Zachary (Zak) Tobin
Zak joined Free Form Fibers in August 2021 to contribute to the research and development team. He received his Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Connecticut in June 2021, and previously earned his B.S from Union College in 2016. His Ph.D thesis was titled “Fabrication, Characterization and Optimization of Ceramic Matrix Composites” and projects included the use of chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) and slurry infiltration to synthesize both non-oxide and oxide composite materials. He spent the fall semester of 2021 interning at the Windsor Locks, CT site of Collins Aerospace, where he gained experience operating the large scale CVI furnaces for both carbon brakes and barrier coatings.
At Free Form Fibers, Zak is focused on developing and optimizing new fiber chemistries with FFF’s proprietary laser chemical vapor deposition process, and the implementation of short SiC fibers into ceramic matrix composites.