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Gary J. Cheng, PhD
School of Industrial Engineering
School of Materials Engineering (by courtesy)
Purdue University

Our research interests are advanced materials synthesis  and processing,  specifically in scalable manufacturing of 0D-3D micro/nanostructures, laser matter interaction, and mechanical/physical property enhancement of materials. The applications are in energy transport, conversion and storage, load bearing, biomedical, electrical and optical devices.

Dr. Cheng received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in 2002. He received the Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in 2007, the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2006, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) in 2007, and the ASME Chao & Trigger Young Investigator award in 2012. He was elected as an ASME Fellow in 2013.   

Dr. Cheng serves as an associate Editor for Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Journal of Manufacturing Process, and as a subject editor for the Journal of Materials Processing and Technology.    

At Purdue, Dr. Cheng teaches IE370 "Manufacturing Process" and IE 670 "Advanced Topics in Nano-Manufacturing." He also heads the Scalable Micro Nano Manufacturing Lab (SMNML).