About the Lab

Our research focuses on studying how material-forming processes existing in nature can be utilized to enable next-generation additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Current research topics include:

  • Next-generation AM technology development. We learn from nature to develop next-generation AM technologies, which feature multi-material, multi-scale, ultra-fast speed, energy-efficient, etc.
  • AM Process modeling, quality control and optimization. We use experimental and theoretical techniques to advance the understanding of fundamental physics behind nature-inspired AM processes and achieve performance-driven process control.
  • Novel applications of new AM technologies. We utilize the unique capabilities of our AM technologies to create game-changing devices for various applications, such as tissue engineering, sensing, energy harvest, robots, etc.

Openings (new!!!)

We have fully funded Ph.D. positions available for Spring/Fall 2023. Students with backgrounds in ceramic processing, material characterization, crystallography, and/or solid state chemistry are encouraged to contact Dr. Song with your CV.

 

 

News

April 2022: Xuan received the 2022 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award.

April 2022: Bill and Prabhav won the 2022 Research Open House Best Poster Award

November 2021: Our paper "Cephalopod-Inspired Stretchable Self-Morphing Skin Via Embedded Printing and Twisted Spiral Artificial Muscles" was featured on the inside back cover of Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations to Fan, Parth, and Li.

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Publications

Fei, F., Kotak, P., He, L., Li, X., Vanderhoef, C., Lamuta, C., & Song, X. (2021). Cephalopod-inspired stretchable self-morphing skin via embedded printing and twisted spiral artificial muscles. Advanced Functional Materialshttps://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202105528

Remy, M.T., Akkouch, A., He, L., Eliason, S., Sweat, M.E., Krongbaramee, T., Fei, F., Qian, F., Ament, B.A., Song, X., & Hong, L. (2021). Rat calvarial bone regeneration by 3D-printed β-tricalcium phosphate incorporating MicroRNA-200cACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 7(9), 4521-4534.

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