Benjamin Peters, MS Candidate

Benjamin Peters


Research Assistant
E14-433C
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About

Engineer and designer Benjamin Peters is a research assistant in the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab.  Peters completed his S.B. at MIT in the spring of 2011 in Mechanical Engineering.  The focus of his senior thesis work was developing a high-resolution, digitally reconfigurable surface for use in rapid prototyping and forming operations.  The reconfigurable surface project is being continued as part of the focus of his Master’s thesis in Neri Oxman's group, Mediated Matter.  Peters is also pursuing several side projects in the Mediated Matter group as they pertain to his thesis work in rapid fabrication methods.  In his spare time, Peters is a member of the MIT curling club.  In 2011 the team took gold in the D1 college curling tournament.

Publications

2014   Towards Swarm Printing
2013   Practical Pin Tooling
2011   Effects of Substrate Temperature on Indium Gallium Nitride Nanocolumn Crystal Growth
2011   Functionally Graded Rapid Prototyping
2010   Seeing through Corrosion

Patents

Title: Methods and Devices for Creating A Reconfigurable Surface
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No: 61/482,903
Filed: May 05, 2011
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters and Eric M. Marion

Title: Digitally Reconfigurable Surface
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No: 61/619,843
Filed: April 03, 2012
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters

Title: Feedback Electromotive-Discharge Machining
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No: 61/619,831
Filed: April 03, 2012
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters

Title: Cable Suspended 3D Printer
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No: 61/620,314
Filed: April 04, 2012
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters and Neri Oxman

Title: Superconductive Powder Purification Device
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No: 61/717,093
Filed: October 22, 2012
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters

Title: Macro-Atom Additive Manufacturing
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No: 61/717,089
Filed: October 22, 2012
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters

Title: Nitinol Plug Inkjet Deposition
U.S. Provisional Patent Application No: 61/717,086
Filed: October 22, 2012
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters

Title: Methods and Apparatus for a Reconfigurable Surface
U.S. Utility Patent Application No: 13/465,990
Filed: October 22, 2012
Inventors: Benjamin J. Peters

Awards

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize (2014)
Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Finalist (2013)
First place undergraduate prize in MIT Lobby 7 Design Competition (2011)
Design award in MIT digital fabrication competition, MADFAB (2010)
Design award in Mobile Autonomous Systems Lab, MASLAB (2010)
Whitelaw Award for Excellence in Design and Manufacturing (2009)

Tools

SpiderBot
Digitally Reconfigurable Surface

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