Associate Professor, School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks
Dhruv Bhate is an associate professor at Arizona State University in the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks, where his research group (3DX Research) studies design and mechanics of additive manufacturing (AM) structures and materials. Prior to joining ASU, Dhruv spent two years at PADT, Inc, a small business in Tempe, AZ, where he led the company's R&D efforts in Additive Manufacturing. Prior to joining PADT, he spent seven years at Intel Corporation developing several laser-based manufacturing processes, taking them from early-stage research to High-Volume-Manufacturing. He also spent a year in the automotive industry, working for India’s largest car manufacturer, Tata Motors.
Dhruv has a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Purdue University where he developed constitutive and failure models for the prediction of fatigue fracture in ductile metal alloys. Prior to this, he obtained his master's degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied the phenomenon of adhesion in MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) structures.
Dhruv’s passion lies in combining theory, experimental methods and simulation to answer challenging research questions in new and effective ways, seeking inspiration from multiple disciplines.