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. 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 power-bed, metal additive manufacturing technologies. Dr. Cordero joined Rice University in July 2016.
Dr. Cordero is also a professional engineer in the state of TX and consults on topics related to materials processing, materials selection, and failure analysis.