Advanced Manufacturing (AM)
Dr. Andy Wells joined the Advanced Manufacturing program as a permanent Program Director in July 2019. Andy brings to the program over 25 years of experience developing and building precision equipment that enables manufacturers and researchers to visualize and transform materials at the micro- and nano-scale. Most recently, he was a technical program manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific and FEI Company, where he led development of scanning electron microscopes and ion-beam machining tools for semiconductor, materials science, and life science customers. Previously, he developed equipment for laser and mechanical micromachining at Electro Scientific Industries and was an adjunct professor at Portland State University. Andy received his PhD and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Caltech, and his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth.