Topics of interest

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Superfast 3D optical sensing/shape measurements

Develop advanced 3D optical sensing systems and software algorithms capable of capturing the transient behaviors and dynamic changes of 3D geometries at an image acquisition rate of kilohertz.   

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Precision multi-scale 3D optical metrology

Developing optics, algorithm and instrumentation for near-real-time 3D optical metrology based on digital structured light fringe projection and fringe analysis at large-scale and meso-scale.   

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3D point cloud/mesh data processing and analysis

Performing tracking/registration/correlation on 3D point cloud/mesh data to generate useful information for decision making

In-situ 3D-vision-based monitoring for additive or other manufacturing processes

Develop advanced instrumentation and software algorithms capable of conducting in-situ surface topographical measurements and 3D data processing in additive or other manufacturing processes.

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7. Project: NRI/Collaborative Research: Robotic Disassembly of High-Precision Electronic Devices
    Amount: $300,000
    Sponsor: National Science Foundation
    Role on project: PI

6. Project: Advanced 3D optical sensing and peening technologies for crack mitigation in natural gas pipelines
    Amount: $297,258 ($41,786 as cost share)
    Sponsor: Iowa Energy Center
    Role on project: PI
    Collaborator: Dr. Yiliang (Leon) Liao

5. Project: Creation of a Manufacturing Facility Digital Twin using Advanced Computer Vision
    Amount: $109,109
    Sponsor: The Boeing Company
    Role on project: Co-PI
    Collaborator: Dr. Eliot Winer (PI)

4. Project: In-line NDE of metal powder quality for direct energy deposition
    Amount: $100,000
    Sponsor: Center for Nondestructive Evaluation
    Role on project: Co-PI
    Collaborators: Dr. Hantang Qin (PI), Dr. Mohammad Tayeb Al Qaseer, Dr. Reza Zoughi

3. Project: Panoramic large-scale 3D scanning
    Amount: $99,936 ($50,000 as cost share)
    Sponsor: Regents Innovation Fund
    Role on project: PI

2. Project: Hyperspectral 5D optical sensing for agriculture-related non-destructive evaluation
    Amount: $23,733
    Sponsor: Iowa State University College of Engineering Exploratory Research Grant
    Role on project: PI

1. Project: In-situ NDE of in-flight particle dynamics and intrinsic properties for thermal spray repairs;  
    Amount: $200,000 ($100,000 as cost share)
    Sponsor: The REMADE Institute, Department of Energy
    Role on project: Co-PI
    Collaborators: Dr. Hantang Qin (PI), Dr. Iris Rivero


We are thankful for the following sponsors to provide support for our research

Funded Research Projects

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