2020年10月04日Source of the article:School of Creativity and Art2020年10月04日Times of browsing:402

Research Team

Rui Yang

Director of CASE and doctoral supervisor. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1992, majoring in material science. As an expert of material technology, he devotes to the investigation of light-weight and high-strength, high-temperature metal materials and their near-net-shape manufacturing technology. The developed new materials and manufacturing technology by his team has been applied to the national key projects in aviation, aerospace and deep-sea fields. He was the chief scientist of 973 projects of the Ministry of science and technology in China, which were called basic problems of material computational design and performance prediction, basic scientific problems of performance oriented material integrated design and basic scientific problems of material design based on integrated calculation. 64 invention patents have been authorized (including 2 US patents).

Research directions: Computational design, database of material design and material properties of additive manufacturing for titanium alloy and composite materials applied in engine, medical and marine fields.

Major of admission: Computer Science and Technology, Material Science and Engineering.


Yingna Wu

Deputy director of CASE, research professor. She obtained Ph.D. degree from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, majoring in material science & engineering. She worked in National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) as the postdocs after she graduated. She also worked in GE Global Research Center Shanghai for 11 years, as senior scientist, lab manager, technical leader and general manager of GE China Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center successively. She focuses on advanced manufacturing technology in aviation, energy, medical equipment etc. Especially, she devotes to protective coating of high temperature alloy, surface strengthening, material remanufacturing technology research and development and engineering application. More than 30 academic papers have been published and 25 patents in China, the United States and Europe have been applied, including 13 authorized patents.

Research directions: Surface engineering, Remanufacturing technology of materials


Bin Wei

Distinguished Professor of CASE. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of Nabraska-Lincoln in 1994. As the global expert of special manufacturing technology and industrial internet technology, he has more than 30 years’ experience in scientific research, production and management of special processing technology. He used to be the global chief engineer of materials and manufacturing in GE Global Research Center. He has obtained 55 authorized international patents and published 32 technical articles.

Research directions: Non-traditional manufacturing technology, Digital manufacturing system, Industrial Internet technology

Major of admission: Electronic Science and Technology.


Guangping Xie

Research professor of CASE. He obtained Ph.D. Degree from Tsinghua University in 1995, majoring in optical engineering. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he was a principle scientist of GE Global Research Center and GE China Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Center. He worked on laser and optical instrument design, optical fiber sensing technology, laser and optoelectronic testing technology, robotics and industrial automation etc.

Research directions: Laser and optical instrument design, Inspection technology, Digital assembly, Robotics and industrial automation


Zirong Zhai

Research professor of CASE. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from York University (UK) in physics. Prior to joining ShanghaiTech University, he worked in ANSYS China as a senior engineer and GE Global Research Central as a lead scientist. His current research interests focus on metal 3D printing manufacturing process development and simulation/performance driven structural optimization.

Research directions: Integrated design of function and structure for additive manufacturing, Process simulation of additive manufacturing


Zhenbo Zhang

Assistant professor in CASE. Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D. degree from Risø National Laboratory/Technical University of Denmark in November 2014. Prior to joining in ShanghaiTech University, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the University of Manchester. His research focused on using multiscale microstructural and mechanical characterizations to understand the structure-property-performance relationships of high performance alloys, such as Ni-based superalloys, Ti alloys and stainless steels, and optimize their properties by tailoring their microstructure and compositions. He has published more than 20 papers in prestigious journals on relevant topics, including 1 paper in Nature Communications and 8 papers in Acta Mater.  In CASE, Dr. Zhang is employing his expertise on additively manufactured materials, in order to optimize the materials properties and achieve reliable lifetime predictions of fabricated components, and he is also involved in adaptive materials design based on additive manufacturing.

Research directions: Design of architecturing materials based on 3D printing, Advanced microstructure characterization and property control of high-performance metal materials

Major of admission: Materials Science and Engineering


Huiyu Xu

Associate research professor of CASE. Huiyu obtained his Ph.D. degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2005, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he was a senior researcher in GE (China) Global Research Center and Shanghai Lianqing Power Technology. His research focuses on non-traditional machining process and application development for the customers from aviation, energy and healthcare industry. He has obtained 13 authorized patents.

Research fields: Non-traditional machining, micromachining, surface engineering


Na Ni

Associate research professor of CASE. She obtained Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore, majoring in optoelectronics. From 2009-2010, she worked as a research associate in A*Star Institute of Infocomm Research. From 2010 to 2019, she was an architect in GE Global Research Center Shanghai. Her research directions include computer vision, data platform architecture design and digitalization in industrial application. She has published more than 30 SCI publications and has two authorized international patents.


Tingting Yang

Senior engineer of CASE. She obtained B.S. and M.S. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2005 and 2007, majoring in mechatronics. From 2007 to 2017, she worked as senior engineer at Global Research Center of General Electrical Company. She was staff engineer at AVIAGE SYSTEMS, joint venture between General Electrical Company and Aviation Industry Corporation of China from 2018 to 2020. Her research interests include robotics and automation, robotic metrology and process control, digital and intelligent manufacturing and industrial internet. She has applied 7 patents and 5 ones have been granted.


Hai Chang

Senior engineer of CASE. He obtained his M.S. degree from Shanghai University, majoring in integrated circuit engineering in 2012. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he worked in GE Global Research Center as research engineer (2012-2017) and GE Healthcare as senior engineer (2018-2019). His research interests include additive manufacturing, photoelectric materials, surface engineering, automation and petrochemical industry etc. 16 patents have been applied and 4 have been authorized.


Yao Ou

Assistant engineer of CASE, He obtained M.S. degree from Civil Aviation University of China in 2020,majoring in aircraft airworthiness certification engineering. He focuses on additive manufacturing process of aluminum alloy, nickel-based alloy, die steel and other alloy materials and also the system mechanical automation development. He has already published 5 papers.


Weihao Wang

Postdoctor of CASE.He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2019. During the doctoral period, he was engaged in the design and research of low pollution combustion chamber of small gas turbine, and also participated in the key gas turbine R&D projects fromNSFC, STCSM, CAS and other departments. He completedhis doctoral thesis in Shanghai Helan Turbine Co., Ltd., which has been verified in industrial application. Moreover, he has published 3 SCI papers and applied 8 patents. His main research directions during the postdoctoral period include the simulation of melting pool flow during additive manufacturing process of superalloy and the design of 3D printing parts for micro gas turbine structure and function integration.


Zhaoxuan Wu

     As a postdoctoral fellow of Center for Adaptive System Engineering (CASE), he graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2023 with a Ph.D. in materials science and won a scholarship from China Scholarship Council (CSC). During his Ph.D., he was engaged in titanium alloy characterization and micro-mechanical property testing, and published 7 papers. In the Center for Adaptive System Engineering of ShanghaiTech University, he is mainly responsible for the regulation and characterization of titanium alloy micro-structure based on 3D printing, mechanical property testing and analysis.

Xiaochen Li

     As an assistant engineer of the Center for Adaptive Systems Engineering (CASE), He obtained his Master's degree in School of  Physical Science and Technology(SPST) of ShanghaiTech University. During his Master's studies, His primary focus was on the microstructure design through process optimization and microstructure characterization of nickel-based superalloys fabricated by Selective Laser Melting(SLM), and he published 2 papers supported by 3 funding projects.