Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Executive Director, Manufacturing Futures Institute
Executive Director, NextManufacturing Center

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Sandra DeVincent Wolf is the executive director of the CMU Manufacturing Futures Institute where she works to identify, connect, leverage, and accelerate research in manufacturing across campus and with industry and government partners to support innovation that will accelerate the path of discovery to commercialization to increase US competitiveness and drive economic development in the Pittsburgh region. She is additionally the executive director of the CMU NextManufacturing Center for additive manufacturing research where she leads the activities and partnerships of the center and its consortium. Wolf originally joined the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2015 as Director of Research Partnerships, responsible for facilitating research partnerships and the growth of new initiatives, centers and institutes, and industrial consortia. She continues to lead partnership growth in support of manufacturing at CMU.

Prior to joining CMU, Wolf spent 15 years in research, development, engineering, and management in advanced materials and manufacturing working in national laboratories, a start-up manufacturing company and large corporations. Her technical work experience was followed by over 10 years in executive management of nonprofits where she was responsible for leading initiatives from conception through implementation and assessment, internal and external communications, strategic planning and operational implementation, program management, corporate and government relations, education and outreach, and staff/volunteer engagement and development. 

Wolf is a member of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Processes Program (AMMP) Technical Advisory Board, the America Makes Executive Committee and Governance Board, the SWPA Additive Manufacturing Working Group, the Pittsburgh Chapter of Women in 3D Printing, and the Pittsburgh Chapter of ASM International. She was recently appointed to the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Convergent Manufacturing.

Wolf holds the S.B. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. She earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in the same field from Case Western Reserve University while she was a NASA Fellow in residence at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Wolf was awarded the CMU College of Engineering’s 2018 Inspirational Leadership Award.

Office
6119 Scott Hall
Phone
412.268.6461
Email
sandradevincentwolf@cmu.edu

Education

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (NASA Fellow)

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (NASA Fellow)

S.B. Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What Inspired You to Become an Engineer: Sandra DeVincent Wolf

Virtual Café Sci: Metal 3D Printing

Media mentions


CMU Engineering

Biden calls for investment in American innovation

President Biden touted the importance of advanced manufacturing innovation, robotics, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence during his recent visit to Mill 19.

Wolf gives an introduction to 3D printing talk at Carnegie Science Center

Sandra DeVincent Wolf conducted a program on metal additive manufacturing at the Carnegie Science Center on November 1, 2021.

The National Academies of Engineering, Science, and Mathematics

Wolf selected for convergent manufacturing committee

MFI/Next Manufacturing Sandra DeVincent Wolf has been selected to serve on the National Academies Committee on Convergent Manufacturing. The committee will put together a publicly-accessible workshop on the topic.

Carnegie Mellon introduces local students to advanced manufacturing careers

NextM and MFI's Sandra DeVincent Wolf led a daylong career exploration series event that introduced Pittsburgh area high school students to career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

Wolf hosts 3D printing for biomedical applications panel discussion

NextM and MFI's Sandra DeVincent Wolf moderated the 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications panel discussion hosted by Women in 3D Printing.

Wolf joins women STEM professionals at Girls Rock Science event

MFI's and NextM's Sandra DeVincent Wolf joined female STEM professionals from Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Duquesne University and Argo AI in a conversation to inform and inspire girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.

CMU Engineering

CMU and CCDC ARL announce new cooperative agreement

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have entered into a $3.5 million cooperative agreement that supports machine learning-enabled additive manufacturing.

Make Possible features Next Manufacturing Center's impact on David Coulter

Make Possible discussed how the NextManufacturing Center impacted David Coulter, who with his wife, Susan Coulter, made a transformational commitment endowing the headship for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

CMU Engineering

Behind the shield

Tech Spark is fabricating face shields for essential workers at the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

America Makes

Wolf elected to America Makes Executive Committee

The Dean’s Office’s Sandra DeVincent Wolf was recently elected to the America Makes Executive Committee, the main advisory group of the institute that focuses on strategy, policy, and advocacy.

Wolf Delivers Keynote Address at the AIST Annual Meeting

MFI's and NextM's Sandra DeVincent Wolf presented “Building an Innovation Ecosystem for Advanced Manufacturing” to 120 attendees at the joint meeting of the Association for Iron and Steel and the Association of Women in the Metal Industries.

Next Manufacturing

NextM featured at NCMS Technology Showcase

Jack Beuth and Sandra DeVincent Wolf showcased the NextManufacturing Center at the 2019 National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) Technology Showcase at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, MD.