Mitchell’s research focus is the additive manufacture of resorbable constructs for regenerative medicine applications. His work involves developing 3-D printing techniques to create fibrous scaffolds for engineered tissues. Mitchell evaluates the mechanics of these constructs using experimental and computational (finite element) techniques to obtain clinically desirable characteristics on a bulk and micromechanical level.
Mitchell graduated from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 2016 with a BE in Mechanical Engineering with First Class Honours. Following his undergraduate work, he completed a research scholarship with Dr. Puttlitz at the University of Canterbury and spent five months working at Enztec developing a quality management system and medical device prototype for a start-up company in Christchurch, New Zealand. In August 2016, Mitchell moved to Colorado to join Dr. Puttlitz’s group as a Master’s student in the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Lab and is currently transitioning to a position as a PhD student.
In his spare time, Mitchell enjoys weightlifting and yoga, a variety of sports (not limited to soccer, flag football, rugby, cricket, and basketball), travelling, hiking, camping, exploring the local brewing scene, and listening to Kanye West.