Lucas A. Hof
Lucas A. Hof
Center for Advanced Manufacturing / PhD Candidate
Lucas Hof is a PhD candidate at the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal since 2014. He obtained his Master and Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Mechatronics, in 2004 from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, and did his Master research on 3D micro-structuring of glass at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. L. Hof is winner of several awards including the Quebec Government FQRNT Merit scholarship and the Concordia Public Scholars award. To this day, Hof has cumulated over 10 years of teaching, entrepreneurial and industrial experience and produced over 30 journal and conference papers and one patent.
Currently, he is co-initiator and director of operations of the research Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) at Concordia, with special focus on electrochemical technologies meeting the demand of Industry 4.0. Among others, together with Posalux SA, this group developed a novel glass micromachining technology allowing the lean production of ultra-customized glass parts. L. Hof is conducting research on this novel glass machining technology for further process optimization enabling new applications using glass. He is as well very active in the field of Additive Manufacturing were he co-develops post-processing technologies for metal AM parts able to handle complex shapes including narrow inner surfaces. Another domain of activity is electrodeposition and electroforming to fabricate complex, high precision metal parts using additive manufacturing technologies.