The Interdisciplinary Manufacturing Engineering and Design (iMED) Laboratory specializes in research intended to devise efficient bulk fabrication techniques of novel material systems. In doing so, traditional fabrication and nanotechnology principles are applied in material design, while primarily nondestructive testing techniques are employed for characterization and modeling of newly devised and fabricated materials.
Research areas include:
- Biomedical manufacturing
- Materials characterization
- Manufacturing processes
The lab is located in 0086, Black Engineering Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
- 12-19-2015: Masters students Melissa Slagle, Jianqiang Li, and Yunqing Chen graduated from Iowa State University with Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering
- 12-16-2015: Masters students Kellie McGrath and Karthik Sajikumar both had their abstracts accepted to the upcoming ISERC 2016 conference in Anaheim, CA
- 8-1-2015: Dr. John Jonnalagadda graduated from Texas Tech University with his Ph.D in Industrial Engineering
- 6-5-2015: John Jonnalagadda’s paper “In vitro chondrocyte behavior on porous biodegradable poly (e-caprolactone)/polyglycolic acid scaffolds for articular chondrocyte adhesion and proliferation” was accepted to the Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition
- 6-5-2015: Rula Allaf’s paper “Fabrication of co‐continuous poly (ε‐caprolactone)/polyglycolide blend scaffolds for tissue engineering” was accepted to the Journal of Applied Polymer Science