Advisory Board

Lab Staff

William Jones-Guru


William Jones is a senior at Illinois in the Division of General Studies. He plans to transfer into Mechanical or Systems Engineering in the coming year. Will volunteered at the MakerLab during his first semester at the University, and is now a Lab Guru. He enjoys all aspects of 3D printing and intends to work in rapid prototyping after graduating from Illinois. Will often prints parts for his cameras, designing custom mounts that fit his needs. In his free time, Will loves to create. He has his own Etsy shop where he sells custom light fixtures, and he enjoys being a maker in his time outside of class.


Linxi Liu-Guru


I am a senior student majoring in Accountancy and Finance with Statistics minor. I jointed Makerlab last semester as a volunteer and got the chance to become a guru this semester. I enjoy exploring the unknown and that's why I am interested in 3D printing, a cutting-edge technology that I believe some day will change human's life totally. I am also exploring possibilities to improve efficiency in auditing with data analysis tools as well as 3D printing, if possible, but nothing is impossible.


Kaixin Chang - Guru

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I am a senior studying Actuarial Science at the college of LAS.
I started volunteering in Fall 2017 and was made a guru in Summer 2018. I noticed this 3D printing lab through a fair held in the Quad one fine day and was immediately awestruck by the wonders 3D printing machines can do. I really enjoy observing what people come in to print, the designs they made for a class and seeing their happy faces when they come pick up their end product.

Dash Kosaka-Guru


Dashiell (Dash) Kosaka is a sophomore studying computer engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a new guru for the Spring 2017 semester at MakerLab after starting as a volunteer in Spring 2016. He was introduced to MakerLab by a friend and liked it because of the connection to his field and the general environment. Working and experimenting with the machines is just one of his hobbies. Some of the other things he likes to do includes learning about the software and special devices in the lab.


Rachel Kuehr-Guru-Web Content Creator


Rachel is a senior studying Supply Chain Management and Information Systems & Information Technology. She started volunteering in Fall 2016 and was made a guru in Spring 2017. Rachel loves learning about 3D printing and how it can be used in today’s society. As the web content creator, Rachel gets to share her passion for 3D printing with the rest of the world! Aside from the MakerLab, Rachel spends her time working on her professional skills with the Society of Women in Business and the Supply Chain Management Association.


Almasa Krvavac-Digital Marketing Manager


Almasa Krvavac is a Junior currently pursuing a dual degree in Accounting and IS/IT. She first began interacting with the Illinois MakerLab in the Spring of 2017 as a volunteer, creating graphics and taking control of the MakerLab's social media accounts. As an employee, her role has expanded to leading the MakerLab's digital marketing effort, including designing monthly newsletters and analyzing incoming web traffic. When she is not in the lab, Almasa can be found jogging around Champaign-Urbana or in one of green street's many restaurants.

Lab Volunteers

Check out our past gurus as well! Want to be a part of the MakerLab team? Apply now!