Jake Fallon is a technology development engineer on the 3D printing team at Braskem. Jake attended graduate school at Virginia Tech, where he was advised by Michael Bortner and received his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering and graduated in 2019. While attending Virginia Tech, Jake Fallon received the Garth L. Wilkes Interdisciplinary Scholar Award and received 1st place in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Digital Manufacturing Challenge in 2017. Jake now has over 8 years of experience in the 3D printing industry and has developed expertise in areas ranging from fundamental material research to end-use application development. Fallon states, “With the polymer structure process property knowledge I gained during my time at Virginia Tech, I am able to solve important technical challenges the 3D printing industry needs to continue to progress.”