Smart Manufacturing Seminar

March 8, 2024

Assembly of Lightweight and
Multi-Material Systems

Time: Friday, March 8, 2024, 12-1:30 p.m.
Sandwich lunch from 1-1:30 p.m. Seminar from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

In-Person: Room 151, Chrysler Center, 2121 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor

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Guest Speaker

Jingjing Li

Professor, Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


Increasing environmental concerns and demands for high-performance products drive the needs for manufacturing dissimilar materials structures with tailored properties. However, fabricating these structures by conventional fusion welding is challenging. The generation of brittle phases (i.e., intermetallic compounds) is a significant concern and could negatively impact weld integrity, strength, and reliability. This talk will review Dr. Li’s recent work on creating dissimilar materials structures through additive manufacturing and different welding methods. In particular, she will focus on interfacial bonding mechanisms, defect generation, and the development of process-structure-property relations. She will also introduce new material characterization techniques developed by her group.

Speaker Bio

Jingjing Li is a Professor of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. She earned a PhD in mechanical engineering and MA in statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, an MS from Tsinghua University and a BS from Beihang University, Beijing, China, both in materials science and engineering. Her research is driven by a deep passion for materials processing and characterization, with a particular emphasis on in-situ materials analysis, mechanical behavior, failure mechanisms, and the influence of microstructure on macroscopic properties.


Miki Banu

Faculty Director | Integrative Systems + Design Division
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Judy Jin

ISD Manufacturing Program Director
A. Galip Ulsoy Collegiate Professor of Engineering
Professor of IOE