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Lab of

Manufacturing

​Innovation

Design

Fabrication

Bio-inspiration

Welcome to the lab of MI (Manufacturing Innovation) at ASU!

 

Our lab develops and utilizes novel additive manufacturing processes to create bioinspired functional devices, and to address some real-world challenges of design and manufacturing.

Biomimetic AM of Functional Interface

Recent News

May 21 2024 

Dr. Li received the SRP-JRP research grant award. Congratulations!  

May 10, 2024 

Tengteng Tang recieved ASU GPSA Group Travel Award. Congratulations!  

May 04, 2024 

Minju Yoo got the 2024 Fall FURI  research funding support. Congratulations!  

May 05, 2024 

John Walling, Ana Girish got the 2024 SUMMER FURI  research funding support. Congratulations! 

Apr 26, 2024 

Sriram Rama Prakash, Soham Khairnat, Sheefali Ajay Balapure, and Vaibhav Gopal Mistari completed their Applied project and presented their poster at the SEMTE Applied Project Research Symposium. Congratulations!

Apr 19, 2024 

Tengteng Tang recieved Graduate College Completion Fellowship. Congratulations!  

Apr 19, 2024 

Lakshmi Jayant completed her MORE project and participated in the Fulton Forge Student Research Expo. Congratulations!

Apr 19, 2024 

John Walling, Ana Girish completed their FURI projects and participated in the Fulton Forge Student Research Expo. Congratulations!

Apr 18, 2024 

Tengteng Tang received the ASU Graduate College Completion Fellowship (link). Congratulations!

Mar 18, 2024 

Tengteng Tang received the NSF Travel Award for NAMRC/MSEC 2024. Congratulations!

Feb 23, 2024 

Dr. Li's research has been featured in the SME Blog (link). Congratulations!

Jan 01, 2024 

Tengteng Tang received the 2024-2025 Mistletoe Research Fellowship with a Research Grant. Thanks to the Momental Foundation. Congratulations!

Dec 10, 2023 

John Walling, Ana Girish got the 2024 FURI  research funding support. Congratulations! 

Dec 10, 2023 

Lakshmi Jayant got the 2024 MORE research funding support.Congratulations!

Dec 03, 2023 

Our paper "Review on 3D Printing of Bioinspired Structures for Surface/Interface Applications" was published in Advanced Functional Materials. Link Congratulations!

Dec 03, 2023

Parimal Pradeep Prabhudesai and Amal Rai completed their Applied project. Congratulations!

Nov 21, 2023 

Yizhen Zhu completed his Doctoral Comprehensive Examination. Congratulations!

Nov 17, 2023

Emily A Hudson and Angelina Barron completed their FURI projects and participated in the Fulton Forge Student Research Expo. Congratulations!

Nov 17, 2023

Ivan Pesqueira and Dhanashree Sargar completed their MORE projects and participated in the Fulton Forge Student Research Expo. Congratulations!

Nov 01, 2023

Dr.Li serves on the program committee for the 2024 ASME International Symposium on Flexible Automation Conference (ISFA) Link 

Oct 16, 2023 

Our paper "Characterization of PEDOT:PSS Nanofilms Printed via Electrically Assisted Direct Ink Deposition with Ultrasonic Vibrations" was published in Molecules. Link Congratulations!

Oct 13, 2023 

Tengteng Tang received 2023 ASU GPSA Outstanding Mentor Award and ASU GPSA Outstanding Research Award, Congratulations!

Sep 07, 2023 

Dr. Li received the Industry-ASU STC-MADE Grant. Congratulations!

Aug 10, 2023 

Our paper "Ultrafast and Large-Scale Fabrication of PEDOT:PSS Nanofilms Using Electrical-Field-Assisted Direct Ink Deposition" was published in Molecules. Link Congratulations!

Jun 13, 2023 

Our paper "Contactless 3D Printing of Artificial Cells in Air for Biomedical Applications"  received ASME MSEC2023 conference 1st Place Best Paper, Congratulations!

Jun 10, 2023 

Tengteng Tang received ASU GPSA Graduate College Travel Award. Congratulations!

Jun 01, 2023 

Emily Hudson, Angelina Barron, Aryan Gupta got the 2023 FURI  research funding support. Congratulations! 

Jun 01, 2023 

Ivan Pesqueira and Dhanashree Sargar got the 2023 MORE research funding support.Congratulations!

May 30, 2023 

Dylan Joralmon got the Fulon Fellowship for his Ph.D. study at ASU, Congratulations! 

May 05, 2023

Lakshya Tiwari, Gana Sai Kiran Avinash Raj Dwarampudi, Rohan Ravishekar, Prem K Nawab, and Harsh Verma completed their MS thesis defense. Congratulations!

May 01, 2023

Dylan Joralmon completed his Applied project and got his MS degree. Congratulations!

Apr 27, 2023 

Gana Sai Kiran Avinash Raj Dwarampudi completed his MORE project, Congratulations!

Apr 27, 2023 

Tochukwu Anyigbo completed her FURI project, Congratulations!

Mar 03, 2023 
Mar 01, 2023 

Tengteng Tang passed his Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations. Congratulations!

Feb 07, 2023 

Tengteng Tang received 2023 ASU GPSA Publication Research Grant, Congratulations!

