Dr. David Gonzalez is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Purdue University in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute School of Engineering Technology. Gonzalez received his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (BogotÃ¡, Colombia). Gonzalez completed his Ph.D. in the field of 3D printing of electroactive polymers, soft actuators, and sensors for industrial applications. He has research experience is in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and energy conversion. His current research interests are focused on additive manufacturing techniques for material sensors and actuators and their characterization and production.