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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

•    Manufacturing Processes; AI manufacturing; Physics-Informed Machine learning; Digital twin
•    Surface integrity and functionality; Materials informatics
•    Education and workforce development (EWD) by Digital Learning Factory

Honors and Awards

•    Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Albert M. Sargent Progress Award
•    ASME Federal Government Swanson Fellow
•    Fellow, International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)
•    Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
•    Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
•    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow
•    NSF CAREER Award
•    Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
•    Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, SME


•    Ph.D., Advanced Manufacturing, Purdue University, 2000
•    M.Eng., Advanced Manufacturing, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
•    M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1991
•    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, China, 1988