Matthew W. Priddy

Matthew W. Priddy

Associate Professor and Additive Manufacturing Technical Lead (CAVS)

Office: 214 Carpenter Hall
Phone: 662.325.7322

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  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2010
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2008

Experience Record

  • Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, 2017-Present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, 2016-2017
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-2016
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, 2008-2010

Research Overview

Dr. Matthew W. Priddy is the PI of the Computational Mechanics and Materials Laboratory (CMML) at MSU. The primary research focus of CMML is the advancement of computational solid mechanics for engineering materials used in multiple applications, including additive manufacturing (AM), civil structures, and orthopedic implants. Specifically, we employ advanced finite element models for examining multi-physics phenomena (e.g., additive manufacturing) and implement advanced material models of various material classes (e.g., metals, cementitious materials) to better understand complex deformation modes. Additionally, we are designing novel devices for data collection for biomedical applications and implementing in-situ monitoring for increased understanding of experiment datasets. We are driven by the pursuit of translating knowledge from research-based simulations to a tractable format for the larger engineering community.  

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Selected Publications

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Journal articles 

  • Matthew J. Dantin, William M. Furr, & Matthew W. Priddy (2022). "Towards a physical basis for a predictive finite element thermal model of the LENS process leveraging dual-wavelength pyrometer datasets." Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI). 11(3), 407-417. 
  • Anna S. Rourke, Mary Catherine Beard, Sophie E. Jones, Matthew W. Priddy, & Lauren B. Priddy (2022). "Hydroxyapatite coating promotes stable physicochemical properties of pure magnesium in a longitudinal degradation study." Journal of Materials Research. 37, 1231-1245. 
  • Bohumir Jelinek, W. Joseph Young, Matthew J. Dantin, William M. Furr, Haley Doude, & Matthew W. Priddy (2020). "Two-dimensional thermal finite element model of directed energy deposition: Matching melt pool temperature profile with pyrometer measurement." Journal of Manufacturing Processes. 57, 187-195. 
  • Matthew W. Priddy, Noah H. Paulson, Surya R. Kalidindi, & David L. McDowell (2017). "Strategies for rapid parametric assessment of microstructure-sensitive fatigue for HCP polycrystals" International Journal of Fatigue. 104, 231-242. 
  • Jeffrey T. Lloyd & Matthew W. Priddy (2017). "Quantifying high-rate localization in Mg AZ31." Acta Materialia. 129, 149-158.  

Conference Papers/Presentations 

  • David Failla & Matthew W. Priddy, "Numerical and Experimental Characterization of the Dynamic Properties of As-built 316L Components Produced via Laser Powder Bed Fusion," Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF), University of Texas at Austin, July 25-27, 2022.  
  • Matthew Register & Matthew W. Priddy (2022). "Effects Due to Variations in Thermal Properties of Maraging Steel for Finite Element Modeling of the WAAM Process." Proceedings of the 33rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium.  
  • Liv Russell, Matthew Register, David Failla, & Matthew W. Priddy. "Feasibility and Limitations of Finite Element Modeling of Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing." Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase, Mississippi State University, August 2, 2022.  
  • Caitlin Luke, Alexis Graham, Frank Brinkley, Jaden Bennett, Cody Gressett, Micah Foster, Zach Hooper, Lauren B. Priddy, & Matthew W. Priddy. "Replication of cadaver TLIF procedure impact waveform in benchtop setting." Spring 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mississippi State University, April 14, 2022.  
  • Frank Brinkley, J. Logan Betts, Loubna Ifqir, Lauren B. Priddy, & Matthew W. Priddy. "An Opensource Bone Screw Insertion Apparatus." Graduate Student Research Symposium, Mississippi State University. October 23, 2021.  

Service Positions

  • Vice Chair, University Committee on Courses and Curricula
  • Committee Member, University Committee on Courses and Curricula
  • Committee Member, IE – Institutional Effectiveness Committee 

Awards and Honors

  • 2022 Outstanding Faculty Technical Innovation Award in Mechanical Engineering at MSU 
  • 2021-2022 Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award Recipient  
  • 2021 Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering at MSU 
  • Finalist for the 2021-2022 Donald Zacharias Early Career Teaching Award at MSU 
  • 2021 MSU Reveille 25 Recipient (MSU’s 25 under 40) 
  • 2020-2021 Bagley College of Engineering (BCoE) Teaching Award for Distance Learning Recipient