Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Seminar


Can Lasers Light Up Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Processing Arena?


Prof. Yung Shin


Purdue University, School of Mechanical Engineering


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00:00 PM


Love Building, Room 109


Christopher Saldana


With the rapid advent of lasers and laser systems, there has been an explosion in the use of lasers in various disciplines. Lasers provide highly controlled, intense, localized heat sources, which can be used to add, subtract and transform materials. This talk highlights various applications of lasers in advanced manufacturing and material processing arenas, including precision machining, additive manufacturing, synthesis of novel materials, and ultrashort laser-based micro/nano manufacturing. Selected case study results will be presented to demonstrate its advantages over conventional manufacturing and materials processing methods. In addition, various modeling efforts using multi-physics, multi-scale numerical models for these processes will be described.


Yung C Shin received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1984, and currently is the Donald A. & Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing at Purdue University. He is also director of Center for Laser-based Manufacturing at Purdue University. His major research areas include laser-processing of materials, intelligent monitoring and control, and advanced machining processes. He has published over 340 refereed technical articles in archival journals and conference proceedings. He was the chair of the 30th North American Manufacturing Research Conference and the organizing chair of the 2009 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of an international journal, Lasers in Materials Processing and Manufacturing, published by Springer. He received many awards and best paper awards, including the 2007 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, the annual best paper award for Journal of Laser Applications in 2012 and the SME Frederick Taylor Research Medal in 2015. He is a fellow of SME and ASME.