Phil Lambert

M.S. 2014, Mechanical Engineering

Phil graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., in 2011 with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. At Union, Phil was exposed to 3D printing through his work with the Fab@Home 3D printer, which he used to develop an MR Fluid composite material. Phil was a member of the indoor and outdoor track team at Union, and was named team MVP for his hurdle and sprint performances in 2010 and 2011. Phil founded and served as President of Union College Club Soccer in 2010 and 2011, and served as President of the student chapter of Engineers without Borders, also for two years. The Union College chapter of EWB was awarded a Davis Projects for Peace grant in 2011, a $10,000 dollar award, under his Presidency.

Phil joined the DREAMS Lab in 2012 and developed a Mask Projection Microstereolithography 3D printer for the fabrication of parts with micron scale features. With this printer, he researched the development of tissue engineering scaffolds via biocompatible photopolymers while pursuing his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering. At Virginia Tech, Phil served as a Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Ambassador, where he assisted faculty and staff with recruiting and outreach events for prospective ME graduate students. Through this program, he also served as a College of Engineering Graduate Student Mentor, where he shared experiences with and guided new graduate students while exhibiting positive student behavior. Phil was also inducted into the engineering honors society Tau Beta Pi, where he served on the initiation committee.

In 2014, Phil was the recipient of two tremendous awards, the Davenport Fellowship and the “Sculpteo Challenge” 3D Printing Design Competition. The Davenport Fellowship is awarded to students based on exemplary merit and leadership, and lends the recipient the name “Davenport Leadership Scholar.” The “Sculpteo Challenge,” an online competition where participants submitted a design to be 3D printed to “redecorate your room.” The submission, an articulating arm flashlight mount with a spring assisted locking mechanism, was chosen from more than 80 entries. As the winner, Phil was sent to the 3D Print Show in NYC in February of 2014 to show off his design. Learn more about the submission here:

Phil’s interests include product design via AM, innovative mechanical system design, and AM system development. He enjoys pushing the limits of Additive Manufacturing.

Phil graduated with his M.S. in 2014.

Lambert P., Campagine E., Williams C., Design Considerations for Mask Projection Microstereolithography (MPuSL) Systems. Proceedings of International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 12-14, 2013, Austin, Texas, USA. (Conference Proceedings)

Lambert P., “Engineering Tissue Scaffolds via Micro-scale 3D Printing of Pluronic Photopolymer.” Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute Technical Conference and Review. Blacksburg VA. October, 2013. (Poster)

Lambert P., Campaigne E., “Design Considerations for Mask Projection Microstereolithography (MPuSL) Systems.” International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin TX. August, 2013. (Poster)