Advanced Materials Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AMAML)

Welcome!

Thanks for visiting our group webpage! We are starting a group in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), interacting frequently with scientists and engineers from fields in Physics, Chemistry, and other Engineering disciplines (e.g., Mechanical, Aerospace, Materials, Chemical, Electrical, Sustainability, Medical). Our target is to explore polymer-based composite and polymer-nanoparticle hybrid materials through advanced manufacturing regarding their design, fabrication, characterization, and, simulation. We are interested in fundamental science and practical applications to establishing the manufacturing-structure-property-performance relationships in structural and functional systems.

Feel free to send questions, comments, and collaboration intentions to kenan.song@asu.edu

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following Federal Government Funding Agencies

  • NSF CAREER (2022-2027)

  • Qatar National Research Fund, National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) (2022-2025)

  • DOD ONR (2022-2024)

  • DOD AFOSR (2022-2023)

  • BSF (2022-2025)

  • NSF EAGER (2019-2021)

  • DoD - Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) & Technical Support Working Group (TSWG) (2019-2021)

We gratefully acknowledge support from the following Academia & Industry & Philanthropy Partners:

  • Women and Philanthropy (2022-2023)

  • ACS PRF ND (2021-2023)

  • MECHnano (2020-2022)

  • Salt River Project (2021-2022)

  • Mayo Clinic (2021)

  • ASU Knowledge of Enterprise Development (KED) (2021)

  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC) (2021)

  • FACE Foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Fund (TJF) (2020-2022)

  • City of Phoenix, Public Works Department (2019)

  • ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service & Global Institute of Sustainability (2018-2020)

  • ASU Research Enterprise (ASURE) (2019)

  • KEEN Foundation (2018)

  • ASU Global Sport Institute (GSI) (2017-2022)


News

  • 2022/06/17, Congrats on Weiheng Xu's Ph.D. defense! Weiheng will return to China to unite with his happy family after a 3-year-long separation due to COVID-19.

  • 2022/05/04, Congrats to Varunkumar Thippana (2022 summer), Arunachalam Ramanathan (2022 summer), and Barath Sundaradivelan (2022 fall) for their ASU MORE project funding!

  • 2022/05/04, Congrats to Yuxiang Zhu and Dharneedar Ravichandran who have received ASME Conference Travel Awards ($1,000 each) from ASU!

  • 2022/04/29, Kenan Song has been selected as the finalist for the prestigious SAMPE North America Young Professionals Emerging Leadership Award (YPELA) and 2022 Young Professional of the Year Award!

  • 2022/04/22, Congrats on Sayli's ASU 2022 Fall PhD Completion Fellowship!

  • 2022/04/03, Congrats on the NSF GFRP award (Engineering - Manufacturing Engineering category for 3 years) to the Ph.D. student Nathan Fonseca!

  • 2022/04/03, Kenan Song will give an invited talk at an ACS POLY-sponsored workshop, "Polymers and Nanotechnology 2022" (Napa, California, Oct. 16-19, 2022)

  • 2022/04/01, We thank the Women & Philanthropy grants ($50k, 2022-2023) for supporting our POP scaffold engineering research! (Really? It is the April Fools' Day!)

  • 2022/03/30, Congrats on Sayli's entering of the finalists of ASU Faculty Women’s Association Distinguished Graduate Student Award 2022.

  • 2022/03/02, M.C. Karla Garcia Verdugo (from the University of Sonora) is welcome to join us at AMAML, ASU, as a visiting scholar in the next 6 months!

  • 2022/03/01, Kenan Song has been selected as a 2022 PMSE Young Investigator Awardee! https://twitter.com/acspmse/status/1500933573070708744/photo/1

  • 2022/02/28, Congrats on the Dean’s Fellowship award (from Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the School of Manufacturing Systems and Networks for 2 years from 2022 the fall semester) to the Ph.D. student Nathan Fonseca!

  • 2022/02/26, Kenan Song has been selected for the Emerging Researcher Award at the 2nd International Conference on Materials & Manufacturing, organized by Engineered Science Publisher, USA

  • 2022/02/25, Kenan Song has been selected to join the Editorial Board of Materials Today Communications (MTCOMM).

  • 2022/02/21, Congrats on Sayli's travel award for the APS 2022 short course of "Sustainable Polymers: Physics of New Materials, Design for Sustainability, and End-of-Life"

  • 2022/02/16, Kenan Song will give an invited talk "Layered Composites via 1D, 2D and 3D Manufacturing for Sustainability” at SM3!

  • 2022/02/09, Congrats to Sayli Jhambulkar for the GPSA Travel Grant Program (2021-2022) award!

  • 2022/01/05, Congrats to Ph.D. student Weiheng Xu for being awarded the 2022-2023 Global Sport Institute (GSI) Seed Grant Program.

  • 2022/01/01, Welcome to Ph.D. student Dhanush Patil joining our group.

  • 2022/01/01, Kenan Song has been selected as the editorial board member for the journal of Engineered Science (https://www.espublisher.com/journals/id/engineered-science?view_section=editorial_board)

  • 2021/12/23, Congrats to B.S. Nathan Fonseca for the 2022Spring-Summer FURI funding.

  • 2021/12/07, Congrats to Sayli Jhambulkar for the Fall 2021 GPSA Outstanding Research Award!

  • 2021/11/24, we thank NSF for the NSF CAREER award for supporting our 3D printing development!

