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Jim McGuffin-Cawley

Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Develops new methodologies for material processing, characterizes processing-property relationships, studies high-temperature diffusion and solid-state reactions, fosters industry-university relationships
Office: 400 White
Phone Number: (216) 368-6482
Fax Number: (216) 368-3209


Ph.D., Ceramic Science, Case Western Reserve University, 1984
B.S., Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, 1978

Research Interests

Advanced and established methods for processing of materials, industrial-university partnerships, high temperature diffusion and solid state reaction, numerical modeling, transport phenomena.

Teaching Interests

Introduction to materials, strategic metals and mineral-based materials, manufacturing & processing, thermodynamics.


Schiltz, J., Alamos, F., Kozlovsky, K., Attardo, R., Gatrell, B., Budzinski, J., ... Schmid, S. (2020). Fatigue Performance of Direct Metal Laser Sintered Parts using Reused Metallic Feedstocks. Procedia Manufacturing, 48 (), 814-820.
Nie, Z., Wang, G., McGuffin-Cawley, J. D., Narayanan, B., Zhang, S., Schwam, D., ... Rong, Y. (2016). Experimental Study and Modeling of H13 Steel Deposition Using Laser Hot-Wire Additive Manufacturing. Journal of Materials Processing Technology [09240136], 235 (), 171-186.
Kottman, M., Zhang, S., McGuffin-Cawley, J. D., Denney, P., & Narayanan, B. (2015). Laser Hot Wire Process: A Novel Process for Near-Net Shape Fabrication for High-Throughput ApplicationsJOM, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-014-1288-1, published online Jan 21, 2015.. Laser Hot Wire Process: A Novel Process for Near-Net Shape Fabrication for High-Throughput Applications, 67 (3), 622-928.
McGuffin-Cawley, J. D., Fergus, J., & Twigge-Molecey, C. (2013). Sustainability in Materials Education. JOM/TMS, 65 (8), 935-938.
Lin, P., Cheng, K., McGuffin-Cawley, J. D., Shieu, F., Samia, A., Gupta, S., ... Thompson, C. (2012). Detection of alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR), a biomarker of prostate cancer, in patient blood samples using a nanoparticle electrochemical biosensor. Biosensors, 2 (4), 377-387.