Dissertation Complete

Finally Finished

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In 2013 a friend of mine at APSU was working on a PhD. As part of his program, he had a GIS class and needed help. For a semester, I helped him through the class. When he finished the class, he encouraged me to work on a PhD as well. In 2014, I took the plunge.

Since 2014, I have been working on a PhD in Industrial Engineering. It has been a long struggle. On 10/15/21, I successfully defended my dissertation. My dissertation was entitled “Identifying an Optimization Technique for Maker Usage to Address Covid-19 Supply Shortfalls”.

My research was focused on determining a method to optimize print parameters for 3D printing. The method I follow is simple and allows a maker to optimize for cost and speed while factoring in quality. Over the next couple of months, I will be working to release my methodology for anyone to test. I will be writing more about it as my work progresses.

Michael J. Wilson
Michael J. Wilson
Specializing in “What Not to Do” since 1972

My interests include GIS, 3D Printing (3DP), Machine Learning, and Productivity.