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Viktor P. Astakhov

Viktor P. Astakhov

Tool Research & Application Manager
General Motors Business Unit of PSMI
United States


Viktor Astakhov received his PhD in mechanical engineering from Tula State Polytechnic University, Tula-Moscow, Russia, in 1983. He was awarded a D.Sc. designation and title of State Professor of Ukraine in 1991. Currently, Astakhov is the tool research and application manager of General Motors Business Unit of PSMI. As a professor, he is involved in supervising of graduate students at Michigan State University. Astakhov has won a number of national and international awards for both his teaching and research. Astakhov has authored books like Geometry of Single-point Turning Tools and Drills, Fundamentals and Practical Applications, Tribology of Metal Cutting, Physics of Strength and Fracture Control and Mechanics of Metal Cutting. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Advances in Machining and Forming Operations, and associate editor, board member, reviewer and advisor for many international journals and professional societies.

Research Interest

theory (including physics, analytical and numerical FEM modeling) of metal cutting and its applications, cutting tool design, assessment and optimization, machinability of materials, new tool materials and coatings, design of experiments, and coolant application practices.