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Andrew Neils

Research Engineer and Scientist

Andrew Neils is a research scientist on the engineering team at the Roux Institute.  He has experience in additive manufacturing, experimental mechanics, metallurgy, polymer science and materials characterization, with applications to the aerospace and biomedical industries.  Neils’ interdisciplinary engineering research is centered on the application of data analytics strategies, including machine learning, to understanding process-structure-property relationships of additively manufactured parts.   

Neils earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Biology from Bucknell University and his master’s and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia where he studied the mechanical properties of additively manufactured metal lattice structures.  Prior to joining The Roux Institute, Neils was Chief Executive Officer of Topologica, Inc., a startup developing patent protected additively manufactured polymer foams for use in NFL football helmets. He also spent five years with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA where his research focus was the development of polymer liners used in total joint arthroplasty.   

Neils is an avid rower, runner and cyclist and looks forward to enjoying the trails around New England.