Principal Investigator

Allison M. Beese

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Director, Additive Manufacturing & Design Graduate Program
Office: 327 Steidle Building, University Park, PA 16802
Email: beese@matse.psu.edu
Hometown: Herndon, VA
 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Departmental Website

Co-ambassador of Penn State's Women in 3D Printing chapter

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

Adnan Eghtesad

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 2021
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, 2011
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, 2008

Hometown: Rochester, New Hampshire

 

Selda Nayir

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2019
  • M.Sc. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2014
  • B.Sc. in Materials Science and Engineering, Anadolu University, 2009

Hometown: Konya, Turkey

 

Graduate Students

Marcia Ahn

Ph.D. student

Education:

  • B.S. in Materials Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, 2019

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Cole Britt

Ph.D. student

Education:

  • B.S. in Materials Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2018

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

 

Erik Furton

Ph.D. student

Education:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2018

Hometown: Dallas, TX

 

Nancy Huang

Ph.D. student

Education:

  • B.S. in Applied Physics, Binghamton University, 2020
  • B.A. in Music, Binghamton University, 2020

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

 

Shuang Lin

Ph.D. Student

Education:

  • M.S. in Materials Engineering, University of Southern California, 2020
  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Xiamen University, 2017

Hometown: Wenzhou, China

 

Qixiang Luo

Ph.D. Student

Education:

  • M.S. in Material Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2018

Hometown: Beijing, China

 

Alexander M. Richter

Ph.D. Student

Education:

  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2020

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

 

John Shimanek

Ph.D. Student

Education:

  • B.S. In Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

Hometown: Downers Grove, IL

 

Hui Sun

Ph.D. Student

Education:

  • B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, 2019

Hometown: Qingdao, China

 

Beril Tonyali

Ph.D. Student

Education:

  • B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2019

Hometown: Bolton, CT

 

Zhening Yang

Ph.D. Student

Education:

  • M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2021
  • B.S. in College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University, 2019

Hometown: Suzhou, China

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Taya Knappenberger

                Major: Mechanical Engineering

                Expected graduation: 2024

                Hometown: Mohnton, PA

 

 

Taylor Rosen

                Major: Science and Engineering (undecided)

                Expected graduation: 2022

                Hometown: Ambler, PA

 

 

Isabelle Seidenberg

                Major: Mechanical Engineering

                Expected graduation: 2023

                Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Justin Warner

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

                Expected graduation: 2023

                Hometown: Kennet Square, PA

 

 

Alexandra Cabahug-Almonte

                Major: Mechanical Engineering

                Expected graduation: 2023

                Hometown: King of Prussia, PA

 

 

Michael C. Schiavone

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

                Expected graduation: 2023

                Hometown: Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

 

 

Tianyi Fu

                Major: Chemistry

                Expected graduation: 2022

                Hometown: Zhenjiang, Jiang Su, China

 

 

Jinying Wang

                Major: Chemistry

                Expected graduation: 2023

                Hometown: Qingdao, Shandong, China

 

 

Zhaotong Lu

                Major: Computer Science and Mathematica

                Expected graduation: 2022

                Hometown: Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

 

Qihang Qiu

                Major: Computational Data Science

                Expected graduation: 2022

                Hometown: Wuhan, Hubei, China

 

 

 



 

Group Alumni

Lourdes Bobbio

Degree: Ph.D.

Year: 2021

Thesis: Design, Fabrication, and Analysis of Additively Manufactured Functionally Graded Materials

 

 

Alexander Wilson-Heid

Degree: Ph.D.

Year: 2021

Thesis: Additively Manufactured Metals: Effect of Microstructure and Defects on Multiaxial Plasticity and Fracture Behavior

 

 

Shipin Qin

Degree: Ph.D.

Year: 2020

Thesis: Influence of microstructure on the multiaxial plasticity and fracture of dual phase steels: experiments and multiscale computational modeling

 

 

John O'Brien

Degree: M.S.

Year: 2020

Thesis: Study of process-structure-property relationships in stainless steel 316L made by powder bed fusion

 

 

Filippo Nalli

Visiting Scholar from  Free University of Bolzano, Italy

Year: 2019

 

 

 

Matthew Feurer

Degree: M.S.

Year: 2019

Thesis: Updated sublattice models of topologically close packed phases with a revised phase description of sigma phase

 

 

Tzu-Hsiang Huang

Degree: M.S.

Year: 2019

Thesis: Investigation and characterization of stainless steel/hydroxyapatite powder composites by binder manufacturing

 

 

Zhuqing Wang

Degree: Ph.D.

Year: 2018

Thesis: Experimental characterization and modeling of multiaxial plasticity behavior of austenitic stainless steel 304L produced by additive manufacturing

 

 

Nathan Kistler

Degree: M.S.

Year: 2016

Thesis: Toward the Repair of Components via Additive Manufacturing: Process-Structure-Property Relationships in Single Beads and Patches

 

 

 

Recent Undergraduate Alumni

 

Alexander Caputo

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

Bayli Grossi

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

               

 

 

 

Kelsey Jenkins

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

               

 

 

 

Promi Islam

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

Andrew Johnson

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

Krystal Leung

                Major: Computer Science

            

 

 

 

Alexis Miller

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering, Astronomy and Astrophysics

 

 

 

 

Greta Miller

                Major: Engineering

 

 

 

 

Haley Myer

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

               

 

 

 

Theresa Novak

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

Emily Rowan

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

Madeline Vailhe

Major: Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

Lu Yin

                Major: Materials Science and Engineering

 

 

 

 

Tianming Zhao

                Major: Materials Science and Engineeringing