Master's Student, Mechanical Engineering
Nathan Raeker-Jordan graduated from Bucknell University in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. In his undergraduate education, he took interest in machine learning, controls, and finite element modeling of non-linear materials. He also helped to establish a makerspace at his school, and helped teach other students about additive manufacturing and other “maker” processes. In his capstone senior design project, he was the primary designer of a heart-mimicking flow loop to be used by an interventional cardiologist for the testing of heart valve implants in 3D printed patient geometry.
In the fall of 2018 he began his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, and shortly after joined the DREAMS lab. Nathan’s current research focus in on cyber-physical security in additive manufacturing, or preventing cyber-attacks from affecting physical 3D printed parts.