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Agustin Diaz, PhD

Agustin Diaz, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Manager
REM Surface Engineering

Dr. Diaz has worked on the surface optimization of metal Additive Manufacturing (3D-Printing) components using chemical-mechanical polishing techniques for the last 8 years at REM Surface Engineering. During this time, Dr. Diaz has developed different processes to achieve defect-free surface finished AM-built components to display optimal performance under mechanical and corrosion stress. His research focuses on the study and characterization of the surface texture of AM components built by different techniques, primarily powder bed methods and blown powder direct energy deposition. Dr. Diaz led as Principal Investigator of several SBIRs Phase I, II, and III Programs with NASA and AFWERX. Moreover, Dr. Diaz is a member of the B46 Project Team 53- Surface Finish for Additive Manufacturing Team Pool and serves in the Executive Board of the Manufacturing and Design Division of the Institute of Industrial and System Engineering (IISE-M&D) as the industrial representative. In addition, Dr. Diaz is the Co-Founder and Marketing Editor of the LatinX Can Podcast (, a bi-weekly podcast series that talks to LatinX professionals while they share their experiences about how they turned their professional dream into reality in the USA.


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