Prof. Chenhui Shao has won an NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his project “Dynamic Process-Attribute-Data-Performance Modeling to Enable Smart Ultrasonic Metal Welding.” The CAREER Program offers NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
The award will provide our group with a five-year $500K grant dedicated to research on the fundamentals of ultrasonic metal welding. By establishing relationships between process conditions, microstructural weld attributes, online sensing data, and weld performance, we plan to advance the fundamental understanding of process mechanisms in ultrasonic metal welding. we also aim to create a suite of machine learning-based decision-making tools that will ultimately enable smart ultrasonic metal welding.
Please stay tuned to our research progress! If you are interested in participating in this project and joining our group, we do have multiple openings for Graduate students. Please check here for more details.