Dr. Nima Shamsaei is currently the Philpott-WestPoint Stevens Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University, where he is also the founding director of the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME), a NASA and NIST funded research center focused on advancing the additive manufacturing (AM) technology.
NCAME is also one of the two U.S.-based founding partners of the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM CoE) with the aim to guide multi-disciplinary research and foster effective collaborations amongst industry, government, academia, and non-profit organizations for ensuring a coordinated, global effort for rapidly closing standards and workforce development gaps in advanced manufacturing. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Shamsaei spent many years in industry, including in leadership positions, specializing in fatigue analysis and durability test development. Dr. Shamsaei then took his skillset to Mississippi State University in 2013 and initiated a university level AM research track. The focus of his research was on the structural integrity of AM metallic materials, which is his continued primary area of interest at Auburn University. His research work has resulted so far in publishing over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings as well as over 90 technical presentations including more than 50 invited talks or keynote/plenary speeches in the areas of fatigue, fracture, mechanics of materials, and AM material/part qualification, certification and standardization. Several government agencies and private companies sponsor many of his research projects in order to advance AM technology for faster industrial adoption. He has served as the guest editor for the International Journal of Fatigue 1st, 2nd, and 3rd special issues on Additive Manufacturing in 2017, 2019, and 2021, as well as the Journal of Materials Processing Technology’s special issue on AM process qualification in 2021. Dr. Shamsaei also organizes multiple AM-related symposia and conferences in ASTM, TMS, and ASME.