Alumni Highlights

Below are featured alumni of the Additive Manufacturing and Design graduate programs. If you would like to be featured, please contact amdprogram@psu.edu. We would love to hear about your recent milestones and accomplishments including job changes, promotions, and awards.


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Paula Clares

2022 Master of Science in AMD

Paula Clares is an Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer at Cumberland Additive, Inc. She graduated from Virginia Tech University in 2020 with a B.S in Industrial and Systems Engineering and later from Penn State with a Master's of Additive Manufacturing and Design. She was part of the SHAPE Lab (Systems for Hybrid Additive Process Engineering Lab) at Penn State where she worked with computational and experimental methods for Binder Jetting technology to write her thesis. Coupled with the knowledge she acquired here, she has strengthened her engineering skillset by working with different additive technologies in the industry.  Her internship experiences at OEMs of AM equipment such as ExOne and EOS have allowed her to be involved in metal AM printing (316L stainless steel) and polymer lattice printing. Since the first time she got exposed to 3D printing, Paula has been amazed by the various possibilities this cutting edge technology still has to offer.


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Nathan Morrison

2022 Master of Engineering in AMD

Nathan is currently leading Digital Transformation efforts at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire control within the Model Based Design space. Prior to this he operated as a Hardware designer for laser weapon systems IRADs (Internal Research and Development) in Applied Research. In addition, Nathan is developing his overall technical and situational Leadership expertise as a function of being selected for Lockheed Martin's Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP). This highly competitive and distinctive experience allows Nathan to mature as a technical professional and leader through four high visibility rotational assignments, providing him direct access to mentors, senior management, a leadership development curriculum, a technical development curriculum, leadership conferences, and by investing in his education on the Master’s level.


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Sarah Rimini

2022 Master of Engineering in AMD

Sarah Rimini is an MRI technologist and an additive manufacturing and design engineer. Through her career, she has established and lead a point of care 3D imaging and 3D printing lab at Geisinger Health System, and is currently the Senior Manager of the Center of Excellence in Healthcare for Ricoh. With the ability to bridge the gaps between the clinical and engineering space, Sarah is actively developing a curriculum for the Ricoh Learning Institute that will educate employees in medical additive manufacturing for their medical managed 3D printing services across the nation. Sarah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Imaging and a Master of Engineering degree in Additive Manufacturing and Design through Penn State. She is the chair of the SME’s medical advisory board and an active member and contributor of the Radiologic Society of North America’s (RSNA) 3D Printing Special Interest Group (SIG) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s (ASME) 3D printing medical workgroup.


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Anthony Mott

2021 Master of Engineering in AMD

Anthony Mott is the global additive manufacturing leader for Wabtec Corporation. He graduated in 2021 from Penn State with a master of engineering degree in additive manufacturing and design. He has leveraged the skills and knowledge gained through this program to better direct the strategy of Wabtec’s mission related to implementing additive manufacturing into their supply chain. With nearly ten years of experience in the additive manufacturing industry, Anthony has worked in a variety of roles to design, manufacture, and support customers in their additive manufacturing journey.


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Mackenzie Thompson

2021 Master of Engineering in AMD

Mackenzie Thompson is currently a process engineer for Materialise where they use various additive technologies to manufacture patient specific devices for use in the medical field. She has been working with additive technologies for over 7 years with her first taste in the field being with small desktop printers and teaching children about 3d printing and all of its uses. Then while working in the field for an OEM of additive equipment she completed all of the course work and graduated from the AMD program in Spring of 2021. Mackenzie is excited to spend her career in the exciting and growing field of additive manufacturing and is curious to see what the field expands into 10-20 years from now.


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Samantha Welch

2021 Master of Engineering in AMD

Samantha “Sam” Welch works as an additive manufacturing design engineer in the Additive Design and Manufacturing Center at Lockheed Martin Space in Sunnyvale, California, supporting design for aerospace applications and additive manufacturing process development. She also teaches a design for additive course. She has worked with 3D printing since 2011, starting with building a Makerbot Cupcake while interning at Gulfstream Aerospace. She has worked on countless printers since. She has designed popular items such as Plantygon, a modular stacking 3D-printed planter. After graduating from Purdue University in 2012 with a computer graphics technology degree, she moved to California to work with rapid prototyping and CAD design at Tesla Motors and Apple. Recently, she completed a master of engineering in additive design and manufacturing at Penn State. Through her whole career Sam has been a 3D-printing evangelist who has worked to find useful applications for 3D printing within her work.

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