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

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Book Chapters

  1. Huang, Tianyu, Marisa Bisram, Yang Li, Hongyi Xu, Danielle Zeng, Xuming Su, Jian Cao, and Wei Chen. "Mixed-Variable Concurrent Material, Geometry, and Process Design in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering." Machine Learning in Modeling and Simulation: 395.

  2. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), Metamorphic Manufacturing: Shaping the Future of On-Demand Components (Pittsburgh, PA: TMS, 2019). Electronic copies available at, with Daehn, G., Allison, J., Bilitz, El., Bourne, D., Clarke, K., DeLoach Jr., J. J., Herderick, E., Lewandowski, J., Schmitz, T., Sizek, H., Tekkaya, A.E.

  3. Bostanabad, R., Liang, B., Gao, J., Liu, W. K., Cao, J., Zeng, D., Su, X., Xu, H., Li, Y. and Chen, W., "Multiscale Simulation of Fiber Composites with Spatially-Varying Uncertainties", Uncertainty Quantification in Multiscale Materials Modeling, ed. Wang Y and McDowell, D., Elsevier S&T, 2018.

  4. Cao, J. and Malhotra, R. (2018) Energy Reduction in Manufacturing via Process Innovation and Surface Modification, in Energy Efficient Manufacturing, Ed. Sutherland, J., Dornfeld, David A. and Linke, Barbara S., Wiley, ISBN 9781119519812 (pdf) | ISBN 9781119521372 (epub) | ISBN 9781118423844 (cloth).

  5. Cao, J. Meador, M., Baba, M.L., Ferreira, P. M., Madou, M., Scacchi, W., Spohrer, R.J., Teague, C., Westmoreland, P., Zhang, X. (2014) Chapter 7: Implications: Societal Collective Outcomes, including Manufacturing, in Convergence of Knowledge, Technology and Society, Eds. Roco, M.C.; Bainbridge, W.; Tonn, B.; Whitesides, G., Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-02203-1.

  6. Cao, J. and Ehmann, K. (2013) Section editor, Manufacturing Tribology, in Encyclopedia of Tribology, Ed. Wang, Q. and Chung, Y.W., Springer, ISBN 978-0-387-92896-8.

  7. Cao, J., Chen, J. and Peng, X. (2011) Chapter 13: In-plane shear properties of woven fabric reinforced composites, in "Composite Reinforcements For Optimum Performance" Ed. Boisse, P., Woodhead Publishing Limited, ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 965 9.

  8. Peng, X. and Cao, J. (2011) Chapter 8: Continuous models for analyzing the mechanical behavior of reinforcements in composites, in "Composite Reinforcements For Optimum Performance" Ed. Boisse, P., Woodhead Publishing Limited, ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 965 9.

  9. Wang, Q., Zhu, D., and Cao, J. (2009) Chapter 26. Tribology and Surface Engineering, Scientific and Technological Bases for Energy Efficiency, in Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing and Interdisciplinary Process Innovations, Ed. Zhang, W., CRC Press.

  10. Ehmann, K.F., DeVor, R.E., Kapoor, S.G. and Cao, J. (2008) Chapter: Design and Analysis of Micro/Meso-scale Machine Tools, in Smart Devices and Machines for Advanced Manufacturing, Springer-Verlag London.

  11. Philippe Boisse, Remko Akkerman, Jian Cao, Julie Chen, Stepan Lomov and Andrew Long, (2007) “Composites Forming” in Advances in Material Forming (Esaform 10 Years on), Springer, ISBN: 978-2-287-72142-7.

  12. Cheng, H.S., Cao, J., Mahayotsanun, N. (2007) “Experimental Study on Behavior of Woven Composites in Thermo-stamping under Nonlinear Temperature Trajectories”, Advanced Methods in Material Forming, ed. Dorel Banabic, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-69844-9.

  13. Cao, J. (2007), Preface, “Micromanufacturing: International Assessment of Research and Development”, Springer, ISBN: 1402059485, Ehmann, K. et al.

  14. Gorczyca, J., Chen, J. and Cao J. (2007), Composite Forming Technologies, Woodhead Publishing Lt., Cambridge, UK., ISBN 1 84569 033 8.

  15. Smith, L.M.; Zhang, L.; Wang, C.-T.; Shi, M.F.; Yoon, J.-W.; Stoughton, Th.B.; Cao, J.; Pourboghrat, F. (2005) Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, American Institute of Physics, Melville, New York, ISBN: 978-0-7354-0265-2.

  16. Cao, J. (2005) The ASM Handbook (Volume 14) Chapter 16: Bending and Flanging, of Aluminum Sheet, ASM International, ISBN: 1-892140-03-9.

  17. Mahmoud Y. Demeri, Jian Cao and Ravi Venugopal (2005) The ASM Handbook (Volume 14) Chapter 18: Process and Adaptive Control for Sheet Forming, ASM International, ISBN:1-892140-03-9.