About Us

VISION

The center is designed to help bridge the skills gap in the nation’s $1.7 trillion manufacturing industry, and serve as a home for academically derived technology incubators, with particular focus on high ­precision machining, light materials, flexible electronics and ‘Industry 4.0’. Through partnerships with industry, the center will be world-class in advanced manufacturing education, research and innovation.

Introduction

 

Shared Infrastructure and Opportunities

 

Inside the Bay

 

Outside the Box

 

Mission Statement

The John Olson Center is focused on advanced manufacturing technologies and a cross-curricular approach to manufacturing concepts that will provide hands-on, interdisciplinary learning opportunities in a factory environment and collaborate with industry to:

(1) Modernize traditional manufacturing technologies.

(2) Advance and create new high-efficiency, state-of-the-art materials and technologies.

(3) Address the skills gap in US manufacturing.

(4) Serve as a conduit for students and industry to the next-generation of manufacturing technologies.

Our Team

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John Roth
Director - John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center
Professor - Mechanical Engineering

Nathan Daigle
Nathan Diagle 
Program Manager
Manufacturing Engineer

Katie Ahearn
 
 
 
 
 
 
Katie Ahearn
Program Support Assistant
Interns

Brad Kinsey
Brad Kinsey
Professor
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Fellow for Research

Jinjin Ha
Jinjin Ha
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

WeiWei Mo
WeiWei Mo
Associate Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Carmela Amato-Wierda
Carmela Amato-Wierda 
Associate Professor
Materials Science

Momotaz Begum
Momotaz Begum
Assistant  Professor
Computer Science

Eshan Dave
Eshan Dave
Associate  Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Yashar Eftekhar Azam
Yashar Eftekhar Azam
Assistant  Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Todd Gross
Todd Gross
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science

Philippe Kalmogo
Philippe Kalmogo
Assistant  Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Tracey Mandel
Tracey Mandel
Assistant  Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering

Nicholas Kirsch
Nicholas Kirsch
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Marko Knezeric
Marko Knezeric
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Integrated  Applied Mathematics
Materials Science

Ivaylo Nedyalkov (Ivo)
Ivaylo Nedyalkov (Ivo)
Senior  Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering

Igor Tsukrov
Igor Tsukrov
Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science

Dongpeng Xu
Dongpeng Xu
Assistant  Professor
Computer Science

   

   

Qiaoyan Yu
Qiaoyan Yu
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

  

   

Interns

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Brian Boardman
Whelen Engineering
Vice President of NH Operations

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Zenagui Brahim
N.H. Manufacturing
President

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John Roth
University of New Hampshire
Olson Center Director

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Dennis Kulakowski
Hypertherm
Engineering Leader, Adv, Mfg.

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Paul MacDonald
Hutchinson Sealing Systems
Plant Manager

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John Morrison IV
Hitchiner
Manager, Planning & Analysis

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Michael Newsky
Pratt & Whitney
Associate Director, Manufacturing Engineer

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Alyssa Shooshan
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
Chief of Staff

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Evin Williams
Turbocam
Engineering Manager

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Val Zanchuk
Graphicast
President

   

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Cyndee Gruden Williams
University of New Hampshire
Dean, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

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Brad Kinsey
University of New Hampshire
Faculty Fellow for Research, CEPS

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Mike Locke
The Robert E. Morris Company
Productivity Specialist

   

Interns

   

    

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JinJae Kim

   

      

Interns

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Anthony Bui
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2025

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Maxwell Carpenter
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Seth Chartier
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2025

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Luke Conroy
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Brett Goldstein
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

     

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David Pekkala
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Sarah Souliere
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2025

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Eli Webber
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

      

Interns

   

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Ali Al-Jewad

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Sawyer Banley-Bill

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Shayan Darzi

     

    

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Nemanja Kljestan

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Elizabeth Mamros

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Nikolai Matukhno

    

    

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Sarah Mayer

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Benjamin Mitchell

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Abrar Salam Ebrahim

     

Interns

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Alex Charest
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2022

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Delaney Cox
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Josephine Crotty
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2026

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Jesse Davis
Communications and Media Intern
Communication Studies
Class of 2025

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Riley Drew
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Collin Edminster
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Nate McCarvill
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Jack Penney
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2024

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Gabrielle Peterson
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2024
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Brooke Shepard
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Jake Terrel
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2023

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Sam Maynard
Videography Inter
Communications: Media Production
Class of 2024
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Ryan Tripp
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2024
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Alec Dubois
Videography Intern
Communications: Media Practices 
Class of 2024 

 

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Steven Wilson
Mechanical Engineering Intern
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Class of 2024

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