Kirk Rogers, Ph.D.
Kirk Rogers, Ph.D.
GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement
Kirk is founder and Principal Consultant for M&P Gravity Works, as well as Technology Leader, Additive Manufacturing at the GE Center for Additive Technology Advancement (CATA), in Pittsburgh, PA. He has used additive technology to solve manufacturing & supply chain problems for the last 10 years. His priorities there have been startup and university partner identification and relationship building, technology portfolio management and matching to business projects, and team leadership in engineering design for Additive Manufacturing.
Prior to CATA, Kirk spent 15+ years at GE Healthcare where he designed manufacturing processes for and launched new products; Identified and applied new process methodologies and inspection techniques; and developed patent and technology strategy. Between GE assignments, he also did a short stint at Carlisle Brake and Friction, developing methodologies to transform carbon composite materials.
Dr. Rogers has 25 years of experience in materials processing, primarily powder metallurgy, 15 of which were focused on P/M of refractory metals. He has also done research on novel joining methods, novel molybdenum and tungsten alloys, recycling and sustainable manufacturing. A technical innovator, and adept thinker, Kirk has obtained 3 US patents, more than 20 ideas filed as trade secrets or patent disclosures, and has produced more than 30 publications. Recently he has become a known public speaker and regional thought leader in AM, having given several Keynotes in the past calendar year.
Kirk obtained his B.S. Materials Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and masters and Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering from Purdue University. He completed postdoctoral work at Ohio State University, and is a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt.