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 in 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


Additive manufacturing of an iron-based bulk metallic glass larger than the critical casting thickness
Mahbooba, Z., Thorsson, L., Unosson, M., Skoglund, P., West, H., Horn, T., … Harrysson, O. (2018), Applied Materials Today, 11, 264–269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2018.02.011
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-016-2210-9
Development of an ultra-high density power chip on bus (PCoB) module
Xu, Y., Husain, I., West, H., Yu, W. S., & Hopkins, D. (2016), 2016 ieee energy conversion congress and exposition (ecce). https://doi.org/10.1109/ecce.2016.7855040
Additive manufacturing of metal cellular structures: design and fabrication
Yang, L., Harrysson, O., Cormier, D., West, H., Gong, H. J., & Stucker, B. (2015), JOM: the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 67(3), 608–615. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1322-y
Low-energy drop weight performance of cellular sandwich panels
Yang, L., Harrysson, O. A., West, H. A., Cormier, D. R., Park, C., & Peters, K. (2015), Rapid Prototyping Journal, 21(4), 433–442. https://doi.org/10.1108/rpj-08-2013-0083
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.05.005
Powder removal from Ti-6Al-4V cellular structures fabricated via electron beam melting
Hasib, H., Harrysson, O. L. A., & West, H. A. (2015), JOM: the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 67(3), 639–646. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-015-1307-x
Modeling of uniaxial compression in a 3D periodic re-entrant lattice structure
Yang, L., Harrysson, O., West, H., & Cormier, D. (2013), Journal of Materials Science, 48(4), 1413–1422. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-012-6892-2
Compressive properties of Ti-6Al-4V auxetic mesh structures made by electron beam melting
Yang, L., Harrysson, O., West, H., & Cormier, D. (2012), Acta Materialia, 60(8), 3370–3379. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2012.03.015
Non-stochastic Ti-6Al-4V foam structures with negative Poisson's ratio
Yang, L., Cormier, D., West, H., Harrysson, O., & Knowlson, K. (2012), Materials Science & Engineering. A, Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing, 558, 579–585. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2012.08.053

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