Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Andrew Wessman is an assistant professor of the materials science and engineering department at the University of Arizona. He joined the department in August 2019 following a previous position as a staff engineer at GE Additive. During 14 years at GE, he worked at GE Aviation to develop polycrystalline nickel superalloys for use in turbine engine rotating parts. This work also included developing the forging, welding and computational modeling capabilities necessary to utilize these materials in safety critical components. Wessman moved to GE Additive prior to the launch of the new GE business in early 2017, and led development of high temperature materials and processes for additive manufacturing. He has BS and MS degrees in metallurgical engineering from the University of Utah and a PhD in materials science from the University of Cincinnati.
- PhD: materials science and engineering, University of Cincinnati
- MS: metallurgical engineering, University of Utah
- BS: metallurgical engineering, University of Utah
- 2019—present: Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
- 2005—2019: Staff Engineer, GE Aviation/GE Additive, Cincinnati OH
- 2001—2003: Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington VA
Physical metallurgy, mechanical behavior of materials and materials processing, high temperature alloys and aviation materials, additive manufacturing alloy and process design, modeling and simulation.
Metal additive manufacturing, metal alloys and processes, solid state chemistry.
1 book chapter, 18 refereed publications, 8 issued patents & numerous patent applications pending
- 2019—2020: Recognized as “Most Supportive Junior Faculty” for MSE