University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Encore Mentor

Current Chief Commercial Officer of Impossible Objects Incorporated, a 3D Composites Chicago company responsible for product and business development, past Stratasys Vice President of Product Development, past Boeing Company Research and Technology senior manager for advanced manufacturing materials and technologies.

Jeff is the past Chairman of Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) Additive Committee, former Chairman of the Germany’s Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC), technology advisor to National Science Foundation, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, University of Iowa College of Engineering and current board member to Precision ADM in Winnipeg, Canada.

He holds multiple patents and has a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Washington University and received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.

Key Skills:

• Additive manufacturing materials and processes
• Manufacturing
• Technology transition
• Government funding
• Venture capital funding
• Business development

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