Good news to share_FEAP Group_Pandemic Year (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)

During the depressing pandemic time, the good news provided us silvering lines along the way. Our group members carried on the work in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 without delay. Below summarize the group achievements in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (Aug 15, 2020 – May 24, 2021):

  1. Check out the new grants that our group has received. Thanks to NASA, Miller Faculty Fellowship, Iowa Energy Center, and Semi-FlexTech! 
    1. An Origami Structural Design for Natural Gas Pipeline Rehabilitation, Iowa Energy Center, (09/2020 – 09/2022; $266,720, Match funds $75,132, total $341,852; Collaborated with Dr. Gul Kremer and Mr. Zhan Zhang)
    2. Improve Battery Energy Efficiency Via Structural Design and 3D Printing for Electric Vehicles, Iowa Energy Center, (09/2020 – 09/2022; $244,698, Match funds $65,384, total $310,082; Collaborated with Drs. Shan Jiang, Shan Hu)
    3. Storing Excess Solar/Wind Electricity as Biorenewable Fuels by Electrocatalytic Biomass Conversion, Iowa Energy Center, (09/2020 – 09/2022; $239,227, Match funds $64,768, total $303,995; Collaborated with Drs. Shan Jiang, Shan Hu, Xianglan Bai)
    4. Process Control of Electrohydrodynamic Inkjet Printing, NASA Iowa EPSCoR Research Building Seed Grant, (09/18/2020 – 09/24/2020; $45,900; Collaborated with Dr. Shan Jiang)
    5. Machine learning-guided electrohydrodynamic inkjet for infrared spectrum metasurface and high-density interconnect manufacturing, SEMI-FlexTech, (01/01/2021 – 05/31/2022; $847,847; ISU share: $400k; Collaborated with Drs. Shan Jiang, J. Devin MacKenzie, Zhan Zhang, Don Davis, and Kazuhiro Murata)
    6. Miller Faculty Fellowship 2021; Enhance Lab Learning Through a New OPERA (Online Platform for Equipment and Remote Assistance) System; $21,050; Collaborated with Drs. Shan Jiang, Ann Gansemer-Topf, Greg Curtzwiler, Xiaolei Shi, and Lingyao Yuan.
  2. The 1st PhD student has graduated from our group in March 2021; now a postdoc scholar at the University of Maryland – College Park!
    1. Mr. Xiao Zhang has finished his PhD degree! Congrats!
  3. We have a list of articles available online. Congrats to all of you who made the lists! 
    1. L. Jiang, L. Yu, P. Premaratne, Z. Zhang, H. Qin, “CFD-based numerical modeling to predict the dimensions of printed droplets in electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing”,  Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 66(12):125-132.
    2. X. Jiang, Y. Huang, X. Shi, Z. Zhang, H. Qin, “Effects of Lyophilization on the Release Profiles of 3D Printed Delivery Systems Fabricated with Carboxymethyl Cellulose Hydrogel”, Polymers 13.5 (2021): 749
    3. X. Zhang, X. Jiang, Z. Zhang, and H. Qin, “X-ray characterization of functional silver microstructures via electrohydrodynamic inkjet printing”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
    4. F. Liu, Y. Li, Y. Huang, A. Tsyrenova, K. Miller, L. Zhou, H. Qin, and S. Jiang, “Activation and Assembly of Plasmonic-Magnetic Nanosurfactants for Encapsulation and Triggered Release”, Accepted at Nano Letters
    5. Y. Cheng; H. Qin; N. Acevedo; X. Jiang, X. Shi, “3D Printing of Extended-Release Tablets of Theophylline Using Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) Hydrogels”, International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 591 (2020): 119983.
    6. C-C Kuo, H. Qin, Y. Cheng, X. Jiang, X. Shi, “A novel manufacturing strategy to fabricate delivery system using gelatin/alginate hybrid hydrogels: 3D printing and freeze-drying”,  Food Hydrocolloids, 11(2021): 106262.
  4. Best student paper & best paper awards from IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2021!
    1. 2021 M&D Best Student Paper Award: Liangkui Jiang, Modeling and Experimental Validation of Droplet Generation in Electrohydrodynamic Inkjet Printing for Prediction of Printing Quality, under supervision of Dr. Hantang Qin.
    2. 2021 M&D Best Track Paper Award: X. Zhang, W. Shen, X. Jiang, B. Li, Q. Li, I. Rivero, and H. Qin, In-situ Monitoring of Direct Energy Deposition via Structured Light System and Its Application in Remanufacturing Industry
  5. Dr. Qin received Omurtag Award for Junior Research Excellence from IMSE Department! 

Contact Information

Dr. Hantang Qin

Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
3019 Black Engineering Building
College of Engineering

Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
215A ASC II, 1915 Scholl Road

Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

Phone: (515) 294-1248

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