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Dustin Gilmer

Additive Manufacturing for Energy


Supervising Faculty: Tomonori Saito

Dustin was raised in Kingsport Tennessee and then attended East Tennessee State University where he received a degree in Physics with a minor in Chemistry. He chose to stay in Tennessee and attend the Bredesen Center due to their interdisciplinary approach that will allow him to understand the growing interdisciplinary field of Additive Manufacturing. He hopes to become involved in entrepreneurship and policy in Knoxville and to give back to the East Tennessee region.


I study the intersection of chemistry, materials science, energy, and manufacturing utilizing tools such as additive manufacturing, synthesis, and data science. My work currently focuses on one specific form of additive manufacturing called Binder Jetting, in which a binding liquid is inkjet selectively deposited into a powder bed to bind the powder into a three-dimensional part. The Binder Jet manufacturing process is a versatile method that allows for unique studies of the interaction of chemistry, materials, and energy which is my current focus.


BS in Physics from East Tennessee State University


Google Scholar profile: Dustin Gilmer

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