AJ Perez is chairman and president of NVBOTS, and leads business activities at NVLabs. He is an expert in manufacturing process automation and additive manufacturing, and has taught graduate-level courses in 3-D printing at MIT. AJ has patents in a variety of areas including robotics, additive manufacturing, and instrument design. He received the Lemelon-MIT prize and Jerome Lemelson fellowship in recognition of his inventions, and has been named a Boston Globe Hive “25 under 25”. He holds a master’s in advanced manufacturing and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT.