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Characterization and Modeling of Additive Manufacturing Processes


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

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50.64.21.B8063 Gaithersburg, MD

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Name E-mail Phone
Campbell, Carelyn E. 301.975.4920
Lass, Eric Andrew 301.975.2080
Levine, Lyle Edward 301.975.6032
Stoudt, Mark R. 301.975.6025


To improve the reproducibility of metallic additive manufacturing processes requires improved characterization and modeling techniques. This research will integrate a variety of modeling tools across multiple time and length scales. Some of these modeling tools include CALPHAD-based models, phase-field models, and finite-element models (FEM) to predict the microstructure evolution in metals-based additive manufacturing processes. This modeling will rely on a variety of characterization techniques to determine processing-structure-property relations that occur during processing. Some of the characterization techniques include scanning and transmission electron microscopy, thermal analysis, and x-ray diffraction techniques.


Additive manufacturing; Phase transformations; CALPHAD; Computational thermodynamics; Multicomponent diffusion; Solidification; Microscopy; Diffraction;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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