Director of Material & Process Development, AREVO, Inc.
Dr. Natalie Rudolph is the Director of Material & Process Development at AREVO, Inc., a Silicon Valley startup transforming global additive manufacturing through software, materials and robotics.
Rudolph received her diploma in Textile Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Hof, Germany, and her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Polymer Engineering, from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Rudolph’s dissertation on “Compression Induced Solidification (CIS) of Amorphous Thermoplastics” was awarded the 2010 Brose Award, as the best PhD Thesis from the German Scientific Alliance of Polymer Technology. Her two-year Post-Doc was spent at the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, followed by a position as Division Head at the Fraunhofer Research Institute of Casting, Composite and Processing Technology in Augsburg, Germany, and lecturer at the Technical University Munich, Germany.
Most recently Rudolph was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also held the position as Associate Director of the Polymer Engineering Center. For over 8 years, Rudolph’s research has focused on additive composite manufacturing for high volume and high performance applications. She co-authored four Hanser Publishers Books: “German Plastics Handbook” (2013), “Polymer Rheology” (2015), “Understanding Plastic Recycling” (2017), and “Plastics Handbook” (2019). She is one of the recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers award and serves on the NIST AM – Bench Advisory Committee.