David Willis

A headshot of David Willis, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Phone: 214-768-2361
Email: dwillis@lyle.smu.edu
Professional website: http://lyle.smu.edu/~dwillis/

Educational Background

B.S.M.E., North Carolina State University, 1995; M.S.M.E., Purdue University, 1997; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2001


  • Thermal Science and Fluid Mechanics
    • Thermal-based laser micro- and nano-processing, with an emphasis on heat transfer, phase change, and fluid flow occurring during these processes. Applications include laser micromachining of electronic, photonic, and fluidic devices; laser-induced forward transfer (LIFT); nanoparticle fabrication, and fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces