Focus Areas: Design for manufacturing, steel metallurgy, heat treatment, surface engineering, fatigue analysis, fatigue of metals, welding, material analytical methods
Sunniva Collins joined the faculty of the Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in March 2013, where she teaches Materials, Design, and Manufacturing courses. Prior to CWRU, Collins was employed by Swagelok Company for 18 years in technical specialist and engineering management positions. Collins received her doctorate and master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She has worked to develop key standards on welding, surface finish requirements, and corrosion test methods for the semiconductor equipment industry. She has also instructed courses for ASME on Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE) and for the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE). Her recent research concerns surface hardening of austenitic stainless steels by low temperature carburization. Collins is a Fellow of ASM International (FASM) and Alpha Sigma Mu, and serves as ASM’s President in 2014-2015. Her research interests include Design for manufacturing; steel metallurgy; heat treatment; surface engineering; and failure analysis.