Northern Illinois University

Macro/Micro Manufacturing Laboratory

Joseph Santner

ROCK Senior Program Manager

  • Office: Room 110T at Naperville Campus
  • Phone: 815-753-8922
  • E-mail:
  • Education: Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • Technical Specialties: Engineered shape casting technology, mechanical property measurement including fatigue and fracture, materials characterization, virtual manufacturing development, web tools for project execution
  • Achievements: Consulting Editor for Modern Casting magazine (2001-2006), Over forty professional publications (list available upon request), Past Chairman of American Foundry Society Cast Metal Matrix Composites Committee, Director of Research for the American Foundry Society, Principal Investigator for DoD SBIR programs on metal matrix composites
  • Professional Affiliations: ASM International, TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), SAE International, AFS (American Foundry Society)