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About RESC

Regional Scientists and Engineers of Cincinnati

Established in 1966, we are gathered from a variety of technical disciplines in the Greater Cincinnati area. If you are an engineer or scientist, either working or retired, join us for dining and scientific discussion/education with other members. We meet October through May to share knowledge and experiences while pursuing interests in technology and industry developments. All of our activities are nonsectarian, nonpolitical and nonfinancial.

Our activities include:
Lunch followed by
Technical Programs, often with PE CE/CPD credit
Tours of local centers of innovation.
Involvement and support in local S.T.E.M. competitions

This Months Program

Technical Presentation   1:00   pm

Make a luncheon Reservation:

This Months Technical Program will be:

New Materials and the Additive Revolution

presented by

Dr. Ashley Paz y Puente
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Within the past two decades, there have been a number of exciting advancements in the field of materials science from the discovery of metamaterials to the invention of high entropy alloys. These advances are expected to provide improved solutions for existing applications in the short term and eventually generate new applications in the long term. One of the most promising developments is happening in the manufacturing industry with the emergence of additive manufacturing, which have significant implications on materials technologies. Additive manufacturing, of metallic materials in particular, has become a popular research area due to its potential application in the aerospace, defense, and energy industries. This technology allows for the fabrication of geometrically complex parts with great precision while minimizing material waste compared to more conventional subtractive techniques. However, recent research has revealed that materials could be specifically designed to take advantage of the unique processing conditions of additive manufacturing. An area where the use of additive manufacturing is making a significant impact is in the fabrication on metallic lattice structures, which exhibit a periodic unit cell with open porosity, making them suitable for a variety of applications including light-weighting, damping, heat transfer, catalysis, and biomedical implants. Additive technologies enable almost unlimited design capabilities beyond what was possible with traditional manufacturing for the fabrication of these lattices. This talk will discuss the evolution of additive manufacturing and strategies for material development related to this emerging technology.

Dr. Ashley Paz y Puente joined the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in August 2016 as an Assistant Professor. She has ten years of research experience in metallurgy, more specifically, in solid-state diffusion in metallic systems including nuclear fuels, shape memory alloys and high temperature materials. Dr. Paz y Puente received her Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and her Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 2011 and 2012, respectively, and earned her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2016 from Northwestern University. Her research interests lie mainly in the areas of additive manufacturing, diffusion coatings, gas-phase alloying, and sintering of metallic scaffolds. Her research in this area will explore applications in the biomedical, energy, and aerospace industries.


All future plans are subject to revision

This completes this series of presentations. Check back in September to see next seasons selection of presentations. If you have a suggestion for a topic or a speaker, send an em@il.

* Qualifies for CPD Credit

PE/CE Certificates

RESC offers PE/CE* Credit:

$5.00 for Non-members - Free to Members.

You are invited to join us for lunch at 11:30 am and attend the technical program for PE CE credit at 1:00 pm.

If you are unable to attend the luncheon you may attend the 1:00 pm program to obtain the CE Certificate but you must register one day prior to the presentation by email CE Credit

To receive the PE CE Certificate, we will request your PE registration number and your PE name since certificates are prepared in advance.

According to our information OH, KY and IN have reciprocal agreements for PE credits.

There is no charge for attending just the program.

*PE Professional Engineer, CE Continuing Education

The Upcoming Tours

Make a tour Reservation:

The next tour of this RESC season is Exploring the Fernauld Museum

The tour will be May 17th and a lunch following at a nearby German restrauent is planned.

The Upcoming Planned Tours for the 17-18 activities year are

This will complete this sesons tours.

These are tenative plans and are subject to repeated changes. Be sure to check back here for the latest information.

Now is a good time to let the tour director know of any places you believe would provide an interesting tour. Including a contact would be helpful.