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Denis Cormier

Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Program Faculty, School of Chemistry and Materials Science

585-475-2713
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Denis Cormier

Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Program Faculty, School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Education

BS, University of Pennsylvania; MS, State University of New York at Buffalo; Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Bio

Dr. Cormier is the Earl W. Brinkman Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His teaching and research interests focus on additive manufacturing and direct-write printing technologies for the synthesis of novel materials and geometric structures.

585-475-2713

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

MTSE-789
1 - 4 Credits
This is a master-level course on a topic that is not part of the formal curriculum. This course is structured as an ordinary course and has specific prerequisites, contact hours, and examination procedures.
MTSE-793
0 Credits
Continuation of Thesis
ISEE-741
3 Credits
This course begins with an introduction to commercial rapid prototyping processes, the materials involved, and the physics behind how they work. The course then transitions to research topics involving novel processes, applications, and materials. Class activities include a mix of lecture, lab, and project work.
ISEE-789
3 Credits
Topics and subject areas that are not regularly offered are provided under this course. Such courses are offered in a normal format; that is, regularly scheduled class sessions with an instructor.
MTSE-777
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a capstone project using research facilities available inside or outside of RIT.
MFET-797
3 Credits
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation.

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Journal Paper
Mudgal, T., et al. "CMOS Thin-Film Transistors via Xe Flash-Lamp Crystallization of Patterned Amorphous Si." ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 6. 12 (2017): 179-181. Web.
Priyadarshini, L., et al. "A Preliminary Study of Cushion Properties of a 3D Printed Thermoplastic Polyurethane Kelvin Foam." Packaging Technology and Science. (2017): 1-8. Web.
Fan, Rong, et al. "Bio-printing Cell-laden Matrigel—agarose Constructs." Journal of Biomaterials Applications 31. 5 (2016): 684-692. Print.
Wadwa, Arjun, Denis Cormier, and Scott Williams. "Improving Run-Time Stability With Aerosol Jet Printing Using a Solvent Add-Back Bubbler." Journal of Print and Media Technology Research 5. 3 (2016): 207-214. Print.
Ouyang, Jing, et al. "Photonic Sintering of Aerosol Jet Printed Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Thick Film Transducers." Journal of the American Ceramics Society 99. 8 (2016): 2569-2577. Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Mechanical Properties of 3D Re-Entrant Honeycomb Auxetic Structures Realized Via Additive Manufacturing." International Journal of Solids and Structures 69. (2015): 475-490. Web.
Das, Sourav, Denis Cormier, and Scott Williams. "Potential for Multi-Functional Additive Manufacturing Using Pulsed Photonic Sintering." Procedia Manufacturing 1. (2015): 366-377. Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Low-energy Drop Weight Performance of Cellular Sandwich Panels." Rapid Prototyping Journal 21. 4 (2015): 433-442. Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Additive Manufacturing of Metal Cellular Structures: Design and Fabrication." Journal of Materials 67. 3 (2015): 608-615. Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "A Comparison of Bending Properties for Cellular Core Sandwich Panels." Materials Sciences and Applications 4. (2013): 471-477. Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Modeling Of Uniaxial Compression in A 3D Periodic Re-Entrant Lattice Structure." Journal of Materials Science. (2012) Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Non-Stochastic Ti-6Al-4V Foam Structures With Negative Poisson's Ratio." Materials Science and Engineering A. (2012): 579-585. Web.
Kumar, Vikas, Denis Cormier, and Ola Harrysson. "Electrical Conductivity of Hexagonal Periodic Lattice Structures." Virtual & Physical Prototyping 7. 1 (2012): 81-90. Print.
Yang, Li, et al. "Compressive Properties of Ti-6Al-4V Auxetic Mesh Structures Made by Electron Beam Melting." Acta Materialia 60. (2012): 3370-3379. Web.
