The Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Laboratory, part of the University of Florida Center for Manufacturing Innovation (previously known as Machine Tool Research Center), aims to bridge advanced manufacturing practices and basic sciences while pushing the advance in manufacturing process development, monitoring, and control. We here are tackling various scientific challenges related to advanced manufacturing ("How to make anything" and "How to make something that makes anything").

1. Patented Technologies for Collaborations and Commercialization

2. Book: Handbook of Manufacturing by Yong Huang, Lihui Wang, and Steven Y. Liang

3. NSF Additive Manufacturing Workshops:

  • 2013 Workshop on Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing Research and Education, Related journal publication in JMSE
  • 2014 Workshop on Environmental Implications of Additive Manufacturing, Related journal publication in Additive Manufacturing
  • 2016 Workshop on Additive Manufacturing for Health, Related journal publication in JMSE

    4. Recruiting Announcement

    Ph.D. students: We are always looking for Ph.D. students in most engineering majors (in particular, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Polymer Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. students) and advanced undergraduates interested in any of the following areas of research, and may be able to support you as a research assistant. For domestic Ph.D. applicants, you may also be qualified for the UF Graduate School Fellowship (GSF) up to four or five years.

    Honor Thesis and NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) students: We also look for undergraduate researchers during their regular and summer semesters. For REU students, they will spend ten paid weeks with us to solve some challengeable problems related to our NSF project(s). If you are interested, please contact me with your resume and research statement.

    a). Innovation and modeling of 3D printing techniques (inkjetting, laser-induced forward transfer, and extrusion) - Development and printability analysis of complex fluids/pastes and advanced materials for 3D and 4D printing applications
    b). 3D printing applications - Organ printing, tissue engineering, soft robotics, and wearable devices
    c). Machining - Dynamic material behavior during the chip formation process

    Either theoretical (analytical and computational) or experimental background is appreciated!

    Interested? Please email your CV and an essay (about how you may contribute to our research group by reading some of our papers) to me, and you will be further contacted if there is a fit.

    5. News

     Changxiao to receive the UF MAE Knox T. Millsaps Outstanding Undergraduate Technical Paper Award

    Apr. 12, 2021

    Changxiao has been selected as the recipient of the UF MAE Knox T. Millsaps Outstanding Undergraduate Technical Paper Award this year for his paper, entitled "Study of Overlapping Adjacent Jets for Effective Laser-Induced Forward Transfer Printing," which was published by ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering in 2021. Congratulations to Changxiao!

     Marc to receive the UF MAE Graduate Student Research Award

    Apr. 12, 2021

    Marc has been selected as the recipient of the UF MAE Graduate Student Research Award in SMDM (solid mechanics, design, and manufacturing). This award is given in recognition of his outstanding research performed during the 2020-2021 academic year within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Congratulations to Marc!

     Marc and Bing passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam

    Sept. 15, 2020

    Both Marc Sole-Gras and Bing Ren successfully passed the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. qualifying exam in their selected topics, respectively. Congratulations to Marc and Bing!

     Changxiao and Camille selected for the 2020-2021 UF University Scholars Program

    Feb. 18, 2020

    Both Changxiao Liang and Camille Gardner have been selected for the 2020-2021 University Scholars Program, a top research honor and opportunity for undergraduate students at the University of Florida. Congratulations, Changxiao and Camille!

     Alumnus Yifei Jin to join University of Nevada - Reno as assistant professor

    May 12, 2019

    Dr. Yifei Jin, a group 2018 Ph.D. graduate and postdoctoral researcher, will join the University of Nevada - Reno as a tenure-track assistant professor this fall. Congratulations, Professor Jin!

     Dr. Scott Smith delivers our inaugural Tlusty Manufacturing Lecture

    April 16, 2019

    Dr. Scott Smith, a UF Center for Manufacturing Innovation alumnus and senior distinguished R&D staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, delivers our inaugural Tlusty Manufacturing Lecture on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The talk introduces new technologies for the production of complex aerospace parts in terms of process characterization, sacrificial preforms, hybrid processes, and chip breaking.

