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Driving the Additive Manufacturing Revolution

Located at The University of Texas at El Paso, the Keck Center is a unique multidisciplinary research facility focused on the use and development Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies with primary focus areas in AM Technology Development, Engineered and Structured Materials, and Advanced AM Applications.

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About the Keck Center

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Research

 

Additive Manufacturing technology allows us to take a computer-aided design (CAD) of an object and quickly crate a 3D model, mold, or functional part by precisely building layers of material. It is an exciting technology that explores new worlds of research, limited only by the imagination.


Facilities

 

The Keck Center occupies over 13,000 square feet of floor space and has more than $8 million in research infrastructure, including over 50 AM systems and combined facilities for advanced manufacturing, metrology and reverse engineering, materials characterization and testing, and synthetic and analytical chemistry.

Services

 

Our services can help you achieve your goals, providing your company with a competitive advantage through access to our vast selection of 3D printing machines and testing equipment. Fast turnaround and excellent quality of manufactured parts have always been our priority when delivering your final product.


First Satellite Center of America Makes

 

In August 2015, UTEP was selected as the first satellite center of America Makes. The goal of America Makes is to expand its current regional, industrial, and technological footprint while further maximizing the reach and capabilities of this satellite center through enhanced collaboration. A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted The Honorable Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

 

 

Transforming AM at UTEP

 

Our mission is to lead the Additive Manufacturing (AM) transformation through multidisciplinary activities that include education, research, outreach, technology development and commercialization, and industrial partnerships.

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Alumni

Adrian Melendez

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
General Motors

Adriana Torres

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Allan Varini Dos Santos

Brazilian Exchange Program

Alejandro Cuaron

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Halliburton

Alejandro Hinojos

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Ohio State University

Amit Lopes

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
UTEP Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering

Angel S. De La Rosa

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Armando Rivera

M.S. in Systems Engineering

Arturo Adame

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Braulio Reyes

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Cassie Soto

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Cesar Garcia

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cesar Soto

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Cesar Terrazas

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Addaero

Corey Shemelya, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Scholar

Danny W. Muse

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Commercialization & Electronics Manager

David Rodriguez

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Edwin Martinez

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Elaine Maestas

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Clint Independent School District

Elias Jaquez

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
EmmanuelRodriguez

Emmanuel Rodriguez

M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Raytheon

Esteban Salcedo

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Fabian Alvarez

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Fernando Cedillos

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Frank Medina

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
EWI

Graciela Bribiescas

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Hannah Nicholson

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Heimdall Mendoza

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
EWI
Harvey Tsang

Harvey Tsang

Ph.D. in Eelctrical and Computer Engineering
Sciperio Inc.

Javier Pazos

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
SpaceX

Jessica Montes

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Jennifer Hernandez

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Intel

Jesus Castro

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Schlumberger

Jesus Correa

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jesus Dominguez-Garcia

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
INSTRUO Additive Manufacturing Company

Joel English

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
AK Steel Corporation

Jonathan Minjares

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Yajua Candies Manufacturer, Inc.

Karina Arcuate

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Old Dominion University

Karla Leyva

B.S. in Electrical Engineering
KiraLiseSilva

KiraLise Silva

M.S. in Environmental Engineering
KristaAmato

Krista Amato

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Aker Solutions

Lauro Pessoa Barbieri

Brazilian Exchange Program

Lucas Cruz Rodrigues

Brazilian Exchange Program

Luis Jimenez

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Manuel Valenzuela

B.S. in Civil Engineering

Marcos Vanderlinde

Brazilian Exchange Programo

Matteus Quagliatto Goes

Brazilian Exchange Program

Monica Cadena

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
VAM USA

Max Winter

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Nathaniel Johnston

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Paola Cordero

M.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
PatrickShindo

Patrick Shindo

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
PaulDeffenbaugh

Paul Deffenbaugh

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
nScrypt Inc.
PoletteCortez

Polette Cortez

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
RamiroPinon

Ramiro Piñon

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
RicardoRodriguez

Ricardo Rodriguez

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
TKC Global - U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Richard Olivas

M.S. in Computer Engineering
Intel

Rodolfo Salas

M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering
U.S. Department of Defense

Rodrigo Enriquez

B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering
National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)
America Makes
SaraGaytan

Sara Gaytan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering

Shakerur Ridwan

M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering

Stephen Pendelton

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
UbaldoRobles

Ubaldo Robles

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
jorgemireles

Jorge Mireles, M.S.M.M.E.