Srisawadi, Sasitorn, et al. "Computational Design of Electrode Networks for Preferentially Aligned Short Fiber Composite Component Fabrication via Dielectrophoresis." International Journal of CAD/CAM 12. 1 (2012): 00-00. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Ooi, Y.K., et al. "Integration of 3D Printed Dome-Shaped Lens with InGaN Light-Emitting Diodes with Enhanced Light Extraction Efficiency." Proceedings of the SPIE Photonics West Conference Proceedings. Ed. SPIE. San Francisco, CA: SPIE, 2017. Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Design for Additively Manufactured Lightweight Structures: A Perspective." Proceedings of the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. Ed. David Bourell. Austin, TX: n.p., 2016. Print.
Cormier, Denis. "Frontiers and Challenges In Additive Manufacturing." Proceedings of the DURACOSYS 12. Ed. Kenneth Reifsnider. Arlington, TX: n.p., 2016. Print.
Poddar, Pritam, Scott Williams, and Denis Cormier. "Reduction of Coffee-Ring Defects in Inkjet Printed Electronics via High Speed Drying." Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. Anaheim, CA: IIE, 2016. Print.
Yang, Li, et al. "Shear Properties of Re-Entrant Auxetic Cellular Structures Made Via Electron Beam Melting." Proceedings of the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. Ed. David Bourell. Austin, TX: n.p., 2015. Web.
Mahajan, Chaitanya and Denis Cormier. "3D Printing of Carbon Fiber Composites With Preferentially Aligned Fibers." Proceedings of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. Ed. N/A. Nashville, TN: n.p., 2015. Web.
West, Harvey, et al. "Novel Materials and Structures Produced by Electron Beam Melting." Proceedings of the Microscopy and Microanalysis Conference. Ed. NA. Portland, OR: n.p., 2015. Print.
Ouyang, Jing, et al. "Photonically Sintered PZT Energy Harvester." Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Conference. Ed. NA. Houston, TX: n.p., 2015. Print.
Mudgal, T., et al. "Crystallization of Amorphous Silicon and Dopant Activation using Xenon Flash-Lamp Annealing (FLA)." Proceedings of the MRS Proceedings, Volume 1666. Ed. P. Stradins, et al. San Francisco, CA: Cambridge University Press, Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Design of Auxetic Sandwich Panels for Structural Applications." Proceedings of the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. Ed. David Bourell. Austin, Texas: n.p., Web.
Folgar, Christian, Louis Folgar, and Denis Cormier. "Multifunctional Material Direct Printing for Laser Sintering Systems." Proceedings of the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. Ed. David Bourell. Austin, Texas: n.p., Web.
Robinson, Ross, et al. "First Report on Quantum Dot Coated CMOS CID Arrays for the UV and VUV." Proceedings of the Proc. SPIE 8859, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy. San Diego, CA: SPIE, 2013. Web.
Yang, Li, et al. "Design and Characterization of Orthotropic Re-entrant Auxetic Structures Made Via EBM Using Ti6Al4V and Pure Copper." Proceedings of the 2011 Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. Ed. Dave Bourell. unknown: n.p., 2011. Print.
Yang, Li, et al. "Characterization of Ti6Al4V 3D Auxetic Structures Fabricated via the Electron Beam Melting Process." Proceedings of the 2011 Materials Science & Technology Conference. Ed. MS&T. Uknown: n.p., 2011. Print.
Khatri-Chhetri, Prasanna, et al. "Printed Fuel Cell Electrodes With Engineered Porosity." Proceedings of the 2011 Digital Fabrication Conference. Ed. NIP. Minneapolis, MN: n.p., 2011. Print.
Provisional Patent
Borkholder, David, et al. "Pulse Energy Manipulation of Material Properties." U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62473039. 17 Mar. 2017.
Borkholder, David, et al. "Methods of Micropump Fabrication and Devices Thereof." U.S. Provisional Patent Application 62/297,221. 19 Jan. 2016.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Cormier, Denis. "Frontiers and Challenges In Additive Manufacturing." DURACOSYS 12. University of Texas at Arlington. Arlington, TX. 13 Jun. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Cormier, Denis. "The Potential and Challenges of Multifunctional Printing." HPICS 2016. Hewlett Packard. Vancouver, WA. 16 Nov. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional 3D Printing." University of Illinois - Chicago Research Seminar. University of Illinois - Chicago. Chicago, IL. 29 Nov. 2016. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Multi-Material AM: Polymers + Metals + Ceramics." Additive Manufacturing Conference. Nottingham University. Nottingham, UK. 14 Jun. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing and Intellectual Property Law." Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association Meeting. Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association. Rochester, NY. 3 May 2016. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing and Its Computational Challenges/Opportunities." Rochester IEEE Computer and Computational Society Meeting. Rochester IEEE Computer and Computational Society. Rochester, NY. 2 May 2016. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional 3D Printing." University of Southern California Research Seminar. University of Southern California. Los Angelos, CA. 12 Jan. 2016. