We are seeking highly motivated graduate students (1 Ph.D. and 1~2 M.S. with thesis), undergraduate students (1~2), visiting students and scholars (1~2) with focus on photonics/ acoustics/ mechanics/ manufacturing, and functional devices. If you are interested, please apply to ASU first before you contact the PI (Dr. Xiangfan Chen, Xiangfan.Chen at asu.edu). Please include your detailed curriculum vitae, transcript, along with a brief cover letter expressing your research interests and your academic background. Ph.D. candidates will be provided with financial support through their graduate studies.
Ph.D Candidate Requirements: Students with background of Physics, Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or, Materials Science, are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to be self-motivated, team-oriented, and rich in hands-on experience, including but not limited to:
- expertise in modeling/simulation tools (i.e., FEA using ANSYS/ ABAQUS/ COMSOL; Computational Electromagnetics using FDTD/ RCWA),
- optical/mechanical/electrical design of experimental set-up,
- test of material physical and chemical properties and usage of scientific tools.
Dr. Xiangfan Chen has been selected as the editorial board member for the journal: npj advanced manufacturing
2023/11/01, Dr. Xiangfan Chen has been selected as the editorial board member for the journal: npj advanced manufacturing.
(About the Editors | npj Advanced Manufacturing (nature.com))
Journal’s Aims & Scope
npj Advanced Manufacturing is an online, open-access journal dedicated to progressing the field of advanced manufacturing. Our primary objective is to provide a global platform for researchers, engineers, and industry professionals to disseminate cutting-edge research, innovations and transformative technologies that shape the future of manufacturing. The outcomes and conclusions of research published in the journal support UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”
Congratulations to Siying Liu for publishing paper on Advanced Optical Materials to report a robust optical data encryption technique utilizing polymer-stabilized-liquid-crystals (PSLCs) combined with projection photoalignment and photopatterning methods. A novel, generalized design strategy is developed, for the first time, to encode intricate and exclusive information with enhanced security by spatially programming the photoalignment patterns of a pair of cascade PSLCs, which further illustrates the promising capabilities of PSLCs in optical data encryption and anti-counterfeiting. (Link)
Liu, S., Alfarhan, S., Wang, W., Feng, S., Zhu, Y., Liu, L., Song, K., Yang, S., Jin, K., Chen, X., Robust Optical Data Encryption by Projection-Photoaligned Polymer-Stabilized-Liquid-Crystals. Adv. Optical Mater. 2023, 2301364. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202301364
Congrats to Chayaank Bangalore Ravishankar for receiving the TSMC AZ Fellowship!
Congratulations to Wenbo Wang for publishing paper on ACS Materials Letters to report report an ion-conductive SH hydrogel suitable for a home-built high-resolution and high-speed 3D printing process, micro continuous liquid interface production (μCLIP). (Link)
High-Speed and High-Resolution 3D Printing of Self-Healing and Ion-Conductive Hydrogels via μCLIP
Congratulations to Alexander Potts for successfully defending his Barrett honors thesis!
Dr. Xiangfan Chen was selected as the Featured Faculty Mentor for ASU FURI&MORE programs (Q&A with faculty mentor Xiangfan Chen – Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) (asu.edu))
Dr. Chen is co-organizing the Advanced Manufacturing symposium at ASME Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SSDM 2023). The Presentation Only Abstract Submission deadline is February 13, 2023 (Link).
Dr. Xiangfan Chen received a research grant ($500k) from the NSF Future Manufacturing program. Congratulations!
Collaborators: Dr. Kenan Song at Arizona State University, Dr. Jessica N. Lancaster at Mayo Clinic.
See official announcement at: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2229279&HistoricalAwards=false
06/28. We thank the Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program ($80k, 2022-2023) for supporting our research on 3D printing of microrobots!
