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David Hoelzle

David Hoelzle

Adjunct Assistant Professor

College of Engineering


Phone: 614-688-2942


Ph.D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

B.S., The Ohio State University, 2005


David Hoelzle received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2005.  He continued his mechanical engineering education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), receiving his M.S. degree in 2007 and PhD in 2011, both from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering.  After receiving his PhD, he completed a post-doctoral research appointment in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. Hoelzle began an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in December of 2012.  He is interested in control theory applied to manufacturing robotics and micro-devices; applications of interest are the manufacture of advanced architecture artificial bone scaffolds and bio-microfluidic devices and bio-MEMS for medical diagnoses.

Selected Publications:

D. Qi*, D.J. Hoelzle*, A.C. Rowat, “Probing Single Cells Using Flow in Microfluidics,” European Physical Journal E – Soft Matter and Biological Physics, vol. 204, pp. 85 – 101, 2012.  * equal contribution.

D.J. Hoelzle, S.R. Svientek, A.G. Alleyne, A.J. Wagoner Johnson, “Design and Manufacture of Combinatorial Calcium Phosphate Bone Scaffolds,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, vol. 133, p. 101001, 2011. (cover article)

D.J. Hoelzle, A.G. Alleyne, A.J. Wagoner Johnson, “Basis Task Approach to Iterative Learning Control with Applications to micro-Robotic Deposition,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 1138 - 1148, 2011.

K.L. Barton, D.J. Hoelzle, A.G. Alleyne, A.J. Wagoner Johnson, "Cross Coupled Iterative Learning Control of Systems with Dissimilar Dynamics: Design and Implementation," International Journal of Control, vol. 84, no. 7, pp. 1223 - 1233, 2011.

S.K. Lan Levengood, et al., "The Effect of BMP-2 on Micro and Macroscale Osteointegration of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate Scaffolds with Multiscale Porosity," Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 3283 – 3291, 2010.

D.J. Hoelzle, A.G. Alleyne, A.J. Wagoner Johnson, “Micro Robotic Deposition Guidelines by a Design of Experiments Approach to Maximize Fabrication Reliability for the Bone Scaffold Application,” Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 897 – 912, 2008.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Learning-based control for applications at the microscale; microscale additive manufacturing; measurement, actuation, and control of phenomena within bio-microfluidic devices; tissue engineering.


Three Engineers Receive Early Career Awards from NSF

March 4, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named three junior faculty members winners of the Early Career Development Award (CAREER), the most prestigious award given by the U.S. government to young faculty in engineering and science.

Notre Dame Partners with Industry and America Makes: Focusing on American Innovation and Manufacturing

September 4, 2015

America Makes awarded grants to nine teams, with approximately $8 million in funding and $11 million in matching cost share for applied research and development projects in additive manufacturing. Notre Dame is heavily engaged in these efforts, with the University serving as the team lead on one of these projects and partner institution on another.

Notre Dame Start-up Wins Awards at World's Richest Student Business Plan Competition

April 24, 2015

Enlightened Diagnostics, a start-up company run by students from the University of Notre Dame, won three prizes and $19,000 at the 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition, the largest and richest competition of its kind.

Notre Dame Collaborations Receive Seed Grants for High-Impact Research

September 3, 2014

The Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce that it has awarded seed funding to five new research projects across three interdisciplinary themes: precision medicine, environmental health, and mobile diagnostics. In each case, the funds will be used to gather preliminary data and validation of innovative ideas proposed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators to solve difficult real-world problems.

2013 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department Excellence in Teaching Award

December 11, 2013

The award presented to Dr. David Hoelzle is in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the classroom and is selected by a committee of faculty and students. The selection is made based on nominations from all AME students.


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