Austin Hayes
PhD Student (2023)


BS/MS, Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2018.


At RIT, his research focused on metal additive manufacturing to create micro and macrostructures for pool boiling enhancement. At CU Boulder, he is interested in applying additive manufacturing to the renewable energy sector. He has studied the influence of additive manufacturing on air quality with emphasis on powder-binder jetting and commercial machines.

He came to CU, not only for the mountains, but also to explore AM and functional printing for wind turbine generators. In his free time he enjoys swimming, hiking, and exploring!

Austin is co-advised by Prof. Greg Whiting in Mechanical Engineering.