Title of project: ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: PROCESS DEVELOPMENT, MODELING, AND APPLICATIONS
Funding agency (Optional): Multiple
Description: Additive manufacturing (AM), the
process of joining materials to make objects from three-dimensional (3D)
model data, usually layer by layer, is distinctly a different form and
has many advantages over traditional manufacturing processes. Commonly
known as “3D printing,” AM provides a cost-effective and time-efficient
way to produce low-volume, customized products with complicated
geometries and advanced material properties and functionality. At the
Florida Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Lab, our AM/3D
printing interest includes: 1) printing process modeling and automation
(for inkjetting, laser-induced forward transfer, extrusion, and
stereolithography), 2) material development for the printing of
engineering structures and biological constructs, and 3) organ-on-a-chip
development using 3D printing.
Restrictions/Constraints: Typically none
Knowledge and skills needed: Depending on specific
projects, knowledge of mechanical design/automation, solid mechanics,
fluid dynamics, and/or chemistry/biology may be helpful.
How to apply: Send CV (with GPA and GRE score) and a short research interest statement to Dr. Huang.