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John Hart

Contact Info

room 3-174

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139


  • 2000


  • 2002


  • 2006



Research Interests

  • Manufacturing
  • Machine design and automation
  • Materials
  • Digital and data-driven engineering

Honors + Awards

  • 2018 MIT Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education
  • 2017 MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2014 3M Nontenured Faculty Award
  • 2014 Best Poster Award, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
  • 2013 Mitsui Career Development Chair, MIT
  • 2013 Best Paper Award in Compliant Mechanisms, 37th ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
  • 2012 CAREER Award, National Science Foundation
  • 2012 1938E Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering
  • 2012 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Office of Naval Research
  • 2011 Robert M. Caddell Award in Manufacturing, University of Michigan
  • 2011 Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  • 2010 Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering
  • 2010 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • 2010 Frontiers of Engineering Attendee, National Academy of Engineering
  • 2009 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2009 R&D100 Award (Spin-Grower Layer-by-Layer Assembly System)
  • 2008 Finalist, MIT Clean Energy Entrepreneurship Prize
  • 2008 Young Faculty Award (YFA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • 2008 R&D100 Award (SabreTube Desktop Thermal Processing System)
  • 2008 Holcim Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction
  • 2006 MIT Senturia Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in Micro/Nanosystems
  • 2002 Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • 2000 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship


  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • American Physical Society (APS)

Professional Service

  • 2020-22, Co-Chair, ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication (SCF)
  • 2017, Co-Chair, International Workshop on Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms of Atomically-Thin Nanomaterials
  • 2015, Program Committee and Advisory Committee, ASME Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Conference
  • 2014-Present, Editorial Board, Carbon
  • 2014, Organizing Committee, ASME Workshop on Scalable Nanomanufacturing, Benchmarks, Standards, and Metrics
  • 2013-2019, Organizing Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee, International Workshop on Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes
  • 2013, Technical Program Chair, NSF Workshop on Nano- and Micromanufacturing
  • 2007-Present, Proposal Reviews for NSF, DOE, AFOSR, and others

MIT Service

  • 2017-Present, Director, MIT Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies
  • 2017-Present, Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity
  • 2017-Present, Faculty Chair, MechE Design and Manufacturing Facilities
  • 2015-17, MechE General Faculty Search Committee
  • 2014-Present, Coordinator, LMP Seminar Series
  • 2014-15, MechE Website Design Committee
  • 2012-13, MechE Graduate Admissions Committee


  • Manufacturing Processes and Systems (2.008, MIT)
  • Additive Manufacturing (2.S981/2.S998, MIT)
  • Nanomanufacturing 
  • Ph.D. Research Process


  • Please refer to Google Scholar or the Mechanosynthesis Group webpage (links above)


  • Please refer to Google Scholar or the Mechanosynthesis Group webpage (links above)