  • 2021/11/15, Congrats to Sayli Jambhulkar on his 2022 Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research award from 2022 ACS! Sayli will give a presentation at the ACS Spring 2022 national meeting!

  • 2021/11/15-16, Kenan Song will give an INVITED TALK: 3D Printing-assisted Carbon and MXene Assembly (Kenan Song) at the 2nd Graphene and Catalyst Summit (Graphene Summit 2021 (2nd Edition), 2nd Global Virtual Summit on Carbon, Graphene, 0D, 1D, and 2D materials, Theme: “A stronger and greener future with graphene”)

  • 2021/11/03, Kenan Song will give an INVITED TALK: 3D Printed Polymer Surfaces for Nanoparticle Assembly (Kenan Song) at MCROMEX2021 (http://sociedadpolimerica.org.mx/macromex2021/#plenaristas).

  • 2021/10/26, Kenan Song was selected as the Featured Faculty Mentor for ASU FURI&MORE programs (https://furi.engineering.asu.edu/faculty_mentor/kenan-song/).

  • 2021/08/07, Kenan Song will give an invited talk on Global Forum Speakers, Frontiers of Chemical Engineering.

  • 2021/07/20, Darius Hampton-Ross was awarded the 2021-22 ASU/NASA Space Grant Interns.

  • 2021/05/19, Mounika Kakarla was awarded the Masters Opportunity for Research in Engineering (MORE) seed grants for the 2021 summer semester.

  • 2021/05/10, Mohammed Bawareth, Darius Hampton-Ross, Kevin Johnson were awarded the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) grants for the 2021 fall and 2022 spring semesters.

  • 2021/05/06, Kenan Song was selected to join the ASU Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service Faculty Affiliate Network (RMWSSS) for collaborative projects!

  • 2021/05/05, Kenan Song received the Mayo Clinic ASU Summer Residency Award and Mayo Clinic Affiliated Research Associate.

  • 2021/04/27, Kenan Song was awarded the Center for Complex System Safety (CCSS) seed grant.

  • 2021/02/01, Congrats to Weiheng Xu on his 2021 Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research award from 2021 ACS! Weiheng will give a presentation at the ACS Spring 2021 national meeting!

  • 2021/01/01, Kenan Song was awarded the GSI 2021 Seed Grant.

  • 2020/12/31, Pruthviraj Vala was awarded ASU Fulton Schools' MORE seed funding.

  • 2020/12/01, Congrats to Kenan Song on his Knowledge Exchange for Resilience Fellowship!

  • 2020/11/01, Congrats to Sayli Jambhulkar on her TPS milestone award!

  • 2020/09/01, Congrats to Kenan Song and Prof. Guillaume Miquelard-Garnier from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Le CNAM), Paris, France, for their award of Thomas Jefferson Fund (2019-2021) by the FACE Foundation!

  • 2020/06/01, Congrats to B.S. Jacob Friedman & Andrew Walsh for the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) funding (2020 Summer and 2021 Spring).

  • 2020/05/10, Congrats to AMAML for getting involved in Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives (DII) s a component of the Fulton Schools’ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Plan (https://engineering.asu.edu/diversity/ ).

  • 2020/01/29, Congrats to B.S. Dean Spyres for the 2020SPRING FURI funding (https://furi.engineering.asu.edu/faculty_mentor/kenan-song/).

  • 2020/01/16, Welcome to Ph.D. student Yuxiang Zhu joining our group.

  • 2020/01/01, Dr. Kenan Song and Ph.D. student Weiheng Xu were awarded the GSI 2020 Grants.

  • 2019/08/22, Welcome to Ph.D. student Dharneedar Ravichandran joining our group.

  • 2019/05/09-05/18, Kenan Song was invited as a visiting scholar to PIMM in Paris, France, for research talks and collaborations.

  • 2019/05/01, Welcome to Ph.D. student Amm Hasib joining our group. Amm Hasib will be cosupervised by Dr. Kenan Song and Dr. Bruno Azeredo.

  • 2019/05/01, Thanks to the Polytechnic School, Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU, for delivering our lab (which took one and half years)!

  • 2019/04/26, Congrats to M.S. Rahul Franklin & M.S. Namrata Kanth for the 2019Fall MORE funding.

  • 2019/04/22, Welcome Prof. Yuval Golan from Ben-Gurion University to visit our group and TPS, ASU! His seminar is "Nanomaterials at Interfaces: Wet Chemical Routes for Size, Shape and Orientation Controlled Nanomaterials".

  • 2019/01/29, Dr. Kenan Song was awarded the GSI 2019 Seed Grant.

  • 2018/12/20, Welcome to Ph.D. student Sayli Jambhulkar joining our group.

  • 2018/11/02, Congrats to M.S. Rahul Verma on his successful defense.

  • 2018/10/11, Dr. Kenan Song was awarded the Faculty Fellowship: http://www.ff2israel.org/index.php

  • 2018/08/16, Congrats to M.S. Rushik Tank for the 2018Fall & 2019Spring MORE funding (https://furi.engineering.asu.edu/faculty_mentor/kenan-song/).

  • 2018/08/08, Welcome to Ph.D. student Weiheng Xu joining our group.

  • 2018/01/15, Dr. Kenan Song was awarded the Kern Project with a Kern Professorship (https://engineeringunleashed.com/profile/view/1562)

  • 2018/01/11, Dr. Kenan Song was awarded the GSI Sport 2036 Research Funding.