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College of Engineering and Computing


Our MFMS team consists of experts in the field of 3D printing with continious carbon reinforced fiber polymers, induction welding of thermoplastic composites, and steered fiber laminate optimization




Angel Anderson

Angel Anderson

Angel Anderson received her BSB in Human Resource Management from Columbia College and her Project Management and GRANT certificate from the University of South Carolina. She is the Program Coordinator for the MFMS team and the undergraduate Aerospace program. She joined the McNAIR team in May of 2015, and her primary focus is project management for the MFMS team

Robert Moore

Robert Moore received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and is a Lab Technical Manager working with the MFMS team, as well as the McNair Center and Civil Engineering Structures Lab. His primary focus is on mechanical design, design of experiment, and fabrication.


Post-doctoral researcher


Darun Barazanchy

Darun Barazanchy obtained his BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2011 and 2013 respectively. After 1 year as researcher at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering he pursued his Ph.D. at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Currently, he is a post-doctoral research fellow focusing on computational mechanics.

Wout De Backer

Wout’s research interest include continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic additive manufacturing, structural design of composites and aircraft design. His research focus is on additive manufacturing process development, tool path planning software development, and systems integration. His work includes material formatting for 3D printing, and industrialization-related aspects of the research. 


Graduate students

Jaspreet Pandher

Jessie is a PhD graduate student and his main research focus areas include induction heating/welding, design and manufacturing of thermoplastic composites, structural design and analysis, aircraft design, and flight mechanics.

Floris-Jan van Zanten

Floris-Jan van Zanten is a PhD student at the MFMS team, he has a BSc and MSc in Aerospace Engineering. He is currently pursuing his PhD at the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. His main interests lie in the field of computational mechanics, structural analysis and design

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