Good news to share_FEAP Group_Summer 2021

During the depressing pandemic time and before the Fall semester starts, we hope the good news will provide silvering lines along the way. Below summarize the group achievements in Summer 2021 (May 25, 2021 – Aug 22, 2021):

  1. Check out the new grants that our group has received. Thanks to NASA, CNDE, IMSE and IowaDOT! 
    1. Multi-energy/spectral microCT development with X-ray photon counting detector (PCD), Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Sponsored Research, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, (09/01/2021 – 09/01/2022; $100k; Collaborated with Zhan Zhang and Scott Wendt)
    2. In-situ monitoring and prediction of melting pool temperature in Direct Energy Deposition via thermal imaging and novel data analytic tools, ISU-IMSE, exploratory research project, (08/15/2021 – 01/14/2022; $10,000; Collaborated with Drs Qing Li and Leon Liao)
    3. Zero-G parabolic flight tests: 3D printing of flexible electronics for in-space manufacturing, (08/15/2021 – 08/14/2023; $422,059; Collaborated with Dr. Shan Jiang)
    4. Organizational improvement using data-driven approaches, IowaDOT, (08/15/2021 – 05/15/2022; $13,386; Collaborated with Dr. Juan Ren)
    5. Design and Manufacturing of a Seed Planter and Germination System for Space Crop Production, NASA, ($100,000; Collaborated with Dr. Xiaolei Shi)
  2. Our postdoc scholar, Dr. Yang Cao, accepted a position and now becomes an assistant professor in Industrial Engineering at Gannon University! Congrats!
    1. Dr. Cao stayed in our group from Jan 15, 2021 to Aug 23, 2021.
  3. We have a list of articles available online. Congrats to all of you who made the lists!
    1. K. Wi, K. Wang, P.C. Taylor, S. Laflamme, S. Sritharan, H. Qin, “Properties and Microstructure of Extrusion-based 3D Printing Mortar Containing a Highly Flowable, Rapid Set Grout”, Accepted at Cement and Concrete Composites.
    2. S. Wang, X. Zhang, Y. Zheng, B. Li, H. Qin, Q. Li, “Similarity Evaluation of 3D Surface Topography Measurements in Additive Manufacturing”, Accepted at Measurement Science and Technology
    3. X. Zhang, W. Shen, V. Suresh, J. Hamilton, L-H Yeh, X. Jiang, Z. Zhang, Q. Li, B. Li, I. V. Rivero, H. Qin, “In-situ Monitoring of Direct Energy Deposition via Structured Light System and its Application in Remanufacturing Industry”, Accepted, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, February 2021.
  4. Best student poster award from MSEC 2021!
    1. Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference 2021 (MSEC 2021): Best Student Poster Award, 2021.
  5. Our group is hiring for 1-2 Postdoc Scholars!
    1. Application Link: From workday, Job Requisition Number: R6010—IMSE_R6010

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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