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  • Professor Shin was recently selected as the recipient of the 2018 CoE Faculty Awards of Excellence in Research.

  • 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.

  • Pooja Shah completed her M.S. degree and began her career at Apple.

  • Xiangyang Dong received his Ph.D. and began an academic career at the University of Missouri Science and Technology as an assistant professor.

  • The paper co-authored by Abhishek Ajri (MSME, 2017) and Professor Yung Shin received the best paper award (2nd place) out of more than 250 refereed papers presented at the 2017 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference held in Los Angeles during June 4-8, 2017.   The presented paper was subsequently published in the ASME Transactions on Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.

  • A happy time with former and current group members and friends during Awards Luncheon at the 2017 MSEC held in Los Angeles on June 4-8, 2017.  

At MED Award Luncheon with former and current group members

Another Angle

  • Kyung-Min Hong has been awarded the Adelberg Fellowship for 2017-2018.  He is one of the three recipients of this prestigious fellowship.

  • 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 and SME web site

  • 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 as an invited speaker for the Department Seminar Series with the title of "Lasers in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing" at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, on March 25, 2016.

  • 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.

  • Yunfeng Cao completed his Ph.D. in 2015 and is now working at Ford.

  • 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.

    is recognized with the SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to the science and art of manufacturing processes - See more at: http://www.sme.org/2015-honor-award-winners/#sthash.BTZ8h1Se.dpuf
    is recognized with the SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to the science and art of manufacturing processes - See more at: http://www.sme.org/2015-honor-award-winners/#sthash.BTZ8h1Se.dpuf
    is recognized with the SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to the science and art of manufacturing processes - See more at: http://www.sme.org/2015-honor-award-winners/#sthash.BTZ8h1Se.dpuf
    is recognized with the SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to the science and art of manufacturing processes - See more at: http://www.sme.org/2015-honor-award-winners/#sthash.BTZ8h1Se.dpuf
    is recognized with the SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to the science and art of manufacturing processes - See more at: http://www.sme.org/2015-honor-award-winners/#sthash.BTZ8h1Se.dpuf
    is recognized with the SME Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal for his significant contributions to the science and art of manufacturing processes - See more at: http://www.sme.org/2015-honor-award-winners/#sthash.BTZ8h1Se.dpuf
  • Professor Shin gave a lecture at Tsinghua University on May 19, 2015.

  • Xin Zhao, another Ph.D. student in the group, joined Clemson University as a faculty member in fall of 2014.

  • Wenda Tan, a Ph.D. student in the group, recently began the faculty position at the University of Utah in fall of 2014.

  • 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 group:

    • 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

  • Xin Zhao, a Ph.D. student in the group, received the College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award!  Along with him, Kyung-min Hong, a Ph.D. student, and Yunfeng Cao, also a Ph.D. student were also recognized for their best teaching awards at the annual COE Award Luncheon.  

   the picture taken at the Award Luncheon. 

  • A recent Doctoral degree awardee, Jason Wou, joined Ford Motors Company in Dearborn, Detroit, in 2014.

  • Xiaoyang Ye, finished his M.S. degree in 2014 with the thesis option and joined CGG, US Imaging, located in Houston.

  • Masiyang Luo, M.S. student, graduated with an M.S. thesis and began his career at the Cummins Engine company in 2014.

  • Kyung-Min Hong, a PhD student in the group, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching.   This is the second time he received such an award.   Congratulations!

  •  Group's paper titled "Modeling of machining of composite materials: A review", which was co-authored by Chinmaya Dandekar and Professor Yung Shin, is recently ranked 8th among the 25 most popular articles of the first half of 2013 in Manufacturing and Control areas from Elsevier published journals.

  • Professor Shin assumed the position of Editor-in-Chief for a new international journal, Lasers in Materials Processing and Manufacturing, to be published by Springer.  See the journal web site.

  • Professor Shin served as the guest editor of a special issue "Thermally Assisted Manufacturing" for Trans. of the ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.  This issue was published as the December issue of 2013.

