Research Areas


Additive/Hybrid Manufacturing

• Manufacturing process development     
Artificial Intelligence (detailed info)  
• Machine learning    


• Hub for NSF Composites and Hybrid Material Interfacing (CHMI) Industry University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) CHMI     
• Design, modeling and analysis for CHMI     
• Materials and process engineering for CHMI     
• Testing and non-destructive evaluation     
• Secure digital technologies for CHMI     

Digital Manufacturing/Industry 4.0

• Factory architectures     
• Machine communication     
• Cloud computing     
• Cybersecurity     
• Edge devices     
• IoTFM annual symposium iotfm-and-digital-transformation  
• Machine learning and artificial intelligence  
• Overall equipment effectiveness  
• Predictive maintenance 

Industrial Robotics

• Manufacturing domain knowledge  
• Modeling and simulation  
• Vibration suppression  
• Real-time sensing and control  
• Process-dependent path planning  
• ROS-based programming and task planning

Steven Sheffield
Steven Sheffield and Billyde Brown