Dr. Devin Roach is an Assistant Professor Oregon State University (OSU). He is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Versatile Additive Manufacturing lab at Oregon State (VAMOS) which focuses on developing AI-driven, multi-material additive manufacturing approaches to fabricate functional devices which can realize immediate engineering applications. His research outputs have been highly cited (over 2000 citations) and are in top journals in the field including Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Applied Materials & interfaces, and Additive Manufacturing.
Prior to his time at OSU, he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories leading a research group focusing on applied machine learning methods for real-time monitoring and autonomous optimization of additive manufacturing systems.
He spent 10 years studying at the Georgia Institute of Technology obtaining his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering focusing on materials and manufacturing science. He received a philosophy minor along with his BS degree in 2016.
Dr. Roach’s research interest lie at the cross-section of additive manufacturing, materials, and structural design. He is particularly interested in how artificial intelligence can be applied to improve and even automate additive manufacturing processes to eliminate user error. Additionally, he is interested in the development and manufacturing of smart/active materials such as shape memory polymers (SMP) and liquid crystal elastomers (LCE) for applications in biomedical devices, soft robotics, and energy harvesting devices.