Chao Ma

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution

Ma

Office: 117H Thompson
Phone: 979.458.4509
Email: cma@tamu.edu

Research Interests

Additive Manufacturing

Laser Manufacturing

Nanocomposites

Modeling of Manufacturing Processes

Education

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

Selected Publications

Ma, C., Chen, L., Xu, J., Zhao, J., and Li, X., 2015, “Control of Fluid Dynamics by Nanoparticles in Laser Melting,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 117, pp. 114901-1–114901-8.

Ma, C., Zhao, J., Cao, C., Lin, T., 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, Vol. 138, pp. 121001-1–121001-7.

Ma, C., Zhao, J., Cao, C., Lin, T., 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, Vol. 138, pp. 121002-1–121002-6.

Ma, C., Vadali, M., Li, X., Duffie, N.A., and Pfefferkorn, F.E., 2014, “Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Thermocapillary Flow in Pulsed Laser Micropolishing,” Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, Vol. 2(2), pp. 021010-1–021010-8.

Ma, C., Vadali, M., Duffie, N.A., Pfefferkorn, F.E., and Li, X., 2013, “Melt Pool Flow and Surface Evolution during Pulsed Laser Micro Polishing of Ti6Al4V,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 135, pp. 061023-1–061023-8.

Ma, C., Chen, L., Xu, J., Fehrenbacher, A., Li, Y., Pfefferkorn, F.E., Duffie, N.A., Zheng, J., and Li, X., 2013, “Effect of Fabrication and Processing Technology on the Biodegradability of Magnesium Nanocomposites,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, Vol. 101B(5), pp. 870–877.

Chen, L., Konishi, H., Fehrenbacher, A., Ma, C., Xu, J., Choi, H., Xu, H., Pfefferkorn, F.E, and Li, X., 2012, “Novel Nanoprocessing Route for Bulk Graphene Nanoplatelets Reinforced Metal Matrix Nanocomposites,” Scripta Materialia, Vol. 67(1), pp. 29–32.

Li, H., Choi, H., Ma, C., Zhao, J., Jiang, H., Cai, W., Abell, J.A., and Li, X., 2013, “Transient Temperature and Heat Flux Measurement in Ultrasonic Joining of Battery Tabs Using Thin-Film Microsensors,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 135, pp. 051015-1–051015-8.

Pfefferkorn, F.E, Duffie, N.A, Li, X., Vadali, M., and Ma, C., 2013, “Improving Surface Finish in Pulsed Laser Micro Polishing Using Thermocapillary Flow,” CIRP Annals, Vol. 62(1), pp. 203–206.

Vadali, M., Ma, C., Duffie, N.A., Li, X., and Pfefferkorn, F.E., 2012, “Pulsed Laser Micro Polishing: Surface Prediction Model,” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 14, pp. 307–315.