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 […]

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 […]

Two Manuscripts Published

Recently, two AM3 manuscripts were accepted and posted in their final versions! “Properties of as-deposited and heat-treated Ni-Mn-Ga magnetic shape memory alloy processed by directed energy deposition” by Jakub Toman, Peter Müllner (Boise State University), and Markus Chmielus will be published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds on July 5, 2018.  Until June 10th, […]

Chmielus Lab in the News: “Printing a Better Actuator, Actually”

“One technology uses magnetic fields to generate mechanical work. The other enhances the magnetic properties of 3D-printed materials. Combined, they could lead to efficient, economical production of magnetic actuators used in everything from sensors, robotics, and mechanical devices to power generation. An award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has researchers at the University of Pittsburgh playing […]