• Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • I. Andrew Rader Professorship II
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1995
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, China - 1984
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Zhengzhou University (Zhengzhou Institute of Technology), China - 1982

Research Interests

    • Additive Manufacturing
    • Subtractive Manufacturing Processes

Certifications & Memberships

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

Awards & Honors

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Swanson Fellow (2016)
  • National Science Foundation Director’s Award for Excellence Program Director (2015)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Fellow (2016)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow (2010)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Research Initiation Award (2002)
  • 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

  • Moghadasi, M., Du, W.C., Li, M., Pei, Z.J., and Ma, C., 2020, “Ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing: effects of particle size on feedstock powder and final part properties,” Ceramics International. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.03.280
  • Du, W.C., Ren, X.R., Pei, Z.J., and Ma, C., 2020, “Ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing: a literature review on density,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 142, pp. 040801-1 – 040801-19. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046248
  • Wang, B.R., Arias, K.F., Zhang, Z.M., Liu, Y.C., Jiang, Z.Y., Sue, H.J., Currie-Gregg, N., Bouslog, S., Pei, Z.J., and Wang, S.R., 2019, “3D printing of in-situ curing thermally insulated thermosets,” Manufacturing Letters, Vol. 21, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mfglet.2019.06.001
  • Bhardwaj, A, Jones, S.Z., Kalantar, N., Pei, Z.J., Vickers, J., Wangler, T., Zavattieri, P., and Zou, N., 2019, “Additive manufacturing processes for infrastructure construction: a review,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 141, pp. 091010-1 - 091010-13. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4044106
  • Du, W.C., Ren, X.R., Ma, C., and Pei, Z.J., 2019, “Ceramic binder jetting additive manufacturing: particle coating for increasing powder sinterability and part strength,” Materials Letters, Vol. 234, pp. 327-330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2018.09.118