Joshua E Vaughan

Group Leader - Manufacturing Automation and Controls

Joshua Vaughan is currently the Group Leader for the Manufacturing Automation and Controls Group within the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Within the MDF, Dr. Vaughan conducts research on the controls systems for infrastructure-scale and multi-agent additive manufacturing systems and for a robotic, hybrid manufacturing system. He is also working to develop data-driven controls algorithms and an open-source controls and data architecture for machine tools. He also leads several projects conducting research in large-scale metal additive manufacturing.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Vaughan was an Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette). Dr. Vaughan received his Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. Upon graduation, he completed postdoctoral appointments at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech, then joined the faculty at UL Lafayette in August of 2012. While at UL Lafayette, Dr. Vaughan was the winner of the 2013-2014 Rising Star Award, the 2015 Young Researcher of the Year, the 2014-2016 Rising Star Award, 2014-2016 Innovator Award, 2016-2018 Innovator Award, the 2017-2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, and the 2021 Outstanding Master's Mentor Award.