Congratulations to Siying Liu for publishing paper on Research, A Science Partner Journal to report high-speed 3D-printing of piezoelectric device! (Link)
Siying Liu, Wenbo Wang, Weiheng Xu, Luyang Liu, Wenlong Zhang, Kenan Song, Xiangfan Chen, “Continuous Three-Dimensional Printing of Architected Piezoelectric Sensors in Minutes“, Research, vol. 2022, Article ID 9790307, 13 pages, 2022. https://doi.org/10.34133/2022/9790307
Siying Liu is awarded the NSF SFF Student Award to present his work at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium in Austin this July. Congratulations! 06/10/2022
Siying Liu is also awarded the Graduate College Q1 Travel Award to present his work at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium in Austin this July. Congratulations! 06/21/2022
05/12. Xiangfan Chen received the Mayo Clinic ASU Summer Residency Award and Mayo Clinic Affiliated Research Associate.
The purpose of the Collection is to offer a comprehensive overview of additive manufacturing for the applications in wearable and medical devices.
The most recent Impact Factor for JoVE (ISSN 1940-087X) is 1.184, according to the 2017 Journal Citation Reports released by Clarivate Analytics in 2018, and the Journal is currently indexed in the major databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus and Web of Science.
After submission, each manuscript will be editorially and peer reviewed, which is typically a 1-2 month process. Once a text article passes review, a script will be generated. Generally, a filming date will be scheduled within 4-8 weeks after acceptance. A videographer will be sent to the authors’ site to film the procedure.
If you are interested, either message me or submit an abstract here (https://www.jove.com/methods-collections/1162)
Our collaborative paper “Aligned Ti3C2Tx MXene for 3D Micropatterning via Additive Manufacturing” was accepted for publication on ACS Nano. Congratulations!
2021/05/10, Michael Schelp was awarded the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) grants for 2021 fall and 2022 spring semesters.
Congratulations to Daniel Mester for successfully defending his Barrett honors thesis!
2020/01/01, Dr. Xiangfan Chen was awarded the GSI 2020 Grant.
Dr. Xiangfan Chen received a new NSF grant to study metal 3D printing as Co-PI.
Our collaborative paper “45% Periodicity Reduction in Nanocomposite Thin Films via Rapid Solvent Removal” was accepted for publication on Macromolecules (ACS Publications) – American Chemical Society. Congratulations!
In the paper, we investigated the kinetic pathway of NP assembly in lamellar supramolecular nanocomposite thin films during solvent vapor annealing and after solvent removal. The study provides a facile approach to access nonequilibrium structures in nanocomposite thin films for the fabrication of functional metamaterial coatings to manipulate light in subwavelength dimensions. Congrats!
Dr. Xiangfan Chen’s paper “Hyperbolic Dispersion via Symmetric and Antisymmetric Orderings of Artificial Magnetic Dipole Array” was accepted for publication on ACS Photonics.
In the paper, we reported a theoretical and experimental study in achieving the hyperbolic dispersion via the symmetric and antisymmetric hybridization of two-dimensional (2D) artificial magnetic dipoles using metasurfaces possessing artificial magnetic resonance at optical frequencies. Congrats!
We are seeking highly motivated graduate students (2 Ph.D., 2 M.S.), undergraduate students (a few), visiting students and scholars (a few) in one of the following areas: mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanics, physics, electrical engineering, and materials science.
If you are interested, please contact Prof. Xiangfan Chen. Please include your detailed curriculum vitae along with a brief cover letter expressing your research interests and your academic background.
For ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, please refer to: https://engineering.asu.edu, and for admission questions please refer to: https://engineering.asu.edu/contacts/
The Graduate program admission requirements are here: https://graduate.engineering.asu.edu/graduate-programs-3/
For System Engineering: https://poly.engineering.asu.edu/engineering/ph-d-in-systems-engineering/
For Mechanical Engineering: https://semte.engineering.asu.edu/application-checklist-mechanical/
The website for Advanced Manufacturing and Functional Devices (AMFD) Laboratory at ASU is online!