World-Renowned Expert in Design for Additive Manufacturing Joins Vermont Tech

14 Feb 2022

Andreas Vlahinos, PhD, CTO of Advanced Engineering Solutions, joins Vermont Tech (VTC) as Visiting Professor. Vlahinos is a world-renowned expert in design for additive manufacturing, computer-aided innovation, and generative design who has worked with companies including SpaceX, General Dynamics, and TetraPak.

Vlahinos will teach undergraduate students in partnership with Jeremy Cornwall, MS, associate professor and department chair in the School of Engineering and Computing at VTC. Vlahinos will teach remotely with several in-person, hands-on learning sessions throughout the Spring 2022 semester, a hybrid approach that will provide students with access to a global leader in the field. Vlahinos will also collaborate with VTC on industry-focused educational events for area businesses.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for our students and greater community,” said Patricia Moulton, president at VTC. “To have an expert of such caliber on our roster will only serve to advance our mission to meet the growing and urgent need by employers for a technologically skilled and knowledgeable workforce.”

Vlahinos’ joining VTC builds on the State of Vermont’s commitment to accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing by businesses and grow the capable workforce. Through strong support from Senator Patrick Leahy, VTC was awarded a program contract through the U.S. Department of Defense Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment program’s National Imperative for Industrial Skills initiative to create the first advanced manufacturing education, research, and application development facility in Vermont by building collaboration between higher education and regional industry.

“Vermont Technical College is a unique place that enables students to acquire exceptional technical skills,” said Vlahinos. “At a time when manufacturing is experiencing a paradigm shift, Senator Leahy and Vermont Tech had the vision to develop a center of excellence in additive manufacturing and make it a reality. Now, students can learn how to use state-of-the-art Computer Aided Design tools to conceive and design high performance products. In addition, they will be able to manufacture and inspect their designs at an incredible facility and implement the industry 4.0 Digital Thread. VTC will become an incubator for industry ready skilled practitioners.”

At VTC’s Advanced Manufacturing Center students and businesses can access design digitalization, metal and polymer additive 3D printing, advanced machining, EDM processes, heat treatment, post-processing, metrology, and metallurgy. Students get hands-on, experiential learning by providing services to industry, training, and internships.

Learn more about the Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative and Advanced Manufacturing Center at Vermont Technical College.