News

  • September 1, 2021
    Welcome Emre!
    Welcome, Emre Tekoglu! Emre will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a Postdoctoral Fellow beginning Fall 2021. Emre is working on laser powder bed melting of In718 based composites and refractory alloys for aviation industry.
  • September 1, 2021
    Welcome Nick!
    Welcome, Nicholas Diaco! Nick will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a PhD student beginning Fall 2021. Nick is working on developing polymeric 3D printing techniques for spatially graded and multi-material structures.
  • September 1, 2021
    Welcome Zach!
    Welcome, Zachery Kutschke! Zach will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a MS student beginning Fall 2021. Emre is working on building a hybrid SLM/inkjet printer for making spatially graded parts in refractory metals.
  • August 27, 2021
    Congratulations and farewell Adam Stevens!
    Farewell and congratulations to Dr. Adam Stevens, who successfully defended their doctoral thesis,  “High-throughput extrusion additive manufacturing - rate limits and system design”.  Dr. Stevens accepted a position as an associate staff researcher working on applications of automation and robotics to additive manufacturing at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, part of Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.  We look forward to the inevitable accomplishments in store for Dr. Stevens. Congratulations
  • July 15, 2021
    Welcome Carl!
    Welcome, Carl Thrasher! Carl will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a PhD student beginning Summer 2021. Carl is working on 3D printing self-assembling nanoparticle composites and responsive liquid metal structures.
  • June 29, 2021
    Congratulations and farewell Dan Oropeza!
    Farewell and congratulations to Dr. Dan Oropeza, who successfully defended their doctoral thesis,  “Testbeds for Advancement of Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing with Application to Reactive Binder Jetting of Ceramics”.  Upon departure Dr. Oropeza will work at NASA'a Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA as part of the NASA postdoctoral program.  We look forward to the inevitable accomplishments in store for Dr. Oropeza. Congratulations!
  • June 1, 2021
    Congratulations and farewell David Griggs!
    Farewell and congratulations to David Griggs!  David, a member of the Mechanosynthesis Group since July 2018, successfully completed his  Master's Thesis, “Design and validation of a high-pressure laser melting system” in February this year.  He then continued his research on the impact of ambient pressure on laser melting and laser powder bed fusion.  David now plans to embark on a career spent building smart products and systems that improve lives. He is now working at Remora, a startup in the Detroit area creating mobile carbon capture for semi trucks.  We look forward to the inevitable accomplishments in store for David!
  • September 1, 2020
    Welcome Olek!
    Welcome, Alexander "Olek" Peraire-Bueno! Olek will be joining the Mechanosynthesis Group as a MS student beginning Fall 2020. Olek is working on direct write printing carbon nanotubes for radio frequency based sensors.
  • September 1, 2020
    Welcome (back) Reimar!
    Welcome back, Reimar Weissbach! Reimar first joined the Mechanosynthesis Group as a visiting student in 2017.  He will be returning as a PhD student beginning Fall 2020.  Reimar is working on data-driven qualification of digital manufacturing - at the interface of computational engineering and advanced manufacturing.