Dr. Allison Beese is an associate professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering. Her research interests are in experimental and computational multiscale mechanics of materials ranging from metals to composites. Her research focuses on developing experimental methods to elucidate the connections among the microstructure, macroscopic deformation, damage accumulation, and failure properties of materials. Using experimental data, physically based large deformation and failure models can be developed to predict component performance.
Dr. Sanjay Joshi is a professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), with specific focus on computer-aided process planning, additive manufacturing, control of automated flexible manufacturing systems, and topics in advanced manufacturing.
Dr. Guha Manogharan is an assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and industrial and manufacturing engineering departments. He heads the Systems for Hybrid-Additive Process Engineering (SHAPE) lab at Penn State and is an expert in both additive manufacturing and the growing area of hybrid manufacturing. Dr. Manogharan's research interests include additive manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing, biomedical implants via additive manufacturing, and CNC and nontraditional machining and design optimization for additive manufacturing.
Dr. Nicholas Meisel is an assistant professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs at Penn State. He is the director of the Made by Design Lab, which conducts research in the area of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) as well as its role in engineering education. Dr. Meisel's current research centers on high-level, innovative DfAM concepts (e.g., functionally graded multi-material printing, in-situ embedding) and the impact of process parameters on part design and manufacturability.
Dr. Abdalla Nassar is a research associate at the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State. Dr. Nassar has developed software and algorithms related to direct integration of additive manufacturing processes with computational modeling, data acquisition and control of additive manufacturing equipment, and defect-detection strategies.
Dr. Ted Reutzel has been involved in arc- and laser-based metal processing since 1993, with emphasis on welding and cladding, and more recently with emphasis on metal-based additive manufacturing. He has managed numerous programs to investigate and implement laser material processing across a wide range of applications. He has also authored and co-authored book chapters and provided invited articles and invited talks internationally.
Dr. Timothy Simpson is a professor in the mechanical and nuclear engineering and industrial and manufacturing engineering departments. He is a faculty member of the EDOG Lab, and he leads the Center for Innovative Manufacturing Processing-3D, a world leader in the growing field of additive manufacturing. Dr. Simpson's research areas of interest include engineering design and design methodology, statistical approximations, and design of experiments, product family, and product platform design.
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