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    Research Overview

    The research activities in the design and manufacturing area include computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, solid freeform fabrication and multi-sensor coordinate metrology.

    The research facilities include the state-of-the-art CNC machine, laser scanner, and computer workstations. The design and manufacturing faculty and research team also has access to various commercial CAD/CAM/CAE software and the state-of-the-art laser deposition process.

    Design & Manufacturing Faculty

    John C. Cesarone - Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Computer-integrated manufacturing technologies
    • Simulation and functional modeling techniques

    Xiaoping Qian - Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Design optimization, shape and topology optimization, inverse problems
    • Computer-aided design, geometric modeling, geometry processing
    • Manufacturing automation, nano manipulation, solid freeform fabrication, 3D sensing

    Benxin Wu - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Laser-material interactions
    • Laser-induced plasma
    • Laser-based manufacturing and materials processing