Arconic
EfrainAguilera

Efrain Aguilera

M.S  in Electrical Engineering

Texas Instruments
Callum Bailey 133x200

Callum Bailey

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

United Technologies Research Center
LuisCarlosBanuelos

Luis Banuelos

M.S in Computer Engineering

Hewlitt Packard
Donna Delgado 133x200

Donna Delgado

B.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sampson Gavilanes 133x200

Sampson Gavilanes

B.S in Mechanical Engineering

Union Pacific Railroad
Alexander Gomez 133x200

Alexander Gomez

M.S in Electrical & Computer Engineering


DianaIbarra

Diana Ibarra

B.S in Mechanical Engineering
Pedro Ledezma 133x200

Pedro Ledezma

B.S in Mechanical Engineering

General Motors
DanielMarquez

Daniel Marquez

M.S in Mechanical Engineering
BettyMcKenzie

Betty Mackenzie

M.S in Mechanical Engineering
ChristinaPickett

Christina Pickett

B.S in Mechanical Engineering
MonicaPinon

Monica Pinon

B.S in Mechanical Engineering
Jorge Ramirez 133x200

Jorge Ramirez

B.S in Mechanical Engineering
CarmenRocha

Carmen Rocha

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering

Centro de Investigacion en Materials Avanzados
Jasmine Roldan 133x200

Jasmine Roldan

B.S in Mechanical Engineering

Lockheed Martin
Aaron Romero

Aaron Romero

B.S in Electrical Engineering
Raymond Stewart 133x200

Raymond Stewart

B.S in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Jaime Torres 133x200

Jaime Torres

B.S in Industrial Engineering
Juan Vargas 133x200

Juan Vargas

B.S in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Diego Velasco 133x200

Diego Velasco

B.S in Mechanical Engineering
Antonio Zuniga 133x200

Antonio Zuñiga

B.S in Electrical Engineering



Students

Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta

M.S. Student
El Engineering
Steven Ambriz 133x200

Steven Ambriz

Ph.D. Student
Environmental Science & Engineering
Francisco Andrade 133x200

Francisco Andrade

M.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Bermudez Diego

Diego Bermudez

B.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Matthew Brame

Matthew Brame

B.S. Student
Electrical Engineering
Oscar Chavez 133x200

Oscar Chavez

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Jose Coronel 133x200

Jose Coronel

Ph.D. Student
Environmental Science & Engineering
Pablo Castrejon

Pablo Castrejon

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Aaron Diaz 133x200

Aaron Diaz

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Victor Elicerio 133x200

Victor Elicerio

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Colton Caviglia

Colton Caviglia

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Alfonso Fernandez 133x200

Alfonso Fernandez

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Diana Gandara 133x200

Diana Gandara

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Favela Elizabeth

Elizabeth Favela

B.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Heidi Fehr

Heidi Fehr

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Jose Gonzalez 133x200

Jose Gonzalez

Ph.D. Student
Materials Science & Engineering
LluviaHerrera

Lluvia Herrera

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Mohammad Hossain 133x200

Mohammad Hossain

Ph.D. Student
Environmental Science & Engineering
Dominic Kelly 133x200

Dominic Kelly

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Leonardo Gutierrez

Leonardo Gutierrez

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Garcia Oscar

Oscar Garcia

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Alexander Gittens

Alexander Gittens

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Naim Jahangir

Naim Jahangir

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Christopher Minjares 133x200

