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About

Materials development is my passion!  Whether it's a large job or scrappy shop floor fix, I enjoy finding engineering solutions.  My expertise is the intersection of materials and manufacturing.  Have a process, but unsure of what material to use?  Have a material, but not sure how to process it?  Let me help you!

Some jobs need a specialist, but other times require a jack-of-all-trades to understand the full system requirements.  I have a breadth of experience that enables me to understand every part of a system and how each process affects the end result.  I have worked for startups and the US Government - alone and in large groups - in the lab, office, and shop floor - in a home workshop and mass-production facility.  I have seen a little bit of everything and can help you answer those questions you haven't even asked yet.

 

David Sapiro, PhD

Founder of Schönpiro Materials

I decided I wanted to be an inventor when I was 2 years old.  Though the words morphed to scientist and engineer, I never lost this dream.  When I was 11, I discovered that some toys broke easily, while others were far more durable - and the reason was materials!  My enthusiasm for materials grew as I learned more about everything that makes our modern world.  20 years later, I founded Schönpiro Materials to help facilitate better product design through materials expertise.

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry in 2012 from Drew University.  In 2013, I earned a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington with a project on friction stir welded titanium.  I defended my Doctoral thesis on stainless steel corrosion at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017.

See my LinkedIn page for more about me.

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