Robert Panas is a research engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and is a member of the Center for Micro-Nano Technologies in the Materials Engineering Division. He joined LLNL in 2013 after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a S.B. in physics, a S.B. in mechanical engineering, a M.S. in mechanical engineering and a PhD in Mechanical engineering. Robert is currently leading the precision additive manufacturing group as well as an effort to create a high speed, large range precision micromirror array. His research interests include precision engineering, MOEMS, additive micromanufacturing, and compliant mechanism design. Dr. Panas is an NDSEG fellow, a member & on the board of directors of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE), the chair of the ASPE Micro-Nano Technical Leadership Committee, and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has 10 patents and over 65 papers published and submitted.