Past Funded Researchers

Alex Slocum

Alex Slocum

  • Walter M. May and A. Hazel May Professor
  • ESG Director
  • MacVicar Faculty Fellow
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Alex Slocum is a Walter M. May and A. Hazel May Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering as well as the Director of ESG and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow. Alex has written two books on machine design Precision Machine Design and FUNdaMENTALs of Design, published more than 150 papers, and has 116+ issued patents. Alex regularly works with companies on the development of new products and has been significantly involved with the invention and development of 11 products that have been awarded R&D 100 awards.

Alex is a Fellow of the ASME and the recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal, ASME Leonardo daVinci Award, the ASME Machine Design Award, and the Association of Manufacturing Technology Charlie Carter Award.

Alex’s areas of interest broadly include precision machine design as applied to machines and instruments for agriculture, healthcare, energy and water systems. He also seeks to help Fellows identify symbiotic opportunities where one system’s problem can be another system’s opportunity.

Alex is part of a sponsored research project funded in 2018 through the J-WAFS Research Affiliate program. 

J-WAFS-funded projects