Dr. Ola L. A. Harrysson
Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor
Director of Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics
NC State University

Friday, Mar. 22nd at 3:00pm
MEK 3550

ABSTRACT: Additive Manufacturing technologies have been around for over three decades and started as a means to make prototypes rapidly (Rapid Prototyping). Over the years, AM technologies have developed and improved to the point where they are used for production of final components within various fields. While these technologies have matured, there are still numerous research areas to explore. Material development and new alloy development for metal AM processes is a hot area where the team at NCSU has been pioneering. Other areas of research include the accuracy of various AM processes, mechanical properties of printed materials, in-situ monitoring of AM processes, design optimization, and medical applications of AM. The research team in the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL), is made up of faculty and students from many different departments including ISE, MAE, MSE, BME, ECE, CC, and CE. Most research projects are very multidisciplinary in nature and require researchers with different backgrounds and skillsets.

BIO: Dr. Ola L. A. Harrysson joined the ISE Department at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2002 after receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Prior to attending UCF he was born and raised in Sweden and received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Dala University. He has been conducting research in Additive Manufacturing for over 25 years. His main areas of research are medical application of AM technologies, custom design and fabrication of orthopedic implants, medical device development, reverse engineering, finishing of metal AM components, and materials development for Direct Metal AM technologies. Dr. Harrysson is the Director of the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics at NCSU. Dr. Harrysson is the Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial Engineering. He has affiliated appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Material Science and Engineering.