Dr. Huang's research interests center around the processing of biological and engineering materials for healthcare/energy applications and the understanding of process-induced damage or defect structures. His current research program covers three main topics: 1) 3D direct writing of biological and engineering materials with a goal to layer-by-layer fabricate scaffold-free human tissues/organs as well as 3D engineering structures using laser- and inkjet-based techniques; 2) precision machining and performance evaluation of machined medical implants with a goal to machine and characterize engineering materials, especially for medical implant applications; and 3) fabrication of polymeric microspheres / microcapsules / hollow fiber membranes with a goal to fabricate functional constructs/structures from polymeric materials.


  • B.S., Xidian Univ., Xi An, China, Mechatronics Engineering, 1993
  • M.S., Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou, China, Mechanical Engineering, 1996
  • M.S., Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Mechanical Engineering, 1999
  • M.S., Georgia Institute of Tech., Atlanta, GA, Electrical & Computer Eng., 2002
  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Tech., Atlanta, GA, Mechanical Engineering, 2002


  • Professor, 2013-present, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, 2003-2012, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
  • Visiting Professor, Summer 2008, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Summer Intern, 2002, General Motors Research & Development Center, Warren, MI


  • ASME Fellow, 2011
  • Outstanding Young Investigator Award, ASME International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA), 2008
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2008
  • SME Branimir F. von Turkovich Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2006
  • ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, 2005
  • Outstanding Paper awards from North American Manufacturing Research Institution/Society of Manufacturing Engineers (NAMRI/SME) and International Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) Symposium

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