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Prof. John Hart

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

MechE, MIT

John Hart is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, Director of the MIT Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (APT) and Director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. John’s research and teaching activities at MIT focus on the science and technology of production, including additive manufacturing, automation, advanced materials, and data science. John’s work has been recognized by awards from the United States NSF, ONR, AFOSR, DARPA, ASME, and SME, by two R&D 100 awards, and most recently by the MIT Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching in Mechanical Engineering and the MIT Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education. John created the world’s first massive open online course on manufacturing processes (MIT 2.008x on edX) and leads MIT’s online additive manufacturing professional curriculum which has educated thousands of engineers since its launch in 2018. John holds a BSE from the University of Michigan, and SM and PhD from MIT. He is also a co-founder of startup companies Desktop Metal and VulcanForms, and he is a Board Member of Carpenter Technology Corporation.