Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Owen Hildreth received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2002 and worked for five years as a mechanical engineer designing consumer products. In 2012 received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. C. P. Wong. His Ph.D. research identified the mechanism for catalyst motion in metal assisted chemical etching (MacEtch) for applications in 3D nanofabrication. His current research areas focus on additive manufacturing (nm to cm scales); mass transport, reaction kinetics, and interface design in reactive inks for stretchable electronics, photovoltaics, and microfluidic devices; sensitization kinetics, microstructure evolution, dilution, and corrosion of metals fabricated using Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) and Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technologies.
Before joining Mines, he was an Assistant Professor at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy (SEMTE) at Arizona State University (ASU).