4/3/2018 | 2 MINUTE READ

AMUG Announces Recipients of 2018 Scholarships

Dr. Emrah Celik, an assistant professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Daniel Delgado Camacho, a master’s student in structural engineering, will engage with additive manufacturing users at the 2018 AMUG Conference.

The Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) has announced the recipients of its 2018 scholarships. Emrah Celik, Ph.D., an assistant professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami, has received the Randy Stevens Scholarship and Daniel Delgado Camacho, who is pursuing a master’s degree in structural engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, has received the Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship. With these recognitions, they will engage with additive manufacturing users at the AMUG Conference, which will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, April 8-12, 2018.

“Each year, the scholarship committee accepts the challenge of selecting two individuals that show great promise for contributing to the growth and advancement of AM,” says Scholarship Committee Chair Brett Charlton. “Our committee is excited to award these scholarships to two promising individuals in the AM community. They will be bringing fresh ideas and perspectives on how to grow additive manufacturing in new dimensions through education of our next generation and new applications in industry.”

Dr. Celik is an assistant professor, researcher and academic who uses and develops AM technology. He integrates AM into his engineering courses to teach students this new manufacturing platform and give them hands-on experience. 

In his research laboratory, Advanced Nano Systems Laboratory (ANSyL), Dr. Celik investigates methods for 3D printing energy-harvesting materials and reinforced composites for strong, lightweight, structural components. He works closely with federal agencies including NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the Army Research Laboratory. Dr. Celik aims to develop AM technologies that leverage this research.

“Although I have extensive experience with the 3D printing techniques, my interaction with the additive manufacturing community has been very limited,” Dr. Celik says. “I envision that attending the AMUG Conference will give me the opportunity to initiate long-lasting interactions with the additive manufacturing community.” 

Daniel Delgado Camacho’s research for his master’s degree is on the application of AM in the construction industry, investigating large-scale architectural, structural design and construction solutions. 

Delgado Camacho’s research on AM in the construction industry led to research on using AM to fabricate connections using material extrusion. He also foresees leveraging his knowledge and research to accelerate the advancement of concrete 3D printing for construction projects. Following his May 2018 graduation, he will join ExxonMobil, where he has interned for three years.

“The conference can provide a better picture of how far advancements in AM have come and all the benefits and potential applications that AM can offer,” says Delgado Camacho.

The Guy E. Bourdeau Scholarship, founded by Guy's wife Renee, is awarded annually to one college student. The Randy Stevens Scholarship, founded by Randy's employer, In'Tech Industries, is awarded annually to one educator that emphasizes or focuses on additive manufacturing.