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"Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing"

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Tuesday April 9, 2019
2:15 – 3:15PM ~ SERF 307
Please join us for refreshments at 2:10

"Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing"

Speaker: Dr. Amy Elliott
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
Oak Ridge National Laboratory-Oak Ridge, TN

Amy will discuss her background; the history, principles, and applications of additive manufacturing; and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility.

Dr. Elliott received her PhD from Virginia Tech’s DREAMS Lab under the advisement of Dr. Chris Williams. Her thesis focused on the effects of quantum dot nanoparticles on the deposition and solidification of inkjet-deposited photopolymers. During her studies in undergraduate and graduate, Dr. Elliott participated in vehicle building competitions such as Baja SAE and the NASA Moonbuggy race as well as leading the design and fabrication of the DreamVendor, the world’s first 3D printing vending machine. Dr. Elliott started working at Oak Ridge National Lab’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) in September of 2013. At the MDF, Amy meets with industry from around the world to consult them on strategic application of additive manufacturing technology. She conducts research in conjunction with industry efforts in the area of binder jetting, through which she explores new material systems in ceramics and metals. Her team also works to develop new binders as well as new methods for maintaining the shape during sintering of parts printed with binder jet. Dr. Elliott has many publications and patent disclosures in the area of additive manufacturing. In addition to her research position at ORNL, Amy has starred on an engineering reality TV show called Big Brain Theory on The Discovery Channel, is currently serving as an on-camera expert for Science Channel's Outrageous Acts of Science, and is a co-host for the new webseries, RoboNation TV, which showcases the latest research in robotics along with international collegiate competitions focused on automated vehicle systems. She is also the STEM out-reach representative for the MDF and supports a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) for Additive Manufacturing for Business Leaders with Deloitte. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 2:10pm to 3:15pm

Science & Engineering Building, 307
1414 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

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