Our Team


Sundar V. AtreEndowed Chair of Manufacturing & Materials, University of Louisville
Kunal H. KateAssistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville

Current Students

Subrata Deb Nath, Ph.D., Laser-Powder Bed Fusion of Tool Steels

Harish Irrinki, Ph.D., Laser-Powder Bed Fusion of  Stainless Steels

Paramjot Singh, Ph.D., Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Alloys

Mohith Ram Buxani, M.S, Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of  Direct Metal Laser Sintered Injection Molds 

Jeremiah Bauer, M.S.Fused Filament Fabrication of Bioresorbable Polymers

Abdullah Abdulmogith, B.S.Injection Molding of PZT Micropillar Arrays

Onajia Stubblefield, B.S., Green Chemistry for Stereolithography Resins

Zainab Soofe, B.S.3D Printing for Medical Applications

Gihan Dodanduwa Waduge, B.S., Corrosion Properties of Additive Manufactured Stainless Steels

Victor Papyshev, B.S., Soy-Based Stereolithography Resins

Postdoctoral & Visiting Scholars

Prof. H. Ozkan GulsoyAlloy Design for Additive Manufacturing 2018

Dr. Swathi VunnamMaterials Design for Advanced Manufacturing 2016-2017

Dr. Samuel DilipMetallurgical Attributes of  L-PBF Components 2017

Joo Won Oh, Ph.D.Laser-Powder Bed Fusion of Tungsten 2016-2017

Dongguo Lin, Ph.D.Laser-Powder Bed Fusion of  C-103 Niobium Alloy 2016

Dr. Kunal KateDigital Manufacturing & Design 2015-2016

Project Engineers

Jacob Groeschen, M.Eng, Stereolithography Resin Development  2017-2018

Max Livchak, M.Eng, Fused Deposition Modeling with Kenaf Fiber-Polymer Composites  2017

Keren Callen, M.Eng, Fused Deposition Modeling with Carbon Composites 2017

Jeffrey Sparks, M.Eng, Fused Deposition Modeling with Biomaterials  2017

Timothy Batchelor, M.Eng., Design of Powder-Bed Additive Manufacturing Machines 2016

Abdul Khader Khan, M.Eng., Digital Tools for Design-To-Manufacture with Powder Injection Molding 2016

David Knadler, M.Eng., Additive Manufactured Tooling for Injection Molding 2016

Jason Porter, M.Eng., Binder Jetting of Metals and Ceramics 2016



1. Christian Buesch, Ph.D., Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels, Fall 2015

2. Kunal Kate, Ph.D.,  Powder Injection Molded Aluminum Nitride, Spring 2015

3. Richard Chinn, Ph.D., Micro-Patterned Silicon Carbide, Spring 2015

4. Kyoung C. Kim, Ph.D., VRP for Microelectronic Industry, Spring 2011

5. Negar A. Monfared, Ph.D., Structure-Processing Relationships in the Fabrication of Nanopores and Nanorods, Winter 2011

6. Onbattuvelli P. Valmikanathan, Ph.D., The Effects of Nanoparticle Addition on the Structure, Processing and Properties of AlN and SiC, Fall 2010

7. Siddhartha Bhowmik, Ph.D., Nanostructured Periodic Metallic Arrays on Polymers, Spring 2009

8. Manish G. Bothara, Ph.D., Microstructure & Properties of Nanocrystalline SiC Consolidated by Plasma Pressure Compaction, Summer 2007

9. Ravi Kumar Enneti (with R. German), Ph.D., Evolution of Shape Loss During Polymer Burnout in Powder Metallurgy, Spring 2005


1. Nirupama Warrier, M.S., Fused Filament Fabrication of Metals,  Fall 2017

3. Bhushan Bandiwadekar, M.S., Injection Molding of PZT Microarrays, Fall 2017

3. Harish Irrinki, M.S., Direct Metal Laser Sintering of  Stainless Steels, Spring 2016

4. Brenton Barmore, M.S., 3-D Printed Metal Tooling, Spring 2016

5. Renee Martin, M.S., PIM Design of Zirconia-Toughened Mullite UAV Microturbines, Spring 2013

6. Kunal Kate, M.S., Predicting Polymer-Powder Properties For Injection Molding Simulations of AlN, Fall 2012

7. Juergen Lenz, M.S., Materials and Process Design for Powder Injection Molding of Silicon Nitride, Winter 2012

8. David Mandrell, M.S., High-Throughput Toxicology Screening of Nanomaterials, Spring 2010

9. Sachin Laddha, M.S., Process and Materials Design for Alumina Microchannels Produced by PIM, Fall 2008

10. Onbattuvelli P. Valmikanathan , M.S., Synthesis and Properties of Palladium/Polycarbonate Nanocomposites, Spring 2007

11.  Kartavya Jain, M.S., Synthesis of Silicon Nitride Nanoparticles in A Microreactor: Design, Fabrication & Testing, Spring 2007

12. Sweda Noorani (with J. Simonsen), M.S., Cellulose Nanocrystal/Polysulfone Nanocomposites, Spring 2006

13. Roshan Urval, M.S., CAE-Based Process Design of PIM for Microfluidic Device Components, Fall 2004

14. Chris Wilbur (with S. Joshi), M.S., Rotational Molding of Powdered Metals, Spring 2004

15. Katia Menendez (with P. Cohen), M.S., Green Machining of Powder-Polymer Mixtures, Spring 2001