ATAMI Lab: RAPID Institute
Principal Investigator: Brian Paul, Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and lead of the Modular Manufacturing Focus Area within the RAPID Institute
Research focus: Process intensification; arrayed microfluidics for green nanosynthesis; microreactor-assisted materials processing; precision bonding for microsystem packaging and ackaging of arrayed microfluidic systems for distributed and portable energy, chemical, and biomedical applications
Current work: RAPID Institute—Modular Manufacturing Focus Area

 


 

ATAMI Lab: Chemical Engineering/PTT
Principal Investigator: Goran Jovanovic, Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Research focus: Microchannel chemical process design and development; microreactors and micro-separation unit operations design and development; development of microscale-based biomedical devices; process intensification for renewable fuels and chemicals
Current work:

  • Microscale chemical reactors and separators suitable for the development of microscale based chemical processes
  • Microscale biosensors devices
  • Zero gravity-compatible chemical processes for long space missions
  • Environmental microreactors for in situ deployment

 


 

ATAMI Lab:  Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing
Principal Investigator: Somayeh Pasebani, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research focus: Powder metallurgy and advanced sintering—high temperature alloys, ceramic-reinforced metal matrix composites, aerospace and energy materials via advanced manufacturing.
Current work:

  • Fuel cladding materials (Gen IV) by mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering
  • Genetic algorithm for designing Nickel-based super alloys
  • Alloy design and water atomizing manufacturing of metal powders for additive manufacturing

 


 

ATAMI Lab:  Manufacturing Process Control
Principal Investigator: Burak Sencer, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research focus: Precision motion control, and optimal trajectory generation for multi-axis machine tools, and intelligent machining process control.
Current work:

  • Process planning and control for Hybrid Additive-Subtractive Manufacturing (HASM)
  • Metal cutting process modeling, control and optimization
  • Machine tool dynamics and control
  • Manufacturing process automation

 


 

ATAMI Lab: Industrial Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Karl Haapala, Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research focus: Sustainable design and manufacturing, including life cycle engineering, manufacturing process modeling for environmental performance improvement, and evaluation of novel approaches for environmental impact reduction
Current work:

  • Sustainable design and manufacturing, including life cycle engineering, manufacturing process modeling for environmental performance improvement, and evaluation of novel approaches for environmental impact reduction
  • Sustainable design and manufacturing
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Energy systems

Other activities: Karl Haapala and Carlos Jensen are OSU’s leads in the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), a partnership that positions OSU to significantly expand its outreach and collaboration with Pacific Northwest business and industry, helping to save energy, waste less, create jobs, and become more internationally competitive. 

 


 

ATAMI Lab: Advanced Sensing and Metrology
Principal Investigator: Zhaoyan Fan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research focus: Model-enhanced sensor design and characterization for in-situ monitoring of manufacturing processes, energy-efficient sensor networks, and MEMS-enabled sensor miniaturization and packaging.
Current work:

  • Model-enhanced sensor design for in-situ process monitoring
  • Energy consumption monitoring and clean energy manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing process monitoring

 


 

ATAMI Lab: Nuclear Materials and Metallurgy
Principal Investigator: Julie Tucker, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Research focus: Thermal/irradiation stability of structural alloys used in nuclear power systems and leverages both modeling and experimental techniques
Current work:

  • Next-generation materials and devices
  • Materials process development