Damion T. Dixon

Mechanical Engineering, University of Georgia

Damion T. Dixon

Damion T. Dixon received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 2018 from Georgia Southern University. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in engineering with a mechanics and materials emphasis from the University of Georgia (UGA), where his focus is on developing a novel composite for 3D printing bone-supporting scaffolds. His research aims to mimic the electromechanical properties of healthy bone tissue through the use of conductive and piezoelectric materials. His ultimate goal is to alleviate issues relating to critically-sized bone defects and the limitations surrounding allograft bone tissue and currently used synthetic grafts. He is funded through the Southern Regional Education Board's doctoral fellowship and recently was selected for the Southeastern Conference Emerging Scholars Assistantship. He is president of UGA's student chapter of the Society for Biomaterials, founding member and co-leader of the Equity Engineers Council, and has served as student ambassador for the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference. In the future, he plans to continue tackling projects that advance healthcare while simultaneously disseminating the power of STEM to minority students. Dixon strives to be an open-minded teacher who inspires students and bolsters their thirst for knowledge. He believes that through passionate teaching and mentoring, students can discover curiosities in subjects they never imagined.

Research Interests

Biomedical/Tissue Engineering