Devin Roach

Portrait of Devin Roach.

Devin Roach

Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

Dearborn 216
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2021
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016

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.

Research Interests
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.

Best Presentation Award, 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference, 2023.
Early Career Leadership Award, New Mexico NSF Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), 2022.
Sandia National Laboratory Directed Research Directive Exploratory Express Award, Digital Light Processing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers, 2022.
Invited Editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Special Topic on Liquid Crystal Elastomers for Soft Robots, 2021.
2019 The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) Subject Matter Expert (SME) for 4D Printing, 2019.
NSF Innovation Corps Grant Award, 2017.
Grand Award in Mechanical Engineering, ISEF International Science and Engineering Fair, 2010.