Materials Science & Nanoengineering

Materials Science & Nanoengineering

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Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE)

Phone: 713.348.3698

msne@rice.edu

Zachary Cordero


Assistant Professor


Research Summary

Dr. Cordero leads the Additive Lab in the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering at Rice University.  The Additive Lab has two complementary research thrusts. The first thrust is to develop metal additive manufacturing techniques for printing parts with complex shapes and precisely-controlled microstructures. The second leverages these techniques to probe structure-property relationships in metals.

Brief Bio

Dr. Cordero is an assistant professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering.  He earned both his B.S. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  In between his undergraduate and graduate programs, Dr. Cordero worked at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he was first exposed to powder metallurgy and metals processing.  After receiving his PhD, Dr. Cordero spent one year as a post-doctoral fellow at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  There, he developed improved process monitoring, quality control, and microstructure design tools for powder-bed, metal additive manufacturing technologies. Dr. Cordero launched the Additive Lab in the Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering in July 2016.