Guha Manogharan, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, has been appointed as the co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition. Following Tim Simpson, who held the position since the center`s establishment in 2012.
“I am thankful for the opportunity to advance CIMP-3D’s prominent role in the additive manufacturing community, having personally benefited from its world-class resources and institutional knowledge as a researcher,” Manogharan said. “As co-director, I look forward to developing new capabilities for CIMP-3D in additive manufacturing research, development and education. I will also focus on creating opportunities for students and researchers from Penn State’s commonwealth campuses to leverage CIMP-3D facilities and expertise.”
Manogharan will assume the role of co-director representing the College of Engineering, alongside Ted Reutzel, who is the CIMP-3D director from ARL, and Allison Beese, the CIMP-3D co-director, from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
“Guha’s curiosity, relentless energy and passion for additive manufacturing will uphold the center’s legacy and jumpstart new innovations,” Reutzel said. “His drive to push the boundaries of additive manufacturing will ensure CIMP-3D remains a global leader in the discovery, development and deployment of additive manufacturing technology for years to come.”