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Book Chapters

[2] T. Bell, B. Li, and S. Zhang, "Structured light techniques and applications," Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 1-24, 2016.

[1] Y. Wang, B. Li, and S. Zhang, "Superfast 3D shape measurement with binary dithering techniques," Recent advances in topography research, Chapter 2, pp 43-60, Edited by Jan Buytaert, 2013.



S. Zhang and B. Li, "Calibration arrangement for structured light system using a tele-centric lens". 

Journal Articles

In 2024

[51] A. Lakshman, F. Delzendehrooy, B. Balsubramaniam, G.E Kremer, Y. Liao, and B. Li, "Corrosion Characterization of Engine Connecting Rods Using Fringe Projection Profilometry and Unsupervised Machine Learning," Measurement Science and Technology (in production), 2024,

[50] S. Sreeharan, H. Wang, K. Hirakawa, and B. Li, "Aleatoric uncertainty quantification in digital fringe projection systems at a per-pixel basis," Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 180: 108315, 2024.

[49] M. M. Haque, F. Delzendehrooy, X. Zhang, L-H Yeh, B. Li, and Y. Liao, "Surface morphology of API 5L X65 pipeline steel processed by ultrasonic impact peening: An integrated experimental and computational study," Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 120, 854-866. 

[48] J. Li and B. Li, "Comparative analysis of circular and linear fringe projection profilometry: from calibration to 3D reconstruction," Opt. Continuum, 3(3), 468-483, 2024.

[47] L. Liu, B. Li, H. Qin, and Q. Li, "Measurement Studies Utilizing Similarity Evaluation between 3D Surface Topography Measurements," Mathematics, 12(5):669, 2024.

[46] J. Yao, B. Balasubramaniam, B. Li, E. L. Kreiger, and C. Wang, "Adaptive sampling and monitoring of partially observed images," Journal of Quality Technology (article in press) 

In 2023

[45] J. Li and B. Li, "TPDNet: Texture-Guided Phase-to-DEPTH Networks to Repair Shadow-Induced Errors for Fringe Projection Profilometry," Photonics, 10(3), 246(1) - 246(14), 2023. 

[44] B. Balasubramaniam, J. Li, L. Liu, and B. Li, "3D Imaging with Fringe Projection for Food and Agricultural Applications—A Tutorial," Electronics, 12(4), 859(1) - 859(21), 2023. 

[43] J. D. Hamilton, S. Sorondo, B. Li, H. Qin, and I. V. Rivero, "Mechanical Behavior of Bimetallic Stainless Steel and Gray Cast Iron Repairs via Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing," Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 85, 1197-1207, 2023.

In 2022

[42] B. Li, "High-speed 3D optical sensing for manufacturing research and industrial sensing applications", Transactions on Energy Systems and Engineering Applications, 3(2): 490, 2022 (invited paper by Editor Dr. Andrés Marrugo) (feature paper).

[41] J. D. Hamilton, S. Sorondo, A. Greeley, X. Zhang, D. Cormier, B. Li, H. Qin, and I. V. Rivero, "Property-structure-process relationships in dissimilar material repair with directed energy deposition: Repairing gray cast iron using stainless steel 316L", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 81, 27-34, 2022.

In 2021

[40] Y. Jiang, S. Wang, H. Qin, B. Li, and Q. Li, "Similarity quantification of 3D surface topography measurements," Measurement, 186, 110207 (2021). 

[39] J. Li, Y. Zheng, L. Liu, and B. Li, "4D line-scan hyperspectral imaging", Opt. Express 29(21), 34835-34849 (2021).

[38] S. Wang, X. Zhang, Y. Zheng, B. Li, H. Qin, Q. Li, "Similarity Evaluation of 3D Surface Topography Measurements", Measurement Science and Technology, 32(12), 125003 (2021).

[37] W Shen, X Zhang, X Jiang, LH Yeh, Z Zhang, Q Li, B Li, H Qin, "Surface extraction from micro-computed tomography data for additive manufacturing", Procedia Manufacturing 53, 568-575.

[36] X. Zhang, W. Shen, V. Suresh, J. Hamilton, L-H Yeh, X. Jiang, Z. Zhang, Q. Li, B. Li, I. V. Rivero, H. Qin, “In-situ Monitoring of Direct Energy Deposition via Structured Light System and its Application in Remanufacturing Industry”, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 116, 959–974 (2021).

[35] V. Suresh, Y. Zheng and B. Li, "PMENet: Phase map enhancement for Fourier transform profilometry using deep learning", accepted by Measurement Science and Technology, 32, 105001 (2021), (Invited paper for Emerging Leaders 2021 collection).

