Dr. Guha Manogharan
|Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering|
|Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University
M.S., Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, SASTRA University, India
|Additive Manufacturing, Hybrid Manufacturing, Design Optimization, CNC Machining and Non-Traditional Machining, Biomedical Applications of AM and Metal Casting|
|Phone: 814 863 7273||Office: 232 Reber|
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|Xi Gong is a second year PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. He graduated form University at Buffalo with Master of Science degree on Mechanical Engineering, where his research area in optimal design. Since Jan 2016, he joined the Dr. Manogharan research group in Penn State. Right now, his research interest are metal hybrid manufacturing, post process for metal AM parts and machining analysis for metal AM components. Xi also play basketball and tennis.|
|Baily Thomas is a first year PhD candidate majoring in mechanical engineering. He graduated with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla MO. His primary research focus is metal additive manufacturing processes and the understanding of metal AM crystallography containing residual stresses.|
Santosh Reddy Sama
Santosh is a second year Master of Science (MS) student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. He is also pursuing Master’s program in Additive Manufacturing and will be one of the first ones to get the degree at Penn State. He got his bachelor’s degree along with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad in India, where his main focus was on studying design aspects of mechanical structures, especially using Non Linear Finite element analysis. As a part of SHAPE lab, he is currently discovering the effect of complex fluid channels in the fabrication of sand-molds using binder jetting additive manufacturing technology for optimal sand casting performance. Santosh believes that a comprehensive skill in design accompanied by adroitness in the avenue of trending manufacturing techniques would have a potential for significantly impacting technology in this vital stage of advancements in engineering.
|Gregory Bicknell is a Master’s of Science student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. Greg grew up in Connecticut and got his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. Greg’s research interests include hybrid manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, and additive manufacturing applications in the aerospace industry. In his free time, Greg enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy novels, playing the bass trombone, epee fencing, and hiking.|
Casey is seeking his Master’s of Science in the field of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. He completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in May 2017, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Rowan University with Honors. Casey has been with the SHAPE Lab since December of 2017, and will be focusing his research on the area of 3D sand-printed molds for metal casting applications. He hopes that his research will be beneficial to part quality and performance in the automotive, aerospace, and navalfields. Casey credits his love for hands-on learning to the professors and curriculum of Rowan University.
Daniel Martinez Lepp
|Daniel is a Master of Science student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State. He grew up in Asunción, Paraguay and completed his degree in Electromechanical Engineering at the National University of Asuncion, graduating with Honours. Daniel has joined SHAPE Lab since August 2018 thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship. His research focus will be on 3DSP mold design for metal casting. He is confident his research and experience will have significant influence on his home country’s manufacturing and metal casting industries. His interests include CAD/CAM for CNC machining, additive manufacturing and project management. Daniel is a lover of books, on subjects ranging from History to Philosophy to Fantasy; being specially moved by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. He also loves to jog, play tennis and soccer.|
|Hunter Snyder is a Junior seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Hunter’s research interests include hybrid manufacturing and additive manufacturing. His goal is to completely automate the scan and manufacturing process of complex objects. In his free time, Hunter likes to spend time outdoors, working out in the gym, or hanging out with friends outside of class.|
MICHAEL JOSEPH SZCZESNIAK
Michael is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He has interest CNC systems and their implementation in new and evolving industries such as additive manufacturing. He also holds an interest in the semiconductor industry and its impact on new technologies.
Michael’s research as part of SHAPE lab is developing a closed-loop, low cost metal AM system using a TIG welder along with two other undergraduate students; Ryan deQuintal and Annie Phandinh. The future goal is having the system perform both additive and subtractive processes all on the same platform.
Outside of the lab Michael enjoys weightlifting and listening to live music.
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