Glenn S. Daehn is the Mars G. Fontana Professor of Metallurgical Engineering within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University and Director of the new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center HAMMER – Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing Moving from Evolution to Revolution. HIs focus of his work spans from process innovation in creating new manufacturing processes, to providing authentic content and professional development for K-12 STEM teachers, to advancing manufacturing policy with a focus on the role of the 21st-century land grant university. His long-term research has been in impulse-based manufacturing processes for the joining, shaping, and cutting of material. Daehn is also active in several manufacturing initiatives, playing a key role in establishing the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow Manufacturing USA institute, the Ohio State Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence, and the Ohio Manufacturing Institute. He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.