Adam is a 3D printing industry veteran and technology executive who previously founded and grew two exited deep tech companies. He led the team that shipped the world’s 1st 3D printer, yielding over $100M revenue for 3D Systems, and brought to market two additional 3D printing technologies. Adam founded and served as CEO of Microfabrica (acquired by Technoprobe), where he raised $17M in venture funding from prominent investors including DFJ, Partech, and Chevron, and commercialized his invention of the 1st mass production-capable 3D printing process. He co-founded and served as VP of AMEX-traded Soligen, the 1st company to market and scale MIT’s next-generation 3D printing technology, going from clean paper to shipped product in just seven months. As de facto VP Business Development at Microfabrica, he developed a medical device business from scratch, leading to a $23M investment by Versant Ventures and InterWest Partners, a $5M NIH grant, and major customers. As an SMU professor of mechanical engineering, Adam founded and directed the Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing, Robotics, and Automation; invented a new class of robotics based on growth; led the development team and was primary inventor of a new multi-material 3D printing technology for producing robots; and co-invented two 3D printing processes for fabricating soft robotic structures. Adam holds some 75 U.S. patents related to 3D printing, robotics, and medical devices, and has over two decades of startup experience in senior roles, including engineering, R&D, business development, and IP management for complex automated/robotic products.