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Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Lab



Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Lab

Welcome to the homepage of the WSU Vancouver’s Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Lab headed by Dr. Dave Kim. Our research interests are in the area of materials and manufacturing and broad research efforts are presently focused on the following areas:

  • the development of the fundamental understanding of manufacturing processes for structural performance enhancement.
  • the manufacturing process development of advanced composite materials in macro and micro scale.
  • Modeling and experimental validation of structural integrity for aerospace/marine structures and their joints.

The most current projects include the development of advanced tool for drilling composite/titanium stacks, structural integrity evaluation for marine/wind energy system structures, and the interference-fit process development of the composite joints. These projects are funded by a wide range of agencies and industries, including Boeing, NSF I/UCRC ACTT, US Army Research Lab, SME Education Foundation, Fatigue Technologies, Phygen Coatings, Christensen Shipyards and WSU Vancouver. The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Lab has been actively participated in collaborative research with gobal companies (Boeing Co., Freightliner, etc), local industries (Stresswave, Fatigue Technologies, Christensen Shipyards, etc), and other universities (UW, MSU, FSU, etc).

We always look for graduate students, undergraduate students, and volunteers for the research projects. Please contact to Dr. Dave Kim for more information.