2019 Summer REU Poster Presentation
2019 Summer REU Poster Presentation

2019 Summer REU Poster Presentation

Summer 2019 group
Summer 2019 group

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

2019 Summer REU Poster Presentation
2019 Summer REU Poster Presentation

2019 Summer REU Poster Presentation


Laboratory Director

Email ID: beiwen
Dr. Beiwen Li, Assistant Professor 


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Ph.D. Purdue University, 2017

​M.S. Iowa State University, 2014

​B.S. Beihang University, 2012

Short Bio

​Dr. Beiwen Li is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. His current research focuses on 3D imaging, data analysis and associated applications. His research interests include superfast (kHz) 3D imaging, multi-scale 3D optical metrology, machine vision, online inspection, and applications of 3D imaging

Ph.D. Students



Yi Zheng (PhD Candidate, 3rd year, passed PhD preliminary exam)

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​M.S. Northeastern University, Boston, MA

B.S. Chongqing University, China

Short Bio

Yi is a Ph.D student in 3DAOS focusing on novel 3D optical solutions. He has prior research experience on large-scale transportation system optimization, using big data manipulation and data visualization techniques. Yi also has interests in 3D printing. He built his own 3D printer to participate in a 3D printing competition, and obtained a patent on a novel 3D printer.  

Email ID: yizheng
Weijun Shen (PhD Student, 2nd year, co-advise with Dr. Hantang Qin)

​B.E. Shanghai Polytechnic University, China

Short Bio

Weijun Shen is a Ph.D. student in 3DAOS and FEAP (co-advise), focusing on nondestructive evaluation in additive manufacturing. Weijun worked as a lab coordinator/teaching assistant at Shanghai Polytechnic University for six years. He is interested in advanced metrology and inspection, and non-conventional manufacturing. In his leisure time, he likes cooking, hiking, and watching horror movies.

Email ID: wjshen
Email ID: jiaqiong
Jiaqiong Li (PhD Student, 1st year)

M.S. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

B.S.  University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Short Bio

Jiaqiong is a Ph.D student in 3DAOS focusing on 3D optical sensing and metrology. She also has interests in the application of 3D optical metrology in industry. She worked at the R&D department of an automotive company. When she does get free time, she likes cooking.

M.S. Students

Li-Hsin Yeh (2nd year)

B. E. Tatung University, Taiwan

Short Bio

Li-Hsin is a M.S. student in 3DAOS. Li-Hsin has short-term internship in vehicle testing company and 1-year  experience as a Teaching Assistant. He is interested in new technologies especially automobiles and looks forward to conducting projects as a part of the 3DAOS team. In his leisure time, he likes driving and cycling.

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Email ID: lhyeh

Alumni (Ph.D. Students)

Dr. Vignesh Suresh (PhD 2021)

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Ph.D. Iowa State University, Ames, IA

M.S. Iowa State University, Ames, IA

​B.Tech. PSG college of Technology, India

Student Marshal for Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony
2019 SPIE Photonics West Best Student Paper Award
ISU College of Engineering Research Excellence Award
ISU Graduate and Professional Student Senate Research Award
ISU William and Virginia Binger Research Award
1st place winner in ISU Grad Research Poster Presentation

Alumni (M.S. Students)


Saptarshi Basu

M.S. 2018

Mechanical Engineering

Vignesh Suresh

M.S. 2018, (PhD continued)

Mechanical Engineering

Amit Singh

M.S. 2021

Mechanical Engineering

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Kelsey Benjamin

Prairie View A&M University

Freshman in Computer Science

Summer 2019 SPIRE-EIT

Lara Chunko

University of Colorado Boulder

Freshman in Computer Science

Summer 2019 SPIRE-EIT

Jennifer Patterson

University of South Florida

Senior Computer Engineering

Summer 2019 SPIRE-EIT

Alumni (Undergraduate and REU Students)

  • Jace Holton, Nicholas Wiens, Hailey Lucas, Arick Bhowmik, Cainan Davidson

Alumni (K-12 Students)

  • Joseph Shen, High school student intern in Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, got accepted by UCLA.