Christopher A. Schuh, Ph.D.


Christopher A. Schuh is a co-founder of Desktop Metal, where he has helped guide the company’s advances in materials science.

A leading expert in metallurgy, Professor Schuh also serves as the Department Head and the Danae and Vasilis Salapatas Professor of Metallurgy in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT.

Prof. Schuh earned his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. He has published more than 220 papers and dozens of patents, and received a variety of awards acknowledging his research accomplishments, including his appointment as a MacVicar Fellow of MIT, acknowledging his contributions to engineering education, and his election as Fellow of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. In addition to Desktop Metal, Prof. Schuh has co-founded a number of metallurgical companies, including Xtalic Corporation and Veloxint Corporation.