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Christopher Hansen

Christopher Hansen, UMass Lowell Engineering Professor headshot photo
Christopher Hansen Associate Professor, UMass Lowell SHAP3D Site Director


Materials science, self-healing materials, additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) techniques

Research Interest

Additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) techniques, multifunctional materials, fiber-reinforced composite materials, composites processing, microvascular materials, automated composites manufacturing

Educational Background

  • Ph D: Materials Science and Engineering, (2011), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL
  • BS: Materials Engineering, (2005), Iowa State University - Ames, IA
    Supporting Area: Polymers, ceramics, and metals. Minors in Astronomy and German


Prof. Hansen has four primary research areas: additive manufacturing/3D printing, composites manufacturing/processing, safer materials/toxics use reduction, and engineering education. In the classroom, he instructs the undergraduate Materials Science for Engineers (MECH 2960) and Capstone Design (MECH 4230) courses and the graduate Processing of Composites (MECH 5970) and Experimental Characterization of Composites (MECH 5980) courses.