Dr. Christopher Saldana

Office: GTMI 259

Email: christopher.saldana@nullme.gatech.edu

Phone: 404-385-3735



PhD, Purdue University, 2010
MS, Purdue University, 2006
BS, Virginia Tech, 2004

Research Areas and Descriptors

Manufacturing and Mechanics of Materials; Additive Manufacturing; Precision Machining; Non-Destructive Inspection


Dr. Christopher Saldana is a faculty member of mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. He previously held the Harold and Inge Marcus Career Development Professorship at the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State. Dr. Saldana’s research has focused on developing integrated frameworks for describing relationships between processing, structure and properties for advanced manufacturing operations. He is an expert on materials processing and non-destructive evaluation with 15 years of experience in the precision manufacturing sector and a focus on multi-scale materials and metrology characterization for supporting new product development and realization of next generation manufacturing processes. His current work is focused on developing process qualification and process design tools for hybrid additive/subtractive manufacturing and digitally-enabled manufacturing. He earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Purdue and Virginia Tech, respectively, and has been recognized with several awards, including an NSF CAREER award, the Robert J. Hocken SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award and an R&D100 Technology Award.