• 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
    • Surgical simulation and analysis
    • Advanced additive processes for polymers
    • 3D printing of polymer composites

Awards & Honors

  • 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

  • A. Kazi and B. Tai, 2021, “Comparison of Rotary and Linear Cutting Methodology in Determining Specific Cutting Energy of Granite,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, v. 143, 111002.
  • A. Nigam, and B. Tai, 2021, “In-process Chemical and Mechanical Polishing for Fused Filament Fabrication: A Feasibility Study,” Manufacturing Letters, v. 28, pp. 59-62.
  • J. Raval and B. Tai, 2021, “An Optical Tomographi Method to Characterize the Mist Distribution in MQL Tools,” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, v. 62, pp. 275-282
  • D. Kim, J. Suriboot, C.C. Shih, A. Cwiklik, M.A. Grunlan, and B. Tai, 2020, “Mechanical isotropy and postcure shrinkage of polydimethylsiloxane printed with digital light processing,” Rapid Prototyping Journal, v. 26, pp. 1447-1452.
  • C.C. Shih, M. Burnette, D. Staack, J. Wang, and B. Tai, 2019, “Effects of cold plasma treatment on interlayer bonding strength in FFF process,” Additive Manufacturing, v 25, pp. 104-111.