AARON STEBNER

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 multidisciplinary Materials Science and Advanced Manufacturing programs.

He was a postdoctoral scholar of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT) after earning his PhD from Northwestern University and BS and MS degrees from The University of Akron. Concurrent to his PhD program, he held an appointment as a Lecturer of the Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University.

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).

In 2015, Stebner was the lead academic in starting the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), an industry/academia consortium that launched with funding from industry partners and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. In its first two years, ADAPT has grown from 6 to 20 members and has generated over $20M in external research grants. Stebner also serves as the lead in the DOE-sponsored IACMI Manufacturing USA Institute, and helps to sustain Mines’ reputation in the advanced composites manufacturing community.

He was instrumental in winning an award in 2017 for a collaborative developmental MRI from NSF to build a new beam line at the Advanced Photon Source that will bear Mines’ name for decades to come. Finally, Stebner serves on Scientific Advisory Committees for NIST, Oak Ridge, NREL, and the European Synchrotron Source.