John Hart is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mitsui Career Development Professor of Contemporary Technology at MIT. John leads the Mechanosynthesis Group, which aims to accelerate the science and technology of advanced manufacturing in areas including additive manufacturing, nanostructured materials, and the integration of computation and automation in process discovery. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in manufacturing processes, advanced materials, and research methods.
John has published >125 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and is co-inventor on >50 patents, many of which have been licensed commercially. He has also co-founded of three advanced manufacturing startup companies, including Desktop Metal. John has been recognized by prestigious awards from NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, ASME, and SME, by two R&D 100 awards, by several best paper awards, and most recently by the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching.