John Hart is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Art+Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. John leads the Mechanosynthesis Group, whose research aims to create new manufacturing technologies for micro- and nanoscale materials and devices, and for their assembly and integration at larger scales. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in design, manufacturing, nanomaterials, and research methods.
In July 2013, John will become Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, where the Mechanosynthesis Group will be affiliated with the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity.

John 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. As a graduate student, John received fellowships from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, National Science Foundation, and MIT Martin Foundation; and was awarded the 2006 MIT Senturia Prize for best doctoral thesis in micro/nano technology.


Since joining Michigan in Fall 2007, John’s work has been recognized by two R&D100 Awards (2008, 2009), the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2008), the Holcim Next Generation Award for Sustainable Construction (2008), the ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal (2009), the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2010), the AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award (2011), the NSF CAREER Award (2012), and the ONR YIP Award (2012). In 2012, John received the University of Michigan 1938E award, which is presented annually to one junior faculty member in the College of Engineering, for outstanding contributions to research, teaching, and service.

John's Nanobliss gallery features his artistic work on visualizations of small-scale structures. Images from Nanobliss have been featured in Science, Nature, New Scientist, Technology Review, Der Spiegel, American Scientist, SEED Magazine, PC Magazine, Playboy, Wired, and hundreds of other media outlets worldwide.


John Hart
University of Michigan
2214 GG Brown
2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA
+1.734.615.6146 (office)
http://www.ajhart.com (personal)
http://www.mechanosynthesis.com (research)
http://www.nanobliss.com (art)

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