Christopher Minjares

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Jose Motta 133x200

Jose Motta

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Jake Lasley

Jake Lasley

B.S. Student
Computer Science
Judah Lesser

Judah Lesser

H.S. Intern
Mechanical Engineering
Hector Posadas 133x200

Hector Posadas

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Joseph Prochovnik 133x200

Joseph Prochovnik

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Adriana Ramirez 133x200

Adriana Ramirez

M.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Licerio Miguel

Miguel Licerio

B.S. Student
Computer Science
Martinez Angel

Angel Martinez

B.S Student
Mechanical Engineering
Martinez Rosario

Rosario Martinez

B.S. Student
Business Administration
Kazi Md Masum

Kazi Masum

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Kevin Schnittker 133x200

Kevin Schnittker

B.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Israel Segura 133x200

Israel Segura

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Gil Siqueiros 133x200

Gil Siqueiros

Ph.D. Student
Materials Science & Engineering
Jonathan Medrano

Jonathan Medrano

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Munoz Jazmin

Jazmin Munoz

B.S. Student
Electrical Engineering
Reina Trevino 133x200

Reina Treviño

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Luis Trujano 133x200

Luis Trujano

B.S. Student
Electrical Engineering
Issac Varela 133x200

Issac Varela

B.S. Student
Electrical Engineering
Jaime Varela 133x200

Jaime Varela

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Syed Zia Uddin

Syed Zia Uddin

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering
Saenz David

David Saenz

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering



Faculty

 

Resident Faculty

 

Wicker

Ryan Wicker, Ph.D., P.E.

Director & Founder

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief
Additive Manufacturing
Yirong Lin

Yirong Lin, Ph.D.

 
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering


espalin

David Espalin, Ph.D.

Director of Research 

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Frank Medina1

Francisco Medina, Ph.D.

Director of Technology and Engagement 

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering 

 

Research Faculty

 

DrKim

Edel Arrieta, Ph.D.

 
Post-Doctoral Research Scholar
Mechanical Engineering



Cesar Terrazas

Cesar Terrazas, Ph.D., 

 
Research Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering


Staff

Mireya Perez

Mireya Flores, M.S.B.E.

Center Manager


Alexandra Plasencio

M. Alexandra Plasencio, B.B.A.

Business Manager
Jaime Regis

Jaime Regis

Student Group Leader - Ceramics
Luis Ochoa

Luis Ochoa, M.S.S.E.

Manager
3D Printing and Manufacturing Services
Jose Coronel 133x200

Jose Coronel, M.S.M.E.

Research Manager


Mahesh Tonde

Mahesh Tonde, M.S.M.E., M.B.A.

Manager
3D Printing and Manufacturing Services
 
Alfonso Fernandez 133x200

Alfonso Fernandez, B.S.M.E.

Student Group Leader - Powder Bed 
Luis Ochoa

Arturo Reyes

Machinist

People

Affiliated Faculty

Amit Lopes, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Dpt: Industrial Manufacturing & Systems Engineering

Kenneth Church, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Dpt: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Lawrence Murr, Ph.D. P.E.

Chair and Professor
Dpt: Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Namsoo (Peter) Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dpt: Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Tipper Rumpf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dpt: Electrical & Computer Engineering

NTZU-Liang B Tseng, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor
Dpt: Industrial Manufacturing & Systems Engineering

Yirong Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dpt: Mechanical Engineering

Staff

M. Alexandra Plasencio, B.B.A.

Business Manager

David Espalin, M.S.M.E.

Center Manager

Jorge Mireles, M.S.M.M.E.

Research Manager

Luis Ochoa, B.S.M.E.

Mechanical Engineer,
Recharge Center

Mahesh Tonde, M.S.M.E.

Mechanical Engineer,
Recharge Center

Mireya Perez, M.S.B.M.E.

Research Administrator

 

 

Faculty

Chiyen Kim, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Dpt: Mechanical Engineering

Corey Shemelya, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Dpt: Electrical & Computer Engineering

David A. Roberson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dpt: Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Eric MacDonald, Ph.D. P.E.

