“After Years of Preparation, LSU Faculty Ready to Develop $20 Million Research Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing and Materials,” published August 3, 2015 by LSU College of Engineering
“Louisiana universities to receive $20 million NSF grant to create national manufacturing research consortium,” published August 3, 2015 by NOLA.com
“Louisiana universities net $20M federal grant to establish Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials,” published August 3, 2015 by the Baton Rouge Business Report
“NSF invests in science and engineering infrastructure across the nation,” published August 3, 2015 by the National Science Foundation
“LSU faculty lead efforts to win $20 million grant to form Louisiana Advanced Manufacturing Consortium,” published August 3, 2015 by EurekAlert
“5 La. universities win $20M manufacturing research grant,” published August 3, 2015 by the Associated Press
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The 1st annual CIMM NSF RII Symposium was held on July 25, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In attendance were the CIMM participants, including university research faculty, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate students and graduate students, from LSU, Louisiana Tech University, Southern University, Grambling and the University of New Orleans.
Also in attendance were the CIMM project evaluators, Louisiana EPSCoR team, CIMM Industrial Advisory Board, CIMM Diversity Advisory Council, and the CIMM External Review Board. Industry visitor, Mr. Rob Gorham, attended on behalf of America Makes.
The day was filled with presentations featuring CIMM research and accomplishments. The student poster session provided wonderful networking and feedback opportunities. There were 40 posters and papers presented this year. The students from the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program presented their posters as well.
Graduate Students: CIMM Symposium Poster Session
1st Place: Mohammadreza Yaghoobi (LSU), George Voyiadjis (LSU) - "Role of Grain Boundary on the Sources of Size Effects."
2nd Place (tie): Philip Primeaux (LSU), Bin Zhang (LSU), Xiaoman Zhang (LSU), Jacob Miller (LSU), W.J. Meng (LSU), Pratik KC (LATech), Arden Moore (LATech) - "Aluminum-Based 1D and 2D Micro Fin Array Structures: High Throughput and Heat Transfer Testing."
2nd Place (tie): Pratik KC (LATech), Sangeet Shrestha (LATech), Adarsh Radadia (LATech), Leland Weiss (LATech), Arden Moore (LATech) - "Design and Performance of Novel Low-Profile Heat Sinks Created Through Additive Manufacturing."
3rd Place: Rami Khoury (LSU), Jeewan Ranasinghe (LSU), Zhenyu Zhang (LSU), Louis Haber (LSU) - "Ultrafast Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Laser Melting Dynamics of Metallic and Alloy Nanomaterials."
REU Students: CIMM Symposium Poster Session
1st Place (tie): Lucy Guo (LSU), Hong Yao (LSU), Guoquiang Li (Southern), S.M. Guo (LSU) - "Dross Formation Mechanisms and Impact for Selective Laser Melting."
1st Place (tie): Ryan Katona (Lynchburg College), Jianren Zhou (LSU), Fengyuan Lu (LSU), S.M. Guo (LSU) - "Defect Analysis of Selective Laser Melted Parts by Positron Annhilation Spectroscopy."
2nd Place (tie): Shermaine Shorter (Grambling), Nabamita Pal (LATech), Erica Murray (LATech) - "Study of the Electrical Response of Pt/YSZ-Al2O3/Au NOx Sensors."
2nd Place (tie): Sherly Lande (Illinois Institute of Technology), Fareed Dawan (Southern), Eric White (Southern), Patrick Mensah (Southern), Samuel Ibekwe (Southern), Guoquiang Li (LSU) - "Thin-Metal Film Study for Escherichia Coli Sensitive 3-D Printed Biosensor."
3rd Place: David Plaisance (LATech), Nadra Sakr (LSU), Boliang Zhang (LSU), Yi Zhang (LSU), Amitaya Roy (LSU), Shengmin Guo (LSU), Phillip Sprunger (LSU) - "Microstructural Properties of High Entropy Alloys."
CIMM Technical Meeting
The 2017 CIMM Technical Meeting was held on February 6, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In addition to CIMM technical research updates and networking, Mr. Tim Caffrey, from Seventh Son LLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas, gave a presentation titled, “Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing State of the Industry.”