Research Thrust Areas

Additive/Hybrid Manufacturing 
•    Manufacturing process development
•    AI and machine learning

•    Hub for NSF Composites and Hybrid Material Interfacing (CHMI) Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) CHMI
•     Design, modeling and analysis for CHMI
•    Materials and process engineering for CHMI
•    Testing and non-destructive evaluation
•    Secure digital technologies for CHMI

Digital Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 
•    Factory architectures
•    Machine communication
•    Cloud computing
•    Cybersecurity
•    Edge devices
•    IoTFM annual symposium iotfm-and-digital-transformation
•    Machine learning and artificial intelligence
•    Overall equipment effectiveness
•    Predictive maintenance

Industrial Robotics 
•    Manufacturing domain knowledge
•    Modeling and simulation
•    Vibration suppression
•    Real-time sensing and control
•    Process-dependent path planning
•    ROS-based programming and task planning