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A. John Hart

A. John Hart

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mitsui Career Development Professor in Contemporary Technology

Room 35-212
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-324-7022  

Curriculum Vitae

Administrative Contact:
Saana McDaniel
Room 35-237
Phone: 617-324-4336  

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2006
S.M. Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2002
B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2000

Research Interests
Nanostructured materials; additive manufacturing; origami engineering; machine design; composite materials; energy storage; surface engineering; self-assembly; mechanochemistry; metrology; research methods; computation and visualization.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT (07/2013 - present)
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Art/Design, University of Michigan (09/2007 - 06/2013)



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3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2014)

Best Paper Award in Compliant Mechanisms, 37th ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (2013)

MIT Mitsui Career Development Chair (2013-2016)

Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Office of Naval Research (2012)
1938E Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering (2012)
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2012)
Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (2011)
Robert M. Caddell Award in Manufacturing, University of Michigan (2011)
Frontiers of Engineering Attendee, National Academy of Engineering (2010)
Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering (2010)
R&D100 Award for Spin-Grower Layer-by-Layer Assembly System (2009)
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2009)
Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2009)
R&D100 Award for SabreTube Desktop Thermal Processing System (2008)
Finalist, MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize (2008)
Young Faculty Award (YFA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (2008)
Holcim Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction (2008)
MIT Senturia Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Micro/Nanosystems (2006)
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2002-2006)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2000-2002)

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