Jan 30, 2023

Tengteng Tang received ASU GPSA Jumpstart Research Grant. Congratulations, Congratulations!

Jan 26, 2023 

Our paper "4D printing of seed capsule-inspired hygro-responsive structures via liquid crystal templating assisted vat photopolymerization" was highlighted by Inside Back Cover of Advanced Functional Material  Congratulations! 

Nov 21, 2022 

Jessica Westerham completed her applied project and graduated with her MS degree. Congratulations! 

Jun 29, 2022 

Our paper "Scalable multi-material additive manufacturing of bioinspired polymeric material with metallic structures via electrically assisted stereolithography" received ASME MSEC2022 conference 1st Place Best Paper Award, Congratulations! 

Jun 15, 2022 

Tengteng Tang received NSF Student Travel Award for the 33nd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF). Congratulations to Tengteng Tang! 

May 15, 2022 

Tengteng Tang received NSF Student Travel Award for the ASME/SME NAMRC 50 / MSEC 2022. Congratulations to Tengteng Tang!

May 04, 2022 

Prakhar Ghirnikargot the FURI research grant support for Summer, Fall 2022. Congratulations!

Apr 30, 2022 

Nadine Iradukunda completed her applied project and graduated with her MS degree. Congratulations!

Apr 21, 2022 

Stephanie Kim completed her FURI project. Congratulations! 

Jan 15, 2022 

Nadine Iradukunda and Stephanie Kim received NSF Student Travel Award for the ACS Spring2022. Congratulations to Nadine and Stephanie! 

Nov 27, 2021 

Krishna Koparde completed his Applied Project and MORE Project, and he graduated with his MS degree. Congratulations!

Aug 20, 2021 

Dr. Li (PI) received a National Science Foundation CMMI-AM Grant, titled “Collaborative Research: 3D Printing of Bioinspired Hierarchical Structures with Controllable Roughness for Stable and Long-term Air Retention" in collaboration with Dr. Yang Yang at San Diego State University. Congratulations!

Jul 20, 2021 

Call for papers on the special issue "Design and Manufacturing of Bioinspired Material and Structures” in Materials (Link

Jul 12, 2021 

Tengteng Tang received NSF Student Support Award for the 32nd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (SFF). Congratulations to Tengteng Tang! 

Jun 12, 2021 

Call for papers on special issue "Machine Learning in Micro Fabrication” in Micromachines (Link

Jun 11, 2021 

Dr. Li (PI) received two FSE Strategic Interest Seed Funding Awards! Congratulations! 

Jan 04, 2021 

Stephanie Kim, Vineet Adesh Butala, Shengyinghao Chen, and John Hutchins got the FURI research grant support for Fall 2021, Spring 2022. Congratulations! 

Apr 20, 2021 

Dylan received the NSF Student Support Award for NAMRC 49 / MSEC 2021. Congratulations to Dylan Joralmon! 

Feb 09, 2021 

Our paper "Magnetic Field Assisted 3D Printing of Limpet Teeth Inspired Polymer Matrix Composite With Compression Reinforcement" was accepted by 2021 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference proceeding. Congratulations to Dylan Joralmon, Evangeline Amonoo, and Yizhen Zhu! 

Jan 04, 2021 

Leena Jalaghi, Omar Serag, and John Hutchins got the FURI research grant support for Spring 2021. Congratulations! 

Jan 04, 2021 

Krishna Koparde and Bhushan Ahire got the MORE research program support for Spring 2021. Congratulations!

Jan 03, 2021 

Our paper "3D Printing Biomimetic Materials and Structures for Biomedical application"  was accepted by Bio-design and manufacturing (Link) Congratulations to Yizhen Zhu, and Dylan Joralmon! 

Oct 07, 2020 

Our paper "Limpet Tooth‐Inspired Painless Microneedles Fabricated by Magnetic Field‐Assisted 3D Printing" was accepted by Advanced Functional Materials (Link) and featured as Back inside cover (link) Congratulations to Yizhen Zhu, and Dylan Joralmon! 

Aug 20, 2020 

Call for papers on the symposium  "Advances in Bioinspired Additive Manufacturing” 2021 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (Link)

Jul 01, 2020 

Call for papers on special issue "Software Engineering for Smart Manufacturing”  Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (Link)

Jun 01, 2020 

Dylan Joralmon and Joshua Blair got the FURI research grant support for Summer 2020 and  Fall 2020. Congratulations! 

May 25, 2020 

Aaditya Rajendra Raje got the MORE research program support for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. Congratulations! 

May 10, 2020 

Welcome Shreya Reddy, Bhushan Ahire, Zachary Poit, and John Hutchins to join LabMI, Congratulations!

Mar 31, 2020 

Our paper "3D Printing Collembola Cuticle Inspired Superhydrophobic Microstructures for Potential Deicing Application" was accepted in ISFA2020. Congratulation! 

Mar 12, 2020 

Ph.D. student Yizhen Zhu will join LabMI from Fall 2020 

Feb 10, 2020 

Welcome Xiaotian Shen, Aaditya Rajendra Raje, and Sanjay Keshav to join LabMI

Feb 07, 2020 

Our paper "3D‐Printed Cactus‐Inspired Spine Structures for Highly Efficient Water Collection" was featured as the Front cover of Adv. Mater. Interfaces (Link) 

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