Intelligent Manufacturing Processes, Equipment, and Systems

Research is conducted towards increasing the intelligence of manufacturing processes and systems for aerospace, automotive, energy and other applications. Fundamental theories in modeling and simulation, sensing and control, CAD/CAM, virtual reality, and software engineering are applied to generate a better understanding of emerging and critical manufacturing processes and systems for additive manufacturing, micro manufacturing, nanotechnology, etc. Research topics include: Virtual and Rapid Manufacturing, Integrated and Collaborative Design, Laser-Based Manufacturing, Composites Manufacturing, Laser Micromachining, and Liquid Metal Processing.

Thrust Leader:

Dr. Frank Liou
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