     Prof. Guoan Wang of the Univ. of South Carolina visits us as SEC Faculty Travel Grant recipient

    April 15, 2019

    Prof. Guoan Wang of the Univ. of South Carolina, an SEC Faculty Travel Grant recipient, visits us for collaborations on 3D printing of conductive structures such as antennas during the week of April 15, 2019.

     Bioink printability paper featured by Applied Physics Reviews

    December 10, 2018

    Our paper, entitled "Evaluation of Bioink Printability for Bioprinting Applications," is selected as a featured article by Applied Physics Reviews.

     Kaidong passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam

    September 7, 2018

    Kaidong Song successfully passed the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. qualifying exam in his selected topics related to Dynamics, Systems and Controls (DSC), respectively. Congratulations to Kaidong!

     Most Accessed Article in 2017 in ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering

    May 30, 2018

    One of our additive manufacturing-related papers, titled "Additive Manufacturing: Current State, Future Potential, Gaps and Needs, and Recommendations," was the Most Accessed Article in 2017 in ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.

     Yifei to receive the UF MAE Best Dissertation Award

    Mar 23, 2018

    Yifei Jin, a group Ph.D. student who defended his dissertation in Feb. 2018, has been selected as one of three recipients of the UF MAE Best Dissertation Award. This award is given in recognition of his outstanding dissertation work performed within the UF Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and defended during the 2017-2018 academic year.

     Dr. Ganiyusufoglu visited UF and the lab

    Jan. 16-18, 2018

    Dr. Ömer Sahin Ganiyusufoglu, personal consultant to the Chairman of Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd, China, visited UF and the lab from January 16 to 18 and discussed the potential partnership with UF in the area of advanced manufacturing.

     Alumnus Prof. Changxue Xu selected for SME award

    Nov. 16, 2017

    Professor Changxue Xu of Texas Tech University, a lab alumnus, has been selected for the prestigious Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2018. Congratulations, Prof. Xu.

     Alumnus Prof. Jun Yin of Zhejiang University visited the lab

    August 2017

    Prof. Jun Yin of Zhejiang University, China, a lab alumnus, visited the lab early August 2017. During his visit, Prof. Yin discussed various research collaborations with some lab members and will bring his modeling expertise to solve some interesting biofabrication-related mechanics problems.

     Yifei's printing in air research highlighted

    May 13, 2017

    Yifei's Laponite nanoclay-based direct printing research has been featured by WeChat Polymer-Science. This self-supporting printing approach can be applied to directly print various soft hydrogel composite structures in air while no support structure is needed.

     Zhengyi to join Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China as assistant professor

    August 5, 2016

    Dr. Zhengyi Zhang was hooded this afternoon and will join Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China in August as an assistant professor. Congratulations, Professor Zhang!

     Lab members volunteered at the SME Student Innovation Tour

    May 18, 2016

    On May 17 and 18, 2016, respectively, Yifei Jin, Kyle Christensen, Ruitong Xiong, Ashley Compaan, and other six students from Dr. Greenslet's group volunteered to host high school students to experience a day of innovation at Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)'s RAPID event where SME plays a vital role in defining additive manufacturing. This year the SME RAPID conference was held in Orlando, FL.

     Ruitong to receive the UF MAE Graduate Student Research Award

    March 17, 2016

    Mr. Ruitong Xiong, a group Ph.D. student, has been selected as a recipient of the UF MAE Graduate Student Research Award. This award is given in recognition of his outstanding research performed during the 2015-2016 academic year within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. During the past year, Ruitong received an Outstanding Paper Award at NAMRC, and one of his three published journal papers was highlighted by IOP Publishing.

