2014 Applied Optics Cover
2014 Applied Optics Cover

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2017 Optics Express Cover
2017 Optics Express Cover

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SPIE PW Best Student Paper (Vignesh)
SPIE PW Best Student Paper (Vignesh)

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2014 Applied Optics Cover
2014 Applied Optics Cover

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Welcome to High-dimensional Optical Sensing Laboratory (HDOSL)!

The HDOSL lab is located at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Our research focuses on the following areas:

  • Novel intelligent 3D optical sensing solutions

  • Superfast dynamic 3D optical sensing/shape measurements

  • Precision multi-scale 3D optical metrology

  • 3D point cloud/mesh data processing and analysis

  • In-situ 3D-vision-based monitoring for manufacturing processes

  • Applications of high-speed/real-time high-accuracy 3D imaging

Recent Announcements

Apr 28, 2022, Jiaqiong wins Binger Research Symposium Award, congrats!

Apr 25, 2022, Jiaqiong successfully passes PhD qualifying exam, congrats!

Mar 28, 2022, Yi successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congrats Dr. Zheng!

Dec 20, 2021, Yi will join Facebook Reality Lab as a postdoctoral research scientist after graduation, check out a nice article about him!

Nov 30, 2021, Our group is co-leading three newly funded projects from the REMADE institute. Please click here for details.

Sept 22, 2021, Dr. Li named as William and Virginia Binger Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, cheers!

Aug 27, 2021, We are recruiting multiple new PhD students. Please click here for details.

Aug 13, 2021, Our research lab has won multiple research grants from National Science Foundation, Iowa Energy Center, and The Boeing Company, click here for details.

June 18, 2021, Dr. Li has been named as an 2021 Emerging Leader by the Measurement Science and Technology Journal. Cheers!

Apr 9, 2021, Yi wins multiple research awards (COE Research Excellence Award, GPSS Research excellence award, 1st place in ME Research Symposium, 2nd place in ISU Grad Research Poster Presentation) and Vignesh wins the 1st place in ISU Grad Research Poster Presentation. Congrats to Yi and Vignesh!

Apr 8, 2021, Vignesh successfully defended his PhD dissertation and becomes the first PhD to graduate in our group, congrats Dr. Suresh!

Apr 5, 2021, Amit successfully defended his MS thesis, congrats!

Apr 1, 2021, Weijun and Dr. Li are listed as co-awardees for 2021 IISE M&D Best Track Paper Award, congrats!

Feb 16, 2021, Vignesh got selected as the PhD student Marshal for Spring 2021 Commencement, big congrats!

Dec 4, 2020, Yi successfully passes PhD preliminary exam, congrats!

Sept 28, 2020, Dr. Li got invited to deliver an online keynote speech at the First International Forum on 3D Optical Sensing and Applications (iFOSA 2020).

Apr 2020, Congrats to 3DAOS students for winning a series of awards: Vignesh Suresh (COE Research Excellence Award, GPSS Research Award, William and Virginia Binger Research Award); Yi Zheng (William and Virginia Binger Research Award); Amit Singh (COE Teaching Excellence Award).

Mar 14, 2020, Dr. Li is selected as 2019 SPIE community champion.

Feb 24, 2020, Vignesh passed PhD preliminary exam, congrats!

Jan 17, 2020, Dr. Li received the prestigious 2020 SPIE Rising Researcher Award! Thanks to our research team members who have done great research works to make this happen.


Faculty page

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Virtual Reality Application Center (VRAC)

Center for Non-destructive Evaluation (CNDE)