Jack Beuth received his Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard in 1992. He has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon faculty since that time. Beuth’s research is in the areas of manufacturing, solid mechanics, and fracture mechanics, with over 75 publications across the areas of additive manufacturing, interfacial mechanics, and thin film mechanics. His current research includes modeling of additive manufacturing processes and micro-scale

Beuth was a recipient of the 1998 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. In 2000, he was awarded George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Development Professorship in Mechanical Engineering. In 2005, Beuth was co-recipient of the ASME Curriculum Innovation Award. In 2009, Beuth received the Benjamin Richard Teare Teaching Award from the College of Engineering.

Beuth’s modeling research in additive manufacturing has led to the development of “process map” approaches for mapping out the role of principal process variables on process characteristics such as melt pool geometry, microstructure, and residual stress. By characterizing AM processes over their full process variable range, Beuth’s research is allowing unique insights into process control, expansion of process operating ranges, and unique comparisons of AM processes operating in very different regions of processing space.

301 Scaife Hall
Beuth’s Additive Lab

Process Mapping for Additive Manufacturing


1992 Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University

1989 MS, Engineering Sciences, Harvard University

1987 MS, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Institute of Technology

1984 BS, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Institute of Technology

Media mentions

CMU Engineering

Gift to advance mechanical engineering

An entrepreneurial idea to expand training for 21st-century careers has sparked a $10 million gift to support mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon.

CMU Engineering

Taking down the heat

Far from kilns or furnaces, Edgar Mendoza researches how to 3D print ceramics.

CMU Engineering

The intersection of 3-D printing and machine learning

Self-correcting 3-D printers may soon become a reality, as MechE’s Jack Beuth and alumnus Luke Scime have combined machine learning with 3-D printing to enable real time process monitoring.

CMU Engineering

Looking through the eyes of a 3-D printer

MechE Ph.D. student Luke Scime uses machine vision to optimize the metal 3-D printing process.

Beuth and NextManufacturing Center featured on future of additive manufacturing

MechE’s Jack Beuth and the NextManufacturing Center were featured in an article on the future of additive manufacturing.

Beuth participates in Pittsburgh additive manufacturing event

MechE’s Jack Beuth served as a panel speaker for “The Future of Additive Manufacturing” discussion-based event hosted by Pittsburgh's Product Development and Management Association.

Control Engineering

Beuth and Rollett featured in article about additive manufacturing

During the 2017 Rapid+TCT additive manufacturing conference in Pittsburgh, representatives from Control Engineering magazine asked MechE’s Jack Beuth and MSE’s Anthony Rollett for some advice about 3-D printing for manufacturing.

NextManufacturing Center and College of Engineering have strong showing at RAPID + TCT conference

The NextManufacturing Center had a strong showing at this year’s RAPID + TCT Event. MechE Professor and NextManufacturing Center Director Jack Beuth and MSE Professor and NextManufacturing Center Associate Director Anthony Rollett both spoke at the event.

U.S. News

Beuth featured in article for U.S. News on Pittsburgh's additive manufacturing industry

CMU’s NextManufacturing Center launched a consortium to foster collaboration between corporations, academia, non-profits and government. According to MechE’s Jack Beuth in an article for U.S. News, by partnering with universities, employers have an opportunity to connect with rising talent.

Beuth featured in article for

MechE’s Jack Beuth delivered two presentations at the Additive Manufacturing Symposium hosted by Dassault Systèmes in Chicago. After presenting, Beuth spoke with a writer from about the challenges facing the additive manufacturing industry.

Plane & Pilot

Plane & Pilot taps Beuth for insight on benefits of 3-D printing 

With tremendous advances in additive manufacturing, the quality, efficiency, and financial benefit of 3D printing is growing by leaps and bounds. Beuth and his research team are diving further into the possibilities of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

SciTech Now

Beuth explores potential of 3-D printing on SciTech Now

MechE’s Jack Beuth was featured in a video on SciTech Now where he discussed the potential of 3-D printing technology.