Brian Howell

Physics Informed Machine Learning and Optimization for 3D Printing

After receiving his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University, Brian worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as a research engineer developing radiative-curing materials for advanced manufacturing techniques. He also spent a year at Google’s X, the moonshot factory working on materials optimization. As a PhD student, Brian on works multi-physics modeling and simulation of reaction kinetics in particle-laden inks & materials/process optimization. In his spare time, Brian is an avid endurance athlete. 

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Multi-Physics Simulation of UV-Curing Kinetics in 3D Printing

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3D-Printing of Dual-Curing Urethane Elastomers


Howell, B. M., Cook, C. C., Grapes, M. D., Dubbin, K., Robertson, E. L., Sain, J. D., … & Bukovsky, E. V. (2022). Spatially Controlled 3D Printing of Dual‐Curing Urethane Elastomers. Advanced Materials Technologies, 7(3), 2100700.

2. Yehia, O. R., Howell, B. M., Gunduz, I. E., Son, S. F., & Bane, S. P. (2016). STIR: Investigation of Piezoelectric Reactives as Tunable Energetics for Advanced Munitions. Purdue University West Lafayette United States.

3. Alexander K.; Nelson M.; Howell, B. M.; Mejia C; Jones C; Reynolds P; and Arroyo J.A.; Differential Receptor for Advanced Glycation End-Products (RAGE) Expression in Preeclamptic, Intrauterine Growth Restricted, and Gestational Diabetic Placentas. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2015 Dec 19.

4. Jimenez F.R1.; Belgique S.T.; Lewis J.B.; Albright S.A.; Jones C.M.; Howell, B. M.; Mika A.P.; Jergensen T.R.; Gassman J.R.; Morris R.J.; Arroyo J.A.; Reynolds P.R.; Conditional pulmonary overexpression of Claudin 6(Cldn6) during embryogenesis delays lung morphogenesis. Int J Dev Biol. 2015 Jul 22.


1. Howell, B. M.; Giera B.; Murialdo, M.; Sullivan, K.; Machine Learning Informed Control Systems for Extrusion Printing Process. US 16/562,253.

2. Murialdo, M.; Giera, B.; Howell, B. M.; Panas, R.; Optical Authentication of Images. US 16/571.586.