• Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Holder of the Mike and Sugar Barnes Professorship II, Industrial & Systems Engineering
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1995

Research Interests

    • Additive manufacturing
    • Subtractive manufacturing processes

Certifications & Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering, 2022
  • Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2016
  • Swanson Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016
  • Director’s Award for Excellence Program Director, National Science Foundation, 2015
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2004
  • Research Initiation Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2002
  • Mike and Sugar Barnes Professorship II, Wm. Michael Barnes Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2022
  • I. Andrew Rader Professorship II, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2020
  • TEES Research Professorship, Texas A&M University, 2016
  • Carl R. and Mary T. Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship, Kansas State University, 2014
  • Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Research, Kansas State University Alumni Association, 2013-14
  • Commerce Bank Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, Kansas State University, 2011-12
  • Frankenhoff Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Kansas State University, 2008
  • Outstanding Senior Scientist Award, Sigma Xi, Kansas State University Chapter, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Miao, G.X., Moghadasi, M., Du, W.C., Pei, Z.J., and Ma, C., 2022, “Experimental investigation on the effect of roller traverse and rotation speeds on ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing,” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 79, pp. 887-894. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2022.05.039.
  • Thakare, K., Jerpseth, L., Pei, Z.J., and Qin, H.M., 2022, “Applying layer-by-layer photo-crosslinking in green bioprinting: shape fidelity and cell viability of printed hydrogel constructs containing algae cells,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 144, No. 9, 094502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4054086.
  • Porter, Q., Pei, Z.J., and Ma, C., 2022, “Binder jetting and infiltration of metal matrix nanocomposites,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 144, No. 7, 074502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4053156.
  • Wei, X., Zou, N., Zeng, L., and Pei, Z.J., 2022, “PolyJet 3D printing: predicting color by multilayer perceptron neural network,” Annals of 3D Printed Medicine, Vol. 5, 100049. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stlm.2022.100049.
  • Du, W.C., Li, M., Pei, Z.J., and Ma, C., 2022, “Performances of three models in predicting packing densities and optimal mixing fractions of mixtures of micropowders with different sizes,” Powder Technology, Vol. 397, 117095. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2021.117095.