     Laser cellular tube printing research featured at IOP medicalphysicsweb

    January 27, 2016

    For the first time, we and our Tulane University collaborator have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of laser printing straight and Y-shaped tubes with and without living cells. Branched tubes are of particular importance as they provide the basic component for creating blood vessels, a major technological challenge when printing three-dimensional (3D) human organs. This work, led by Ruitong Xiong (Ph.D. student), is highlighted at IOP (Institute of Physics) medicalphysicsweb with an article entitled "The first laser-printed 3D cellular tubes."

     NSF Workshop on Additive Manufacturing for Health being organized

    December 18, 2015

    Drs.Yong Huang and Steven R. Schmid of University of Notre Dame will be co-organizing the NSF Workshop on Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Health at the NSF Headquarters on March 17 and 18, 2016. The objectives of this workshop include: review of the state-of-the-art in basic research on AM for health; examination of future prospects of AM for health and sharing of perspectives on AM for health from funding agencies such as DoD, NIH, NIST, and NSF; identification of needs, gaps and challenges facing AM for health, for both existing products and new enabled technologies; and formulation of recommendations for basic research initiatives.

     Laser bioprinting research recognized to receive Outstanding Paper Award

    June 11, 2015

    The research on laser bioprinting of three-dimensional (3D) soft and living constructs at UF was recognized to receive an Outstanding Paper Award on June 11, 2015 at the 43rd Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) in Charlotte, NC. The paper, titled "Identification of Optimal Printing Conditions for Laser Printing of Alginate Tubular Constructs," has introduced a modified laser-induced forward transfer approach to freeform fabricate 3D constructs including Y-shaped vascular-like constructs. In particular, this study has aimed to scale-up fabricate biological constructs for implantation or as tissue models. The authors include Ruitong Xiong (Ph.D. student), Zhengyi Zhang (Ph.D. student), and Yong Huang.

     Alumnus Changxue Xu to join Texas Tech as assistant professor

    May 5, 2015

    Dr. Changxue Xu, a group 2014 Ph.D. graduate and postdoctoral researcher, will join Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas as a tenure-track assistant professor this fall. Congratulations, Professor Xu!

     3D tube printing work featured as a Spotlight paper in Biotechnology & Bioengineering

    March 28, 2015

    As a layer-by-layer fabrication process, three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting has been explored to fabricate living tissues and organs by using living cells, biologics, and/or biomaterials as building blocks. With ongoing scientific advances in post-printing cellular self-assembly and tissue maturation, 3D bioprinting provides a promising tool for the on-demand fabrication of tissue engineered substitutes, which may be used for customized implantation and as in vitro models for disease detection and drug screening, to name a few. By implementing a deformation compensation and liquid support-based approach, we are able to print fibroblast-based vascular-like structures with both horizontal and vertical branching features. This represents the first successful freeform fabrication of multidirectional branching vascular-like structures. This Kyle Christensen-led tube printing work, entitled "Freeform Inkjet Printing of Cellular Structures with Bifurcations," has been published and featured as a Spotlight paper in Biotechnology & Bioengineering (Vol. 112(5), pp. 1047-1055, 2015).

    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, doi: 10.1002/bit.25501. Copyright 2015 by Wiley. Adapted with permission.

     Vascular tree printing highlighted by ACS Chemical & Engineering News (CEN)

    March 9, 2015

    A recent American Chemical Society Chemical & Engineering News (ACS CEN) article (Volume 93, Issue 10, pp. 37-39, 2015), entitled "Print Your Heart Out," has highlighted our bioprinting progress, in particular, regarding our efforts in printing three-dimensional vascular trees with horizontal and vertical bifurcations. This reported work was led by our Ph.D. student, Kyle Christensen. The CEN article, written by Matt Davenport of ACS CEN, was also cited by a few other media such as Motherboard.

     Prof. Xu Chen of Tianjin University visited Center for Manufacturing Innovation

    February 24, 2015

    Prof. Xu Chen of Tianjin University, China visited UF and the Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) on Feb. 24 and 25. During his visit, Prof. Chen met with Profs. Greenslet and Taylor and toured their labs in addition to the Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Lab. Dr. Chen, a renowned scholar of experimental mechanics, has been collaborating with us in the area of mechanical testing and characterization of advanced materials.

     Prof. Yiming (Kevin) Rong of WPI gave a departmental seminar talk and visited lab

    February 13, 2015

    Prof. Yiming (Kevin) Rong of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Tsinghua University, China visited UF on Feb. 12 and 13 and delivered a seminar, titled "Digital Manufacturing" to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. During his visit, Prof. Rong also shared his philosophy on research and career development with some graduate students in the area of advanced manufacturing.

     Prof. Chengying (Cheryl) Xu of Florida State visited Center for Manufacturing Innovation

    February 4, 2015

    Prof. Chengying (Cheryl) Xu of Florida State University (FSU) visited UF and the Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) on Feb. 4 and 5. During her visit, Prof. Xu met with each CMI professor and explored possible manufacturing-related collaborations between FSU and UF. Prof. Xu also visited our departmental Manufacturing and Design Lab and discussed with Brian Davis, our Ph.D. student, about composite machining research.

     Prof. Ming Leu of Missouri Science and Technology gave a departmental seminar talk and visited lab

    February 3, 2015

    Prof. Ming C. Leu of Missouri University of Science and Technology visited UF on Feb. 3 and shared his understanding on "Additive Manufacturing: A Direct Digital Manufacturing Technology for Fabrication of 3D Parts with Geometric and Material Complexity" with Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professors and students. During his visit, Prof. Leu also toured the Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Lab.

     Yifei passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam

    January 20, 2015

    Yifei Jin successfully passed the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. qualifying exam in his selected topics. Congratulations to Yifei!

     Xidian University delegation visit

    December 15, 2014

    Led by Prof. Guangming Shi, Xidian University delegation (China) visited UF and the Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Laboratory from December 13-15, 2014. During their visit, the delegation also met Prof. David Hahn, chair of the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department; both sides exchanged ideas regarding potential research and education collaborations.

     Alumnus Jun Yin joins Zhejiang University in China

    December 1, 2014

    Dr. Jun Yin, a group 2011 Ph.D. graduate, joins the School of Mechanical Engineering at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China as a professor of mechanical engineering. His current research focuses on biomedical manufacturing and biomaterials. Congratulations, Professor Yin!

     Kyle and Ruitong passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam

    September 9, 2014

    Both Kyle Christensen and Ruitong Xiong successfully passed the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. qualifying exam in their selected topics, respectively. Congratulations to Kyle and Ruitong!

     NSF Workshop on Environmental Implications of Additive Manufacturing being organized

    August 22, 2014

    The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the University of Florida will organize an NSF Workshop on Environmental Implications of Additive Manufacturing at the NSF Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia on Oct. 14-15, 2014. The workshop seeks to disseminate information and share ideas about the emerging technology of additive manufacturing (AM) and its impact on the environment and occupational health. The workshop will review the existing research on environmental impacts of AM; identify knowledge gaps and uncertainties that could help inform an agenda for future research; and expand the research community focused on these environmental and energy-use issues by bringing together researchers with diverse backgrounds.

     Fashioning inks to 'print' tissues

    August 12, 2014

    Kathiann M. Kowalski, a writer for Science News for Students, has summarized part of our bioprinting study and drafted a nice story, entitled "Fashioning inks to 'print' tissues: 3-D printing for tissue transplants starts with cell-filled 'inks'," to inform, educate, and inspire our young generation regarding cell and organ printing. Click to enjoy her interesting essay.

     Cell-laden bioprinting study highlighted by ACS and other media coverage

    July 30, 2014

    Our study on the droplet formation process during the inkjet printing of cell-laden bioinks (a recent Langmuir paper), storied as "Exploring 3-D printing to make organs for transplants," is highlighted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) News Service Weekly PressPac on July 30, 2014. Dr. Changxue Xu (Ph.D., 2014) was the first author of this Langmuir paper. For details, please check the ACS link.

