Dr. Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet, Associate Professor
Dr. Greenslet’s primary research focuses on the underlying principles and significance of the magnetic field-assisted finishing (MAF) process, which she evaluates both analytically and experimentally. The MAF process has a wide range of applications from nanometer- to micrometer-scale surface finishing of both flat and curved components. In 2007, Dr. Greenslet started building a new laboratory at UF, the Nontraditional Manufacturing Laboratory (NTML), with the following vision: Scientific discovery of engineered surfaces. In pursuit of this vision, she has established a research program that focuses on ultra-precision surface modification and surface functionalization to respond to increasingly challenging industry demands. Her research combines the fields of nontraditional manufacturing, ultra-precision finishing, material science, optical engineering, and biomedical engineering. She is investigating surface functionalization (through the control of nanometer- and micrometer-scale structures on the component surface) to reply to relevant industrial demands. Her research has not been limited to surface engineering but also includes the development and manufacture of products that benefit from functionalized surfaces.
Major Areas of Technical Interest
Precision machining processes (Cutting, Polishing, and Finishing)
Nontraditional machining processes (Magnetic field-assisted machining)
Medical device development (Polymeric heart valves, Biodegradable stents, Biopsy needles)
Ph.D in Engineering, Department of Production and Information Science, Utsunomiya University, Tochigi, Japan, March 1996
M.S. in Engineering, Department of Precision Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Tochigi, Japan, March 1993
B.S. in Engineering, Department of Precision Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Tochigi, Japan, March 1991
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Florida, USA, October 2007–Present
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Japan, November 2000–September 2007
Research Associate (Assistant Professor), Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Utsunomiya University, Japan, June 1998–November 2000
Research Engineer, Extrude Hone Corporation, Irwin, PA, USA, April 1997–June 1998
Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan, April 1996–March 1997
Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, April 1994–March 1996
Visiting Researcher (sponsored by the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA, June 2002–May 2003
Visiting Researcher (sponsored by Utsunomiya University), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, January 2000–February 2000
Intern (sponsored by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)), Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland, July 1991–September 1991
Honors and Recognitions
Fellow, SME, May 2016.
Fellow, ASME, September 2015.
Anderson Scholars Faculty Honoree, University of Florida, November 2014.
Best Paper Award (second runner-up), 2010 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2010), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2010, “Magnetic Field Assisted Finishing of Silicon MEMS Micro-pore X-ray Optics.”
Certificate of Merit for Excellent Paper of the Conference, 3rd JSME/ASME International Conference on Materials and Processing (ICMP2008), Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials and Processing Division, 2008, “Study of Magnetic Field Assisted Finishing of Quartz Wafers.”
Best Paper Award, 2006 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2006), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2006, “Study of Internal Finishing of Austenitic Stainless Steel Capillary Tubes by Magnetic Abrasive Finishing.”
Best Conference Paper Award, Machine Tool Engineering Foundation, 2006, “Study of Magnetic Field Assisted Finishing Process for Micro Grooves.”
Outstanding Young Engineer Award (Research), Japan Society for Abrasive Technology, 2003, “In recognition of significant achievement and leadership in Abrasive Technology.”
John T. Parsons Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2000, “In recognition of significant achievement and leadership in Manufacturing Engineering.”
Best Paper Award, Japan Society for Abrasive Technology, 1997, “A New Process for Internal Finishing of Nonferromagnetic Vessels by the Application of Magnetic Field Assisted Machining.”
Outstanding Young Engineer Award (Research), Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1995, “In recognition of significant achievement and leadership in Mechanical Engineering.”
Outstanding Presentation Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing and Machine Tool Division, 1993, “Study on the New Internal Finishing of a Non-ferromagnetic Tubing by Magnetic Abrasive Machining Process.”