Manufacturing is a bedrock of the U.S. economy. But in this global, high-tech age, manufacturing needs a paradigm shift toward more customized, flexible production using materials in new ways to accomplish more with lower energy intensity, unparalleled combinations of properties and allowing higher throughput.
Partnering with leaders of industry, federal agencies, professional associations, national labs and other universities, we’re leading manufacturing innovations in polymers, biomedicine, electronic systems, metals, and material processing and characterization. With facilities like our metal foundry and our leadership in America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, we’re helping re-envision what manufacturing means in this country.
News: High-Performance Manufacturing
Centers and institutes that conduct research in High-Performance Manufacturing
Faculty who conduct research in High-Performance Manufacturing
Develops new electrochemical processes for applications including nano-material fabrication, energy storage, electrometallurgy and sensors
Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials
Researching materials science and engineering
Study the mechanics, designs, and manufacturing of smart multifunctional materials, soft robotics, soft electronics, and self-powered sensing systems.
Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics (SME Lab) www.CaoGroup.org
deformation mechanisms of metals and metal-matrix composites; fatigue, fracture, and creep; failure analysis; electron microscopy; 3D microscopy; novel methodologies for multi-scale material characterization; data science and analytics; open science
Engineers metallic surfaces for improved performance; selects materials and designs manufacturing processes for innovative outcomes
Studies and engineers microstructures, interfaces and surfaces of metallic materials by novel methods of processing and microcharacterization
Develops multi-physics sensing and stochastic modeling methods for improving observability in dynamical systems
Improves human health via research in cell mechanics to develop biosensors and point-of-care systems
Develops advanced benzoxazine resins, thermosetting resins based on natural renewable materials and green flame retarding systems
Researches material reliability for biomedical and structural applications, advanced materials manufacturing and processing/microstructure/property relationships. Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing.
Develop real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems
Develops multi-scale, complex polymer-based materials, using both experimental and computational-based tools
Engineering new materials and technologies for industrial applications
Develops process engineering solutions for the manufacturing of new magnetic materials
Develops new methodologies for material processing, characterizes processing-property relationships, studies high-temperature diffusion and solid-state reactions, fosters industry-university relationships
Designs intelligent robots, machines and software for diverse applications
Develops new materials through exploitation of interfaces to control functionality and exploration of multi-functionality for energy-related applications
Develops new processing methods and designs for energy storage and optimized materials
Investigates phase transformations and materials processing, especially their impact on structure and properties of materials
Develops advanced polymers for packaging, biomaterial applications and more.
Researches design, manufacturing and sustainability science of lithium ion batteries, solar cells and nanotechnologies.
Develops high-energy and high-performance polymers based on close relationships among structure, property and processing
Develops materials and processing techniques for microsystems, especially for challenging applications