    Other media coverage: R&D Magazine, Inside 3DP, ScienceDaily, MED Device Online, Transplant Families

     Brian Davis selected as one of SME 30 under 30

    July 1, 2014

    Mr. Brian Davis, lab Ph.D. student, has been chosen as one of 30 young people in the area of manufacturing who are 30 or younger. For the second year, Manufacturing Engineering of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is proud to celebrate 30 young people under the age of 30 who have demonstrated exceptional talent and leadership in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics-fields that are essential underpinnings to a career in manufacturing. Congratulations to Brian! Click for Brian's story.

     Dalian University of Technology delegation visit

    May 3, 2014

    Profs. Minjie Wang and Danyang Zhao of Dalian University of Technology, China visited UF and the Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Laboratory on May 3, 2014. During their visit, the delegation and UF exchanged ideas regarding potential research and education collaborations.

     Alumnus Jun Yin joins Fudan University (China)

    November 8, 2013

    Dr. Jun Yin, a group 2011 Ph.D. graduate, starts his academic career with the Mechanics and Engineering Science Department at Fudan University, China. Congratulations, Professor Yin!

     Zhejiang University delegation visit

    September 19, 2013

    Led by Prof. Jianrong Tan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Zhejiang University Mechanical Engineering delegation (China) visited UF and the Advanced Manufacturing and System Integration Laboratory on September 19, 2013. During their visit, the delegation also listened to the UF introduction given by Prof. Nagaraj Arakere, associate chair of the UF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department; both sides exchanged ideas regarding potential research and education collaborations.

     Zhengyi and Brian passed the Ph.D. qualifying exam

    September 3, 2013

    Both Zhengyi Zhang and Brian Davis successfully passed the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. qualifying exam in their selected topics, respectively. Congratulations to Zhengyi and Brian!

     NSF Workshop on Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing Research and Education to be organized at Hilton Arlington

    April 15, 2013

    Drs.Yong Huang and Ming Leu of Missouri University of Science and Technology will be co-organizing the NSF Workshop on Frontiers of Additive Manufacturing Research and Education at Hilton Arlington from July 11-12, 2013. The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for disseminating information and sharing ideas about the frontiers of additive manufacturing (AM) research, education, and technology transfer. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a suite of computer automated technologies to fabricate three-dimensional structural and functional parts, usually layer by layer, from metallic, plastic, ceramic, electronic, biological, and composite materials based on computer aided design (CAD) models. The workshop will discuss the current state-of-the-art and future potential of AM, analyze the gaps between the future potential and the current status, and identify what needs to be done in the areas of research, education, and technology transfer in order to close the gaps. The workshop will be co-funded by fourteen NSF programs, across different divisions and directorates.

    Related reports: Downloadable Workshop Report and Additive Manufacturing: Current State, Future Potential, Gaps and Needs, and Recommendations, a 2015 ASME J. of Manufacturing Sci. and Eng. article by Huang, Leu, Mazumder, and Donmez.

     Alumnus Yu Long selected for 2013 SME Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

    November 8, 2012

    Dr. Yu Long, group 2008 Ph.D. graduate and senior scientist at the United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, has been selected to receive the 2013 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). The SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award is conferred in recognition of his significant achievements and leadership in the field of manufacturing engineering as a young engineer. Yu is one of seven recipients who will receive the award in 2013.

     Lab alumni selected for 2012 young scholars funding from NSFC

    August 18, 2012

    Visiting professors, Prof. Daxing Zhang of Xidian University, China (on energy harvesting-based wireless sensing and monitoring) and Prof. Haibo Huang of Ningbo University, China (on tire dynamics and wear) were both selected to receive the 2012 National Science Fund for Young Scholars (age 35 or younger) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Our another visiting professor, Prof. Xinhua Yao of Zhejiang University, China (on wireless monitoring of machine conditions) was also selected for this NSFC award in 2011. Congratulations!

