HRL Laboratories LLC
Zak C. Eckel is an engineer in the Architected Materials group at HRL Laboratories LLC where he works on developing materials science solutions for aerospace, automotive and defense challenges. Currently, he is leading scale-up and commercialization efforts for HRL’s unique solutions to high-performance metal powders for additive manufacturing. He has also led programs on ceramic and photopolymer additive manufacturing and lightweight cellular structures.
Zak is the joint manager of corporate partnerships for HRL’s ELM organization, which seeks to establish open innovation partnerships to provide its customers with a competitive advantage.
He earned his MS in Chemical Engineering from University of Southern California (2016) and BS in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Physics from Northeastern University (2009).