Principal Investigator


Dr. Yiliang "Leon" Liao
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Iowa State University
3020 Black Engineering, 2529 Union Drive, Ames, IA 50011
Email: leonl@iastate.edu       
Phone: (515) 294-1325      

Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2012
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, 2008
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China, 2006


Dr. Ali Baghersaghchi Khorasani

Ph.D., Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, 2020

M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2013

Email: alii@iastate.edu

Ph.D. Students

Xing Zhang

M.S., Mechanical Manufacturing & Automation, Huaqiao University, China, 2014

B.S., Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2011

Email: xing@iastate.edu

Jia-Hao "Howard" He

M.S., Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2017

B.S., Systems and Naval Mechatronic Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 2015

Email: howardh@iastate.edu



Bo Mao

Dr. Bo Mao

Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, 2020

Dissertation: Laser shock processing of magnesium alloys: microstructure evolution and enhanced mechanical properties

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), https://faculty.sjtu.edu.cn/BoMao/zh_CN/index.htm

Rebecca Histed

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, 2020

Thesis: Advanced Manufacturing of Microengineered Ionic Polymer Metal Composites for Enhanced Sensing Capabilities

Current Position: Manufacturing Engineer, Tesla, Reno, NV

Christopher Yocom

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2017

Thesis: Bending Of Metallic Thin Foil Via High Energy Pulsed Laser Peening

Current Position: Mechanical Engineer, Carson City, NV

    Visiting Scholar: Dr. Yingwen Duan, Associate Professor, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University

    Undergraduate Research Assistant: Zachary Premach, B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2020

    Undergraduate Research Assistant: Aaron Do, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018