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
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering



Research overview

Experiment Spotlight

Experiment spotlight


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ITI faculty affiliates play critical role in multi-institutional biomanufacturing project

Monday, September 11, 2023
A multidisciplinary team of University of Iowa engineering faculty and faculty affiliates of the Iowa Technology Institute, will contribute to a $20 million, multi-institutional project to boost Iowa’s position as a leader in bioscience and advanced manufacturing.
Professors Udaykumar, Song, and Thomas pose for a photo

ISE faculty recognized with College of Engineering excellence awards

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Xuan Song was recognized for scholarly activities, accomplishments, and significant contributions to teaching, research, and service that are remarkable for someone early in their academic career.