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Prof. Kira Barton visit Tuesday 11/03/15

During our next regular SRI team meeting (Tuesday Nov. 3 at 11:00 in More 218) we will be joined by Prof. Kira Barton from the University of MIchigan.

Prof. Barton will be giving a seminar immediately after our meeting. Here are the details:

November 3rd Tuesday, 12.30 to 1.30, MEB 238

Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar Series
Advancements in Modeling, Sensing and Control for
High-Resolution Additive Manufacturing
By Prof. Kira Barton
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Abstract: Additive manufacturing (AM) describes a class of processes that perform a
layer-by-layer “bottom-up” fabrication approach as opposed to traditional top-down,
subtractive fabrication such as milling and lathing. Printing-based AM, and in particular
micro-scale AM (µ-AM), has received significant attention in recent years as an enabling
technology capable of revolutionizing the way we manufacture electronics, biosensors, and
optics in this country. Meso-scale AM is capable of fabricating integrated features beyond
what conventional machining can perform at this length scale. However, µ-AM has yet to
demonstrate the fabrication of complex 3D structures at the micro-scale that are not fabricable by traditional micromachining. Limiting this step change in manufacturing capabilities is
the reliance of μ-AM systems on a process monitoring, regulation, and quality control
paradigm that is performed post-process and in an ad hoc manner. In this talk, we discuss
some recent developments in process modeling, sensing, and control that aim to break this
open-loop paradigm by providing the controls theoretic and process modeling knowledge to
develop a robust closed-loop system for measurement and compensatory control.
Bio: Prof. Kira Barton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Michigan. She received her B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001. She continued her education in
mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her
M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 2006 and 2010, respectively. She held a postdoctoral research
position at the University of Illinois from Fall 2010 until Fall 2011, at which point she joined
the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Kira
conducts research in modeling, sensing, and control for applications in advanced
manufacturing and robotics, with a specialization in Iterative Learning Control and microadditive manufacturing. Kira is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in 2014, 2015 SME
Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, and the 2015 University of Illinois,
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

At the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Washington
November 3rd Tuesday, 12.30 to 1.30, MEB 238
(Followed by Pizza)