Congratulations to Adam Quintanilla, who successfully defended his dissertation on September 25th! His dissertation, “Fundamentals of Particulate-Filled Polymer Composite via Continuous Liquid Interface Production,” focused on the effect of heterogenous phases (solid or liquid) within photocurable resin for the CLIP process. Quintanilla’s work used mechanical, thermal, and kinetic techniques to investigate the effect of fillers on liquid deadzone formation and thickness, the location and distribution of filler within 3D printed objects, and the potential for formulating printable rubber-toughened thermosets. This effort provides the groundwork for enabling polymer composites fabrication directly using CLIP.
Quintanilla’s career aspirations include pursuing a process engineering or project leadership/management role within a chemical engineering industry.