This page lists ongoing and completed external funded projects only, along with the sponsors who support(ed) them. In addition to this, we have received internal (within ASU) grants as well, and acknowledge support for these important resources as well.


  1. Aperiodic Lattice Design Optimization for Multi-functional Lightweight Aerospace Structures
    Sponsor: NASA Phase II STTR
    Period of Performance: 01/2020 – 01/2022
    Partners: PADT, Inc., Prof. Nik Chawla (ASU), Prof. Clint Penick (Kennesaw State)
    Research Assistants: Derek Goss, Irving Ramirez Chavez, Daniel Anderson
  2. Multi-functional Cellular Materials for Energy Absorption
    Sponsor: Arizona Board of Regents
    Period of Performance: 01/2020 – 12/2020
    Partners: Prof. Xiangfan Chen (ASU)
    Research Assistants: TBD
  3. 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.
    Research Assistants: Paul Paradise, Austin Suder, Shawn Clonts, Cameron Noe, Mandar Shinde
  4. Energy Absorption with Additively Manufactured Metallic Cellular Materials
    Sponsor: Industry
    Period of Performance: 09/2019-08/2020

    Research Assistants: Irving Edwin Ramirez Chavez, Dan Anderson, Mandar Shinde
  5. 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 – 05/2021

    Research Assistants: Irving Edwin Ramirez Chavez, Derek Goss (NASA Space Grant), Mandar Shinde



  1. Effect of Layer Thickness in Laser Powder Bed Fusion
    Sponsor: Industry
    Period of Performance: 04/2019 – 09/2019
    Research Assistants: Dhiraj Patil, Paul Paradise
  2. Bio-inspired Cellular Material Optimization for the Design of Additively Manufactured Multi-Functional Lightweight Structures 
    Sponsor: NASA (STTR Phase I) [Abstract
    Period of Performance: 07/2018 – 09/2019
    Partners: PADT, Inc.; Prof. Clint Penick
    Research Assistants: Derek Goss, Raghav Sharma
  3. 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)
    Research Assistants: Thao Le, Quoc Lam, Dhiraj Patil, Derek Goss
  4. Metal Additive Manufacturing of Landing Gear Components
    Sponsor: DOD (Air Force SBIR)
    Period of Performance: 11/2017 – 04/2018
    Partners: PADT Inc., ES3 Inc.
    Research Assistants: Quoc Lam


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