[34] L. Lu, V. Suresh, Y. Zheng, Y. Wang, J. Xi and B. Li, "Motion induced error reduction methods for phase shifting profilometry: A review", Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 141, 106573 (2021).

[33] L. Li, Y. Zheng, K. Yang, X. Su, Y. Wang, X. Chen, Y. Wang and B. Li, "Modified three-wavelength phase unwrapping algorithm for dynamic three-dimensional shape measurement", Optics Communications, 480, 126409 (2021). 

In 2020

[32] Y. Zheng, S. Wang, Q. Li and B. Li, "Fringe projection profilometry by conducting deep learning from its digital twin", Opt. Express 28(24), 36568-36583 (2020). 

[31] Y. Zheng and B. Li, "Uniaxial high-speed micro-scale 3D surface topographical measurements using fringe projection", J. Micro Nano-Manuf. 8(4): 041007-041013 (2020) (invited paper)

[30] Y. Zheng, Y. Wang and B. Li, "Active shape from projection defocus profilometry", Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 134, 106277 (2020).

[29] Y. Huang, L. Jiang, B. Li, P. Premaratne, S. Jiang, H. Qin, “Study Effects of Particle Size in Metal Nanoink for Electrohydrodynamic Inkjet Printing Through Analysis of Droplet Impact Behaviors”, Accepted at Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Article In Press, (2020).

[28] X. Zhang, Y. Zheng, V. Suresh, S. Wang, Q. Li, B. Li and H. Qin, "Correlation Approach for Quality Assurance of Additive Manufactured Parts Based on Optical Metrology," Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Journal of Manufacturing Processes 53, 310-317 (2020).

[27] K. Wi, V. Suresh, K. Wang, B. Li and H. Qin, "Quantifying Quality of 3D Printed Clay Objects Using a 3D Structured Light Scanning System" Additive Manufacturing, 32, 2020, 100987 (2020).

[26] Y. Zheng, X. Zhang, S. Wang, Q. Li, H. Qin and B. Li, "Similarity Evaluation of Topography Measurement Results by Different Optical Metrology Technologies for Additive Manufactured Parts," Opt. Lasers Eng., 126, 2020; 

In 2019

[25] Y. Wang, V. Suresh and B. Li, "Motion-induced error reduction for binary defocusing profilometry via additional temporal sampling," Opt. Express 27(17), 23948-23958 (2019); (Cover feature)

[24] Y. Zheng, Y. Wang, V. Suresh and B. Li, "Real-time high-dynamic-range fringe acquisition for 3D shape measurement with a RGB camera," Measurement Science and Technology, 30 (2019) 075202;

[23] Q. Sun, Y. Zheng, B. Li, J. Zheng and Z. Wang, "Three-dimensional particle size and shape characterization using structural light," Géotechnique Letters, 9(1), 1-22 (2019); doi: 10.1680/jgele.18.00207. (Cover feature)

In 2018

[22] Y. Wang, S. Basu and B. Li, "Binarized dual phase-shifting method for high-quality 3D shape measurement," Appl. Opt., 57(23), 6632-6639 (2018); doi: 10.1364/AO.57.006632

[21] V. Suresh, Y. Wang and B. Li, "High-dynamic-range 3D shape measurement utilizing the transitioning state of digital micromirror device," Opt. Lasers Eng., 107, 176-181 (2018); doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2018.03.030

[20] V. Suresh, J. Holton and B. Li, "Structured light system calibration with unidirectional fringe patterns," Opt. Lasers Eng., 106, 86-93 (2018); doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2018.02.015

[19] J. Holton and B. Li, "Calibration method for spinning fringe projection: proof-of-concept," Opt. Eng., 57(1), 014110 (2018); doi:10.1117/1.OE.57.1.014110

[18] B. Li and S. Zhang, "Novel method for measuring dense 3D strain map of robotic flapping wings," Measurement Science and Technology, 29(4), 045402 (2018); doi:10.1088/1361-6501/aaa4cc

In 2017

[17] B. Li and S. Zhang, “Superfast, high-resolution absolute 3D recovery of a stabilized flapping flight process,” Opt. Express, 25(22), 27270-27282 (2017); doi:10.1364/OE.25.027270; (Cover feature)

[16] B. Li, T. Bell, and S. Zhang, "Computer-aided-design (CAD) model assisted absolute three-dimensional shape measurement," Appl. Opt. 56(24), 6770-6776 (2017); doi: 10.1364/AO.56.006770

