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. Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 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



Vignesh Suresh (PhD Candidate, 3rd year, passed PhD Preliminary exam)

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M.S. Iowa State University, 2019

​B.Tech. PSG college of Technology

Short Bio

Vignesh is a joint M.S/Ph.D student in 3DAOS focusing on experimental mechanics analysis. Vignesh worked in the R&D department of an automobile company for a couple of years.  He likes to explore new things and look forward to making significant contribution in Virtual Reality. In his leisure time, he is a big time fan of cricket and spend most of time watching the game.

Email ID: vigneshs
Email ID: yizheng
Amit Singh (2nd year)

B. E. Savitribai Phule Pune University

Short Bio

Amit is a M.S. student in 3DAOS focusing on (project that will be assigned). Amit has cross-functional work experience of 4 years in Design and Quality departments of Tool Room, IT and industrial automation/robotics companies.  He is curious about learning new technologies and plans to achieve significant results as a part of the 3DAOS team. In his leisure time, he likes to explore new places and be involved in outdoor sports.  

M.S. Students

Undergraduate Students

Alumni (Graduate Students)

  • Vignesh Suresh, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2019, Iowa State University. Currently working as a Ph.D. student within our group
  • Saptarshi Basu, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2018, Iowa State University. 

Alumni (Undergraduate and REU Students)

  • Hailey Lucas, freshmen honors program in Spring 2019, Iowa State University
  • Nicholas Wiens, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2019, Iowa State University. First position @ Merck in Elkton, Virginia as Associate Specialist Engineering - Technical Operations
  • Jace Holton, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2018, Iowa State University. First position @ Radiant Vision Systems.

Alumni (K-12 Students)

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

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

Yi Zheng (PhD Student, 2nd year, passed PhD Qualification Test)

​M.S. Northeastern University (US)

B. S. Chongqing University

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: amit1811

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