Principal Investigator


Dhruv Bhate (ASU Bio Page)
– Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School,
– Affiliate Faculty, The Biomimicry Center,
– Graduate Faculty in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy

Brief CV
Industry Experience:
2015-17: Sr. Technologist (Additive Manufacturing), PADT Inc.
2008-15: Packaging R&D Engineer and Manager, Intel Corporation
2000-01: Engineering Co-Op, Tata Motors
2008: PhD (Fatigue Modeling), Purdue University
2003: MS (MEMS Adhesion Modeling), University of Colorado at Boulder
2001: BS (Mechanical Engineering), College of Engineering, Pune

PhD Students

yash Yash Mistry (started Summer ’20)

Multi-functional cellular materials with Additive Manufacturing

Noe Cameron Noe (started Spring ’19)

Heat Pipes with Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Shinde-Mandar-2172a Mandar Shinde (started Fall ’18)

Dynamic behavior and energy absorption in metallic cellular materials

P1060495 Paul Paradise (started Fall ’18)

Process-Structure-Property Relationships for Thin Wall Inconel 718 Structures in Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Irving Irving Edwin Ramirez Chavez (started Fall ’18)

Deformation and Energy Absorption in Aperiodic Cellular Materials


MS Students

Anushree Anushree Saxena (Summer Research Assistant)

Fatigue of Inconel 718 thin walls with Laser Powder Bed Fusion

Varun Varun Agrawal (Applied Project)

Multi-functional honeycomb design optimization

Jordan  Jordan Yaple (MS Thesis)

Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Surface Roughness




Shawn Clonts

Mechanical Behavior of Thin Wall Inconel 718



Austin Suder

Mechanical Behavior of Thin Wall Inconel 718



Daniel Anderson

Stochasticity in Cellular Materials



Daniel Bruce

A Study of Porosity and Surface Roughness Measurements in Metal Additive Manufacturing


Alumni (updated 04/2020)

  • MS
    • Thesis
      • Derek Goss (M.S. ’20) – LinkedIn
      • Dhiraj Patil (M.S. ’19) – LinkedIn
      • Raghav Sharma (M.S. ’19) –  LinkedIn – started PhD in Spring 2020 at University of Pittsburgh
    • Applied Project
      • Bharath Santhanam (M.S. ’19) – LinkedInjoined Honda R&D Americas (Ohio)
  • Undergraduates
    • Barrett Honors Thesis:
      • Thao Le (M.S. ’18) –  LinkedInjoined Intel Corporation (Arizona)
      • Ziyad Salti (B.S ’18) – LinkedInjoined Universal Laser Systems (Arizona)
      • Trevor Eppley (B.S. ’18) –  LinkedInjoined W.L. Gore and Associates (Arizona)
    • Quoc Lam (B.S. ’18) –  LinkedIn

Research Collaborators

  • Prof. Clint Penick, Assistant Professor of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, at Kennesaw State University
  • Prof. Nikhilesh Chawla, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Arizona State University
  • Prof. Xiangfan Chen, Assistant Professor, Polytechnic School, Arizona State University
  • Prof. Christine Lee, Assistant Professor at the School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University
  • Dr. Cahit Ozturk, Research Technologist at the Bee Lab, Arizona State University
  • Donald Godfrey, Engineering Fellow, Honeywell Aerospace
  • Rey Chu, Director at Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc.
  • Dr. Alex Grishin, Consulting Engineer at Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc.
  • Magnus Ahlfors, Applications Engineer at Quintus Technologies, Inc.
  • Peter Hushek, President and CEO, Phoenix Heat Treating, Inc.

Group Photos

November 2019Group_2019(left to right): Yash Mistry, Derek Goss, Daniel Bruce, Austin Suder, Dhruv Bhate, Mandar Shinde, Dhiraj Patil, Irving Ramirez Chavez, Daniel Anderson, Paul Paradise, Varun Agrawal, Cameron Noe. Picture credits: Kevin Steverson