University of Toledo Institute
Applied Engineering Research
Advanced Manufacturing Director
Dr. Behrang Poorganji is a Research Professor and Director of Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Toledo Applied Research Engineering Institute. Dr. Poorganji has more than 20 years of experience in metallic materials processing with 10 years of direct experience with Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). Dr. Poorganji got his Ph.D. in metallurgy and materials processing from Tohoku University in Japan, in 2007.
Most Recently, Dr. Poorganji served as a VP of Advanced Technology at Beehive3D, Inc., and he was the former director of materials technology organization at GE Additive. Dr. Poorganji led engineering teams on AM materials design, AM process development, powders processes, development, AM materials behavior, and characterization. Dr. Poorganji has extensive experience at different management, and lead technical positions in aerospace, power management, and automotive industries globally (Japan, Canada, and the USA). Dr. Poorganji worked with several firms and industries worldwide in the Additive Manufacturing as a senior advisor and consultant providing solutions for full industrialization and AM adoption.
Dr. Poorganji Supervised 10 Ph.D. and Master Students in completion of their thesis and degrees. Dr. Poorganji has +100 Keynote Speeches, Invited Talks, Conference Presentations, Peer Reviewed Journal Papers, Technical Interviews, and Book Chapters. He also holds DFSS green belt and Program and Project Management Certificates.
In his spare time, Behrang enjoys family activities, playing volleyball, swimming, reading books, and cooking.