Aaron Birt

Chief Executive Officer


PhD & M.S. Worcester Polytechnic University 2014 & 2016

B.S. Lafayette College 2012

Dr. Birt received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College (2012) and his Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from WPI (2014). He earned his Doctorate from WPI in Materials Science and Engineering in 2016. After graduating from WPI, he founded the lithium-ion battery start-up Kinetic Batteries. In 2017, Aaron founded Solvus Global to engineer the commercialization of critical technologies in materials & manufacturing.


Powder Metallurgy

Machine Learning

Data Science

Fluid Dynamics

Titanium Alloys

Kinetic Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Commercialization of Technology


Development of Wear Resistant WC Metal Matrix Composites Consolidated Via Laser-Assisted Cold Spray, MS&T 2016 Proceedings, 2016.

Analysis of Ti-6Al-4V Powder for Cold Gas Dynamic Spray Applications, Advanced Powder Technology, June 2015.

An Analysis of the Effects of Cold Spray on the Microstructure of Ti-6Al-4V Powder and the Resulting Micro- and Nano-scale Property Variation, Journal of Thermal Spray, July 2015.

Predictive Qualities of Metallic Powders for the Optimization of the Laser Assisted Cold Spray Process, PowderMet 2015 Proceedings, 2015.

An Analysis of the Mechanical Properties and Microstructures Resulting from Cold Sprayed Ti-6Al-4V, Proceedings of the International Titanium Association, 2014.


June 29, 2016

November 14, 2017


June 30, 2019

November 1, 2018