Dustin Gilmer

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dustin Gilmer is a post-doctoral fellow at the UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, a joint institute between the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His studies at the UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute focus on Extreme Environmental Materials Processing (EEMP). Currently, he is leading research at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) in the EEMP group focused on the fundamental understanding of the processing of carbon-carbon composites and ceramic materials for high-temperature applications. Dustin received his Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee’s Bredesen Center in 2022. During his Ph.D., his studies focused on advanced manufacturing techniques and the interface of chemistry, materials science, energy, and manufacturing utilizing tools such as additive manufacturing, synthesis, and data science. He won an R&D 100 award in 2019 for his research titled “High Strength Binder System for Additive Manufacturing.” He published the results from this award in Nature Communications in a paper titled “Additive Manufacturing of Strong Silica Sand Structures Enabled by Polyethyleneimine Binder.” Dustin received his B.S. in Physics from East Tennessee State University.