  • The paper co-authored by Prof. Yung Shin and his graduate student Shaoyi Wen received the Best Paper of the Year award, among the papers published in the Journal of Laser Applications. JLA is the official journal of the Laser Institute of America. The award was presented at the 2012 International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro–Optics.

  • Professor Shin has been elected as a fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.  See the announcement.

  • An article on laser-assisted machining of composites has been featured in the July issue of Industrial Laser Solutions.  ILS is one of the most widely read magazines covering various laser applications in industry.

  • A recent paper titled "Modeling of machining of composite materials: A review", which was co-authored by Chinmaya Dandekar and Professor Yung Shin, is the most downloaded paper  among the papers published in the International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012.

  • WFLI TV18 recently covered the highlights of our research on early plasma measurement during ultrashort laser metal interaction.   See the news footage.

  • A new 1 kW fiber laser (IPG-Photonics) has been acquired and integrated with the MAZAK CNC machining center.  This integrated system will be used for laser-assisted machining and welding research among others.

  • A recent paper titled "Thermal and mechanical modeling analysis of laser-assisted micro-milling of difficult-to-machine alloys", which was co-authored by the graduate students Hongtao Ding and Ninggang Shen, and Professor Yung Shin, is shown to be the most downloaded paper among the papers published in Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 

  • Professor Shin and doctoral student Chinmaya Dandekar contributed a chapter "Mechanics and Modeling of Chip Formation in Machining of MMC" to the book titled "Machining of Metal Matrix Composites", which was recently published by Springer.

  • As part of the Center for Laser-based Manufacturing activities, Professor Shin hosted a workshop on Laser Direct Deposition.   This workshop featured several speakers from industry and Air Force Research Lab, who provided an insight and overview of applications and needs of laser direct deposition in their organizations.   In addition, many cutting-edge research projects being conducted at the Center were presented.   For details, see the workshop.

  • The paper co-authored by Hongtao Ding and Professor Shin was selected for the Best Paper award out of more than 180 papers presented at the 2011 ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, which was held in Corvallis, Oregon, during June 13-17, 2011.  Click here to see some of the photos.

  • Our work on the ultrafast laser-based scribing of this film solar cells has been featured by a number of news media.  Please see the Press Release page to see the link.   You can also download the paper mentioned in the press release.

  • Industrial Laser Solutions published a featured article on Laser Assisted Machining - LAM benefits a wide range of difficult-to-machine materials, (pp. 18-22 in Jan/Feb 2011 issue).   Industrial Laser Solutions is one of the leading magazines dealing with laser applications to manufacturing in industry.

  • One of the group's papers is among the most cited papers published in International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture from 2006 to 2010.  "Laser-assisted machining of Inconel 718 with an economic analysis" Volume 46, Issue 14, 2006, pp. 1879-1891 Anderson, M., Patwa, R., Shin, Y.C.

  • One of the group's papers was shown to be among the hottest 25 papers from 2009 to 2010 in International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture.  Paper:  "Machinability improvement of titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) via LAM and hybrid machining", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Volume 50, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 174-182 Dandekar, C.R.; Shin, Y.C.; Barnes, J. 

  • Professor Shin teaming up with Professor Gary Cheng of IE received a new NSF Grant "High Speed Scribing of Solar Cell Thin Films by a Picosecond Laser" in 2010.

  • Professor Shin in teaming with Professors Jian Cao and Jane Wang at Northwestern organized a two and half day NSF sponsored summer short course on Principles of and Recent Advances in Laser Micro/Nano Manufacturing Processes.   This was held from June 1 to 4, 2010, in Evanston, Illinois.  Please find the details from the short course web site.   About 80 people attended the workshop, including more than 40 professors across the country.

  • The latest news media articles on our research in the laser-based fabrication of biomedical implants and stents have appeared in many different magazines and web news portal sites.  To see the articles, visit Press Release page.

