Dr. David Walker is the Executive Chairperson of the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance (PAMA). Additionally, he serves as the CTO of PrintFoam, is the Founder of Prismatic Manufacturing, and is the former President/CTO and the technical Co-Founder of Azul 3D.
David graduated with his PhD from Northwestern University in 2014, during which he studied interfacial surface-phenomena and nano-scale materials. Following his graduation, David was made an Adjunct Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University. His technical innovations in robotic driven chemistry would eventually bring him to the field of additive manufacturing, where he would co-found Azul 3D in 2017. In 2019, David published a seminal work in the journal Science, setting a new throughput record for the field of vat photopolymerization printing. David would go on to lead Azul 3D, growing the company from zero to 30 FTEs until his exit in 2022.
David would go on to join the Board of RadTech – an industry organization for UV/EB thermoset materials – and would be asked to lead the Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance. In 2022, he would join PrintFoam – an environmental infrastructure company leveraging AM to solve massive global challenges – as CTO.