Professor
Associate Director

Dpt: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ryan Wicker, Ph.D. P.E.

Professor
Director

Dpt: Mechanical Engineering

 

 

Students

Francisco Andrade

M.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Callum Bailey

M.S. Student
Electrical Engineering

Efrain Aguilera

M.S. Student
Electrical Engineering

Luis Bañuelos

M.S. Student
Electrical Engineering

Alexander Gomez

M.S. Student
Computer Engineering

Adriana Ramirez

M.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Daniel Marquez

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Betty McKenzie

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Jose Motta

M.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Steven Ambriz

Ph.D. Student
Environmental Science & Engineering

Jose Coronel

Ph.D. Student
Environmental Science & Engineering

Jose Gonzalez

Ph.D. Student
Materials Science & Engineering

Mohammad Hossain

Ph.D. Student
Environmental Science & Engineering

Carmen Rocha

Ph.D. Student
Materials Science & Engineering

Gil Siqueiros

Ph.D. Student
Materials Science & Engineering

Oscar Chavez

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Lucas Cruz Rodrigues

B.S. Student
Non-degree

Gabriel Damianovici Sartori

B.S. Student
Non-degree

Aaron Diaz

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Victor Elicerio

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Heidi Fehr

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Alfonso Fernandez

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Diana Gandara

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Sampson Gavilanes

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Lluvia Herrera

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Dominic Kelly

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Pedro Ledezma

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Diana Ibarra

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Minjares

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Christina Pickett

B.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Monica Piñon

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Hector Posadas

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Joseph Prochovnik

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Jorge Ramirez

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Jasmine Roldan

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Israel Segura

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Raymond Stewart

B.S. Student
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Jaime Torres

B.S. Student
Industrial Engineering

Reina Treviño

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Luis Trujano

B.S. Student
Electrical Engineering

Issac Varela

B.S. Student
Electrical Engineering

Jaime Varela

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Juan Vargas

B.S. Student
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Diego Velasco

B.S. Student
Mechanical Engineering

Antonio Zuñiga

B.S. Student
Electrical Engineering

 

 

Alumni

Adrian Melendez

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
General Motors

Adriana Torres

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Alejandro Cuaron

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
Halliburton

Angel S. De La Rosa

B.S. inElectrical Engineering

Armando Rivera

M.S. in Systems Engineering

Arturo Adame

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Braulio Reyes

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Cassie Soto

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cesar Garcia

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Cesar Soto

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Cesar A. Terrazas

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Addaero

Danny W. Muse, M.S.E.E.

Commercialization & Electronics Manager

David Rodriguez

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Edwin Martinez

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Elaine Maestas

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Clint Independent School District

Elias Jaquez

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Emmanuel Rodriguez

Mechanical Engineering
Raytheon

Esteban Salcedo

Engineering

Fabian Alvarez

Engineering

Fernando Cedillos

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Frank Medina, Ph.D. 2013

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
EWI

Harvey Tsang

Ph.D. in Eelctrical and Computer Engineering
Sciperio Inc.

Javier Pazos

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
SpaceX

Jessica Montes

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Jenny Hernandez

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Intel

Jesus Castro

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Jesus Correa

B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jesus Dominguez-Garcia

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Jonathan Minjares

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Yajua Candies Manufacturer, Inc.

Karina Arcuate

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Old Dominion University

KiraLise Silva

M.S. in Environmental Engineering

Krista Amato

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering
Aker Solutions

Luis Jimenez

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

Manuel Valenzuela

B.S. in Civil Engineering

Monica Cadena

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
VAM USA

Nathaniel Johnston

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Patrick Shindo

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Paul Deffenbaugh

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
nScrypt Inc.

Polette Cortez

B.S. in Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Ramiro Piñon

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Ricardo Rodriguez

M.S. in Electrical Engineering
TKC Global - U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Richard Olivas

M.S. in Computer Engineering
Intel

Rodolfo Salas

M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering
U.S. Department of Defense

Sara Gaytan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering

Stephen Pendelton

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Ubaldo Robles

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering