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  • Professor Shin is organizing two back-to-back workshops on laser based manufacturing and additive manufacturing on September 25 and 26.   See the fully packed agenda.  These events are sponsored by the College of Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, and Center for Laser-based Manufacturing Interested people should contact Professor Shin for invitation.

  • Professor Shin delivered a lecture in the graduate seminar series at University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign on Feb. 24, 2018 with the topic of “Laser-based Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing.

  • Professor Shin was an invited speaker at the SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco from Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2018 and gave a talk with the title of "Additive Manufacturing: Capabilities, Challenges and Future".

  • Professor Shin gave a seminar at Georgia Institute of Technology on Oct. 24, 2017 with the topic of “Can Lasers Light Up Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing Arena?”

  • Professor Shin gave a talk as an invited speaker with the title of “Ultrafast Laser Induced Plasmas: Modeling, Measurement and Its Implication”, at the Symposium on Applied Spectroscopy and Photonics (SASP), Purdue University Chapter of Society for Applied Spectroscopy, which was held on September 16th, 2017.
  • Professor Shin received the SME/NAMRI S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award on June 30, 2016 for his pioneering work on laser-assisted machining and industrial implementation during the 2016 MSEC/NAMRC conference held in Blacksburgh, Virginia.   See the announcement.

  • Professor Shin gave an invited talk at the Workshop on Predictive Theoretical and Computational Approaches for Additive Manufacturing held on Oct. 7-9, 2015 at the National Academy of Science in Washington, DC.   His lecture can be viewed from the NAS web site.

  • Professor Shin delivered a lecture with the title of "Can lasers light up new advanced manufacturing and materials processing?" as the distinguished speaker at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Oct. 9, 2015.

  • Professor Shin was recognized on June 1, 2015 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, during SME Gala with the SME Fredrick W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to the science and art of manufacturing processes.  For further information, see the press release.

  • Professor Shin gave a lecture at Tsinghua University on May 19, 2015 with the topic of "Role of Lasers on Modern Manufacturing".

  • Professor Benxin Wu joined Purdue after a successful career at Illinois Institute of Technology and is now serving as the associate director of the Center.

  • Two recent graduates working at the Center began their careers in academia.  Dr. Wenda Tan is an assistant professor at the University of Utah, while Dr. Xin Zhao is now an assistant professor at Clemson.

  • Dr. Shin, center director, delivered lectures on the capabilities and potential of additive manufacturing to large industrial audiences at several conferences in 2014.

  • Several patents were issued based on new inventions from the Center:

    – Laser-Assisted Machining Process with Distributed Lasers, U.S. Patent No. 8,053,705 B2, Nov. 8, 2011.

     – Integrated Laser Material Processing Cell, U.S. Patent No. 8,604,381 B1, Dec. 10, 2013.

    – Machining Apparatus and Process, U.S. Patent No. 8,839,497 B2, Sept. 23, 2014

    – Laser-Assisted Micro Machining Systems and Methods, U.S. Patent No. 8,847,114 B1, Sept. 30, 2014

  • Several students who worked on the Center projects went to industry and academia in recent years:  Tyler A. Davis (Ph.D., 2011) Caterpillar; Wenqian Hu (Ph.D., 2011) Cummins Engine Company; Pratik Halani (M.S., 2011) Schlumberger; Hongtao Ding (Ph.D., 2012) Univ. of Iowa (assistant professor); Shaoyi Wen (Ph.D., 2012) Univ. of Texas, Austin; J. Michael Wilson (M.S., 2012) Cenit North America; Gary Hedberg (M.S., 2013) Cenit North America Xiaoyang Ye (M.S., 2014) CGG, US Imaging; Masiyang Luo (M.S., 2014) Cummins Engine Company; Xiangyang Dong (Ph.D., 2017)

  • The Center hosted another workshop on laser direct deposition on Nov. 10 at Purdue University.  About 35 people participated in the workshop.  Please see the workshop page for details.

  • The Center Industrial Advisory Board was held on Nov. 11 at Purdue University.  For details, please see

  • The successful new results of several projects carried out at the Center were presented at two upcoming conferences. Materials Sciences and Technology 2011 Conference & Exhibition during Oct, 16-20 in Columbus, Ohio and International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) during Oct. 23-27 in Orlando, Florida.

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