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

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

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Maegen Gregory

AMPL Coordinator

Assistant to Professors Jian Cao and Kornel Ehmann

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

PhD Student Members

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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

PhD Student

Email: 
DohyunLeem2021@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Incremental sheet forming
2. Finite element simulation
3. Artificial intelligence in flexible
manufacturing systems


 

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Fred Carter

PhD Student

 

Hui Lin

PhD Student

Email:
huilin2023@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Additive Manufacturing
2. Finite Element Simulation
3. Artificial Intelligence

 

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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

 

Jiaxi Xie

PhD Student

Email:
JiaxiXie2022@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Theoretical analysis of LIPMM
2. DSIF

 

Marco Giovannini Mojtaba Mozaffar

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

PhD Student

Email:  
MojtabaMozaffar2020@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
• GPU Accelerated Finite Element Methods
• Distributed Manufacturing Networks
• Artificial Intelligence in Additive
Manufacturing
• Advanced Hardening Models for
Forming Processes
• Cyber-Physical Systems

 

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Marisa Bisram

PhD Student

Email:  
mbisram@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Composites- modeling and manufacturing


 

Nicolas Prieto

PhD Student

Email: 
ncmartinezp@u.northwestern.edu

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

Puikei Cheng Samantha Webster

Puikei Cheng

PhD Student

Email: 
pcheng@u.northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Additive manufacturing
2. Incremental forming

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

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Sanjana Subramaniam

PhD Student

Email: 
sanjanasubramaniam2024@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. DSIF
2. Electrospinning

Shuheng Liao

PhD Student

Email: 
ShuhengLiao2023@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Incremental Forming
2. Machine Vision and Applications

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Suman Bhandari

PhD Student

Email: 
SumanBhandari2022@u.northwestern.edu

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

Wesley Esko 

PhD Student

Email:
wesleyesko@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Additive Manufacturing

 

Yi Shi Zilin Jiang

Yi Shi

PhD Student

Email:
YiShi2014@u.northwestern.edu

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

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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Fangnan (Nancy) Chen

Master's Student

Email: 
fangnanchen2018@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests: 
Incremental Forming

Yixiao Wang

Master's Student

Email: 
yixiaowang2020@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests: 
Incremental Forming

 

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Zhiyong (Norman) Piao

Master's Student

Email: 
zhiyongpiao2021@u.northwestern.edu

 

Visiting Scholar and Student Members

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Eiichi Ota

Visiting Scholar

Email: 
eiichi.ota@northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
Process design and control in
incremental forming

 

Xiaoliang Liang

Visiting PhD Student

Email: 
xiaoliang.liang@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. High-speed machining
2. Surface integrity

 

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Yanming Zhang

Visiting PhD Student

Email: 
yanming.zhang@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Laser Micro-manufacturing
2. Thermal and residual stress simulation