With a focus on direct energy deposition technologies, Dr. García-Moreno’s work includes the study of laser-matter interaction, which helps model the conduction, convection and radiation phenomena that occur in additive manufacturing processes. “We’re looking to better understand the influence of certain manufacturing parameters — the laser power, beam diameter, manufacturing pattern and scanning speed, for example — on the physical phenomena associated with the layer-by-layer deposition process,” Dr. García-Moreno explains.

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