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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.

The lab is located in 0086, Black Engineering Building, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.


Recent News:

  • Sep. 2017 – Abstract submitted by Srikanthan Ramesh for the 2017 IISE Annual Conference was accepted.
  • Aug. 2017 – Eric Weflen, Sharon Lau, Jakob Hamilton, Moira Henderson, and Jaclyn Stiller all join the iMED Research group
  • Aug. 2017 – Ph.D. student Srikanthan Ramesh presented at the 27th Solid Freeform Symposium in Austin
  • July 2017 – Ph.D. student Srikanthan Ramesh won the runners up prize for the best oral presentation at the Nanomaterials conference (Nano@IAstate) held at Memorial Union
  • June 2017 – Ph.D. student Srikanthan Ramesh was awarded the NSF graduate student award to attend the SFF symposium
  • May 2017 – Ph.D. student Srikanthan Ramesh gave an oral presentation at the 2017 IISE annual conference
  • April 2017 – Abstract submitted by Srikanthan Ramesh for the 27th Solid Freeform Symposium, Austin was accepted
  • April 2017 – Ph.D. Srikanthan Ramesh was awarded the best ‘Overall graduate poster presentation’ award at the 5th Annual undergraduate and graduate student research symposium at the IMSE deptarment, Iowa State University
  • April 2017 – Ph.D. student Srikanthan Ramesh successfully defended his Master’s thesis titled “Biodegradable Polymer-Bioactive Ceramic Composites for Guided Bone Regeneration”