Tobias A. Schaedler is currently the manager of the Architected Materials and Structures Department at HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, California.
He received his Ph.D. in Materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2006 following undergraduate studies in the same field at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. After a stint at General Electric Aviation, he joined HRL in 2009 where he has held senior scientist positions and served as founding director of the Center for Additive Materials.
Dr. Schaedler has authored or co-authored 38 papers and holds 40 U.S. patents. He has received the 2012 Breakthrough Innovation Award for the ultralight microlattice, the 2016 Emerging Technology Award by the RadTech Association for the first-ever UV additive manufacturing of polymer-derived ceramics, and the 2017 R&D 100 Award and 2018 Edison Award for 3D printing of ceramics.
His service to The American Ceramic Society includes organizing a new symposium on Additive Manufacturing of Glass, Ceramics and Composites at the 2019 MS&T conference and co-organizing the Symposium on Additive Manufacturing at the ICACC conference in 2020 and 2021. He is a member of the Engineering Ceramics Division.
Dr. Schaedler is working on developing architected materials and additive manufacturing processes for automotive and aerospace applications. His current efforts focus on 3D printing of high temperature ceramic composites as well as multi-material additive manufacturing at the microscale to improve 3D integration of microelectronic subsystems.