Expertise

Research Interests:

  • Novel 3D printing of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Composite Parts. 
  • Nanofibers Z-Threaded CFRP Composites (i.e., ZT-CFRP). 
  • New multi-functional lightweight CFRP.
  • SHM and real-time cure monitoring and control of CFRP. 
  • Artificial Intelligence Enabled Composite Material Manufacturing Integration. Streamlined Design, Planning, Sensing, Control, Database Feedback, Machine Decision to Mitigate Predicted Risks, and Artificial Intelligence-Self-Learning.
  • Systems for Composites Manufacturing 
  • Liquid Composite Molding Processes such as RTM, VARTM, SCRIMP, and the variations
  • Out-Of-Autoclave Vacuum Bag Only (OOA-VBO) process
  • Void and Defect Characterization and Modeling for Polymer Matrix Composites
  • Residual Stress and Dimensional Stability of Polymer Matrix Composites 
  • Nano-Composites and Multiscale Micro-/Nano- Fibers Reinforced Composites Manufacturing and Characterization
  • Micro/Nano-fluids and Suspensions in Porous Media
  • Functionally Graded Materials
  • Adhesive Joint for Polymer Composite Materials
  • Rheology, Viscous Flow, ER/MR fluids
  • Transport Phenomena in Porous Media
  • Numerical Methods
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies (energy storage and harvest)

Skills and Expertise:

  • Nanomaterials
  • Materials Testing
  • Materials Processing
  • Hybrid Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • Composite Material
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Machine Learning

Expertise:

  • 3D printing of polymer composites
  • Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites
  • Carbon nanofiber z-threaded CFRP (ZT-CFRP) multi-scaled composites
  • Artificial intelligence in advanced manufacturing
  • Void and defect characterization and modeling for polymer composites
  • Micro/nano-fluids and suspensions in porous media
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Rheology, viscous flow, ER/MR fluids
  • Transport phenomena in porous media
  • Energy storage and harvesting
Communities
Mechanical Engineering
Degrees
PhD, University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering, 2000
BS, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Naval Architecture Engineering, 1991