Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
- Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2015
- M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2014
- B.S. Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, 2010
Jeffrey Lipton will start this summer as an assistant professor. He is currently at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology completing a postdoctoral fellowship on robotics and 3-D printing for automatic fabrication and manufacturing. He develops robotic systems that build on 3-D computational technology to expand the range on-demand, printable flexible materials. He uses robots to create novel materials and manufacturing methods with the capacity to expand robotic capabilities. He partnered with Boeing to generate closed cell foams able to protect robots from impact as well as plant workers from peripheral nerve damage caused by manufacturing vibrations.
As a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell, Jeffrey led the Fab@Home Lab which makes open-source 3-D printer kits for use in bio-research labs. His work using 3-D printers to print food received coverage in The New York Times, Wired and Popular Mechanics. He also co-founded two companies: GEMS Boxes, a platform for distributing opioid antidotes, and Seraph Robotics which commercialized Fab@Home technology.