• Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Assistant Professor
Chao Ma

Educational Background

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, mechanical engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015
  • Master of Science, mechanical engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2012
  • Bachelor of Engineering, mechanical engineering and automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, economics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2010

Research Interests

    • Additive manufacturing
    • Laser manufacturing
    • Powder technology

Selected Publications

  • 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 behaviours 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.