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

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

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

PhD Student Members

David Prichet Daniel Garcia

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

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 Edot Ndip-Agbor

Dohyun Leem

PhD Student

Email: 
DohyunLeem2021@u.northwestern.edu

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

Ebot Ndip-Agbor

PhD Student

Email: 
ebot@u.northwestern.edu

Project:
Toolpath Generation and Process Optimization in
Incremental Forming

Huaqing Ren Jennifer Bennett

Huaqing Ren

PhD Student

Email: 
huaqingren2013@u.northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Incremental Forming
2. Machine Dynamics

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 Marco Giovannini

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

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 Newell Moser

Mojtaba Mozaffar

PhD Student

Email:  
MojtabaMozaffar2020@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
Intelligent Manufacturing Process Selection

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 Puikei Cheng

Nicolas Prieto

PhD Student

Email: 
ncmartinezp@u.northwestern.edu

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

Puikei Cheng

PhD Student

Email: 
pcheng@u.northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Additive manufacturing
2. Incremental forming

Sarah Wolff Suman Bhandari

Sarah Wolff

PhD Student

Email: 
salpha.wolff@gmail.com

Research Interest:
Laser Surface Texturing

Suman Bhandari

PhD Student

Email: 
SumanBhandari2022@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:

1. Laser-Induced Plasma Micromachining
2. Curved Waterjet-Guided Laser Material
    Processing
3. Directed Energy Deposition
4. Application of Magnetostrictive Films in
    Astronomical X-Ray Telescopes

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 Zoe Zhang

Zilin Jiang

PhD Student

Email:
ZilinJiang2014@u.northwestern.edu

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

Zixuan Zhang

PhD Student

Email: 
ZixuanZhang2018@u.northwestern.edu

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

M.S. Students

Sixuan Chen

Sixuan Chen

Master's Student

Email: 
sixuanchen2017@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
Plate thickness prediction for DSIF process

Visiting Scholar and Student Members

Hao Wu  Masahito Yamamoto

Hao Wu

Visiting Student

Email: 
hao.wu@northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Laser Manufacturing
2. Vibrating assisted machining

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 Qiyang Zuo

Tatsuya Funazuka

Visiting PhD Student

Email: 
tatsuya.funazuka@northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Micro Extrusion
2. Micro Punching

Qiyang Zuo

Visiting Scholar

Email: 
zuo.qiyang@northwestern.edu

Projects:
1. Incremental Forming

 Yanchao Wang Yanjie Yuan

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

Visiting Student

Email: 
yanjie.yuan@northwestern.edu

Research Interest:
1. Elliptical vibration texturing