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Welcome Aboard, Michael Duffy, Ph.D.


Beacon Scientific is pleased to announce Michael Duffy has joined Beacon Scientific, where he will bring additional support in analysis of material failures.


Michael received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Solid Mechanics from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The M.S. research was in collaboration with Lockheed Martin on manufacturing and characterization of hybrid composite materials. The Ph.D. research was in collaboration was Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on characterization of additively manufactured aluminum alloys. Following graduation, he continued research topics in collaboration with Office of Naval Research on characterization of additively manufactured titanium and steel alloys.


Michael currently holds a lecturer position at Johns Hopkins University in the Mechanical Engineering department. Course material covers manufacturing processes, failure analysis, mechanical behavior of materials, and engineering design. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing Engineering (SAMPE), The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), and Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE).


Michael is a tireless tinkerer and craftsman, leveraging his engineering expertise and thought processes to approach problems in new and creative ways. Beacon functions in a highly collaborative manner, using a team approach to make sure that no stone is left unturned. Michael's personality and point of view provides great benefit to Beacon in this environment and in turn, to Beacon's clients.