Mr. Astrit Imeri is a Phd student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tennessee Tech University. He is currently working as a graduate research assistant in the Center for Manufacturing Research under Dr. Chris Wilson.
Mr. Nick Russell is a senior in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University. He is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in the additive manufacturing laboratory under Dr. Fidan. Nick is the student trustee on the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees and is formally the Tennessee Board of Regents Student Regent. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Rising Renaissance Engineer Spectrum Award. Nick enjoys spending time with his family and trading stocks in his free time.
Mr. Reed Rust is a senior in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Tennessee Tech University. He is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in the additive manufacturing laboratory under Dr. Fidan. He is also the build team director for the TTU Motorsports Formula SAE team. Reed is also the recipient of the 2017 Rising Renaissance Engineer Spectrum Award. He enjoys spending his time working in the machine shop and working on cars.
Mr. Sahin is a Computer Science Master of Science student and graduate research assistant at TTU’s Center for Manufacturing Research under Dr. Fidan's supervisory. His current research is on Additive Manufacturing security vulnerabilities. Before joining Tennessee Tech, Mr. Sahin worked as a researcher on security and speech processing related projects at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. He has a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bosphorus University, Turkey.
Currently, Dr. Fidan serves as a Professor of the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology at Tennessee Technological University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning, and STEM education. Dr. Fidan is a member and active participant of SME, ASEE, ABET, ASME, and IEEE. He is also the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology and International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.
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