John Hart

Special guest

John Hart is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and Director of the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies ( at MIT. John's research group ( aims to advance the science and technology of manufacturing in areas including additive manufacturing, nanostructured materials, and the integration of computation and automation in process discovery. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in manufacturing processes, advanced materials, and research methods. In 2016, John launched the first massive open online course on manufacturing processes (MIT 2.008x on edX), and in 2018 he launched MIT's online professional course in additive manufacturing.

John has published ~175 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and is co-inventor on >50 patents. John has been recognized by prestigious awards from NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, ASME, and SME; two R&D 100 awards, several best paper awards; and by the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching and the MIT Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.

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