J. William Boley, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University
110 Cummington Mall, Room 108
PhD Candidate, 6th year, MechE
PhD Candidate, 4th year, MechE
I acquired my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with minor concentration in chemistry at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. As a graduate student, my research is focused on 4D printing shape-shifting structures and its broad applications.
I received my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at Florida International University in 2021. My research background has focused on developing new materials and testing methods for aerospace applications. My current research is focused on 3D printing of stretchable electronics using additve manufacturing.
I am currently working on building 3D-printable electric devices using additive manufacturing techniques. My research focuses on designing soft robots and expanding their applications one layer at a time.
Over the course of the year I will be converting the robot, Rosie, in the Automated Design and Manufacturing Laboratory portion of EPIC, to make electric circuit boards. The robot will be able to pick and place electronic components into a base with allocated positions, and print conductive ink to act as wires and electrodes connecting the electric components. This will enable students to be able to design and produce their own electric circuit boards.