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Edward De Meter

Professor Of Industrial And Mechanical Engineering


  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

217 Leonhard Building


Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:


Interest Areas:

Mechanical restraint analysis, fixture design and analysis, mechanical assembly system design and analysis.





Conference Proceeding

  • Edward Demeter, Kristopher Doll and Karan Arora, 2016, "Influence of Curing Regimen on the Distortion of a Work-piece held by a Hybrid PAAW Fixture", Proceedings of the SME NAMRC 44, Elsevier, 5

Journal Article

  • Edward Demeter and Kristopher R Doll, 2016, "Investigation of Work-piece Distortion during Photo-Polymerization of a PAAW Joint", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Vol 138, (11), pp. 20
  • Mahesh Mantena, Arnau Pisa Cloquell and Edward Demeter, 2013, "Analysis of a Laser Process for Permanently Degrading a Photo-Activated Adhesive Joint", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 16, pp. 190-199
  • C. C. Baker and Edward Demeter, 2010, "Investigation of a Critical Irradiance Criterion for Minimizing the Cure Time of a PAW Joint", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 24, pp. 1303-1317
  • Edward Demeter and J. S. Kumar, 2010, "Assessment of Photo-activated Adhesive Workholding (PAW) Technology for Holding "Hard-to-Hold" Workpieces for Machining", SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 29, (1), pp. 19-28
  • C. C. Baker and Edward Demeter, 2008, "Characterization of the Optical Transmission Losses of a Photo-Curable Adhesive During the Photo-Polymerization of a LAAG Joint", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 22, pp. 1105-1121
  • Edward Demeter, 2004, "Characterization of the Quasi-Static Deformation Behavior of LAAG Joints Adhering Machined Steel Surfaces", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Edward Demeter, 2004, "Activated Adhesive Gripper (LAAG) Technology and Process", SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 6, (2), pp. 201-214

Journal Article, In-House


Research Projects

  • July 2015 - August 2016, "Investigation of the Characteristics and Best Practices of Post Processing DMLS Parts," (Sponsor: Penn State IME Grant for Institutional Thrusts and Visibility in the Profession).
  • January 2015 - April 2016, "(STP)5-L01-Additive Manufacturing: Partnering with the Customer," (Sponsor: Logistics Management Institute).
  •   - August 2016, "Advancement, Development, and Implementation of Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Technology for Naval Systems," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research Defense University Research Instrumentation Program).
  • July 2015 - October 2015, "Acquisition of Machine Tools to Support Machining Process Education, Research, and Fabrication at Penn State," (Sponsor: Penn State College of Engineering Instructional and Research Equipment Grant Program).
  • March 2015 -  , "Investigation of the Characteristics and Best Practices of Post-Processing SLM Parts," (Sponsor: Penn State I&ME Phase I Grant for Institutional Thrusts and Visibility in the Profession).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, Educational Lab Resource and Safety, August 2014 - May 2016
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Petitions, August 2016 - December 2016
  • Committee Member, AD-MIN 14, January 2015 - April 2015
  • Advisor, Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Chapter S084, August 2001 - May 2015
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Petitions, August 2014 - May 2015
  • Committee Member, Scholarships & Awards, August 2014 - May 2015
  • Coordinator, Mfg Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Coordinator, January 2016
  • Committee Member, Executive Committee, August 2016
  • , College Promotion & Tenure, August 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Volunteer, STEM Demo for "Our Lady of Victory" students, Our Lady of Victory Elementary, December 2016
  • Evaluator, Bilkent University, January 2015 - March 2015



The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519