B.S. ​Physics, Colby CollegeM.S. ​Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of VirginiaPh.D. ​​Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia

Gavin Garner joined the University of Virginia faculty in 2009. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Colby College and Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia in both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He worked as a mechanical engineer for AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. before beginning his graduate studies. Dr. Garner is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and was honored as an ASME graduate teaching fellow from 2007 to 2009. He currently serves as the faculty advisor for U.Va.’s student chapters of ASME and Pi Tau Sigma, the international Mechanical Engineering Honor Society.


  • Hartfield Excellence in Teaching Award 2018

Research Interests

  • Human Machine Interface
  • Mechatronics

Gavin T. Garner - Additive Manufacturing

Gavin T. Garner at the 2014 Charlottesville Maker Faire.

In the News

Selected Publications

  • Programming Printers Printed by 3D Printers, Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Paper #7895, (2013) G. Garner
  • Thin-film Aerogel Thermal Conductivity Measurements via 3ω, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 357, 2960-2965 (2011) M.L. Bauer, C.M. Bauer, M.C. Fish, R.E. Matthews, G.T. Garner, A.W. Litchenberger, P.M. Norris

Courses Taught

  • Mechatronics
  • Machine Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing