Aaron P. Stebner
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering
Woodruff Faculty Fellow, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Professional Master’s in Manufacturing Leadership Program
Georgia Institute of Technology
“Best Practices in Using Machine Learning in Materials, Mechanics, and Manufacturing Research”
BIO: Prof. Stebner works at the intersection of manufacturing, machine learning, materials, and mechanics. He co-directs the Georgia Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing (GA-AIM) economic development corridor and is leading the design and implementation of the Georgia Tech AI Manufacturing Pilot Facility. Prof. Stebner joined the Georgia Tech faculty as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering in 2020. He is also currently the Deputy Editor for the journal Additive Manufacturing. Previously, he was the Rowlinson Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the Colorado School of Mines (2013 – 2020), a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology (2012 – 2013), a Lecturer in the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University (2009 – 2012), a Research Scientist at Telezygology Inc. establishing manufacturing and “internet of things” technologies for shape memory alloy-secured latching devices (2008-2009), a Research Fellow at the NASA Glenn Research Center developing smart materials technologies for morphing aircraft structures (2006 – 2008), and a Mechanical Engineer at the Electric Device Corporation in Canfield, OH developing manufacturing and automation technologies for the circuit breaker industry (1995 – 2000).
He has won numerous awards, including an National Science Foundation (USA) CAREER award (2014), the Colorado School of Mines Researcher of the Year Award (2017), and a Visiting Professor Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Preservation of Science (JSPS, 2019).
Stebner serves as a board member of the ASM International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) and an international advisory committee member of the International Conference on Martensitic Transformations (ICOMAT).