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Welcome to the Automation and Digital Manufacturing (ADM) Lab! The ADM Lab is directed by Dr. Chenhui Shao. To learn more about our research, please visit the research and publications pages.

Recent News

  • Yuhang’s Work on Hierarchical Measurement Strategy Published in Journal of Manufacturing SystemsOctober 15, 2019

    High-resolution spatiotemporal data is crucial for characterizing, modeling, and monitoring the space-time dynamics of complex systems in manufacturing. However, the acquisition of such data is generally expensive and time-consuming. Spatiotemporal interpolation aims to predict the values at unmeasured locations using measured data, and emerges as a promising solution to cost-effectively characterizing spatiotemporal processes. Since the […]

  • MechSE Team Won the 2nd Place in the 2019 RAMP CompetitionJune 19, 2019

    During this year’s North American Research Conference (NAMRC), on behalf of a MechSE team, Dr. Shao presented a project “Manufacturing of an Innovative Hybrid Heat Exchanger” in the Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes (RAMP) 2019 competition, and won the 2nd prize. The purpose of the RAMP competition is to create a venue to foster interest […]

  • Kick-off of a new DOE projectJune 19, 2019

    The project “A Multi-Scale Computational Platform for Predictive Modeling of Corrosion in Al-steel Joints,” funded by the Vehicle Technologies Office of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), started recently.  We are working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Michigan, the University of Georgia, Pennsylvania State University, General Motors, Optimal Process Technologies, and Livermore Software Technology […]

  • Project on Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation Funded by the REMADE InstituteJune 19, 2019

    The project “Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation of Fatigue Damage Based on Multi-Sensor Fusion,” funded by the Reducing EMbodied-Energy And Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, is starting soon. We will work with Professor Katie Matlack from UIUC and Prof. Professor Jingjing Li from Penn State to develop an innovative non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methodology for the quantification and prognostics […]

  • Kai, Zheng, and Hao’s Work on Rail Profile Design Published in Journal of Rail and Rapid TransitJune 19, 2019

    High-speed electric multiple units have numerous advantages. However, a number of critical maintenance issues arise in the operation of high-speed electric multiple units. The previous researches about rail profile design usually take only a single type of wheel profile into account, which would cause some other problems such as severe increase of hollow wear on […]

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    RA/TA Positions Available to Graduate StudentsMarch 15, 2019

    ADM Lab currently has two openings for Ph.D. students. Full scholarships (RA or TA) will be provided. Working on both fundamental methodologies and application-oriented research related to the automation and intelligence of manufacturing, our members are multi-skilled (modeling, simulation, data analytics, hardware, experiment, etc.) We are very proud of our accomplishments over the years as […]