Semih Akin

Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Dr. Semih Akin joined the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Spring 2024. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2022, where he also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow before joining RPI. Dr. Akin’s cross-disciplinary research focuses on surface engineering and advanced multi-scale manufacturing. His research has practical applications across various domains, encompassing 3D-printed electronics, smart films, electronic textiles, energy devices, and self-powered sensors.
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