Dave Bourell

Dave Bourell

Dave Bourell, PhD
Honorary Associate Consultant
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

Bourell holds nine primary patents dealing with materials innovations in LS dating back to 1990. He has published more than 250 papers in journals, conference proceedings, and books. Bourell was the lead author on the original materials patent for LS technology. This patent, issued in 1990, has been cited by over 230 other patents. He is a fellow of ASM International and TMS. In 2009, Bourell received the TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award. In 2017, he was honored with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Albert Sargent Award.