Aaron Stebner, PhD

astebner@mines.edu | (303) 273-3091
1523 Illinois St. / CoorsTek 215
Golden, CO 80401

Rowlinson Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science
Colorado School of Mines

Executive Director
Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT)

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Dr. Aaron Stebner joined the Mines faculty in 2013 with an appointment to the Mechanical Engineering department. He also advises students through the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing programs.

Stebner is the Executive Director of the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), a 20-member academic–industry research consortium for data informatics technologies to advance metals additive manufacturing. He received his BS and MS from the University of Akron, his PhD from Northwestern University and a Graduate Certificate in Management from Kellogg School of Management. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology. In between degrees, he worked at the Electric Device Corporation in Canfield, Ohio, developing manufacturing and automation technologies for the circuit breaker industry; at NASA Glenn Research Center developing smart materials technologies for morphing aircraft structures; and at Telezygology Inc. establishing manufacturing and “internet of things” technologies for shape memory alloy-secured latching devices. Stebner also consults regularly for shape memory alloy and additive manufacturing medical and aerospace industries. He has won numerous awards, including an NSF-Career award (2014), Economic Developer of the Year award for Jefferson County, Colorado (2016), the Colorado School of Mines Researcher of the Year Award (2017), and a Visiting Professor Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Preservation of Science (JSPS, 2019).

Stebner serves as a board member of the ASM International Organization on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST) and as an international advisory committee member of the International Conference on Martensitic Transformations (ICOMAT). His research group is part of the joint industry–government–academia Consortium for the Advancement of Shape Memory Alloy Research and Technology (CASMART). Stebner also performs research projects in the DOE-sponsored IACMI Manufacturing USA Institute.