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Additive Manufacturing and Materials Processing


After years of offshoring manufacturing to foreign countries much buzz surrounds the resurgence of manufacturing in the US. The resurgence is fueled in part by major government-funded new manufacturing centers. Additive manufacturing spearheads the renewed interest in manufacturing research at US universities. Along with our industry partner Pratt & Whitney we focus on powder bed metal additive manufacturing. The individual faculty interests intersect at the crossroads of fundamental materials science research to support additive manufacturing processing and materials development. MSE faculty furthermore engage in research on the sustainable and scalable processing and manufacturing science and engineering of nanoscale materials based energy devices and systems. An exemplified example is the nanostructure array based catalytic converters for cost-effective and energy efficient emission control for automobiles and power plants.