Welcome to Analytical 3D Optical Sensing Laboratory (3DAOS)!

The 3DAOS lab is located at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Our research focuses on the following areas:

  • 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

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).

Aug. 6, 2020, Dr. Li got invited to contribute to the "Emerging Leaders 2021" collection by the journal of Measurement Science and Technology

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)

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