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John Hart

John Hart has Ph.D. (2006) and S.M. (2002) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S.E (2000) degree from the University of Michigan, all in Mechanical Engineering.  John received the 2006 MIT Senturia Prize for best doctoral thesis in micro/nano technology, and graduate fellowships from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, National Science Foundation, and MIT Martin Foundation.  Since joining the faculty at Michigan, John has been recognized by a DARPA Young Faculty Award (2008), two R&D100 Awards (2008, 2009), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal (2009), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2010), the University of Michigan Mechanical Engineering Faculty Achievement Award (2010), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award (2010).  At the University of Michigan, John directs the Mechanosynthesis Group, whose research focuses on manufacturing and applications of nanostructured materials.  John also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in design and manufacturing, nanotechnology, and research methods.