Carolyn Seepersad

Honorary Mechanical Engineer
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1996
B.A., Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Oxford University (UK), 1998
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004

Carolyn Conner Seepersad is a Woodruff Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Professor Seepersad served as a faculty member in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin for 18 years, most recently as the J. Mike Walker Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the founding director of the Center for Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation.  Professor Seepersad also founded and co-directed the Elevate ME program to enhance the gender diversity of the Walker Department’s undergraduate population, working with alumni, faculty, staff, and students to increase female representation by nearly 50% in the past 10 years.

Professor Seepersad conducts research in engineering design and additive manufacturing.  She is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, including several best paper awards from ASME and ASEE.  Her research group focuses on additive manufacturing process innovation, including new techniques for extrusion and photopolymerization, and design-for-additive-manufacturing methods and algorithms such as interactive design tools enabled by machine learning. 

Professor Seepersad is the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design.  She has been recognized for her research and teaching activities with the ASME Design Automation Award, several young investigator awards, The University of Texas Regents’ Award for Outstanding Teaching, and membership in The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers.