Renee Meiller

Renee Meiller, director of communications, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Preventing defects in 3D-printed parts requires understanding the process. To learn more about a nascent metal-printing process known as electron beam powder bed fusion, a team of UW-Madison mechanical engineers, led by assistant professor Lianyi Chen, pioneered a system that allows them to use synchrotron X-rays to view virtually all aspects of it—including inside the part being printed—in real time. PhD student Luis Izet Escano (pictured), whose advisor is Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Lianyi Chen, led development of the system.
Additive Manufacturing May 11, 2022

First X-ray look at electron beam 3D-printing process

To study the electron beam powder bed fusion process, a team is using synchrotron X-ray imaging, diffraction with complementary thermal and visible light imaging.

By Renee Meiller
Workforce Development June 10, 2021

Engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

Engineering fields are facing a major skills gap that isn’t going away. Engineers do more than make things; they provide the backbone for a state and country’s economy. Learn how a university is changing the message.

By Renee Meiller
Safety & PPE September 28, 2020

DIY fitter developed to improve mask filtration

The Badger Seal is a mask fitter with a soft, adjustable “frame” with elastic worn either as ear loops or behind the head and can be made in minutes to improve mask filtration and improve PPE quality.

By Renee Meiller
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