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MizzouForward Keynote – Characterization and Quality Control of 3D-Printed Metallic Components for Nuclear, Aerospace, and Biomedical Applications



February 21st | 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Ketcham Auditorium – W1005 Lafferre Hall

                         College of Engineering

Join us for “Characterization and Quality Control of 3D-Printed Metallic Components for Nuclear, Aerospace, and Biomedical Applications " a keynote presentation by College of Engineering-Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, MizzouForward faculty candidate, Dr. Scott Thompson.  Dr. Thompson will present on his research for approximately 40-minutes with a 20-minute question and answer session to follow.


Dr. Scott Thompson is an Associate Professor of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.  He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  


Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3-D printing, has effectively revolutionized how we design and fabricate products due to its layer-by-layer building approach. New levels of product complexity/customization not offered by traditional manufacturing processes are now achievable, resulting in weight reduction, enhanced conformability, joint consolidation, and higher efficiencies through design. Although there are several benefits associated with AM, the repeatable production of certifiable, metallic parts with minimal defects (e.g., porosity) for critical applications is still a challenge. Dr. Thompson’s presentation will highlight new methods for overcoming this challenge, including (I) ‘smart’ AM methods that employ physics-based machine learning (or artificial intelligence) to quickly and effectively determine problematic process signatures during manufacture; (II) the effects of extreme operating environments, such as nuclear radiation, on thermomechanical and microstructural properties of AM parts; (III) and new design paradigms and AM process plans for realizing topology-optimized parts in a variety of critical applications, including biomedical and aerospace.


You can access Dr. Thompson’s CV via OneDrive here:

 ​pdf icon Curriculum Vitae (SMThompson)_MizzouForward.pdf (University log in required to access)


After the keynote, please provide candidate feedback with our brief survey.

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