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

Apr 9, 2021, Yi receives Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Research Award, congrats!

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)

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