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Dr. Edward Reutzel, Additive Manufacturing, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Penn State University, Applied Research Laboratory, United States


Dr. Edward Reutzel is a distinguished mechanical engineer renowned for his contributions to additive manufacturing, materials processing, and laser systems engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, where he also completed his Bachelor of Science degree. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Reutzel’s professional journey encompasses a blend of academia, research, and industry. He has held various significant roles, including serving as Graduate Faculty and directing the Center for Innovative Material Processing thru Direct Digital Deposition at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Reutzel has also made substantial contributions to additive manufacturing research, with his work focusing on in-situ flaw detection, quality control, and process monitoring using innovative techniques such as machine learning and optical emissions spectroscopy.

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Professional experience:  

Dr. Edward Reutzel boasts a distinguished professional career characterized by a diverse array of roles in academia, research, and industry. His journey began with positions at esteemed institutions such as Pennsylvania State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he honed his expertise in mechanical engineering. Over the years, Dr. Reutzel has held pivotal roles at Pennsylvania State University, including serving as Graduate Faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department and directing the Center for Innovative Material Processing thru Direct Digital Deposition. His contributions to the Additive Manufacturing and Design Program have been invaluable. Furthermore, Dr. Reutzel has made significant strides in research, notably as an Associate Research Professor at ARL Penn State, where he led the Laser System Engineering and Integration Department. Prior to his academic endeavors, he gained hands-on experience as a Test Engineer at GE Fanuc Automation and as a Senior Engineer at Lockheed Martin Technologies, stationed at the Idaho National Laboratory. Dr. Reutzel’s professional journey underscores his commitment to advancing the field of mechanical engineering through a blend of academic rigor, innovative research, and practical application.

Research Interest:

Dr. Edward Reutzel’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics within the field of mechanical engineering, with a particular focus on additive manufacturing, materials processing, and laser systems engineering. Throughout his career, he has been deeply involved in advancing the understanding and application of additive manufacturing technologies, exploring novel methods for direct digital deposition and innovative material processing techniques. Dr. Reutzel’s work often intersects with areas such as design optimization, material characterization, and process control, aiming to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and performance of additive manufacturing processes.

Additionally, he has shown a keen interest in laser systems engineering, leveraging laser technologies for various applications including materials processing, surface modification, and additive manufacturing. His research endeavors seek to push the boundaries of laser-based manufacturing processes, exploring new methods, materials, and applications to drive advancements in both industrial and academic settings.

Overall, Dr. Reutzel’s research interests reflect a commitment to exploring cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to address real-world challenges in mechanical engineering, with a focus on additive manufacturing, materials processing, and laser systems engineering.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Toward in-situ flaw detection in laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing through layerwise imagery and machine learning

  • Authors: Z Snow, B Diehl, EW Reutzel, A Nassar
  • Journal: Journal of Manufacturing Systems
  • Volume: 59
  • Pages: 12-26
  • Citation Count: 107
  • Year: 2021

Title: Formation processes for large ejecta and interactions with melt pool formation in powder bed fusion additive manufacturing

  • Authors: AR Nassar, MA Gundermann, EW Reutzel, P Guerrier, MH Krane
  • Journal: Scientific reports
  • Volume: 9
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 5038
  • Citation Count: 105
  • Year: 2019

Title: Deep learning of variant geometry in layerwise imaging profiles for additive manufacturing quality control

  • Authors: F Imani, R Chen, E Diewald, E Reutzel, H Yang
  • Journal: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Volume: 141
  • Issue: 11
  • Article Number: 111001
  • Citation Count: 90
  • Year: 2019

Title: Sensing defects during directed-energy additive manufacturing of metal parts using optical emissions spectroscopy

  • Authors: AR Nassar, TJ Spurgeon, EW Reutzel
  • Conference: 2014 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
  • Citation Count: 84
  • Year: 2014

Title: Layerwise in-process quality monitoring in laser powder bed fusion

  • Authors: F Imani, A Gaikwad, M Montazeri, P Rao, H Yang, E Reutzel
  • Conference: International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
  • Article Number: 51357
  • Citation Count: 78
  • Year: 2018


Edward Reutzel | Additive Manufacturing | Best Researcher Award

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