Timothy Dexter Yee

Portrait of  Timothy Dexter Yee

  • Title
    Staff Scientist
  • Email
  • Phone
    (925) 423-9153
  • Organization
    Not Available

Research interests

  • Advanced manufacturing of ceramics for optical, lasing, and sensing applications
  • Additive manufacturing and processing of novel feedstocks
  • Multi-material 3D printing
  • Adhesives processing and aging behavior
  • Mechanical testing and characterization
  • Nanomaterials fabrication and characterization

Career path

  • Research & Development intern, TE Connectivity (2012-2013)

Subject Matter Expertise

  • Direct ink write (DIW) additive manufacturing
  • Adhesives testing

MS, Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2013

  1. R. Dylla-Spears, T. Yee, K. Sasan, D. Nguyen, N. Dudukovic, J. Ortega, M. Johnson, O. Herrera, F. Ryerson, L. Wong. “3D printed gradient index glass optics.” Sci. Adv. 2020; 6. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abc7429.
  2. Z. Seeley , T. Yee, N. Cherepy, A. Drobshoff, O. Herrera, R. Ryerson, S.A. Payne. “3D printed transparent ceramic YAG laser rods: Matching the core-clad refractive index.” Optical Materials 107 (2020) 110121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optmat.2020.110121.
  3. T. Yee, C. Watson, J. Roehling, T. Y. Han, A. Hiszpanski. “Fabrication and 3D Tomographic Characterization of Nanowire Arrays and Meshes with Tunable Dimensions from Shear-Aligned Block Copolymers.” Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 4898. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9SM00303G.
  4. D. Nguyen, C, Meyers, T. Yee, N. Dudukovic, J. Destino, C. Zhu, E. Duoss, T. Baumann, T. Suratwala, J. Smay, R. Dylla-Spears. “3D-Printed Transparent Glass.” Adv. Mater. 2017, 1701181. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201701181.


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  • D. Dylla-Spears, T. Baumann, E. Duoss, J. Kuntz, R. Miles, D. Nguyen, C. Spadaccini, T. Suratwala, T. Yee, C. Zhu, C. Meyers, N. Dudukovic, T. Fears, F. Qian, K. Sasan, J. Destino, “Engineered feedstocks for additive manufacture of glass” US Patent App. 16212525 (2020).
  • R&D 100 team award for 3D Printing Optical-Quality Glass, 2022.