     Past Highlights (2003-2011)

     Dr. Huang elected a Fellow of ASME

    October 7, 2011

    Dr. Huang has been elected a Fellow of ASME for his contributions in manufacturing research and development, especially in theoretical and experimental contributions in jet-based direct writing of biological materials and machining of difficult-to-machine materials.

     Alumnus Yu Long recognized by UTRC

    April 6 , 2011

    Dr. Yu Long, group 2008 Ph.D. graduate and research scientist at the United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, has been selected to receive a 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award, UTRC's highest award for recognizing exceptional performance. His contribution is about physics-based machining modeling. His team advanced the fundamental understanding of traditional metal cutting and developed a suite of physics-based modeling tools that are used across UTC to reduce machining time for milling and grinding operations, helping to improve product performance and reduce cost. Congratulations to Dr. Long!

     Yafu selected for Departmental Ph.D. Award

    April 8, 2010

    Yafu Lin has been selected for our Departmental Ph.D. Award among many Ph.D. students from the Clemson Mechanical Engineering department for his overall achievements in research and service. Congratulations to Yafu!

     Yafu's colon cell printing paper selected as SFF Symposium Outstanding Paper

    November 10, 2009

    Yafu's paper, titled "Effect of Laser Fluence in Laser-Assisted Direct Writing of Human Colon Cell," has been selected as one of eight outstanding papers by the 2009 Twentieth International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (Austin, TX / August, 2009) organizing Committee.

    These papers are designated as "SFF Symposium Outstanding Papers", selected on the basis of expert reviews of the conference paper and presentation, and the relevance of the subject matter to the field. Fewer than ten percent of all manuscripts submitted to the meeting were selected, and all these outstanding papers will be published in the Rapid Prototyping Journal (RPJ).

     Dr. Huang received the ASME ISFA Young Investigator Award

    June 24, 2008

    Dr. Huang was selected to receive the National Instruments Outstanding Young Investigator Award at the 2008 ASME International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA 2008) in Atlanta, GA. The citation reads as follows: for contributions in manufacturing process development, modeling and monitoring, and wireless technology applications for plant floor monitoring and automation.

     Mason selected for Outstanding Student in ME MS Program Award

    April 8, 2008

    Mr. Mason Morehead (2007 MS graduate), has been selected to receive our Outstanding Student in the Masters Degree Program Award from our department this spring. It is a significant recognition of what Mason has done as a graduate student with us. Congratulations to Mason, and we are really proud of this honor!

     Lubrication research paper highlighted in Tribology and Lubrication Technology

    February 1, 2008

    The research paper coauthored by Drs. Simon Tung (GM), Yong Huang, and Mr. Dennis C. Karczynski (GM) has been selected as the Editor's Choice for the February issue of Tribology and Lubrication Technology, a leading tribology magazine by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). The paper is about an innovative polymer-based near-dry lubricant delivery system that could replace oil flooded systems while meeting environmental concerns.

     Congratulations on Wei's 2007 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award

    May 23, 2007

    Wei Wang's paper, titled "Numerical Study of Cell Droplet and Hydrogel Coating Impact Process in Cell Direct Writing," was selected for the prestigious 2007 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award (third place) by the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (NAMRI/SME) on May 23, 2007. Only 3 out of 70 accepted paper were selected as the Outstanding Paper Award finalists by the NAMRI/SME honors committee. Congratulations to Wei!

    Prof. Douglas Chrisey of RPI is the paper's co-author.

     Dr. Huang selected for the 2005 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award

    May 9, 2005

    Dr. Yong Huang and his coauthor, Dr. Steven Liang of Georgia Tech, have been selected to receive the 2005 Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award "for the paper, 'Modeling of CBN Tool Flank Wear Progression in Finish Hard Turning,' which describes an experimentally validated tool wear model identifying the basic wear mechanisms acting, and the extent of each, in the increasingly important hard turning process."

    The Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award was established by ASME in 1954 for the best paper or papers clearly concerned with or related to the design or application of machine tools, gages, or dimensional instruments.

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