Johnson Samuel

About

Dr. Johnson Samuel has been serving as a faculty in the mechanical, aerospace and nuclear engineering department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), since the Spring of 2011. As director of the Nano/Micro-scale Manufacturing and Material Design Lab (NanoM3 Design Lab) at Rensselaer, he leads research and education efforts in the areas of advanced manufacturing and material design. His research has attracted funding from multiple agencies including the National Science Foundation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Defense Health Program, Army Research Lab, DARPA and The Boeing Company. He is the recipient of the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award for his proposal titled “Microstructure-specific machining strategies for bone” (2014), The Outstanding Young Alumni Award, MechSe Dept. Univ. of Illinois- Urbana  Champaign (2016), Rensselaer School of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2016), and the World Economic Forum Young Scientist Cohort (2016)
Besides research, Dr.Samuel is also passionate about training and developing the next generation of manufacturing engineers in the US. He was awarded the Rensselaer Class of 1951 Outstanding Teaching Award (2014) and the School Of Engineering Education Innovation Award (2015) in recognition of his manufacturing education efforts at Rensselaer.

Education & Training

Dr. Samuel obtained his M.S (Industrial Engineering, 2003) and PhD (Mechanical Engineering, 2009) degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His PhD dissertation was supervised by Prof. Shiv G. Kapoor and the late Prof. Richard E. DeVor (NAE member). 
 

Research

Primary Research Focus
Manufacturing Processes and Materials Design
Other Focus Areas

Additive Manufacturing: Metal and Polymer systems
Multi-material Co-builds
Micromachining Processes
Smart Manufacturing
Robotics

Teaching

Current Courses
  • Mechanisms (Spring)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes & Systems (Fall)
  • Manufacturing Processes & Systems -I (Fall)

Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division's Outstanding Service Award, 2019 
  • US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2014. 
  • Outstanding Young Alumni in the Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2016. 
  • Rensselaer School of Engineering Research Excellence Award, 2016. 
  • Rensselaer Knowledge and Innovation Program Award, 2016, 2018. 
  • Rensselaer School of Engineering Education Innovation Award, 2015. 
  • Rensselaer Class of 1951 Outstanding Teaching Development Award, 2014. 
  • University of Illinois, College of Engineering Mavis Teaching Fellow, 2007-2008.  

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Johnson Samuel has 65 indexed publications in the subjects of Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science.

Sri Krishna Sasidhar Potukuchi, Michael Conward, Johnson Samuel
Journal of Manufacturing Processes
, 101
, 2023
, pp.25-37
.
James F. Nowak, Andrew Kerns, Priyank Patel, Kate Batzinger, Xing Tong, Johnson Samuel
Journal of biomechanical engineering
, 145
, 2023
.
Anna Christina Amason, Aditya Meduri, Shivani Rao, Nicole Leonick, Bhagyashree Subramaniam, Johnson Samuel, Richard A. Gross
ACS Omega
, 7
, 2022
, pp.47709-47719
.
Sri Krishna Sasidhar Potukuchi, Johnson Samuel
Journal of Manufacturing Processes
, 76
, 2022
, pp.264-276
.
Michael Conward, Johnson Samuel
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
, 143
, 2021
.
Roshan Mishra, Michael Conward, Johnson Samuel
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
, 143
, 2021
.
Jessica L. Funnell, Alexis M. Ziemba, James F. Nowak, Hussein Awada, Nicos Prokopiou, Johnson Samuel, Yannick Guari, Benjamin Nottelet, Ryan J. Gilbert
Acta Biomaterialia
, 131
, 2021
, pp.302-313
.
Shah Kiat Hon, Johnson Samuel
Journal of Manufacturing Processes
, 68
, 2021
, pp.95-103
.
Zhongjia Gao, James F. Nowak, Johnathan Corbin, Lauren Delgado, Johnson Samuel
Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing
, 8
, 2020
.
Johnson Samuel, Martin B.G. Jun, O. Burak Ozdoganlar, Andrew Honegger, Mike Vogler, Shiv G. Kapoor
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
, 142
, 2020
.

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