Our Team


Sundar V. Atre, Endowed Chair of Manufacturing & Materials, University of Louisville


Kunal H. Kate, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville


Alireza Tofangchi, Multifunctional Materials in AM  

Current Students

Sihan Zhang, Ph.D., Paste Printing of Metals

Arul Selvan Arumugham Akilan, Ph.D.,  L-PBF of Duplex Steels

Kavish Sudan, Ph.D.,Ceramic Fused Filament Fabrication

Postdoctoral & Visiting Scholars

Dr. Dharmendra Chalasani, Corrosion Behavior of AM Alloys, 2020  

Prof. Vamsi Krishna Balla,3D Printing of Polymers and Ceramics, 2019

Dr. Subrata Deb Nath, Laser-Powder Bed Fusion, 2019

Prof. Azim Gokce, Titanium Powder Metallurgy, 2019

Prof. H. Ozkan Gulsoy, Alloy Design for Additive Manufacturing 2018

Chang Woo Gal, Ph.D., Additive Manufacturing of Duplex Steels 2018

Dr. Swathi Vunnam, Materials Design for Advanced Manufacturing 2016-2017

Dr. Samuel Dilip, Metallurgical 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 Kate, Digital Manufacturing & Design 2015-2016

Project Engineers

Swapnil Kumar, B.S., Design for Additive Manufacturing

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

Myengchan Kim, B.S., Fused Filament Fabrication of Sustainable Materials

Anthony Zalmanov, B.S., Metal Fused Filament Fabrication

Bryson Clifford, B.S., Laser-Powder Bed Fusion of  Inconel 625 2018-2019

Monica Martinez, B.S., Additive Manufacturing of Bronze 2018-2019

Ismayra Jimenez-Gonzalez, B.S., Additive Manufacturing Process Modeling 2019

Jacob Zimmerman, B.S., Metal Fused Filament Fabrication 2018-2019

Taylor Reese, B.S., Additive Manufacturing of Titanium Alloys 2018-2019

Zainab Soofe, B.S., 3D Printing for Medical Applications  2018-2019

Abdullah Abdulmogith, B.S., Injection Molding of PZT Micropillar Arrays 2016-2018

Onajia Stubblefield, B.S., Metallography of L-PBF Alloys 2018

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. Qasim Shaikh, Ph.D., Design for Metal Fused Filament Fabrication, Spring 2021 

2. Paramjot Singh, Ph.D., Metal Fused Filament Fabrication of Titanium Alloys, Summer 2020

3. Subrata Deb Nath, Ph.D., Laser-Powder Bed Fusion of Tool Steels Fall 2018

4. Harish Irrinki, Ph.D., Laser-Powder Bed Fusion of  Stainless Steels  Summer 2018

5. Christian Buesch (with J. Simonsen), Ph.D., Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerogels, Fall 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


1. Mohith Ram Buxani, M.Eng., Design, Fabrication and Evaluation of  Direct Metal Laser Sintered Injection Molds Summer 2018

2. Jeremiah Bauer, M.Eng., Fused Filament Fabrication of Bioresorbable Polymers Spring 2018 (advised by Kunal Kate)

3. Nirupama Warrier, M.S., Fused Filament Fabrication of Metals,  Fall 2017 (advised by Kunal Kate)

4. Bhushan Bandiwadekar, M.S., Injection Molding of PZT Microarrays, Fall 2017 (advised by Kunal Kate)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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