Frank Medina, PhD
Frank Medina, PhD
Associate Professor and Director
UTEP WM Keck/ EWI
Francisco Medina, PhD is a world-renowned expert in the area of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Metal powder bed fusion technology. He has over eighteen years of experience in AM and has educated over one thousand scientists and engineers in the areas of meals AM technology, processes, and advanced applications. He has published and contributed to over 120 peer-reviewed journal and conference proceedings. Additionally, he has been awarded nine additive manufacturing patents, with several other patents pending.
Currently, Dr. Medina started a new position as Associate Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is also Director of Technology and Engagement at the WM Keck Center for 3D Innovation and Consulting Technology Director at EWI. In his past profession Dr. Medina was Technology Leader for Additive Manufacturing (AM) and the Director of the Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) at EWI. As the technology leader, He establish the vision and goals for the additive manufacturing technology at EWI and represent EWI nationally/internationally to help grow the EWI brand. Previously to EWI, he was a senior specialist in materials development at Arcam, stationed at ORNL where he managed Arcam’s relationships and R&D activities in North America.
Throughout his career, his research interests has centered around additive manufacturing, with a heavy emphasis on the acceleration and advancement of the manufacturing readiness of metal AM technology. Specifically, focused his attention to new rapid AM alloy development, new AM strategies for material processing, material qualification, low-cost powder manufacturing and AM education.
Dr. Medina is the former chair of the SME Additive Manufacturing Community. His professional affiliations include ASTM International, SME, MRS, SAE and TMS.