• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology
Chao Ma

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles – 2015
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison – 2012
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Tsinghua University – 2010
  • B.A., Economics, Tsinghua University – 2010

Research Interests

    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Laser Manufacturing
    • Metal Matrix Composites

Awards & Honors

  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2021
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 2021
  • ETID Research Excellence Award, Texas A&M University, 2021
  • Best Organizer of Symposium and Session Award, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, 2019
  • Best Paper Award, Manufacturing Division, The American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exposition, 2019
  • Charlotte and Walter Buchanan Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • Honorable Paper Award, The International Conference on MicroManufacturing, 2013
  • Outstanding Paper Award, The International Conference on MicroManufacturing, 2011
  • Outstanding Graduate, Tsinghua University, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Du, W., Roa, J., Hong, J., Liu, Y., Pei, Z., and Ma, C., 2021. Binder jetting additive manufacturing: effects of powder particle size distribution on density. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 143(9), p. 091002.
  • Miao, G., Du, W., Moghadasi, M., Pei, Z., and Ma, C., 2020. Ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing: effects of granulation on properties of feedstock powder and printed and sintered parts. Additive Manufacturing, 36, p. 101542.
  • Du, W., Ren, X., Ma, C., and Pei, Z., 2020. Ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing: a literature review on density. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 142(4), p. 040801.
  • Du, W., Ren, X., Ma, C., and Pei, Z., 2019. Ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing: particle coating for increasing powder sinterability and part strength. Materials Letters, 234, pp. 327-330.
  • Ma, C., Chen, L., Cao, C., and Li, X., 2017. Nanoparticle-induced unusual melting and solidification behaviors of metals. Nature Communications, 8, p.14178.
  • Ma, C., Zhao, J., Cao, C., Lin, T.C., and Li, X., 2016. Fundamental study on laser interactions with nanoparticles-reinforced metals—Part I: effect of nanoparticles on optical reflectivity, specific heat, and thermal conductivity. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 138(12), p.121001.
  • Ma, C., Zhao, J., Cao, C., Lin, T.C., and Li, X., 2016. Fundamental study on laser interactions with nanoparticles-reinforced metals—Part II: effect of nanoparticles on surface tension, viscosity, and laser melting. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 138(12), p.121002.