Key Personnel

Advancement of technology under CIMP-3D is accomplished through a multidisciplinary research group encompassing various faculty members of the Pennsylvania State University, as well as through industry leaders representing partners of the Center: Battelle Memorial Institute and Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries.

The scientific and engineering expertise present within CIMP-3D is unparalleled and has been assembled to channel these formidable technical capabilities into providing global leadership in additive manufacturing technology. The technical team within the Center boasts over 100 years of collective experience in laser and electron beam deposition technology along with internationally recognized leaders in enabling technologies critical to the advancement of additive manufacturing. Shown below are members of the CIMP-3D technology team.

Richard P. Martukanitz Richard P. Martukanitz
ARL Penn State
Ph.D. Materials Sci. and Engineering, Penn State
Dr. Martukanitz is head the Laser Processing Division of the Applied Research Laboratory and Co-Director of CIMP-3D. He has over 25 years of experience in the development, application, and management of laser deposition technology. His specific research interest includes deposition of light alloys. He is a Fellow of the Laser Institute of America, a life-long member of the American Welding Society, and chairs the AWS C7C Subcommittee for Laser Processing.
Timothy Simpson Timothy Simpson
Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, The College of Engineering
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Dr. Simpson is a Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at Penn State with affiliate appointments in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs and the College of Information Sciences & Technology. He has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the 2011 ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award and the 2007 Penn State President's Award for Excellence in Academic Integration. He is a Fellow in ASME and an Associate Fellow in AIAA. He is Co-Director of CIMP-3D.

Todd A. Palmer Todd A. Palmer
ARL Penn State
Ph.D. Materials Sci. and Engineering, Penn State
MS Business Admin., Penn State
Dr. Palmer is currently Chair of the C7 Committee on High Energy Beam Welding and Cutting, and is a member of the Welding Research and Development Committee. He has received numerous awards from several technical societies, including the McKay-Helm Award (2010), A. F. Davis Silver Medal Award (2007 and 2008), Koichi Masubuchi Award (2006), and William Spraragen Memorial Award (2005) from the American Welding Society, the Geoffrey Belton Award of The Iron and Steel Society (2000). Dr. Palmer's emphasis is high energy processing of metallic systems.
Edward W. Reutzel Edward W. Reutzel
ARL Penn State
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Penn State
Dr. Reutzel is Head of the Laser System Engineering and Integration Department of the Laser Processing Division within the Applied Research Laboratory at Penn State. He has 17 years of experience in managing and conducting research and development projects related to laser and arc welding, laser-based deposition, and coating removal. Dr. Reutzel's emphasis is on sensing and control technology for high energy processing. He has been responsible for various program involving the successful development and implementation of laser-based processing technology.

Michael Riesen Michael Riesen
Sciaky Inc.
Cum Laude Honors B.S. Western Michigan University
Mr. Riesen is the General manager of Sciaky, Incorporated. With over 35 years of manufacturing experience, Mr. Riesen provides hands-on leadership in establishing Sciaky's strategic direction and technology innovation for global diversified growth and profitability. Mr. Riesen continues to cultivate and develop Sciaky's long term strategic goals of improving supply chain efficiency and deploying cutting edge technology to support efficient aerospace manufacturing through electron beam deposition technology.
Dan Stamm Dan Stamm
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University
Dan holds the position of Principal Research Scientist in the Equipment Development and Mechanical Systems group within the National Security Global Business. In this position, he works as lead mechanical engineer on electronics upgrade programs and process system improvement projects, and he leads or provides mechanical engineering input to equipment development proposals. Dan's past responsibilities have included an extensive range of the mechanical engineering tasks on a broad range of projects.

Panagiotis Michaleris Panagiotis Michaleris
Penn State Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois
Dr. Michaleris is a faculty member of the Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State. Prof. Michaleris' research areas include computational mechanics, finite element methods, manufacturing process modeling, additive manufacturing and welding residual stress and distortion. His research contributions include the development of design sensitivity and optimization methods for transient nonlinear coupled problems, the development of the Applied Weld Load (also known as applied plasticity method) for the computation of buckling welding distortion and residual stress in large structures, and the development of the transient thermal tensioning method.
Chris Hill Chris Hill
Principal Investigator (PI) and Senior Software Developer
Mr. Hill has worked as a software developer for 8 years, specializing in .NET and web development, and currently serves as Team Lead of the Battelle SharePoint Development Team. He has primarily specialized in web applications, both standalone in ASP.NET and built on top of SharePoint (SPS 2003, MOSS 2007, and SharePoint 2010), but he also has experience with WCF services, Windows Forms and WPF applications. Recently Mr. Hill has broadened his user interface design capabilities and his development experience to include the use of JavaScript and the jQuery JavaScript library.

