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

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

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


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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Mojtaba Mozaffar

Research Assistant Professor

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


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

Deniz Akgun

PhD Student

Email:
deniz.akgun@u.northwestern.edu

Research Interests:
1. Wearable Sensors    
2. Fatigue Estimation
    Manufacturing Processes
 

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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. Incremental sheet forming
2. Finite element simulation
3. Artificial intelligence in flexible
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

Research Interests:
1. Manufacturing process compiler

 

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

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

 

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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Vasudev Aravind

Master's Student

Email: 
vasudevaravind2022@u.northwestern.edu

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

Arpan Patel

Master's Student

Email: 
arpanpatel2022@u.northwestern

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