Left to right: Lauren Calogero (Pratt & Whitney), Dr. Joe Calogero (Pratt & Whitney), Anil Erol (PSU), Dr. Jovana Jovanova (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia), Cody Gonzalez (PSU), Wei Zhang (PSU), Jun Ma (PSU)
Lab members Lindsay Mitchell and Fariha Azhar are featured in the January issue of the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT). Read more here
Dr. Mary Frecker presents work on the “Optimal Design of Self-Folding Origami” for Purdue University on 12 Oct 2017. Read more here
EDOG lab member Wei Zhang presenting at ASME SMASIS 2017
Left to right: Dr. Zoubeida Ounaies (PSU), Dr. Jovana Jovanova (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia), Dr. Chris Rahn (PSU), Dr. Aimy Wissa (UIUC), Dr. Mary Frecker (PSU), Dr. Joe Calogero (PSU)
EDOG Phd Candidate Brad Hanks won the 3rd Annual Millennium Café Pitch Competition with his pitch, “Creating Personalized Surgical Tools with Metal 3D Printing.”
Brad: We are using optimization tools to generate customized surgical tools. Our primary focus is pancreatic cancer because is a need for improvement in minimally invasive treatment options. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an option used to treat tumors but in this treatment, the shape of the tool affects the size and shape of the tumors you can treat. Current endoscopic tools are limited in their ability to match the size and shape of various tumors. Using finite element analysis and evolutionary algorithms, we can optimize the shape of the tool to match the shape of the tumor for a specific patient. Then using metal 3D printing, we can make these highly customized surgical tools. Essentially, we are using optimization to create surgical tools that are customized for a specific patient so that we can personalize the treatment and improve efficiency.
Dr. Timothy Simpson named director of Penn State’s new Master of Science and Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing programs. This multidisciplinary graduate-level program focuses on training students in the cutting edge field of additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D-Printing. Read more here.