Dr. Michael Tucker is a Lead Research Engineer and Project Manager in the Additive Manufacturing Lab of GE Research. Since joining GE in 2016, Dr. Tucker has worked on the development of machines and processes for various additive modalities, and especially for laser powder bed fusion. He brings his background in robotics and control systems to bear against solving the most challenging AM problems on behalf of GE's businesses and its customers. Dr. Tucker has authored a dozen research papers and holds 2 patents, with several more pending. He currently lives with his family near Munich and enjoys skiing, biking and traveling.