Additive manufacturingΒΆ

My interest in additive manufacturing comes from two different sides: I am interested on the fundamental aspects of materials synthesis, and how different printing techniques and conditions affect the microstructure, and ultimately the properties, of the materials. But I am also part of a project aimed at augmenting the capabilities of 3D printing technologies by integrating additive manufacturing with nanomanufacturing.

As part of this effort, I took part on a workshop at NIST where I provided my personal take on the challenges on understanding the properties of the material through its lifecycle: Measurement Science Roadmap for Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing This presentation also showcased some of the research being carried out in this area.

I am also developing models to establish a connection between synthesis and microstructure during the additive manufacturing of metals. This is part of a larger effort involving different groups at Argonne.

infiltration of a polymer fiber

Simulation of the infiltration of a polymer fiber to create composite organic-inorganic materials.