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Corie L. Cobb

Corie Cobb is a senior researcher at PARC focused on advanced manufacturing technologies.  With a broad background that encompasses product design, design for manufacturability, mechanics of materials, design synthesis, stochastic optimization, and computational modeling, Corie is applying her knowledge to innovative printing and patterning technologies related to energy storage and hierarchical materials.  Currently, she is researching and developing methods for co-extruding thick films of interdigitated functional material for advanced battery electrodes.

Prior to joining PARC, Corie worked at Applied Materials as a mechanical engineer designing hardware for RF plasma etch applications. Corie has also worked in the areas of ink jet printing, optical Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS), imaging, and industrial design for portable electronics through internships at Hewlett-Packard, Bell Labs, Google, and Toshiba (Japan), respectively.

Corie holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley where her research focused on both engineering education and developing design synthesis and optimization tools for MEMS design.  She received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and her B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University. She was also a Bell Labs Cooperative Research Fellowship Program (CRFP) recipient and an Alfred P. Sloan Ph.D. Scholar.


PARC publications

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Developments in MEMS scale printable alkaline and Li-ion technology

SPIE DSS - Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III Conference

25 April 2011




other publications

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Case-based reasoning for evolutionary MEMS design

Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol.10, Issue 3

September 2010


Knowledge-based evolutionary linkage in MEMS design synthesis

Linkage in Evolutionary Computation, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 157/2008, pp. 461-483

May 2008

Enabling and characterizing twenty-first century skills in new product development teams

International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 420-433

March 2008


Longitudinal study of learning outcomes in a new product development class

Proceedings of the ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Vol. 4, pp. 643-651

4 September 2007

MEMS design synthesis: integrating case-based reasoning and multi-objective genetic algorithms

Proceedings of the SPIE Smart Materials and Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems Conference: Smart Structures, Devices, and Systems III, Vol. 6414, pp. 641419 (Invited Paper)

8 January 2007


Case-based reasoning for the design of micro-electro-mechanical systems

Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Vol. 3, pp. 109-118

10 September 2006






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Printing Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries
12 August 2015 | Chemical & Engineering News

PARC Materials Scientists Print Two Thirds of a Battery in 1 Go
15 June 2015 | Scientific American