UPCOMING: 2024 Practicum on Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials



CIMP-3D at Penn State represents over 35 faculty associates and 10 full-time engineering staff having expertise in a wide range of technologies relevant to AM.

Representing five colleges and three interdisciplinary research organizations within Penn State, members of our team are internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields, and the engineering staff in CIMP-3D are comprised of individuals that have extensive experience and success in industry.

CIMP-3D Leadership

Dr. Ted Reutzel

Director CIMP-3D

Penn State ARL and Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, Penn State

Dr. 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 chaired multiple sessions at the International Congress on Laser and Electro Optics (ICALEO), and served as Chair of the Laser Material Processing for Solar Energy Conference at the SPIE Optics + Photonics event from 2012-2014. He has managed numerous programs to investigate and implement laser material processing across a wide range of applications, has authored and co-authored book chapters, has provided invited articles and invited talks internationally.

He recently won the 2014 Best Paper Award at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference.

Dr. Allison Beese

Co-Director CIMP-3D

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Director of PSU Additive Manufacturing & Design Graduate Program
Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Allison Beese received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University. She then worked as an engineer at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory before entering graduate school. She earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As a graduate student, she worked in the Impact and Crashworthiness Lab, where she focused on experimentally measuring and computationally modeling the multiaxial deformation and fracture of advanced high strength steels. After graduation, she became a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University in the Nano and Micromechanics Lab, where she performed experiments on materials ranging from carbon-based fibers and sheets to biological cells using a range of techniques including microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based testing techniques in situ a transmission electron microscope (TEM).

She joined Penn State’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2013, and also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Guha Manogharan

Co-Director CIMP-3D

Emmert. H.. Bashore Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University

Dr. Guha Manogharan is the Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University – University Park. He is the Co-Director of CIMP-3D and also heads the Systems for Hybrid – Additive Processing Engineering – The SHAPE Lab which focuses on additive and hybrid manufacturing with an emphasis on biomedical, defense and aerospace applications. Dr. Manogharan received his Ph.D. and M.S. from North Carolina State University. He has received the 2022 ASME ECLIPSE award, and several young investigator awards (2021 ASTM, 2020 NSF CAREER, 2018 FAME Jr., 2017 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and 2016 IISE Outstanding Young Investigator). His current work is supported by NSF, DoE, ONR, AFRL and Manufacturing PA.

He joined Penn State in 2016, and also holds graduate faculty appointments in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

CIMP-3D Staff

Matthew Bean

Engineering Support Specialist

Stephen Brown

R & D Engineer

Peter Coutts

R & D Engineer

Corey Dickman

R & D Engineer

Griffin Jones

R & D Engineer

Cory Jamieson

R & D Engineer

Shayla Loose

Administrative Support Assistant

Wesley Mitchell

R & D Engineer

Matthew Pantano

R & D Engineer

John Phillips

R & D Engineer

Brady Sawyer

R & D Engineer

Christopher Schaffer

Engineering Support Specialist

Scott Tokarz

Engineering Technologist

Evan West

R & D Engineer

ARL Faculty Associates

Dr. Joseph Bartolai

Assistant Research Professor

Dr. David Corbin

Assistant Research Professor

Dr. Tim Eden

Material Science Division Head

Michael Hohnka

R & D Engineer

Dr. Jayme Keist

Head of Materials Engineering and Evaluation Department

Dr. Melissa Klingenberg

R & D Engineer

Dr. Mike Manahan

Assistant Research Professor

Dr. Kenneth Meinert

Assistant Research Professor

Dr. Simon Miller

Assistant Research Professor

Dr. Jan Petrich

R & D Engineer

Dr. Mala M. Sharma

Associate Research Professor

Dr. David Snyder

Head of Electronic Materials and Devices Department

Dr. Douglas Wolfe

Head of Metals, Ceramics, and Coatings Processing Department

Dr. Callie Zawaski

R & D Engineer

PSU Faculty Associates

Dr. Andrea P. Argüelles

Assistant Professor

Dr. Charles Bakis

Assistant Professor

Dr. Amrita Basak

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sven Bilén


Matt Briddell

Consulting Lead, Clinical Innovation Group

Dr. Jared Butler

Assistant Professor

Tarasankar DebRoy

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Ed DeMeter

Professor - Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Dr. Greg Dillon

Professor of Engineering

Jose Duarte

Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Scott Fishbone

Engineering Project Manager

Dr. Mary Frecker

Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Randy Haluck

Vice Chair for Innovation and Technology

Dr. Reginald F. Hamilton

Associate Professor

Dr. Terry Harrison

Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems

Gregory Huff

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Kube

Assistant Professor

Dr. Soundar Kumara

Allen E. & Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering

Dr. Robert Kunz

Professor Mechanical Engineering

Dr. George Lesieutre

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs

Dr. Jingjing Li

Associate Professor

Dr. Cliff Lissenden

Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Zi-Kui Liu

Dorothy Pate Enright Professor

Dr. Stephen Lynch

Associate Professor

Dr. Guha Manogharan

Bashore Faculty Development Assistant Professor

Dr. Nicholas Meisel

Assistant Professor

Dr. Vincent Meunier

Professor, Department Head of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Dr. Odette Mina

Assistant Research Professor

Hee Jeung Oh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Darren Pagan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Vittal Prabhu


Dr. Clive Randall

Director of the Materials Research Institute

Dr. Justin Schwartz

Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering

Dr. Josh Stapleton

Director of the Materials Characterization Lab

Dr. Karen Thole

Distinguished Professor

Dr. Judith Todd

Head, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Dr. Anthony Tsai

Assistant Professor

Dr. Bryan Vogt

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Robert Voigt


Dr. Qian Wang


Dr. Namiko Yamamoto

Associate Professor

Dr. Hui Yang


Dr. Yue Zhang

Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management

Industry Partners

Tadd Meyer

Applied Research Engineer

Ryan Overdorff

Applied Research Engineer