Congratulations to Erica Stevens for a Successful PhD. Defense!

On October 6th, 2020, the Chmielus Lab AM³ congratulated their second PhD. student to successfully complete their work at the University of Pittsburgh! Erica Stevens, a member of the AM³ lab since 2015, completed her PhD. defense on Additive Manufacturing of Magnetocaloric Materials. Erica will remain at Pitt as Research Associate following her graduation, assisting […]

MEMS Senior Design Symposium

On December 5th, 2019, two senior design groups that worked with the Chmielus Lab presented their work at the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Senior Design Symposium. The magnetocaloric testing stand group was chosen as one of the 8 teams to give an oral presentation at the symposium, and the sintering process control group presented […]

MDS-Rely Planning Meeting

MDS-Rely is a proposed Center to leverage the data and materials science knowledge of Case Western Reserve University and the University of Pittsburgh to benefit the companies that are a part of the Center. More information can be found at A planning meeting was held September 11-12 at Case Western in Cleveland, OH. The […]

TMS 2019 in San Antonio, TX

From March 11-14th, Chmielus AM3 Lab members participated in the TMS conference in San Antonio, TX. We met up with Daniel Salazar, a collaborator from BCMaterials in Bilbao, Spain, and gave several presentations!

Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania Awards

On February 7th, two Chmielus Group undergraduates were honored at the Annual Engineering Awards Banuquet of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP). Both Rafael Rodriguez and Kaylene Stocking were finalists for the George Washington Prize, recognizing outstanding leadership, scholarship, and performance. Congratulations to both Rafael and Kaylene! Learn more: SSOE Engineering News Video from […]

Kaylene Stocking Awarded Emma W. Locke Award

SSOE News PittWire   Undergraduate Senior Kaylene Stocking is working with the Chmielus Lab on the electrical systems component of several projects. At this year’s Honors Convocation, Kaylene received the Emma W Locke award for her excellent scholarship, character, and devotion to the ideals of the University. Read the linked articles for more details – […]

ASM Young Members Night

At ASM Young Members Night on February 21st, the Chmielus group helped to plan, participated with posters and took home some prizes! Planning Committee:– Emma Dickinson Submitted Posters:– Katerina Kimes (graduate)– Jakub Toman (graduate)– Erica Stevens (graduate)– Rafael Rodriguez (undergraduate)– Pierangeli Rodriguez (undergraduate) Poster Prizes: – Erica Stevens (2nd place, graduate)– Rafael Rodriguez (3rd place, […]

November ASM Meeting

On November 15, 2018, members of the Chmielus Lab attended and participated in the November meeting of the ASM Pittsburgh Chapter in Benedum Hall at the University of Pittsburgh. PhD student Erica Stevens gave an introduction to magnetic refrigeration, magnetocaloric materials, and her work on additive manufacturing of magnetocaloric Ni-Mn-Cu-Ga. PhD student Katerina Kimes and […]

Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) 2018

At M&M 2018 in Baltimore, Erica Stevens was elected to the role of President-Elect in the Microscopy Society of America Student Council (MSA StC). While at the conference, Erica also presented two posters: Direct Laser Deposition and Homogenization of Ni-Co-Mn-Sn Magnetocaloric Material Using Micro-Computed Tomography to Investigate Powder Distribution Trends Within 3D Binder-Jet Printed SS420 […]

Dr. Amir Mostafaei

Amir Mostafaei successfully defended his PhD dissertation on July 20th! Congratulations, Dr. Mostafaei! Amir will be moving on to a Post-Doc position at CMU in September. We wish him all of the best in all of his future endeavors.