People

Faculty/Principal Investigator

Dr. Hongtao Ding

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Iowa

2410 Seamans Center

Iowa City, IA 52242

Email: hongtao-ding@uiowa.edu

Webpage: https://www.engineering.uiowa.edu/faculty-staff/hongtao-ding

Graduate Students

Avik Samanta

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

108 IATL, Iowa City, IA 52242

Research Topics: Laser Surface Texturing, Tunable Wettability, Ultrasonic Welding, Microstructure Modeling, Molecular Dynamics

Email: avik-samanta@uiowa.edu

Webpage: http://www.samantavik.com

Qinghua 'Nicholas' Wang 

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

108 IATL, Iowa City, IA 52242

Research Topics: Laser Materials Processing, Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Surfaces, Transparent Conducting Surface, Metamaterials-based THz Devices, Physics-based Process Modeling

Email: qinghua-wang@uiowa.edu

Webpage: sites.google.com/view/qinghua-wang-uiowa

Huixin Wang

Visiting PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

108 IATL, Iowa City, IA 52242

Research Topic: Bionic Cutting Tool Design, Modeling of Electrical THz Modulation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Email: huixin-wang@uiowa.edu

Hassan Irtza Chaudhry

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

108 IATL, Iowa City, IA 52242

Research Topics: Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Email: hassan-chaudhry@uiowa.edu

Wuji Huang

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

108 IATL, Iowa City, IA 52242

Research Topics: Laser Materrials Processing

Email: wuji-huang@uiowa.edu

Undergraduate Research Students

Hao Fu

Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

Songwei Li

Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

Lujie Cai

Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

Shuo Zhao

Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering

Qianyue Wang

Undergradaute Student, Mechanical Engineering

Alumni

Ninggang Shen 

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 2017

Thesis entitled “Microstructure Prediction of Severe Plastic Deformation Manufacturing Processes for Metals”

Currently with Tesla

Timothy Heiderscheit

MS, Mechanical Engineering, 2017

Thesis entitled “Comparative Study of Near-Infrared Pulsed Laser Machining of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics”

Currently with Quest Thermal Group

Chelsey Pence

MS, Mechanical Engineering, 2014

Thesis entitled “Micro-bending and Patterning via High Energy Pulse Laser Peening” 

Currently with Boeing

Former Research Students

Haoxuan You

Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019

Jianwei Hu

Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering, 2018-2019

Zach Lowery

Undergraduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, 2018-2019

Landon Schreck

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

NSF Iowa EPSCoR Summer Intern, 2016

Currently with Boeing

Anthony Oskielunas

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

NSF Iowa EPSCoR Summer Intern, 2016

Currently with Cardwell Westinghouse Co

Brennen Wears

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

Iowa EPSCoR Summer Intern, Summer 2014

Ryan Simons

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

NSF Iowa EPSCoR Summer Intern, 2015

RFA Engineering

Andrew Christ

Undergraduate Student, University of Iowa

NSF Iowa EPSCoR Summer Intern, 2014

Robert Bowers

Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) Student, University of Iowa

General Practice, Mesquakie Health Clinic, Tama, IA

Kaitlin Greene 

Workplace Learning Connection Student Internship, High School Student from Clear Creek Amana High School, Amana, Iowa, 2015

 

Former Visiting Scholars

Dr. Bao-Jia Li

Associate Professor

School of Materials Science and Engineering

Jiangsu University, China

Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018

Dr. Haipeng Ji 

Associate Professor

Research Institute for Energy Equipment Materials

Hebei University of Technology, China 

Website: http://www.jingnuodata.com

Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017

Dr. Baoqing Zhang

Associate Professor

College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Changchun University of Science and Technology, China

Visiting Scholar, 2015-2016

Dr. Reza Abdi Behnagh

Assistant Professor

Urmia University of Technology, Iran

Visiting PhD Student, 2015

Dr. Zhenhua Zhu

Associate Professor

College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Changchun University of Science and Technology, China

Visiting Scholar, 2014-2015

Dr. Hua Ding

Associate Professor

School of Automotive and Traffic Engineering

Jiangsu University, China

Visiting Scholar, 2013-2014