Materials Characterization Working Committee


The PAMA Materials Characterization (MC) Committee serves the interests of stakeholders by ensuring that the necessary measurement infrastructure exists and is disseminated to characterize resins, processing, part-resolution, part-performance and additional materials characteristics to ensure customer-needs are met.


The mission of this committee will be accomplished with a significant emphasis on outreach and education whereby the MC committee will publish documents and videos to engage characterization experts in PAM and related fields to ensure PAMA membership is aware of best practices and emerging methods to advance practical and scientific understanding of PAM. The MC committee will also perform stake-holder-suggested novel research studies to develop new characterization in areas where existing tools are inadequate.

Current Objectives

  • Evaluating and disseminating best practices for working curve measurements
  • Assessment of resin lifetime and influence on part fidelity and performance
  • Measuring essential resin parameters for the modeling community

Alliance Overview and Opportunities for Photopolymer Materials and Systems Characterization

November 17-18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT (Virtual)

Material Characterization Panel

This panel provides an open discussion regarding the state-of-the-art in the tools and methods to characterize PAM materials.

Committee Membership

Jason P Killgore, PhD – PAMA Founder & Ex-Officio Board Member

Chair of PAMA Materials Characterization Committee

Dr. Jason P. Killgore is the leader of the Scanned Probe Microscopy (SPM) for Advanced Materials and Processes and Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing projects in the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division of MML. His efforts focus on the development, application and tech transfer of novel scanning probe microscopy methods for applications ranging from advanced manufacturing to energy storage. Jason’s expertise combines detailed knowledge of the SPM instrument with a breadth of fundamental knowledge of polymer science and polymer physics. Jason is a 2016 graduate of the NIST Foundations of Leadership, and has served as adviser and mentor to 5 national research council postdoctoral fellows and numerous graduate students.