Daniel Blood, Ph.D.

Daniel Blood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Gellersen Center, Room 131A


B.S.- Valparaiso University
M.S.- University of Florida
Ph.D.- University of Florida

Courses Taught
  • 3D Printer Control System
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Non-Traditional Manufacturing
  • Undergraduate Research
Research Interests
  • Dissertation: “Simulation And Optimization Of Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser Processing Of Sapphire”
  • Collins, J., Mills, D., Blood, D., Sheplak, M., and Oates, W., 2013,”Material Characterization and Fracture Mechanics of Laser Machined Sapphire for High Temperature Pressure Sensors,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, Conference ID# 63965
  • Blood, D., Mills, D., Sheplak, M., and Schmitz, L., 2011,”Picosecond laser ablation of sapphire for high-temperature sensor fabrication” MFG Technologies for Future Micro-Nano Manufacturing Conference, Napa, CA
  • Blood, D., Koch, B., Ballun, M., Budnik, M., and Duncan, G., 2010,”A Braille Press Project: Improving the Literacy of the World’s Visually Impaired” International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Vol. 5/2, pp. 1-16