Messing named co-director of engineering center

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Gary Messing, head of materials science and engineering and distinguished professor of ceramic science and engineering, has been named a co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D).

Messing will provide research expertise in materials and coordination for the design, manufacturing and materials communities across Penn State.

The CIMP-3D is directed by Rich Martukanitz, senior research associate at the Applied Research Laboratory, and co-directed by Timothy Simpson, professor of mechanical engineering and industrial and manufacturing engineering.

Messing's research focuses on processing of advanced ceramics for electronic, structural and optical applications. His experience in powder handling, part shaping, sintering and grain growth expands the center's expertise in additive manufacturing of advanced materials.

He received his bachelor's in ceramic engineering from Alfred University and his doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Florida.

Messing was the co-founding director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center on Particulate Materials and served for five years as director of the Materials Research Laboratory.

He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and Materials Research Society, and academician of the World Academy of Ceramics. Messing is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Materials Research.

Last Updated September 11, 2013