  • Professor Shin was the organizing chair of the 2009 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), the flagship conference in manufacturing in North America.   The 2009 MSEC was held at Purdue University on Oct. 4-7, 2009. 
  • More than 300 researchers participated in this event.
  • Professor Shin gave a plenary talk on "Advanced Laser Technologies for Fabrication of Bio Implants and Stents in the Future" at the Advanced Laser Applications Conference (ALAC) held on Sept. 14-15, 2009, in San Jose, California.
  • Professor Shin gave a lecture in the webcast to the national audience on "Design and Machining Challenges in Orthopedics" organized by Med-Tech Precision Webcast on Sept. 17, 2009.  

  • Professor Shin delivered the opening address at the Advanced Manufacturing Summit, which was held on March 25, 2009, in W. Lafayette.

      

  • Professor Shin received a second NSF Partnership for Innovation grant on laser-based manufacturing and materials processing in a partnership with Northwestern University.
  • A new book "Intelligent Systems: Modeling, Optimization and Control" authored by Professor Shin and his former student, Prof. Xu at the Univ. of Central Florida, was published in Dec. 2008 by CRC Press, Francis and Taylor Group.  See the publisher's site.

About the Book (from the publisher note)

Providing a thorough introduction to the field of soft computing techniques, Intelligent Systems: Modeling, Optimization, and Control covers every major technique in artificial intelligence in a clear and practical style. This book highlights current research and applications, addresses issues encountered in the development of applied systems, and describes a wide range of intelligent systems techniques, including neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary strategy, and genetic algorithms. The book demonstrates concepts through simulation examples and practical experimental results. Case studies are also presented from each field to facilitate understanding.

 

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Former Students

  • Xin Zhao, an assistant professor at Clemson University, was recently selected as a recipient of 2018 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

  • Ritesh Lakhkar recently joined Corning Inc. after working at Caterpillar for 5 years.  He was recently interviewed by ASME.  See ME Today Newsletter (Jan 2012 edition)

  • Wenqian "Wendy" Hu graduated with a Ph.D. and began her career at Cummins Engine in Columbus, Indiana, joining her husband.  Shaoyi Wen and Wenqian Hu both attended the graduation ceremony on Dec. 19, 2011.  See their pictures.

  • Pratik Halani has graduated with an M.S. degree in 2011 and began his career at Schlumberger, joining previous students.  See the photos at his farewell party.

  • Tyler Davis graduated with a Ph.D. in 2011 and joined Caterpillar in Peoria, leading a happy life. 

  • Chengying "Cheryl" Xu, a former student and currently an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida is among the 2011 ONR Young Investigator Awardees.

    She was also selected to be one of the 2011 SME outstanding young manufacturing engineers.   Congratulations!
  • Benxin Wu, a former student and now an assistant professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, has become a new recipient of the prestigious NSF Career award.  Great Job!

  • Chinmaya Dandekar received his Ph.D. in fall of 2010 and joined the Eaton Corporation.

  • Cheol Lee was recently granted tenure with promotion to associate professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.   Congratulations!

  • Niranjan Subrahmanya completed his PH.D. and joined the Exxon group in New Jersey.  

  • Frank Pfefferkorn recently got promoted to associate professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Congratulations! 

  • Jonathan Shelton, after completing his M.S. degree, joined the Sandia National Laboratory.

  • Phil Stevenson, after receiving their M.S. degrees, joined former students Mark Anderson and Stephen Skvarenina at Schlumberger.

  • Rahul Patwa recently moved to Fraunhofer Institute in Arbor, Michigan, and will continue the work in laser-based manufacturing.

  • Samuel Truesdale joined Rolls Royce after completing his M.S. degree and is now manager of employee development.  He was the winner of the prestigious 2005 Black Engineer of The Year award.  "Sam Truesdale of Manufacturing Engineering in Rolls-Royce North America was honoured and recognised as a Modern-day Technology Leader. Award winners demonstrated commitment to engineering expertise, leadership and managerial dash, as well as their contributions as role models and mentors, helping to boost the minority presence in the technology enterprise".  He was also distinguished by Ebony Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Under 30: Young Leaders for the Year 2006”.

 

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