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Assoc. Prof. Allison Beese


Allison Beese is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State University. She also serves as Director of Penn State's Additive Manufacturing and Design graduate program. Her multiscale mechanics of materials research group focuses on using experimental and computational methods to identify and model the links between microstructural features and deformation and failure of materials, with a focus on additively manufactured metallic materials.

She earned her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. She spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University prior to joining the faculty at Penn State in 2013. She has received an NSF CAREER award, the 2018 TMS AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award, the 2017 International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing award, and a 3M non-tenured faculty award.

Abstract: Additive Manufacturing: Machine Learning, Mechanics, and Metallurgy