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)

Internal Channels with Laser Powder Bed Fusion

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

Fatigue of Additively Manufactured Thin Wall Inconel 718 in Laser Powder Bed Fusion

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 in Aperiodic Cellular Materials


MS Students

Jordan  Jordan Yaple (MS Thesis)

Laser Powder Bed Fusion and Surface Roughness



Derek Goss (MS Thesis)

Biomimetic Cellular Materials Design

yash Yash Mistry (MS Thesis)

Development of a Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing Platform

0 Dhiraj Patil (MS Thesis)

Increasing Layer Thickness in Laser Powder Bed Fusion with Inconel 718




Daniel Bruce

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



Daniel Anderson

Stochasticity in Cellular Materials


Alumni (updated 08/2019)

  • MS
    • Raghav Sharma (M.S. ’19) – MS Thesis – LinkedIn – starting PhD in Spring 2020 at University of Pittsburgh
    • Bharath Santhanam (M.S. ’19) – Applied Project – 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
    • Violet Konopka (B.S. ’20) – LinkedIn
    • 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 Professor of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, at Kennesaw State University
  • Prof. Nikhilesh Chawla, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, 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.