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.|
|Jiayi Wang is a second-year M.S. student in Engineering Design at Penn State. Jiayi received his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Nanjing University, China; then he came to U.S. and got his M.S. degree in Natural Resource Sciences from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Despite of in-depth study and research in Environmental Science, Jiayi wants to become a design engineer, so he came to Penn State and started to learn Engineering Design. Jiayi is passionate about product design for both traditional and additive manufacturing. His current research focus is topology optimization and its application in redesign of traditionally cast metal parts using 3D printed sand molds. Jiayi has many hobbies. He has been playing volleyball since high school and he was one of the best setters in college. He likes soccer and follows Arsenal FC. Jiayi also likes movies, and Kung Fu Panda is one of his favorite. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” Jiayi agreed with Master Oogway: people will be faced with a lot of difficulties and uncertainties, but what they need to do and what they can only do, is to believe and make the most of today.|
Santosh Reddy Sama
Santosh is a first year Master of Science (MS) student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering 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 Finite element analysis. As a part of SHAPE lab, he is currently working on developing the design rules for the fabrication of sand-molds using binder jetting additive manufacturing methods for optimal sand casting performance. Santosh believes that a comprehensive skill in design accompanied by adroitness in the avenue of manufacturing 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.
|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.