Dr. Berok Khoshnevis
Behrokh Khoshnevis is a Dean’s Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Astronautics Engineering, amongst others. An inductee of the National Academy of Inventors, he has developed three novel Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) processes called Contour Crafting to be used to 3D print homes and buildings.
In 2014 Contour Crafting received the Grand Prize among 1000+ globally competing technologies in the Create the Future Design Contest which was organized by the NASA TechBriefs Group. Contour Crafting was earlier selected as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; and has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of our time.