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Biomedical Applications of 3D Printing." BME Departmental Research Seminar. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 1 Apr. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional Printing." MAE Departmental Research Seminar. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. 11 Apr. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional Printing." ISE Departmental Research Seminar. Pennsylvania State University. State College, PA. 24 Apr. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Medical Applications of 3D Printing." Xerox Research Seminar. Xerox. Webster, NY. 29 Apr. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Novel Applications Using A 3D Printed Thermoplastic Elastomer." Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, TX. 5 Aug. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional Printing: Opportunities and Challenges." New Horizons In 3D Printing, Digital and Additive Manufacturing Conference. SUNY Stony Brook. Stony Brook, NY. 29 Sep. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "Aerosol Jet Ink Stabilization." Aerosol Jet User Group Meeting. Optomec. Hartford, CT. 21 Oct. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional 3D Printing." Xerox Research Seminar. Xerox. Webster, NY. 24 Oct. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional 3D Printing." ISE Departmental Research Seminar. SUNY Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. 31 Oct. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Multifunctional Printing." Naval Research Laboratories Research Seminar. Naval Research Laboratories. Washington DC, Washington DC. 14 Nov. 2015. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Introduction to 3D Printing." Printed Electronics USA. IDTechEx. Santa Clara, CA. 24 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing and the Future of Advanced Manufacturing." Rochester ASME Student Night. ASME. Rochester, NY. 20 Feb. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Cormier, Denis. "Multi-Material 3D Printing." Additive Disruption Summit. Infocast. San Francisco, CA. 24 Mar. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "Metal + Polymer Multi-Material Additive Manufacturing." RAPID. Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Detroit, MI. 11 Jun. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "Functional Printing Technologies." Advanced Manufacturing Conference. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Rensselaer, NY. 17 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "Overview of 3D Printing Technologies." Printed Electronics. IDTechEx. Santa Clara, CA. 20 Nov. 2013. Lecture.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing With Embedded Electronics." Printed Electronics. IDTechEx. Santa Clara, CA. 20 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "Functional Printing of Devices and Materials." IEEE Electron Devices Society Western NY Annual Conference. IEEE EDS. Rochester, NY. 13 Nov. 2013. Guest Lecture.
Cormier, Denis. "Medical Applications of 3D Printing." IEEE EMBS HealthTech Symposium. IEEE EMBS. Syracuse, NY. 6 Nov. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing Technologies." Laboratory for Laser Energetics. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. 25 Sep. 2013. Guest Lecture.
Cormier, Denis. "Hybrid Additive Manufacturing With Functional Printing." Additive Manufacturing Symposium. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. 16 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing of Carbon Composites Using UV/Photonic Curing." UV EB East Conference. Radtech. Syracuse, NY. 2 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing Overview." 3D Printing. Digital Rochester. Rochester, NY. 18 Sep. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Cormier, Denis. "3D Printing Technologies." Rochester Optics Society Monthly Meeting. Rochester Optics Society. Rochester, NY. 17 Sep. 2013. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Overview of Functional Printing At RIT." Optomec Annual User Group Meeting. Optomec. Rochester, NY. 12 Sep. 2013. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "State of the Art In Additive Fabrication." Additive Fabrication for Three-Dimensional Heterogeneous Integration. DARPA. Washington, DC. 17 May 2013. Address.
Cormier, Denis. "Functional Printing In Western NY." Technology Based Economic Development Conference. New York State Economic Development Council. Rochester, NY. 16 Oct. 2013. Address.
Book Chapter
Parekh, D., Denis Cormier, and Michael Dickey. "Multi-functional Printing: Incorporating Electronics into 3-D Parts Made by Additive Manufacturing." Additive Manufacturing. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2015. 215-258. Print.