Newell Washburn is an associate professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Research in his group focuses on the development of new materials with novel compositions or architectures. The goals of the research are in elucidating fundamental properties and the structure-function relationships, as well as exploring technological applications. Of particular interest is the development of materials based on renewable resources. Current research areas include surfactants and nanocomposites based on the biopolymer lignin, non-fouling interfaces for medical diagnostics, high-affinity adsorbents for the selective recovery of metals from aqueous systems, and conducting-polymer binders for battery electrodes.
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Developing Complex Materials for Technological Applications

Demonstration of a Machine Learning Algorithm for 3D Printing

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Mellon College of Science

Washburn receives Covestro Global Science Award

BME’s Newell Washburn has been named the recipient of Covestro LLC’s Global Science Award in recognition of his role in pioneering a scientific innovation that speeds the development of customized polymer formulations.

CMU Engineering

3D printing soft materials with AI

Carnegie Mellon University researchers created a machine learning algorithm that optimizes parameters of soft materials 3D printing.

CMU Engineering

Predicting material behavior using small datasets

Newell Washburn and a team of researchers from CMU have designed a novel machine learning model that predicts and optimizes the properties of complex physical systems using small datasets.