Philip King, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Maine
Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, Room 218
Orono, ME 04469-5711
(207) 581-3052;

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, 2023

External Engagements:

  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWC – Carderock)

Teaching Areas: (More Information)

MEE 150: Applied Mechanics: Statics

MEE 330: Manufacturing Engineering

Research Areas: (The KING Manufacturing Lab)

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Convergent manufacturing
  • Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Large-scale manufacturing
  • Metal casting

Principal Sponsors:

  • UMaine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, NSF, ONR

Select Research / Collaboration Activities:

  • Enhanced liquid metal flow control for sand casting using additively manufactured molds to improve mechanical properties (NSF and ONR)
  • Non-invasive velocimetry for flow characterization of liquid metal using both ultrasound and computer vision (NSF)
  • Using chemical surface treatment to reduce roughness of low-cost extrusion printed tooling for investment casting

Select Publications / Conference Presentations:

  • King, P. and Manogharan, G., (2023). “Novel Experimental Metal Flow Analysis Method for Sand Casting via Additive Manufacturing”, Inter Metalcast,
  • Martinez, D., King, P., Sama, S., Sim, J., Toykoc, H., and Manogharan, G., (2023). “Effect of Freezing Range on Reducing Casting Defects through 3D Sand-Printed Mold Designs”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,
  • King, P., Saxena, A., and Manogharan, G., (2022). “Effects of Chemical Treatment of Additively Manufactured Tooling on Surface Quality in Investment Casting”, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference 2022, Oral Presentation
  • Stebbins, R., King, P., and Manogharan, G., (2021). “A Computational Study on Novel Runner Extension Designs via 3D Sand-Printing to Improve Casting Performance”, Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2021, Published in Conference Proceedings
  • Bate, C., King, P., Sim, J., and Manogharan, G., (2023). “A Novel Approach to Visualize Liquid Aluminum Flow to Advance Casting Science”, Materials,
  • King, P., Martinez, D., and Manogharan, G., (2020). “Towards Defect-Free Marine Grade Alloy Castings Via Hybrid Additive Manufacturing”, Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference 2020

Professional Activities / Memberships:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Foundry Society (AFS)