Each week, we will be getting to know our faculty members a little bit better. This week, we will be getting to know Dr. Greg Nordin.
Dr. Greg Nordin, who teaches Capstone and product design classes, is working to improve everyone’s favorite new technology—3D printing. He and his team have been focused on developing new 3D printing methods that are super high resolution to fabricate lab-on-a-chip devices for a wide variety of applications. He’s excited for all the applications that innovations in higher resolution levels will make possible, but especially the countless medical applications: rapid blood testing, sepsis treatment, preterm birth biomarker measurement, cell chemotaxis investigation, disease state determination, and more.
He described this project as the most fun he has had the chance to work on. He has led the development of the first three generations of 3D printing approaches, overseen a company being created to commercialize it, and is now working on extending his approaches and developing lots (and lots) of applications. However, he’s not the only one who has had fun doing this project; two student researchers on the project ended up marrying and, together, starting the company which now commercializes the research.
When he’s not pushing the boundaries of modern technology (and accidentally creating opportunities for lifelong love at the same time), he’s usually up in the mountains. You can find him doing every type of biking, from e-biking to dirt biking to mountain biking—he even used to race dirt bikes.