John Hart is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies, and Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, at MIT. John’s research group aims to accelerate the science and technology of production, focusing on additive manufacturing, materials processing, machine design, and computational methods. John has been recognized by awards from the United States NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, SME, and ASME, along with two R&D 100 awards.
He has also received the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching in Mechanical Engineering and the MIT Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education, for his leadership in undergraduate manufacturing education using new pedagogical models and digital resources. John has co-authored over 200 journal publications, is a co-inventor on more than 50 pending or issued patents, is a co-founder of startup companies Desktop Metal and VulcanForms, and a Board Member of Carpenter Technology Corporation.
Hart will discuss the role of industrial scale additive manufacturing on emerging digital production ecosystems, and ongoing programs at MIT studying technology, workforce, and organizational imperatives.