A. John Hart
A. John Hart
John Hart is a co-founder of Desktop Metal, a company committed to accelerating the transformation of manufacturing with end-to-end metal 3D printing solutions. John also serves as Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT.
Founded in 2015 by leaders in advanced manufacturing, materials science, and robotics, Desktop Metal is addressing the unmet challenges of speed, cost, and quality to make metal 3D printing an essential tool for engineers and manufacturers around the world. John’s expertise has been instrumental in advising Desktop Metal on the design and mechanics of its DM Studio system, the world’s first affordable, office-friendly metal 3D printing system.
At MIT, John leads the Mechanosynthesis Group, which aims to advance the science and technology of advanced manufacturing via research at the intersection of materials, processes, and machine design. The group’s focus areas include additive manufacturing, carbon nanomaterials, printed electronics, and precision automation. John teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on manufacturing processes and nanomaterials, along with a summer professional course on additive manufacturing. Also, he recently launched the world’s first massive open online course (MOOC) on manufacturing processes.
John has Ph.D. and S.M. degrees from MIT, and a B.S.E. degree from Michigan, all in Mechanical Engineering. His work has been recognized by prestigious young investigator awards from NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, ASME, and SME; best paper awards from ASME and MRS; and two R&D 100 awards.