John Hart

Dr. John Hart

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity and the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joined Carpenter Board in 2019

John Hart, Ph.D., is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also the Director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies. Prior to joining the MIT faculty in 2013, Dr. Hart was Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Art and Design at the University of Michigan. He has worked extensively with industry in these areas and has co-founded three startup companies including Desktop Metal.

Dr. Hart earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from MIT, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He holds numerous awards, committee memberships, publications, and patents.

Areas of expertise: additive manufacturing, advanced materials, machine design, automation, and nanocomposites.


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