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Nicholas Meisel

Assistant Professor Of Engineering Design And Mechanical Engineering

Department(s):

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

213J Hammond Building

nam20@psu.edu

814-865-3163

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

Conference Proceeding

  • 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

Journal Article

  • 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, 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

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching and Learning with Technology Fellow, Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology, June 2016 - June 2017
  • 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:

  • Faculty, Faculty Participant in Graduate Recruitment Event, February 2016 - February 2016
  • Co-Advisor, Penn State 3D Printing Club, September 2015
  • Committee Member, Curriculum Committee, January 2016
  • Committee Member, Faculty Search Committee, July 2016
  • Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Faculty Member -- Solid Mechanics, September 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • Volunteer, Volunteer for Maker Week 2016, Schlow Centre Region Library, June 2016 - August 2016
  • Volunteer, Volunteer for Maker Week 2015, Schlow Centre Region Library, July 2015 - August 2015
  • Speaker, Workshop Instructor, Schlow Centre Region Library, September 2016
 


 

About

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