The Hildreth Research Group focuses on phenomena involved in nanometer to centimeter scale additive manufacturing technologies.  Through fundamental studies on mass transport, heat transfer, chemical kinetics, electrohydrodynamics, and corrosion, we are advancing the state-of-the-art for printed electronics and microfluidics; bringing dissolvable supports to 3D printed metals; and are reducing silver consumption in photovoltaic cells by 90%.

NASA just funded our Dissolvable Support Proposal

Our NASA-CAN proposal just got accepted.  We look forward to working with Dr. Omar Mireles at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center as we develop this technology to aid NASA in their mission to explore the boundaries of space!  Just a few more years and we'll have the...

Publication on Microfluidic Device Fabrication using Reactive Inks

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics journal just published our paper on using reactive inks to print complete microfluidic devices with integrated electronic sensors.  Reactive inks allow the facile integration of electronics directly into the fluid path.  

DOE NEUP grant for dissolvable supports for heat exchangers just funded!

https://neup.inl.gov/SitePages/FY18_NEET_Awards.aspx https://neup.inl.gov/FY%202019%20Abstracts/CFA-18-15251_TechnicalAbstract_2018CFATechnicalAbstractCFA-18-15251.pdf Our DOE proposal on combining our Dissolvable Support Technology with University of Pittsburg's...

NASA just funded our Dissolvable Support Proposal

Our NASA-CAN proposal just got accepted.  We look forward to working with Dr. Omar Mireles at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center as we develop this technology to aid NASA in their mission to explore the boundaries of space!  Just a few more years and we'll have...

New Manuscript Published – Mixing in Directed Energy Deposition

Our manuscript on the Impact of compositional gradients on selectivity of dissolvable support structures for directed energy deposited metals was just published in Acta Materialia.  

Two of our papers made 3DP+'s 2017 Top-Read Articles

http://www.liebertpub.com/spcoll/top-read-articles/27/ Our two articles on dissolvable supports made 3DP+'s 2017 top-read articles.  Lets keep up the good work in 2018.  

Publication on Microfluidic Device Fabrication using Reactive Inks

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics journal just published our paper on using reactive inks to print complete microfluidic devices with integrated electronic sensors.  Reactive inks allow the facile integration of electronics directly into the fluid path.