Education, Licensure and Certification (4)
Registered Professional Engineer: Wisconsin (#23307-006)
Ph.D.: Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University 1990
M.S.: Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University 1980
B.S.: Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University 1975
Dr. Matt Panhans is a professor and department chair in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MSOE. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Marquette University. Prior to teaching at MSOE, Panhans was a research metallurgical engineer for Allied-Signal Research Center (known today as Honeywell) in Illinois and an instructor for materials science and metallurgy at Marquette University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and consults with several companies in the Milwaukee area. He received MSOE’s Karl O. Werwath Engineering Research Award in 1995 for his contributions to the university including rapid prototyping curriculum development and Federal Aviation Administration-funded research on blast-resistant aircraft cargo containers. In 2002 he was appointed the first John and Linda Mellowes Endowed Professorship at MSOE.
Areas of Expertise (5)
John and Linda Mellows Endowed Professor
2002 - Present
Karl O. Werwath Engineering Research Award, MSOE
Marquette University Fellowship
1987 - 1988
Johnson Wax Fellowship
1985 - 1986
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) : Member
- American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) : Member
- American Foundry Society (AFS) : Member
Media Appearances (2)
Minority students write new chapter in city development through Real Estate
The graduation speakers included: Founder Dr. Mark Eppli, Marquette University, Donsia Strong Hill, LISC, Dr. Matt Panhans, MSOE; City Common council President Ashanti Hamilton; Barry Mandel, The Mandel Group; ACRE alumni Kevin Newell, Royal Capital; graduate Lavelle Young, and program administrator Sakuri Fears, LISC.
MSOE taps University of Kentucky dean as next president
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee School of Engineering announced Tuesday it has selected the dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky as its fifth president following an 18-month national search. John Y. Walz will succeed Hermann Viets, who retired last June after 24 years as president. Viets was replaced on an interim basis by Matthew Panhans, former chair of MSOE's Mechanical Engineering Department. Panhams will continue as interim president until July 1, when Walz arrives, and then remain at MSOE as a professor and special adviser to the president.
Event and Speaking Appearances (1)
Tips for Tenure and Promotion: A Symposium for New and Prospective Faculty
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference IMECE
Research Grants (6)
Engine Test Cell Development
Holz Family Foundation (with Dr. Viets) $105,000
Development of Fluidized Bed Reactor
(with W. Carnell Jr.) $30,000
B.S. Engineering Curriculum Development Grant
(with J. Musto) $15,000
Fuel Cell Technology Grant
(with M. Swedish) $15,000
Advanced Energy Technologies Laboratory Grant
(with C. Damm) $37,000
Blast Resistant Baggage Container, Phase 2A
(with D. Brandt) Federal Aviation Administration $902,124
Selected Publications (6)
Properties of Semi-Finished Products and Welded Joints of An Aluminum Alloy V92Zr After Prolonged Low-Temperature HeatingHeat Treating 2011: Proceedings of the 26th Heat Treating Society Conference
Sverdlin, A., Panhans, M. A.
2011 The high-strength aluminum alloy V92Zr system Al-Zn-Mg is self-quenched alloy. The major alloying elements are 4.2 wt % Mg, 3.2 wt % Zn, 0.6 wt % Mn, and 0.15 wt % Zr. The most acceptable filler wires to weld this alloy are V92W, alloys AMg6, AMg4Zr and No.11 (Al-Zn-Mg). This alloy can be used in the aircraft production.
The Aerodynamic Furnaces for Heat TreatmentHeat Treating 2011: Proceedings of the 26th Heat Treating Society Conference
Sverdlin, A., Panhans, M. A., Sokolov, Y., Ness, A.
2011 AHTF (Aerodynamic Heat Treating Furnaces) furnaces, in which air or gas is heated to 600-700°C without electrical or other special heaters, have been developed and placed in operation in a number of plants for heat treating aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys, and also steels. The AHTF chamber furnace is thermally insulated without the use of firebricks. It has a centrifugal fan with vanes having a special contour. The fan, operating in a closed system, converts, into heat, almost all the energy used to turn it; the heat is transferred to the parts by convection. In most machine-building plants aluminum alloys are heat treated in ERF furnaces (electric resistance furnaces with forced air circulation) or in salt baths. This research deals with an investigation of the heating conditions for various semi-finished products of aluminum alloys in the AHTF-3 in comparison with the ERF-2 (Electrical Recirculation Furnace) furnace and a potassium nitrate bath of approximately the same working volume.
Blast Resistant Baggage Container - Phase 2BFinal Report FAA Grant 95-G-009
Materials and Structural Properties Database: Explosion Mitigating ContainersFinal Report and Software, FAA Grant 97-G-034
Panhans, M.A., Howard, W.E., Musto, J.
Blast Resistant Baggage Container - Phase 2Final Report FAA Grant 95-G-009
Brandt, D.A., Panhans, M.A.
A Thermodynamic and Electrical Conductivity Study of Nonstoichiometric Cerium DioxideSolid State Ionics, Vol. 60; pp. 279-283
M.A. Panhans and R.N. Blumenthal