Li, Beiwen

Superfast 3D imaging, optical metrology, In-situ monitoring of AM

Superfast (kilohertz) 3D imaging and photomechanicstesting

  • Characterizethedynamicsandmechanicsofrapidchangingeventssuchasflappingflight,rotatingfans,rivuletflow,icing,mechanicalvibrations,etc.
  • High-speed3Ddeformation,displacementandstrainmeasurementsofmechanicalevents

Multi-scale 3D optical metrology

  • 3D surface topographical measurements
  • In-situ inspection and dimensional metrology for manufactured components

In-situ/in-process monitoring for additive manufacturing (AM)

  • Real-time in-process surface topographical measurements for AM

Beiwen Li research

Beiwen LiBeiwen Li

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Office: 2092 Black Engineering
Tel: (515)294-9226
Fax: (515)294-3261

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Funded Research Sponsors

  • DoE: the REMADE institute


  • Superfast 3D imaging, 3D optical metrology, photomechanicstesting, in-situ/in-processing monitoring of AM, 3D surface topographical measurements

Recognitions, Awards and Patents

  • 2020 SPIE Rising Researcher Award

  • 2019 SPIE Photonics West Best Student Paper Award (by mentoring PhD student Vignesh Suresh)

  • US Patent 10,412,365 (Awarded in 2019)