Principal Investigator


Dhruv Bhate (ASU Bio Page)
– Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School,
– Affiliate Faculty, The Biomimicry Center,
– Graduate Faculty in Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science & Engineering at the 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

Shinde-Mandar-2172a Mandar Shinde (started Fall ’18)
Fatigue Failure Modeling of Additively Manufactured Cellular Materials
P1060495 Paul Paradise (started Fall ’18)
Process-Structure-Property Relationships for Thin Wall Structures in Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Irving Irving Edwin Ramirez Chavez (started Fall ’18)
Strain Distribution and Energy Absorption in Cellular Materials
Picture coming soon Cameron Noe (started Spring ’19)
Thesis topic under discussion

MS Students

Bharath Bharath Santhanam
The Role of the Corner Radius in the Performance of Additively Manufactured Honeycombs
Raghav Raghav Sharma
Cellular Material Selection and Optimization for Mechanical Performance
0 Dhiraj Patil
Increasing Layer Thickness in Laser Powder Bed Fusion with Inconel 718



Derek Goss
Biomimetic Cellular Materials Design

Picture coming soon

Derek Robinson
Development of a Multi-material 3D Printing Platform

Picture coming soon

Andrew Creasman
Multi-functional Cellular Materials with Additive Manufacturing

Alumni (updated 12/2018)

  • MS
    • Thao Le (M.S. ’18) LinkedIn – currently at Intel Corporation
    • Hamdan Peringattuthodi (M.S. ’17) LinkedIn – currently at Qatar University
  • Undergraduates
    • Quoc Lam (B.S. ’18) LinkedIn
    • Ziyad Salti (B.S ’18) LinkedIn – currently at Universal Laser Systems
    • Trevor Eppley (B.S. ’18) LinkedIn – currently at W.L. Gore and Associates