[15] J. -S. Hyun, B. Li, and S. Zhang, "High-speed high-accuracy three-dimensional shape measurement using digital binary defocusing method versus sinusoidal method," Opt. Eng. 56(7), 074102 (2017); doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.7.074102

[14] H. Yun, B. Li, and S. Zhang, "Pixel-by-pixel absolute three-dimensional shape measurement with modified Fourier transform profilometry," Appl. Opt., 56(5), 1472-1480 (2017); doi: 10.1364/AO.56.001472

[13] B. Li, Y. An, D. Cappelleri, J. Xu and S. Zhang, "High-accuracy, high-speed 3D structured light imaging techniques and potential applications to intelligent robotics," Int. J. Intell. Robot. Applic. 1(1), 86–103 (2017); doi:10.1007/s41315-016-0001-7

[12] B. Li and S. Zhang, "Microscopic structured light 3D profilometry: binary defocusing technique VS sinusoidal fringe projection, " Opt. Laser Eng. 96, 117–123 (2017); doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2016.06.009

[11] C. Jiang, B. Li, S. Zhang, "Pixel-by-pixel absolute phase retrieval using three phase-shifted fringe patterns without markers," Opt. Laser Eng., 91, 232-241, (2017); doi:10.1016/j.optlaseng.2016.12.002

Before 2017

[10] B. Li, Z. Liu and S. Zhang, "Motion induced error reduction by combining Fourier transform profilometry with phase-shifting profilometry," Opt. Express 24(20), 23289-23303 2016; doi: 10.1364/OE.24.023289

[9] B. Li, Y. An and S. Zhang, "Single-shot absolute 3D shape measurement with Fourier transform profilometry," Appl. Opt., 55(19), 5219-5225, (2016); doi: 10.1364/AO.55.005219

[8] Y. An, T. Bell, B. Li, J. Xu and S. Zhang, "Method for large range structured light system calibration," Appl. Opt., 55(33), 9563-9572, (2016); doi:10.1364/AO.55.009563

[7] B. Li and S. Zhang, “Flexible calibration method for microscopic structured light system using telecentric lens,” Opt. Express, 23(20), 25795-25803, 2015; doi:10.1364/OE.23.025795

[6] B. Li and S. Zhang, "Structured light system calibration method with optimal fringe angle," Appl. Opt., 53(13), 7942-7950, 2014; doi: 10.1364/AO.53.007942 (Cover feature)

[5] B. Li, N. Karpinsky, and S. Zhang, "Novel calibration method for structured light system with an out-of-focus projector,"Appl. Opt. 53(13), 3415-3426, 2014; doi: 10.1364/AO.53.003415

[4] B. Li, Y. Wang, J. Dai, and W. Lohry, and S. Zhang, "Some recent advances on superfast 3D shape measurement with digital binary defocusing techniques," Opt. Laser Eng. 54, 236-246, 2014 (invited); doi:10.1016/j.optlaseng.2013.07.010

[3] J. Dai, B. Li, and S. Zhang, "High-quality fringe pattern generation using binary pattern optimization through symmetry and periodicity," Opt. Laser Eng., 52, 195-200, 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2013.06.010

[2] J. Dai, B. Li, and S. Zhang, "Intensity-optimized dithering technique for high-quality 3d shape measurement," Opt. Laser Eng. 53, 79-85, 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2013.08.015

[1] P. Ou, B. Li, Y. Wang, and S. Zhang, "Flexible real-time natural 2D color and 3D shape measurement," Opt. Express, 21(14), 16736-16741, 2013; doi: 10.1364/OE.21.016736



[8] Y. Zheng, "Intelligent and Robust 3D shape measurement for in-situ applications," Ph.D. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2022

[7] V. Suresh, "High speed 3D photomechanics testing via additional temporal sampling," Ph.D. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2021

[6] L-H, Yeh, "Motion-induced error reduction for dynamic 3D shape measurements using color fringe projection," M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2021

[5] A. Singh, "High dynamic range 3D scanning using fringe projection profilometry," M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2021

[4] V. Suresh, "Calibration of structured light system using unidirectional fringe patterns," M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2019

[3] S. Basu, "High-quality 3D shape measurement with binarized dual phase-shifting method," M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2018

[2] B. Li, "Superfast 3D shape measurement with application to flapping wing mechanics analysis," Ph.D. Thesis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2017

[1] B Li, "High quality three-dimensional (3D) shape measurement using intensity-optimized dithering technique," M.S. Thesis, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2014

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