Sanjay Joshi Sanjay Joshi
Penn State Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Joshi is currently Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State and has been with the university since 1987. He received Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1987.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, Rapid Prototyping Processes and Tooling, and Nano Manufacturing. He is a Fellow of IIE and recipient of awards, including Presidential Young Investigator Award from NSF 1991, Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from SME 1991, and Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award from IIE in 1993.
Gary Messing Gary Messing
Penn State Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Dr. Messing was Founding Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Particulate Materials in 1991 and became Director of the Materials Research Laboratory in 1997. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Paris, Research Fellow at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, and visiting faculty at ETH-Zurich. Messing is Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering and Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In 2002/3 he was President of the American Ceramic Society. He is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal of Materials Research. Messing has published over 250 papers and co-edited 13 books on solution synthesis, phase transformations, processing-microstructure relations, sintering and templated grain growth.

Long-Qing Chen Long-Qing Chen
Penn State Materials Science & Engineering
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Chen is a world-renowned researcher in microstructural modeling of materials. His areas of interest and research include phase-field methods for describing microstructural evolution, multiscale materials modeling, properties of inhomogeneous materials, and thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations. Dr. Chen has received numerous awards for his research, which recently have included a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Royal Society / Kang Tong Po Fellowship, a ASM Materials Research Silver Medal, designation of the American Physical Society Fellow, and the TMS EMPMD Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award.
Zi-Kui Liu Zi-Kui Liu
Penn State Materials Science & Engineering
Ph.D. Materials Science Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Dr. Liu is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His main research interest is computational thermodynamics based on first-principles calculations and CALPHAD modeling. He has been at the Pennsylvania State University since 1999 and the Editor-in-Chief of CALPHAD journal since 2001. Prof. Liu has published over 300 scientific articles including 270 in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Liu is the co-founder and the director of the National Science Foundation Center for Computational Materials Design.

Jay Tressler Jay Tressler
ARL Penn State
Senior Engineering Aide, Penn State
Mr. Tressler has been employed at Penn State's Applied Research Lab for over 20 years. Jay has worked with various laser and robotic systems. His activities include the development of laser based parameters, development of fixturing devices, programming manipulation systems, data collection, and also instructs lab personnel on operation and safety of laser based systems.
Mary Frecker Mary Frecker
Penn State Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
Mary Frecker is the Pearce Endowed Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Penn State. Dr. Frecker has a broad interest in DDM technology. Dr. Frecker has also been awarded the GM/Freudenstein Young Investigator Award by the ASME Mechanisms Committee (2002) and the Best Paper award from the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Technical Committee (2009). She is a Fellow of the ASME. Dr. Frecker is an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, and has served as Chair of the ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Technical Committee and as member of the ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Committee.

Brett Saylor Brett Saylor
ARL Penn State
M.S. Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Lehigh University
Mr. Saylor has been a research and development engineer at th Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) since 1990 and is currently head of the Information Systems Group in the Materials and Manufacturing Office. His project work at ARL focuses on information management and systems engineering, with emphasis on design and manufacturing processes. He has worked on projects for the U.S. Navy PEO Ships, DARPA, U.S. Army AMCOM and CECOM, and the Office of Naval Research as well as Pennsylvania-based private industry and Pennsylvania state government.
Daniel A. Finke Daniel A. Finke
ARL Penn State
Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, Penn State
Dr. Finke is a Research Associate at the Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State University. He is Co-Investigator of a DARPA AVM project Component, Context, and Manufacturing Model Library (C2M2L-1, TA3) and is actively involved in the Configuring and Exploring the Foundry Trade Space (iFAB, TA1) project. His current research interests include simulation-based decision support, planning and scheduling, heuristic algorithm development and implementation, agent-based simulation and modeling, and process improvement.

Operation of CIMP-3D is conducted through the Center's two Co-Directors, Dr. Richard Martukanitz and Dr. Timothy Simpson. The Center functions through research support from federal and state government, as well as through the private sector. An important aspect of the Center's activities is the operation of the Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for the Open Manufacturing initiative of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

CIMP-3D is also an integral component of the educational activities of the University in additive manufacturing. Faculty members of CIMP-3D represent the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, and Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering departments within Penn State. This representation provides the basis for cross-disciplinary education and training of undergraduate and graduate students to additive manufacturing capabilities. Internships and externships through the Center are also utilized to facilitate advanced training of industry and foster workforce development in additive manufacturing technology. The Learning Factory within Penn State's College of Engineering also utilizes the CIMP-3D facility to promote awareness and facilitate technology transfer in additive manufacturing technology through a wide array of industry sponsors that participate in its Senior Capstone Design Program.