Biomedical Manufacturing and Design Lab

Welcome to our lab web-site! We strive to be the Leaders & Best in manufacturing research and education by providing innovative and multidisciplinary solutions for our partners. Our foundation is the science and engineering knowledge, dedication, diversity, and team spirit. The lab is recognized as a leader in biomedical manufacturing. As part of the Wu Manufacturing Research Center, we have a rich tradition in engagement with industry and have partnered with clinicians in healthcare as well as with industry in research and education projects.

Our core competency includes the additive manufacturing custom orthotics and prosthetics, cyber-physical system for assistive devices, soft tissue-mimicking materials, clinical simulators, and advanced medical devices. Grinding and drilling are two machining processes that we have decade-long tradition of excellence and impacts in industry and healthcare.

The lab is devoted to manufacturing education, particularly on video enhanced pedagogy, hands-on undergraduate and graduate manufacturing courses and a textbook in machining. Every summer, we sponsor several undergraduate and medical school students as research assistant in our lab. We collaborate closely with Washtenaw Community College's Advanced Manufacturing Technology and have jointly developed a course in hands-on 3D-printing: MEC 120: 3D-Printing: Machine, Process and Innovation.


Lab Members Publications Research Areas


Sample research and publications (more in Research Areas):


Tradition: Our group has two long-standing traditions

1. Signed football and group photo for departing members: Every departing group member receives a football with signatures from group members as a farewell gift. We also take a group photo together.

2. Dumpling manufacturing: We celebrate student achievements by design, fabrication and cooking dumplings from raw materials.