 145(8).
  • Raval, J. K., and Tai, B. L., 2022, "Mist Flow in Through-Tool Minimum Quantity Lubrication Drilling: Two-Phase Flow Simulation and Experimental Observation," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 145(3).
  • Raval, J., Kazi, A., Randolph, O., Guo, X., Zvanut, R., Lee, C., and Tai, B., 2023, "Machinability comparison of additively manufactured and traditionally wrought Ti-6Al-4V alloys using single-point cutting," Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 94, pp. 539-549.
  • Yang, F., Kazi, A., Marmo, A., Grunlan, M. A., and Tai, B. L., 2022, "Characterizing the separation behavior of photocurable PDMS on a hydrogel film during vat photopolymerization: A benchmark study," Additive Manufacturing, 58, p. 103070.