New Friedman Chair publishes in “Science” magazine

Eric MacDonald

Eric MacDonald

“Paralyzingly beautiful”

That’s the way Eric MacDonald describes his new home – Ohio.

MacDonald, a world leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing whose research has garnered nearly $16 million in funding, is the first Friedman Chair in Engineering at YSU.

And only a few weeks on the job, he already has published an article in the prestigious magazine, Science. The article, “Multiprocess 3D printing for increasing component functionality,” is co-authored by Ryan Wicker, a former colleague at the University of Texas in El Paso. Read the article here.

The Friedmans last year donated $2.5 million to establish the full professor faculty position at YSU. “We are thrilled to have someone of Eric’s stature join the YSU team and to serve as a resource for our students, our faculty and the community in general,” said Wim Steelant, STEM dean. MacDonald comes to YSU from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Read more here.