Qin, Hantang

Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) for Additive Manufacturing

Real-Time, In-situ 3D Scanning System for Additive Manufacturing

  • An in-line quality assessment system that generates real-time layered topological information for each printed layer

In-situ Laser Diffraction System for Micro/Nano 3D Printing

  • Metrology equipment for in-line monitoring and quality assurance in micro/nano scale 3D printing

Development of Gravity-free 3D Printer

  • 3D printer that can work in a gravity-free environment (e.g., outer space) and can print parts in macro and micro scales

3D Bioprinting and Concrete-printing

  • Bioprinting for controlled drug release
  • Concrete-printing for civil infrastructures

Laser Ablation and Hybrid Manufacturing for Flexible Electronics

  • Hybrid manufacturing process (micro/nano machining & additive printing) for flexible electronics fabrication

Hantang Qin research

Hantang QinHantang Qin

Assistant Professor

Academic department profile

Funded Research Sponsors

  • Iowa Department of Transportation

  • Department of Energy –REMADE Institute

  • Iowa State University –College of Engineering

  • Iowa State University –IMSE Department

  • NSF –Summer REU program undergraduate students support


  • 3D printing, additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, micro/nano manufacturing, biomedical manufacturing, laser ablation, direct energy deposition, in-situmonitoring, flexible electronics

Service, Memberships & Patents

  • Members–ASNT, IISE, SME, and ASME
  • SME-NAMRC scientific committee –Additive Manufacturing Track & Smart Manufacturing Track; ASTM WK62181 committee.
  • Five patent applications under review at ISU Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (ISURF)