Carnegie Mellon University

Erica Fuchs

Erica R. H. Fuchs

Professor, Engineering and Public Policy
Faculty Director, Manufacturing Futures Initiative

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Erica R.H. Fuchs is a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, and the founding Faculty Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative – an initiative across six schools aimed to revolutionize the commercialization and local production of advanced manufactured products.


  • Ph.D. (Engineering Systems), 2006, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.M. (Technology Policy), 2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.B. (Materials Science and Engineering), 1999, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Fuchs' research focuses on the development, commercialization and global manufacturing of emerging technologies, and national policy in that context.