Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Current Members

Faculty

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Jian Cao

Cardiss Collins Professor

Director, Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing 
Science and Innovation (NIMSI)

Email: jcao@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-467-1032

Jian Cao Faculty Page

Kornel Ehmann

Professor

Email:k-ehmann@northwestern.edu               
Phone: 847-491-3263

Kornel Ehmann Faculty Page

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Kuniaki Dohda

Research Professor

Email: dohda.kuni@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-7470

Kuniaki Dohda Faculty Page

Mojtaba Mozaffar

Research Assistant Professor

Email: mojtaba.mozaffar@northwestern.edu

Staff

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Dominik Kozjek

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: dominik.kozjek@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Applications of artificial intelligence
in mechanical engineering

2. Data analytics
3. Additive manufacturing


Jihoon Jeong

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: jihoonjeong@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
- Additive Manufacturing: Direct Energy
  Deposit (DED) / Selective Laser
  Sintering (SLS)
- Nano-and Micro-scale Thermal
  Characterization

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Tianju Xue

Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: tianju.xue@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
- Machine Learning
- Computational Mechanics
- Additive Manufacturing

Maegen Gregory

AMPL Coordinator

Email: maegen.gregory@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3048
Fax: 847-491-3915


PhD Student Members

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Conor Porter

PhD Student

Email: 
conorporter2024@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Laser Powder Bed Fusion
2. Directed Energy Deposition

Daniel Quispe

PhD Student

Email: 
daniel.quispe@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:mechanical
behavior of hybrid fiber composites

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Derick Suarez

PhD Student

Email: 
dericksuarez2024@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Computational mechanics –
manufacturing and composites
2. Data-driven methodss

Dohyun Leem

PhD Student

Email: 
DohyunLeem2021@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Flexible sheet metal forming processes
2. Finite element simulation
3. Mechanical testing of materials
manufacturing systems

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Fred Carter

PhD Student

Email:
Fredcarter2024@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Additive Manufacturing
    (a) Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF)
    (b) Laser Directed Energy
         Deposition (DED) 
2. CFD simulation for Additive
    Manufacturing Processes
3. Machine Learning for Additive
    Manufacturing 

 

Itzel Salgado

PhD Student

Email:
itzelsalgado2026@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Composites

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Jiaxi Xie

PhD Student

Email:
JiaxiXie2022@u.northwestern.edu

Project:
1. Developing MetaFEM, a
GPU-accelerated generic FEM solver

 

Marisa Bisram

PhD Student

Email:  
mbisram@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Composites- modeling and
manufacturing

 

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Putong Kang

PhD Student

Email: 
putongkang@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Laser-Induced Plasma Micromachining
2. Additive manufacturing

Rujing Zha

PhD Student

Email: 
rujingzha2026@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Metal Additive Manufacturing

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Samantha Webster

PhD Student

Email: 
samanthawebster2021@u.northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Direct Energy Deposit (DED)
Additive Manufacturing
2. Correlation between manufacturing,
processing conditions, materials properties
and part microstructure using simulation
approaches
3. Application of manufacturing to
biomaterials and medical devices


 

Sanjana Subramaniam

PhD Student

Email: 
sanjanasubramaniam2024
@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. DSIF
2. Electrospinning

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Shuheng Liao

PhD Student

Email: 
ShuhengLiao2023@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Thermomechanical FEM simulation
of Directed Energy Deposition Process
2. Application of Artificial Intelligence
in Additive Manufacturing

 

Suman Bhandari

PhD Student

Email: 
SumanBhandari2022
@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Laser-Induced Plasma Micromachining
2. Directed Energy Deposition Additive
Manufacturing

 

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Vasudev Aravind

PhD Student

Email: 
vasudevaravind2022@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Directed Energy Deposition -
Additive Manufacturing
2. Functionally Graded Materials

 

Zilin Jiang

PhD Student

Email:
ZilinJiang2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Electrically-Assisted Forming
2. Mechanical and microstructural
characterization

 

M.S. Students

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Arpan Patel

Master's Student

Email: 
arpanpatel2022@u.northwestern

Research Interests: 
1. Incremental Forming
2. Laser Polishing of components
manufactured with Laser DED

Aniket Sharma

Master's Student

Email: 
aniketsharma2022@u.northwestern.edu

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Songlin Duan

Master's Student

Email: 
songlinduan2023@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests: 
1. Artificial Intelligence in Additive
Manufacturing
2. Incremental forming

 

Visitng Scholars and Students

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Ainhoa Odriozolaa

Visiting Student

Email: 
ainhoa.odriozolaa@alumni.mondragon.edu

Research Interests:
1. Double-Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF)

Lander Pecharroman

Visiting Student

Email: 
lander.pecharroman@alumni.mondragon.edu

Research Interests: 
1. AMAL

 

Undergraduate Students

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Anchen Tong

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
anchentong2023@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Directed Energy Deposition -
Additive Manufacturing

Andrea Cardona

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
acardona@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Additive Manufacturing
– Laser Powder Bed Fusion (PBF)
– Laser Directed Energy Deposition (DED)

 

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Brandon Beckle

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
brandonbeckle2023@u.northwestern.edu

 

Dean Huang

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
deanhuang2023@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests: 
1. Automation of manufacturing
processes
2. UR5 robotic arm feedback control
system design
3. Thermal control in directed energy
deposition (DED)

 

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Henry Victor-Halliday

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
HenryVictor-Halliday202 @u.northwestern.edu

 

Julian Rocher

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
julianrocher2024@u.northwestern.edu

 

 

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Penelope De La Torre

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
penelope@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Modeling and manufacturing of composites

Raymonde Council

Undergraduate Student

Email: 
raymondecouncil2023@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Directed Energy Deposition -
Additive Manufacturing