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Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
ZXY Intelligent Precision - Advanced Manufacturing (ZIP-AM)
Overview of ZIP-AM Research
Qualification of LPBF based Metal AM for Turbine Components
Multi-material 3D Printing based on Wavelength-Selective Photopolymerization
Photopolymer based Additive Manufacturing (PAM) for Ceramics
Education and Outreach
Education and Outreach Gallery
November 1, 2022
In ASME IMECE 2022, Haolin received a NSF Student Poster Competition travel grant for his work on in-situ characterization of LPBF layer surface topography. Congrats! Thanks to our sponsors: DOE UTSR program and MDS-Rely Center (NSF IUCRC program).
August 28, 2022
Heyang successfully completed a three-month summer intern at Ansys with its Mechanical team in Austin TX. Welcome back to our lab!
August 8, 2022
ZIP-AM lab had a farewell party to celebrate former postdoctoral research fellow and forever friend Dr. Chaitanya Vallabh for his new position. Many many thanks, Chaitanya! All the best in your future endeavors. (see our Gallery)
August 2, 2022
ZIP-AM lab warmly welcomes a new PhD student - Yousra from Morocco! Hope she enjoys the research and life at PITT!
July 29, 2022
In SFF 2022, Yue received a NSF travel grant for her work on modeling and monitoring of photopolymer AM, and Haolin's presentation and poster on in-situ monitoring of LPBF gained great interest and attention. Thanks, Zippers. Congratulations!
May 10, 2022
ZIP-AM lab welcomes an undergraduate summer research intern - Kimberly Newhall. She is sponsored by PITT MEMS Department FIRE (Facilitating Inclusive Research Experiences) 8-week program. Welcome, Kimberly! Thanks, FIRE! Hello, Summer!
May 5, 2022
ZIP-AM lab members attended PITT MOST-AM Consortium meeting hosted by Prof. Albert To and presented a poster of our unique in-situ LPBF monitoring system (STWIP and FPP) to attendees (industry, NASA, ONR, etc.). Many thanks to Chaitanya and Haolin!
March 4, 2022
Dr. Zhao's group co-organized and presented in the "Women in 3D Printing - Pittsburgh Chapter" Meeting! Hail to PITT UPCAM and Zippers! (details inside)
March 4, 2022
Heyang serves as a Category Award Judge for Physics and Astronomy at the 83rd Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair. Go, Zippers, community helpers!
October 5, 2021
Dr. Zhao is invited by NIST as a panelist in the launching workshop of the newly founded Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Alliance (PAMA) which will facilitate photopolymer additive manufacturing collaboration and research.
August 28, 2021
PI Dr. Zhao received a research grant ($500k) from the NSF Future Manufacturing program. Congratulations!
August 27, 2021
Haolin Zhang joined the ZIP-AM lab as a PhD student. Welcome!
August 16, 2021
Heyang Zhang joined the ZIP-AM lab as a PhD student. Welcome!
May 10, 2021
Elliot Kerachsky joined the ZIP-AM lab, thanks to the MCSI summer undergraduate research program! Welcome, Elliot!
April 6, 2021
Miss Tong Su defended her M.S. thesis. Congratulations!