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
Professional Experience:
2017-present: Associate Professor, Arizona State University
2015-17: Sr. Technologist, Additive Manufacturing, PADT Inc. 2008-15: Packaging R&D Engineer and Manager, Intel Corporation
2003-04: Bass and singer-songwriter, The Blackbirds 2000-01: Engineering Co-Op, Tata Motors Education: 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

tyler-smith  Tyler Smith (started Fall’20)


Failure Modeling of Additively Manufactured Metallic Cellular Materials



yash Yash Mistry (started Summer ’20)

Bio-inspired 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)


Energy absorption in 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


Afsana Nizamudeen (TBD)

Bio-inspired hair-like structures


Mikayla Johnston (MS Applied Project)

Surface modification with additive manufacturing for lunar dust mitigation




Alexander Potts [FURI]


Energy Absorption in Cellular Structures

Home Page


Zachary Goode [FURI]


3D Printed Heat Pipes for Thermal Management



Sameer Naguib [Barrett Honors Thesis]


Surface texture design for lunar dust mitigation in propulsion systems



Andrew Sarrasin [FURI]


High Cycle Fatigue of Additively Manufactured Inconel 718 



Nicole Van Handel [Barrett Honors Thesis] – co-advised with Prof. Shenghan Guo


Fractography of Additively Manufactured Inconel 718




Alumni (updated 12/2021)

  • Post-Doc
    • Dr. Prince Jeya Lal Lazar – LinkedIn
  •  MS
    • Thesis (8)
      • Athul Rajeev (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Jordan Yaple (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Samuel Temes (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Anushree Saxena (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Rajeshree Varma (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Derek Goss (M.S. ’20) – LinkedIn
      • Dhiraj Patil (M.S. ’19) – LinkedIn
      • Raghav Sharma (M.S. ’19) –  LinkedIn
    • Applied Project (8)
      • Kevin White (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Shawn Clonts (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Sean Lederer (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Antony Romero (M.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
      • Andrew Creasman (M.S. ’20) – LinkedIn
      • Yash Mistry (M.S. ’20) – LinkedIn
      • Varun Agrawal (M.S. ’20) – LinkedIn
      • Bharath Santhanam (M.S. ’19) – LinkedIn
  • Undergraduates
    • Barrett Honors Thesis (5)
    • Austin Suder (B.S. ’23) – LinkedIn
    • Daniel Anderson (B.S. ’20) – LinkedIn
    • Daniel Bruce (B.S. ’21) – LinkedIn
    • 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, Ransburg Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
  • Dr. Christine Lee, Director, Interwoven Labs
  • Dr. Cahit Ozturk, Research Technologist at the Bee Lab, Arizona State University
  • Prof. Xiangfan Chen, Assistant Professor, School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, Arizona State University
  • Prof. Enrique Cuan-Urquizo, Assistant Professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Prof. Shenghan Guo, Assistant Professor, School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, Arizona State University
  • Prof. Philip Purcell, Department of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Donald Godfrey, Senior Fellow, SLM Solutions, Inc.
  • 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 2021

November 2019Group_2019Picture credits: Kevin Steverson