About the lab

   The research of our group focuses on studying how material forming processes existing in nature can be utilized to enable next-generation additive manufacturing (AM) technologies. Our current research topics include:

  • Next-generation AM technology development. We learn from nature to develop next-generation AM technologies, which feature multi-material, multi-scale, ultra-fast speed, energy-efficient, etc.
  • AM Process modeling, quality control and optimization. We use experimental and theoretical techniques to advance the understanding of fundamental physics behind nature-inspired AM processes and achieve performance-driven process control.
  • Novel applications of new AM technologies. We utilize the unique capabilities of our AM technologies to create game-changing devices for various applications, such as tissue engineering, sensing, energy harvest, robots, etc.

  • Recent Publications

  • Fei, F., He, L., Zhou, B., Xu, Z. and Song, X., 2019. "Hydrothermal-Assisted Transient Binder Jetting of Ceramics for Achieving High Green Density". JOM, pp.1-7.
  • Song, X., He, L., Yang, W., Wang, Z., Chen, Z., Guo, J., Wang, H., Chen, L., 2019. "Additive Manufacturing of Bi-continuous Piezocomposites with Triply Periodic Phase Interfaces for Combined Flexibility and Piezoelectricity". ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.
  • He, L., Fei, F., Wang, W. and Song, X., 2019. "Support-Free Ceramic Stereolithography of Complex Overhanging Structures based on an Elasto-viscoplastic Suspension Feedstock". ACS applied materials & interfaces.
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    Call for Papers

  • MS&T 2020, Oct 4-8, 2020, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Additive Manufacturing of Ceramic-based Materials: Process Development, Materials, Process Optimization and Applications.More infor.


    April 2019: Wenbo, Matt and Li won the 2019 Research Open House Graduate Best Poster Awards.

    Jan 2019: Levi and Baizhuang joined our lab.

    Aug 2018: Xuan (lead PI) received NSF grant.

    June 2018: Xuan (PI) received IPRC Pilot grant.

    April 2018: Fan and Wenbo won the Graduate Best Poster Award.

    Jan 2018: Xuan received 2018 Old Gold Summer Award.