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

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Current Members

Faculty

Jian Cao Kornel Ehmann

Jian Cao

Cardiss Collins Professor

Associate Vice President for Research

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

Kuniaki Dohda

Kuniaki Dohda

Research Professor

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

Kuniaki Dohda Faculty Page

Staff

M_Gregory

Maegen Gregory

Assistant to the Editor
ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano- Manufacturing

Assistant to Professors Jian Cao and Kornel Ehmann

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

Qiang Zeng

Qiang Zeng

Research Associate

Email:
z-qiang@northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Double Sided Incremental Forming
Machine Design
2. Parallel Robotics

Biao Liang

Biao Liang

Post-Doc

Email:
biao.liang@northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Composites forming modeling
2. Finite element development

Xiaoli Wang

Xiaoli Wang

Post-Doc

Email:
xiaoliwang2014@u.northwestern.edu

PhD Student Members

David Prichet

David Pritchet

PhD Student

Email: davidpritchet2013@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Additive manufacturing:
    1.1 Beam deposition processes
    1.2 Electrophoretically-guided Micro Additive
          Manufacturing
2.Machine tool miniaturization

Dohyun Leem

Dohyun Leem

PhD Student

Email: DohyunLeem2021@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Incremental forming
2. Mechanical testing of materials

Edot Ndip-Agbor

Ebot Ndip-Agbor

PhD Student

Email: ebotndipagbor2012@u.northwestern.edu

Project:
Toolpath Generation and Process Optimization in
Incremental Forming

Huaqing Ren

Huaqing Ren

PhD Student

Email: huaqingren2013@u.northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Incremental Forming
2. Machine Dynamics

Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer Bennett

PhD Student

Email:
JenniferBennett2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS)
Additive Manufacturing
2. Control of Laser Deposition Systems

Trista Ng

Man Kwan (Trista) Ng

PhD Student

Email: manng2015@u.northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Micro-Rolling
2. Micro-texturing Rolling
3. Electricity-Assisted Micro-forming

Marco Giovannini

Marco Giovannini

PhD Student

Email: marcogiovannini2013@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Design of Mechanical Systems and Development
of Innovative Manufacturing Processes, with
Particular Attention to the Metal Cutting
Processes by using NC Machine Tools

Mojtaba Mozaffar

Mojtaba Mozaffar

PhD Student

Email:  MojtabaMozaffar2020@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
Intelligent Manufacturing Process Selection

Newell Moser

Newell Moser

PhD Student

Email: NewellMoser2018@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Dieless Forming
2. Material Characterization
3. Finite Element Analysis and Modeling

Nicolas Prieto

Nicolas Prieto

PhD Student

Email: NicolasMartinezPrieto2019@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Near-field electrospinning
2. Additive manufacturing

Sarah Wolff

Sarah Wolff

PhD Student

Email: salpha.wolff@gmail.com

Research Interests:
Laser Surface Texturing

Weizhao Zhang

Weizhao Zhang 

PhD Student

Email: WeizhaoZhang2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Composite Material
2. Material FEA

Yi Shi

Yi Shi

PhD Student

Email:
YiShi2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Laser Shock Peening
2. Curved Waterjet-Guided Laser Micro-Manufacturing

Zilin Jiang

Zilin Jiang

PhD Student

Email:
ZilinJiang2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Electrically-Assisted Forming
2. Double Sided Incremental Forming Machine Code and Control

Zoe Zhang

Zixuan Zhang

PhD Student

Email: ZixuanZhang2018@u.northwestern.edu

Project:
1. Incremental forming
2. Multi-physics modeling
3. Residual stress

M.S. Students

Lingxuan Su

Lingxuan Su

Master's Student

Email: LingxuanSu2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Metal Forming
2. Control in Manufacturing

Muyang Deng

Muyang Deng

Master's Student

Email: MuyangDeng2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Incremental Forming
2. Laser Micro-machining

Tanvy Limaye

Tanvy Limaye

Master's Student

Email: TanvyLimaye2015@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Micro Forming
2. Kinematics and control of 5 axis CNC grinding
machine

Visiting Scholar and Student Members

Hao Wu

Hao Wu

Visiting Student

Email: hao.wu@northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Laser Manufacturing
2. Vibrating assisted machining

Hoichi Sasano

Hoichi Sasano

Visiting Scholar

Email: hoichi.sasano@northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
1. Mechanics of Welding and Machining

 Masahito Yamamoto

Masahito Yamamoto

Visiting Scholar

Email: masahito.yamamoto@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. State-of-the-art manufacturing 2. Tooling embedded sensor 3. Microforming

Tatsuya Funazuka

Tatsuya Funazuka

Visiting PhD Student

Email: tatsuya.funazuka@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Micro Extrusion
2. Micro Punching

Qiyang Zuo

Qiyang Zuo

Visiting Scholar

Email: zuo.qiyang@northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Incremental Forming

 Yanchao Wang

Yanchao Wang

Visiting Student

Email: yanchao.wang@northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
Multi scale analytical analysis on elasto-plastic behavior of unidirectional or woven composites

Yanjie Yuan

Yanjie Yuan

Visiting Student

Email: yanjie.yuan@northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
1. Elliptical vibration texturing