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Nicholas Meisel

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

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

213J Hammond Building

nam20@psu.edu

814-865-3163

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Research Areas:

Engineering Design

 
 

 

Education

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

Publications

Book, Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Negar Ashrafi, Jose Duarte, Shadi Nazarian and Nicholas A Meisel, 2019, "Evaluating the Relationship Between Deposition and Layer Quality in Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing of Concrete", Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 14, (2), pp. 135-140
  • Tobias Mahan, Nicholas A. Meisel, Christopher McComb and Jessica Menold, 2018, "Pulling at the Digital Thread: Exploring the Tolerance Stack Up Between Automatic Procedures and Expert Strategies in Scan to Print Processes", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 141, (2), pp. 021701
  • Swapnil Sinha and Nicholas A Meisel, 2018, "Influence of Process Interruption on Mechanical Properties of Material Extrusion Parts", Rapid Prototyping Journal, 24, (5), pp. 821-827
  • Dorcas Kaweesa and Nicholas Alexander Meisel, 2018, "Quantifying Fatigue Property Changes In Material Jetted Parts Due to Functionally Graded Material Interface Design", Additive Manufacturing, 21, pp. 141-149
  • Brant Stoner, Joseph Bartolai, Dorcas Kaweesa, Nicholas Alexander Meisel and Timothy W Simpson, 2018, "Achieving Functionally Graded Material Composition Through Bicontinuous Mesostructural Geometry in Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing", JOM: The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 70, (3), pp. 413-418
  • 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
  • John Ostrander, Conrad S Tucker, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A. Meisel, , "Evaluating the Use of Virtual Reality to Teach Introductory Concepts of Additive Manufacturing", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, pp. 1-19
  • Rohan Prabhu, Scarlett Rae Miller, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A. Meisel, , "Exploring the Effects of Additive Manufacturing Education on Students’ Engineering Design Process and its Outcomes", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, pp. 1-30
  • Glen Williams, Nicholas A. Meisel, Timothy W Simpson and Christopher McComb, , "Design Repository Effectiveness for 3D Convolutional Neural Networks: Application to Additive Manufacturing", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, pp. 1-65

Conference Proceedings

  • Tobias Mahan, Brenna Doyle, Nicholas A Meisel and Jessica Menold, 2018, "Pulling at the Digital Thread: Exploring the Tolerance Stack Up in Scan to Print Processes", ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-12
  • Rohan Prabhu, Scarlett Rae Miller, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A Meisel, 2018, "Teaching Design Freedom: Exploring the Effects of Design for Additive Manufacturing Education on the Cognitive Components of Students’ Creativity", ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-13
  • Rohan Prabhu, Scarlett Rae Miller, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A Meisel, 2018, "The Earlier the Better? Investigating the Importance of Timing on Effectiveness of Design for Additive Manufacturing Education", ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-13
  • John Ostrander, Conrad S Tucker, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A Meisel, 2018, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Virtual Reality as an Interactive Educational Resource for Additive Manufacturing", ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-12
  • Daniel Spillane and Nicholas A Meisel, 2018, "A Voxel-Based Design Approach for Creating Functionally Graded Structures via Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing", ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-12
  • Dorcas Kaweesa and Nicholas A Meisel, 2018, "Material Property Changes in Custom-Designed Digital Composite Structures Due to Voxel Size", Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 1-12
  • Swapnil Sinha and Nicholas A Meisel, 2018, "Quantifying the Effect of Embedded Component Orientation on Flexural Properties in Additively Manufactured Structures", Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 1-15
  • Christian Murphy, Nicholas A Meisel, Timothy W Simpson and Christopher McComb, 2018, "Predicting Part Mass, Required Support Material, and Build Time via Autoencoded Voxel Patterns", Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 1-15
  • 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
  • Nicholas A. Meisel, Sarah Ritter, Christopher McComb and Jessica Menold, , "Creation and Implementation of a Project Framework to Improve Cornerstone Engineering Design", 11th Annual ASEE First Year Engineering Education Conference, pp. 1-6
  • Nicholas A. Meisel and Sarah Ritter, , "A Flexible, Portable Making Solution to Enable Hands-On Learning with Additive Manufacturing in Cornerstone Engineering Design", 11th Annual ASEE First Year Engineering Education Conference, pp. 1-6
  • Rohan Prabhu, Scarlett Rae Miller, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A. Meisel, , "Complex Solutions for Complex Problems? Exploring the Effects of Task Complexity on Student Use of Design for Additive Manufacturing", ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-13
  • Rohan Prabhu, Scarlett Rae Miller, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A. Meisel, , "But Will it Print? Assessing Student Use of Design for Additive Manufacturing and Exploring its Effect on Design Performance", ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-13
  • John Ostrander, Lauren Ryan, Snehal Dhengre, Christopher McComb, Timothy W Simpson and Nicholas A. Meisel, , "A Comparative Study of Virtual Reality and Computer-Aided Design to Evaluate Parts for Additive Manufacturing", ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-10
  • Manoj Malviya, Swapnil Sinha and Nicholas A. Meisel, , "Digital Design Automation to Support In-Situ Embedding of Functional Components in Additive Manufacturing", ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-10
  • Dorcas Kaweesa, Christopher McComb, Jessica Menold, Sarah Ritter and Nicholas A. Meisel, , "Evaluating Idea Quantity and Variety When Using Digital Collaboration Tools to Support Brainstorming in Non-Collocated Teams", ASME 2019 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, pp. 1-12

Research Projects

  • August 2018 - July 2021, "Investigating the Effectiveness of Machine Learning Paradigms for Supporting Engineering Designers in Rapidly Evolving Digital Manufacturing," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • August 2017 - July 2020, "Making in the Maker Movement: An Investigation into the Impact of Additive Manufacturing on Student Creativity," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • October 2016 - September 2019, "EAGER: MAKER: Deployable Makerspace Classrooms: Mobility, Additive Manufacturing, and Curricular Spectacle," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2016 - December 2018, "Validation and Assessment of 3D Printed Shapes," (Sponsor: Shape Operating System Industries, Inc.).

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