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Sunniva Collins

Associate Dean, Case School of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Engineers metallic surfaces for improved performance; selects materials and designs manufacturing processes for innovative outcomes
Office: 449A Glennan
Phone Number: (216) 368-4155


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1994
M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1991
B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 1983

Awards and Recognitions

2014, Technical Educator of the Year, Cleveland Technical Societies Council
2011, Fellow, Alpha Sigma Mu

Teaching Interests

Engineering Design and Manufacturing; Fatigue of Materials; Aerospace Materials

Patents Received

2015, "Low Temperature Carburization under Soft Vacuum," US 9,212,416 B2, Sunniva Collins, Assignee: Swagelok Company.
2013, "Conduit Connection with Sensing Function," 8,439,404 B2, Sunniva Collins, Arthur Anton, Peter Williams, Assignee: Swagelok Company LLC.


Nikam, V., Reddy, R., Collins, S., Williams, P., Schiroky, G., & Henrich, G. (2008). Corrosion resistant low temperature carburized SS 316 as bipolar plate material for PEMFC application. ELECTROCHIMICA ACTA, 53 (6), 2743-2750.
Collins, S., & Williams, P. (2006). Low-temperature colossal supersaturation. ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES, 164 (9), 32-33.
Collins, S., & Michal, G. (1993). Effects of processing on the transverse fatigue properties of low-sulfur AISI 4140 steel. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 24 (12), 2701-2708.