I started researching 3-D printing my very first week as an undergraduate. I remained focused on the topic for all eight years at Cornell, where I worked in the Creative Machines Lab. From college freshman year through my Ph.D. dissertation, I explored many angles of 3-D printing, from novel materials to new deposition tools and printing control algorithms.
The underlying theme: How will 3-D printing affect everyday life in the future?
Exploring 3-D printing's intersection with a variety of areas (e.g. medicine, food, K12 education, manufacturing) allowed me to work with diverse groups of people, from veterinary orthopaedic surgeons to French Culinary Institute chefs. Below, I’ve tried to summarize these projects.