Mission Area

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials


Research Topics

  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing
  • Advanced materials
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Automation and robotics
  • Data analytics
  • Digital manufacturing
  • Manufacturing monitoring prognosis and diagnostics
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Mechanical design
  • Nanotechnology
  • Tissue engineering

The Additive Manufacturing-Integrated Product Realization Laboratory focuses on studying how material-forming processes existing in nature can be utilized to enable next-generation additive manufacturing technologies.



Xuan Song

Xuan Song, PhD

Director, Additive Manufacturing-Integrated Product Realization Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering



Research overview

Experiment Spotlight

Experiment spotlight


Xuan Song Lab

Xuan Song receives prestigious NSF CAREER award to research novel ceramic manufacturing methods

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
University of Iowa Technology Institute
Xuan Song, University of Iowa engineering professor, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award to advance research of ceramic additive manufacturing, which could benefit industries, including health care, defense, and energy.
Xuan Song and researcher

CBJ: NASA funding for UI professor to aid next-gen nuclear propulsion

Saturday, August 20, 2022
Corridor Business Journal
NASA has selected University of Iowa professor Xuan Song’s research proposal as one of four Iowa projects to receive EPSCoR funding to facilitate deep space research.