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Whiting, Gregory Lewis Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr Whiting's research is focused at the intersection of additive manufacturing, novel materials, and functional devices. He uses printing as a method to fabricate unconventional electronic components and systems that can be readily customized, mechanically flexible and conformable, large area, widely distributed, biocompatible, and/or controllably transient. These devices can find application in a broad range of areas, with ongoing projects including: printed and biodegradable sensors for monitoring soil and plant conditions, printing for space applications, wearable devices for assistive technology and human performance monitoring, multi-process/multi-material integrated printing of functional objects, and printing for energy devices.

keywords

  • additive manufacturing, printed electronics, transient electronics, distributed systems, autonomous fabrication and prototyping, unconventional electronic devices and systems, sensor networks, solution processed electronic materials, multi-material integration, flexible electronics, organic electronic materials and devices, precision agriculture, soil monitoring, in-plant sensing, multi-process printing, 3D printing, wearable electronics

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • MCEN 2024 - Materials Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides an overview of the structure, properties and processing of metallic, polymeric and ceramic materials. Specific topics include perfect and imperfect solids, phase equilibria, transformation kinetics, mechanical behavior and material degradation. Approach incorporates both materials science and materials engineering components.
  • MCEN 4085 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Second part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Includes refinement of prototype, design optimization, fabrication, testing, and evaluation. Students orally present the final design and prepare a written report and operation manual for the product. GEEN-BS and GEEN-BSEPL students are not required to complete MCEN 4026.
  • MCEN 5055 - Advanced Product Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces engineering design and development of consumer products. Includes learning sketching, brainstorming, idea generation, design thinking, user-centered design, product requirements and specifications, product constraints, human factors, aesthetics, industrial design, intellectual property, concept prototyping, idea selection, tolerancing, cost estimating, design for assembly, and materials selection. Entails a semester-long team re-design of a consumer product.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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