At Carnegie Mellon, we are defining the future of advanced manufacturing research. Our researchers are developing technologies for implantable medical devices, automotive racing applications using metal additive manufacturing, and lithographic processes for M/NEMS sensors.
Our leadership in additive manufacturing (AM) research includes analysis, modeling, experimentation, qualification, and device development and characterization.
Expertise extends to process mapping, geometic and mechanical characterization, optimized assembly, control systems, role of powder properties in metal AM, and finishing processes and systems for AM fabricated parts.
Researchers are using new techniques to 3D print ceramics, lithium-ion battery electrodes, and devices for aerospace and biomedical industries.
Researchers investigate a diverse range of advanced manufacturing processes and associated equipment to create micro- and nano-scale components and devices.
Expertise includes micromachining and micromilling, nano-molding of polymers, soft-lithography, semiconductor and data storage manufacturing, and micro-scale finishing processes.
Exciting new approaches include DNA origami (bottom up manufacturing) to enable nanomanufacturing and nanomechanics of multiprotein systems as well as exploring microstructures for biomimetic sensors and actuators (top down manufacturing).
Developing new materials for thermal management—like polymer nanofibers and supersolder—will transform thermal management in electronic devices.
Medical device manufacturing
Our researchers focus on developing and analyzing manufacturing processes for bioinert and dissolvable materials.
Areas include fabrication of implantable medical devices like neural probes and transdermal microneedles, brain-machine interfaces, manufacturing of surgical equipment, and fabrication of skin tissue scaffolds.