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

Noe Cameron Noe (started Spring ’19)

Thesis topic under discussion


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

Fatigue of Additively Manufactured IN 718 (Laser Powder Bed Fusion)

P1060495 Paul Paradise (started Fall ’18)

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

Irving Irving Edwin Ramirez Chavez (started Fall ’18)

Strain Distribution and Energy Absorption in Cellular Materials


MS Students


Derek Goss
Biomimetic Cellular Materials Design
yash Yash Mistry

Development of a Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing Platform

Raghav Raghav Sharma (MS Thesis)

Cellular Material Selection and Optimization for Mechanical Performance

0 Dhiraj Patil (MS Thesis)

Increasing Layer Thickness in Laser Powder Bed Fusion with Inconel 718



Violet Konopka
(co-advised with Prof. Clint Penick)

Biomimetic Cellular Materials Design: A study of insect nests


Photo coming soon

Daniel Anderson

Topic under discussion

Alumni (updated 03/2019)

  • MS
    • Bharath Santhanam (M.S. ’19) – LinkedIncurrently at Honda R&D Americas (Ohio)
    • Thao Le (M.S. ’18) – Barrett Honors Thesis – LinkedIn – currently at Intel Corporation (Arizona)
    • Hamdan Peringattuthodi (M.S. ’17) LinkedIn – currently at Hilal Technologies (Doha, Qatar)
  • Undergraduates
    • Quoc Lam (B.S. ’18) LinkedIn
    • Ziyad Salti (B.S ’18) – Barrett Honors Thesis – LinkedIn – currently at Universal Laser Systems (Arizona)
    • Trevor Eppley (B.S. ’18) – Barrett Honors Thesis – LinkedIn – currently at W.L. Gore and Associates (Arizona)

Research Collaborators

  • Prof. Clint Penick, Assistant Research Professor at the Biomimicry Center, 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.