In biomedical engineering: Current research interest is in the development of implants produced by Additive manufacturing (AM), future additive manufacturing of biodegradable materials, functionally graded materials and hybrid biomaterials. These activities include the design of implants produced by AM, finite element modeling of implants and their bone integration during healing duration and material characterization. Knowledge gained from this research field will open the door to explore new applications and innovations in bioengineering and clinical sciences.
In space: This research program offers fundamental information for additive manufacturing in space and future space exploration including the remote building of structures in space, immediate repair in space, reduced risk and cost of repairs and improvement in space. This research can provide unique and fundamental understanding of AM under zero gravity and extreme space environments.
For mass production: The current research interest is dedicated to developing new technologies of additive manufacturing for mass production of advanced and complex components. This is an interdisciplinary research where manufacturing process, laser technology, closed-loop control system, product quality and control, mechanical characterization and finite element modeling of AM process get integrated to contribute to a promising field for future advanced manufacturing.