Dr. Sherri Messimer

Associate Professor, ISEEM


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Dr. Messimer joined UAH's ISEEM Department directly out of postdoctoral studies, and served as Associate Dean for the College of Engineering, Engineering Student Affairs from 2004 to 2011. On and off campus, Dr. Messimer engages in research projects and teams to continually drive innovation in complex organizational and manufacturing systems. She currently serves on the multi-institutional Integrated Product Team exploring advanced 3D printing technologies, and also collaborates with research institutions statewide on the Southern Alliance for Advanced Vehicle (SAAV) Manufacturing consortium. On campus, Dr. Messimer serves as the College of Engineering Representative for Women and Gender Studies.

Dr. Messimer and three colleagues recently won Aerospace magazine's 2017 Best Paper Award for the article,"Design and Performance of Modular 3-D Printed Solid-Propellant Rocket Airframes."

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1989
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 1984
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 1980


  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems Analysis
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Design for Manufacturability

Recent Publications

  • Patterson, A. E., Messimer, S. L., & Farrington, P. A. (2017). Overhanging Features and the SLM/DMLS Residual Stresses Problem: Review and Future Research Need. Technologies, 5(2), 15.
  • Hernandez, R. N., Singh, H., Messimer, S. L., & Patterson, A. E. (2017). Design and Performance of Modular 3-D Printed Solid-Propellant Rocket Airframes. Aerospace, 4(2), 17.
  • Sheila Dyas, Eric Greenfield, Sherri Messimer, Swaiti Thotakura, Sampson Gholston, Tracy Doughty, Mary Hays, Rickard Ivey, Joseph Spalding, and Robin Phillips. "Process Improvement Cost Model for the Emergency Department," Journal of Healthcare Management, Vol. 60, No. 6, November/Dec 2015.

  • Patterson, A., Messimer, S., Farrington, P., Carmen, C., & Kendrick, J. (2015). "In-process Stress and Deformation in SLM Overhanging Features," Pre-publication, submitted to Additive Manufacturing.