NEWS MEDIA COVERAGE
Professor Shin has been granted a
new US patent, titled, "Method of forming holes and etching
surfaces in substrates"
(U.S. Patent 10,052,722),
on Aug. 21, 2018.
Professor Wenda Tan, a former
member of our group, now an assistant professor at the
University of Utah, received the coveted NSF Career award early
this year. Congratulations! He now joined the
company of several former group members who received the similar
awards. Further news
News on the superhydrophobic surface creation has
Link to news release
Kyung-Min Hong, a Ph.D. student
working with Professor Shin, has been awarded Ward A. Lambert
Graduate Teaching Fellowship for 2018-2019. The
Fellowship gives him the opportunity to teach a class in 2019.
Professor Shin received the 2018 CoE
Faculty Awards of Excellence in Research. See the
web site for details.
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".
Xiangyang Dong received his Ph.D. in 2017 and
began an academic career at the Missouri University of Science
and Technology as an assistant professor.
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
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
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
At MED Award Luncheon with former and current
Kyung-Min Hong has been awarded the Adelberg Fellowship for
2017-2018. He is one of the three recipients of this prestigious
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
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
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
Professor Shin gave a lecture at Tsinghua University on May
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
has been elected as a fellow of the Society of Manufacturing
Engineers. See the
An article on
machining of composites has been featured in the
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
most downloaded paper among the papers published in the International
Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31,
WFLI TV18 recently covered the
highlights of our research on early plasma measurement during ultrashort
laser metal interaction. See the
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.
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.
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.,
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.;
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,
- Professor Shin was the organizing chair of the 2009 ASME
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
- Professor Shin delivered the opening address at the
Advanced Manufacturing Summit, which was held on March 25, 2009, in W.
- Professor Shin received a second NSF Partnership for
Innovation grant on laser-based manufacturing and materials processing in a
partnership with Northwestern University.
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
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.
- Professor Shin delivered a keynote speech at the
Symposium on Sustainability and Product Development held in Chicago, on Aug.
- Professor Shin gave a talk at the Workshop on LASER AND PRODUCTION: CHARACTERISTICS, APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE
TENDENCIES, held at the International Fair BI-MU 2008 (URL) in Milano Italy,
on October 4th, 2008.
- Benxin Wu's Ph.D. dissertation was chosen as the only
nominee of Purdue University for the prestigious 2008 Council of Graduate
Schools/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award
in the mathematics, physical sciences and engineering areas. This
selection is from all the students who completed Ph.D study at Purdue in the
fields of mathematics, physical sciences and engineering during the period
of July, 2006 to June, 2008.
- Soungjin "Jason" Wou, a PhD student working with
Professor Shin, and his teammates from Bishop Steering Technology, Inc. in
Indianapolis, Indiana have received the Louis Switzar Engineering Excellence
The award, presented to engineers by engineers, honors
early racing pioneer Louis Schwitzer, and acknowledges individuals with the
courage and passion to explore and develop new concepts in racing
technology. BorgWarner sponsors this prestigious $10,000 award, which is
presented by the Indiana Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
SAE International also supports the Louis Schwitzer Award
by providing a $2,000 scholarship to the engineering school of the winner's
choice, which this year is Purdue University in W. Lafayette, Ind. The
winner's names will be added to a permanent trophy on display at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Read
the whole story here.
The Center activities were
displayed at the NSF Partnerships for Innovation Workshop, which was held during
March 31-April 1, 2008 in Washington D.C. Purdue President France Cordova
keynote speech at this workshop.
One of the technologies being
developed at the Center, Integrated Laser Cell, was chosen as one of
100 technologies for display at the “World’s Best Technology Showcase.” This
showcase was held in Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX on March 25-27, 2008.
Kevin Schoeffel (Ph.D. student)
won the 3rd place prize at the student design contest with flexible cladding
nozzle design during the 2007 ASME International Manufacturing Science and
Engineering Conference. Congratulations!
Various Center projects were
displayed on Nov. 8th and 9th, 2007, at the Indiana Entrepreneurship & Innovation Day
“Innovation Showcase” at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
A femtosecond laser
(Spectra-Physics, Tsunami+Spitfire Pro) has been
acquired and added to the already extensive array of the
Several news article describing our
integrated laser deposition + machining work appeared in different magazines
and web sites. To see the articles,
Professor Shin and his former student, Yinggang Tian,
received the 2007 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and
Gage Award for the paper entitled "Thermal Modeling for Laser-Assisted
Machining of Silicon Nitride Ceramics with Complex Features".
This is the second time a
Purdue researcher won this award since it was established in 1954 by
Frederick S. Blackall, Jr., Fellow and Seventy-second President of the
Society. The following is the citation of
The Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award is
presented for the best current original paper or papers (not published
elsewhere) which has/have been presented before ASME and/or published by
ASME during the two calendar years immediately preceding the year of the
award. The paper(s) should be clearly concerned with or related to the
design or application of machine tools, gages, or dimensional measuring
instruments, submitted to ASME for presentation and publication.
- Professor Shin organized and hosted the Laser Deposition
workshop on May 9, 2007. The featured speakers from RPM and
Associates, Optomec, Rolls Royce, General Electric and Purdue, presented
various technological and economical aspects of direct laser deposition
- The recently acquired Optomec LENS750
system has been set up and in operation. This will enhance the laser direct deposition
experimental capabilities in addition to the two laser deposition systems that
Dr. Shin's group has, and will be used to
conduct research in the laser freeform fabrication and remanufacturing areas.
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Chengying "Cheryl" Xu
recently joined the Mechanical Engineering department of North
Carolina State University as associate professor.
Wenqian Hu has
been recently promoted to Product Validation Engineering Manager
at Cummins. Congratulations.
completed his M.S. degree and began his career at Glidewell
Laboratories in 2017.
Shah completed her M.S. degree and began her career at Apple,
began an academic career at the
University of Missouri Science and Technology as an assistant
professor in 2017.
Xin Zhao, an assistant
professor at Clemson University, was recently selected as a recipient of 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
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
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
Investigator Awardees.She was also selected to be one of the
outstanding young manufacturing
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
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
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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