Dr. Jonathan Seppala hosted for MII Seminar Series
Dr. Jonathan E. Seppala
National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST)
Materials Science and Engineering Division
Jonathan Seppala is a chemical engineer in the Materials Science and Engineering Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is currently the technical lead in the additive manufacturing effort in the Dr. Jonathan E. Seppala “Polymer Physics of Extrusion Additive Manufacturing Processes” National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Materials Science and Engineering Division Host: Tim Long Polymer Processing and Rheology Project. His current research focuses on using infrared thermography, rheology, fracture mechanics, and neutron and x-ray reflectivity to study the polymer physics of thermoplastic additive manufacturing processes. Jonathan earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University studying the rheology and thermodynamics of polymer nanocomposites. Following his Ph.D., Jonathan worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher studying thin film selfassembly of block copolymers and equilibrium dynamics of amphiphilic micelles at the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the Polymer Processing and Rheology Project, Jonathan studied ballistic witness materials and shear thickening fluids as part of the Personal Body Armor Project at NIST.