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Meet The Staff

Jerry Thiel, Director of MCC and AMC

Jerry Thiel
Director
AMC and MMC

gerard.thiel@uni.edu

Travis Frush, Project Manager of AMC

Travis Frush
Project Manager
AMC

travis.frush@uni.edu

Craig Ertl, Research Assistant at AMC

Craig Ertl
Research Associate
AMC

craig.ertl@uni.edu

Jiayi Wang, Research Associate at AMC

Jiayi Wang
Research Associate
AMC

jiayi.wang@uni.edu

About us.

The University of Northern Iowa Metal Casting Center is a nationally recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. For more than 25 years, the we have pushed the boundaries on education and research to enhance the metal casting industry. 

Two facilities allow us to enhance research and testing. The materials research and foundry focused site is located in the Industrial Technology Center (ITC) on campus at UNI. The additive manufacturing center featuring North America’s largest commercially available 3D printer is located at Cedar Valley TechWorks in Waterloo.

Our efforts and projects link university-grade research, resources, and students to private sector applications.

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