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 Qiang Zeng

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

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

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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

 

Daniel Garcia Dohyun Leem

Daniel Garcia

PhD Student

Email: 
daniel.garcia.cheme@gmail.com

Research Interests:
1. Multi-objective, multi-level optimization
2. Water-Energy-Food Nexus
3. Life Cycle Optimization
4. Processing network/pathway optimization
    of product systems

Dohyun Leem

PhD Student

Email: 
DohyunLeem2021@u.northwestern.edu

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

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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

Newell Moser Nicolas Prieto

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

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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Shuheng Liao

PhD Student

Email: 
ShuhengLiao2023@u.northwestern.edu

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

Suman Bhandari

PhD Student

Email: 
SumanBhandari2022@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:

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

Weizhao Zhang Yi Shi

Weizhao Zhang

PhD Student

Email:
WeizhaoZhang2014@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Composite Material
2. Material FEA

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. Mechanical and microstructural characterization

M.S. Students

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Honghe Qi

Master's Student

Email: 
HongheQi2020@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
Direct Energy Deposition
Additive Manufacturing

Visiting Scholar and Student Members

 Masahito Yamamoto

 

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Masahito Yamamoto

Visiting Scholar

Email: 
masahito.yamamoto@northwestern.edu

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

 

Yanming Zhang

Visiting PhD Student

Email: 
yanming.zhang@northwestern.edu

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

 

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Yayun Liu

Visiting PhD Student

Email: 
yayun.liu@northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
1. Surface texturing
2. Green ceramics manufacturing