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Nicholas Meisel

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

213J Hammond Building

nam20@psu.edu

814-865-3163

Google Scholars Website

Research Areas:

Engineering Design

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2015

Publications

Book, Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Nicholas Alexander Meisel, Christopher Bryant Williams, Kimberly Ellis and Gaylon Don Taylor, 2016, "Decision Support for Additive Manufacturing Deployment in Remote or Austere Environments", Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 27, (7), pp. 898-914
  • Nicholas Alexander Meisel and Christopher Bryant Williams, 2015, "An Investigation of Key Design for Additive Manufacturing Constraints in Multi-Material 3D Printing", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 137, (11), pp. 1-9
  • Nicholas Alexander Meisel and Christopher Bryant Williams, 2015, "Design and Assessment of a 3D Printing Vending Machine", Rapid Prototyping Journal, 21, (5), pp. 471-481
  • Nicholas A Meisel, Amelia M Elliott and Christopher B Williams, 2015, "A Procedure for Creating Actuated Joints via Embedding Shape Memory Alloys in PolyJet 3D Printing", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 26, (12), pp. 1498-1512
  • Dean Snelling, Qian Li, Nicholas Alexander Meisel, Christopher Bryant Williams, Romesh Batra and Alan Druschitz, 2015, "Lightweight Metal Cellular Structures Fabricated via 3D Printing of Sand Cast Molds", Advanced Engineering Materials, 17, (7), pp. 923-932
  • Andrew T Gaynor, Nicholas A Meisel, Christopher B Williams and James K Guest, 2014, "Multiple-Material Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms Created Via PolyJet Three-Dimensional Printing", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 136, (6), pp. 061015
  • Swapnil Sinha and Nicholas A Meisel, , "Influence of Process Interruption on Mechanical Properties of Material Extrusion Parts", Rapid Prototyping Journal, pp. 1-10
  • Brant Stoner, Joseph Bartolai, Dorcas Kaweesa, Nicholas Alexander Meisel and Timothy W Simpson, , "Achieving Functionally Graded Material Composition Through Bicontinuous Mesostructural Geometry in Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing", JOM: The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, pp. 1-6

Conference Proceedings

  • Daniel Tanney, Nicholas Alexander Meisel and Jacob P. Moore, 2017, "Investigating Material Degradation through the Recycling of PLA in Additively Manufactured Parts", Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 519-531
  • Dorcas Kaweesa, Daniel Spillane and Nicholas Alexander Meisel, 2017, "Investigating the Impact of Functionally Graded Materials on Fatigue Life of Material Jetted Specimens", Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 578-592
  • Swapnil Sinha, Kelsey Rieger, Aaron Knochel and Nicholas Alexander Meisel, 2017, "Design and Preliminary Evaluation of a Deployable Mobile Makerspace for Informal Additive Manufacturing Education", Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 2801-2815
  • Harry Gao and Nicholas Alexander Meisel, 2017, "Exploring the Manufacturability and Resistivity of Conductive Filament Used in Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing", Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 1612-1626
  • Swapnil Sinha, Hong-En Chen, Nicholas Alexander Meisel and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2017, "Does Designing for Additive Manufacturing Help Us Be More Creative? An Exploration in Engineering Design Education", ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-12
  • Matthew R Woods, Nicholas A Meisel, Timothy W Simpson and Corey J Dickman, 2016, "Redesigning a Reaction Control Thruster for Metal-Based Additive Manufacturing: A Case Study in Design for Additive Manufacturing", ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-12
  • Swapnil Sinha and Nicholas A Meisel, 2016, "Influence of Embedding Process on Mechanical Properties of Material Extrusion Parts", Proceedings of the 27th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 847-863
  • Lindsey B Bass, Nicholas A Meisel and Christopher B Williams, 2015, "Exploring Variability in Material Properties of Multi-Material PolyJet 3D-Printed Parts", Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 993-1006
  • Ivan Vu, Lindsey B Bass, Nicholas A Meisel, Bruce Orler, Christopher B Williams and David A Dillard, 2015, "Characterization of Multi-Material Interfaces in PolyJet Additive Manufacturing", Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 959-982
  • Nicholas A Meisel and Christopher B Williams, 2014, "Design for Additive Manufacturing: An Investigation of Key Manufacturing Considerations in Multi-Material PolyJet 3D Printing", Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 746-763
  • Nicholas A Meisel, Andrew T Gaynor, Christopher B Williams and James K Guest, 2013, "Multiple Material Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms Created Via PolyJet 3D Printing", Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 980-997
  • Nicholas A Meisel, Christopher B Williams and Alan Druschitz, 2012, "Lightweight Metal Cellular Structures via Indirect 3D Printing and Casting", Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 162-176

Research Projects

  • May 2017 - June 2018, "Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components," (Sponsor: Lord Corporation $).
  • July 2017 - December 2018, "Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Distance Education for Additive Manufacturing," (Sponsor: Center for Online Innovation in Learning Research Initiation Grants).
  •   - August 2017, "3D Printable Habitat for Mars Exploration," (Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration).

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow, Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology, June 2016 - June 2017
  • Best Paper Award, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 2017
  • Best Paper Award, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 2016
  • Best Poster Award, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 2015
  • Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Professorship, Penn State College of Engineering, September 2015

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Additive Manufacturing and Design Graduate Program Admissions Committee, July 2017
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Administrative Coordinator Search Committee, May 2017 - June 2017
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Awards Committee, August 2017
  • Committee Work, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Faculty Member -- Solid Mechanics, September 2016
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Curriculum Committee, January 2016
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, July 2016 - February 2017
  • Participation in Recruitment and Retention Activities, Faculty, Faculty Participant in Graduate Recruitment Event, February 2016 - February 2016
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Co-Advisor, Penn State 3D Printing Club, September 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in Community Affairs, Volunteer, Volunteer for Maker Week 2016, Schlow Centre Region Library, June 2016 - August 2016
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Speaker, Workshop Instructor, Schlow Centre Region Library, September 2016 - May 2017
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Volunteer, Volunteer for Maker Week 2015, Schlow Centre Region Library, July 2015 - August 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium Session Chair, August 2017
  • Participation in Community Affairs, Volunteer, Volunteer for Maker Day 2017, Schlow Centre Region Library, October 2017
 


 

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