This page lists ongoing and completed funded projects only, along with the sponsors who support(ed) them.


  1. Effect of Specimen Size and HIP on the Mechanical Properties of Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Inconel 718
    Sponsor: America Makes [Press Release]
    Period of Performance: 01/2019 – 08/2021
    Partners: Quintus Technologies Inc.; Phoenix Heat Treating, Inc.; PADT, Inc.
  2. Effect of Layer Thickness in Laser Powder Bed Fusion
    Sponsor: Industry
    Period of Performance: 04/2019 – 09/2019
  3. Bio-inspired Cellular Material Optimization for the Design of Additively Manufactured Multi-Functional Lightweight Structures 
    Sponsor: NASA (STTR Phase I) 
    Period of Performance: 07/2018 – 08/2019
    Partners: PADT, Inc.; Prof. Clint Penick
  4. MedTech Workforce Development: Developing hands-on, industry-relevant curriculum in Additive Manufacturing (Processes and Design)
    Sponsor: Maricopa County Industrial Developmental Authority
    Period of Performance: 05/2018 – 08/2020
  5. Improving Structural Resilience: A Study of Insect Wing Venation using Additive Manufacturing
    Sponsor: The Biomimicry Center at ASU (Seed Grant)
    Period of Performance: 06/2018 – 08/2019
    Partners: Prof. Lara Ferry, Prof. Christine Lee



  1. A Non-Empirical Predictive Model for Additively Manufactured Lattice Structures
    Sponsor: America Makes
    Period of Performance: 10/2016-08/2018

    Partners: PADT, Inc., LAI International, Prof. Howard Kuhn (U of Pitt)
  2. Metal Additive Manufacturing of Landing Gear Components
    Sponsor: DOD (Air Force SBIR)
    Period of Performance: 11/2017 – 04/2018
    Partners: PADT Inc., ES3 Inc.
  3. Additive Manufacturing and Mechanical Behavior of Composite Honeycomb Structures
    Sponsor: Barrett Honors College at ASU
    Period of Performance: 09/2017 – 05/2018
  4. Effect of Corner Radius on the Mechanical Performance of Additively Manufactured Honeycombs 
    Period of Performance: 01/2018 – 12/2018
    Sponsor: Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU (MORE Program)


Thank you to our sponsors, without whom we would not be able to work on these projects: