Joseph Kubalak

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Ph.D Student – Mechanical Engineering

Office: 424 Goodwin Hall



Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2014. He joined the DREAMS lab his senior year as a member of the DreamVendor 2.0 capstone design project. As a graduate student member of the DREAMS lab, Joseph looks to improve the material extrusion process with a focus on mechanical properties. In particular, he looks to incorporate additional degrees of freedom into the deposition system in order to increase flexibility in the deposition strategy.


Kubalak, J. R., Mansfield, C. D., Pesek, T. H., Snow, Z. K., Cottiss, E. B., Ebeling-koning, O. D., … Wicks, A. L. (2016). Design and Realization of a 6 Degree of Freedom Robotic Extrusion Platform. Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, 1314–1332.

Kubalak, J. R., Wicks, A. L., & Williams, C. B. (2017). Using multi-axis material extrusion to improve mechanical properties through surface reinforcement. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 1–7.


Kubalak, J. R., Wicks, A. L., Williams, C. B. (2017). Using Multi-Axis Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing to Improve Part Mechanical Properties through Printed Surface Reinforcement. Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium.