Harvey West

Research Associate Professor

Harvey West has been an Extension Specialist with the Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center since 1997. He runs the Testing and Evaluation Laboratory in the center and helps furniture and related industries with product performance and reliability issues. With a background in materials science and engineering, he is also involved with rapid prototyping and biomedical research here in the department. Unless you have some time to spare, don’t get him started on banjos and bluegrass!


Ph.D. 1989

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering

NC State University

MS 1982

Master of Science

NC State University

BS 1979

Bachelor of Science

NC State University

Honors and Awards

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Effect of hypoeutectic boron additions on the grain size and mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V manufactured with powder bed electron beam additive manufacturing
Mahbooba, Z., West, H., Harrysson, O., Wojcieszynski, A., Dehoff, R., Nandwana, P., & Horn, T. (2017), JOM: the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 69(3), 472-478.
Development of an ultra-high density power chip on bus (PCoB) module
Xu, Y., Husain, I., West, H., Yu, W. S., & Hopkins, D. (2016), In 2016 ieee energy conversion congress and exposition (ecce). (IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ).
Mechanical properties of 3D re-entrant honeycomb auxetic structures realized via additive manufacturing
Yang, L., Harrysson, O., West, H., & Cormier, D. (2015), International Journal of Solids and Structures, 69-70, 475-490.

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