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About us

Welcome to the unknown Advanced Manufacturing Lab. Our motto is: Only the unknown is worth exploring! 

Manufacturing is the cornerstone of shaping human life and forging a transformative future. Our research group is dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies that have the potential to transform future product design and manufacturing. Our primary focus areas encompass next-generation additive manufacturing (AM) processes, intelligent manufacturing systems, and innovative designs that leverage the capabilities of AM.

Join us

We have openings for Postdoctoral Research Associates and Ph.D. students!

Motivated master and undergraduate students at HKU are always welcome!

Please navigate to the "Join" page for details.

Recent News:

  • Jan 2024, Yang started his career at HKU!

  • Sep 2023, Yang's co-authored paper "Hybrid Multimaterial 3D Printing Using Photocuring-While-Dispensing" was published in Small!

  • May 2023, Yang’s co-authored paper "Continuous Vat Photopolymerization for Optical Lens Fabrication" was published in Small!

  • Apr 2023, Wenhao Zhang, a graduate student in Yang's team, got a Ph.D. offer from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and will begin his Ph.D. study in Aug 2023. Congratulations!

  • Apr 2023, Weijia Yan, a graduate student in Yang's team, got a Ph.D. offer from Texas A&M University and will begin her Ph.D. study in Aug 2023. Congratulations!

  • Apr 2023, Zhengyu Du, a graduate student in Yang's team, got a Ph.D. offer from Virginia Tech and will begin his Ph.D. study in Aug 2023. Congratulations!

  • Apr 2023, Xu Ouyang, a graduate student in Yang's team, got a Ph.D. offer from the University at Buffalo and will begin his Ph.D. study in Aug 2023. Congratulations!

  • Mar 2023: Yang will join the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor!

  • Dec 2022: Yang's paper “Hopping Light Vat Photopolymerization for Multiscale Fabrication” was published in Small!

  • Dec 2022: Yang was invited to give a talk in a webinar on 3D Printing and Microfluidics hosted by 3DHEALS.

  • Oct 2022: Yang will join UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral research associate!

  • Oct 2022: Zhuoyuan Yang, a graduate student in Yang's team, got a Ph.D. offer from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and will begin his Ph.D. study in Jan 2023. Congratulations!

  • Sep 2022: Zhengyu Du and Xu Ouyang joined Yang's team. Welcome!

  • May 2022: Yang was awarded the William F. Ballhaus Jr. Prize for Excellence in Graduate Engineering ResearchViterbi Engineering School’s Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award (runner-up), USC!

  • Apr 2022: Yang was given the best Ph.D. dissertation award by USC's Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering!

  • Apr 2022: Yang's research work "In-situ Transfer Vat Photopolymerization for Transparent Microfluidic Device Fabrication" was reported by NSFUSC Viterbi News, Science Daily, 3DPRINT.COMPhys.org, Photonics.com, Nanowerk, Mirage News, Times of India, ELE Times, Digital Terminal.

  • Feb 2022: Yang’s paper “In-situ Transfer Vat Photopolymerization for Transparent Microfluidic Device Fabrication” was published in Nature Communications!

  • Jan 2022: Jiaqi Nie, Weijie Yan, and Zhuoyuan Yang joined Yang’s team. Welcome!

  • Dec 2021: Yang’s co-authored paper “Fabrication of flexible microheater with tunable heating capabilities by direct laser writing and selective electrodeposition” was published in Journal of Manufacturing Processes!

  • Sep 2021: Yang’s co-authored paper “Multichannel Piezo-Ultrasound Implant with Hybrid Waterborne Acoustic Metastructure for Selective Wireless Energy Transfer at Megahertz Frequencies” was published in Advanced Materials!

  • Aug 2021: Yang will continue his research in Prof. Yong Chen’s lab as a postdoctoral research associate!

  • Jul 2021: Yang successfully defended his dissertation to become a Ph.D.!

  • Jul 2021: Yang’s paper “Direct Droplet Writing – A Novel Droplet-punching Capillary-splitting 3D Printing Method for Highly Viscous Materials” was published in Procedia Manufacturing.

  • Jun 2021: Yang was selected as a Doctoral Symposium Speaker in the Annual ASME 2021 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2021), Virtual (hosted by the University of Cincinnati).

  • Jun 2021: Yang presented his work -- “Direct Droplet Writing – A Novel Droplet-punching Capillary-splitting 3D Printing Method for Highly Viscous Materials” in the 49th Annual SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC49), Virtual (hosted by the University of Cincinnati).

  • May 2021: Yang’s paper “A Vibration-Assisted Separation Method for Constrained-Surface-Based Stereolithography” was published by the Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering!

  • Apr 2021: Yang received NSF Student Support Award for NAMRC49/MSEC2021.

  • Apr 2021: Yang’s paper “Reusable Support for Additive Manufacturing” was published by Additive Manufacturing and reported in the USC Viterbi news, DesignNews, 3D Printing Industry, Today’s Medical Developments, 3DPRINT.COM, ScienceDaily, THEENGINEER, EurekAlert!

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