Welcome! I have have recently joined VulcanForms, Inc. as an Additive Manufacturing Engineer after completing my PhD studies and a brief Post-Doc position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, working in Prof. John Hart's group. My PhD thesis "In situ Monitoring and Control of Carbon Nanotube Synthesis" was defended on October 30, 2019.
My research at MIT focused on investigating novel micro- and nano-scale manufacturing processes, including carbon nanotube and 2D materials synthesis. My goal as a researcher has been to understand the physics that dominate these processes so that they can be reliably utilized in industrial-scale manufacturing.
I also was involved in numerous additive manufacturing efforts during my time at MIT. I developed technical content for a professional online additive manufacturing course on MIT xPro. In addition, I helped design and construct a research-grade hybrid 3D printer for metal and composite materials, which originated as a class project in 2.77 Principles of Precision Product Design, and continued afterwards as a research effort.
I am excited about the convergence of advanced materials, digital fabrication, robotics, big data, machine learning, and automation, and throughout my career I hope to work towards developing products that utilize these technologies.
Please contact me through LinkedIn if you find my work interesting and would like to connect!
Background: SEM image of a carbon nanotube forest that I created.