- Manufacturing monitoring prognosis and diagnostics
- Manufacturing processes
The Laser Materials Processing Lab pursues research on the advancement of material processing technology and sciences. State-of-the-art laser processing systems, ultrasonic welders, and various manufacturing process monitoring and characterization tools enable innovative and highly functional surface textures that can repel water, ease disinfecting, or hold lubrication. Possible uses include sanitization of medical surfaces, anti-icing surfaces in airplanes, and strengthening lubrication of surfaces in automobile engines and gearing to reduce friction and improve efficiency.