Principal Investigator


Dhruv Bhate (ASU Bio Page)
Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School,
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering,
Affiliate Faculty, The Biomimicry Center,
Arizona State University

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
Failure Modeling of Additively Manufactured Cellular Materials 
P1060495 Paul Paradise
Process-Structure-Property Relationships for Thin Wall Structures in Laser Powder Bed Fusion
Irving Irving Edwin Ramirez Chavez
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
Size Effects in Laser Powder Bed Fusion



Derek Goss
Biomimetic Cellular Materials Design

Picture coming soon

Derek Robinson
Multifunctional Materials with Additive Manufacturing

Picture coming soon

Andrew Creasman
Multifunctional Materials with Additive Manufacturing


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