Our Capabilities


R&D
Infrastructure


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Our affiliated faculty are leaders in key areas of design & advanced manufacturing and our facilities host a wide range of state-of-the-art technologies. We engage a range of academic and industrial partners to help move manufacturing forward.

Training
Programs


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Our affiliated faculty and knowledgeable professional staff deliver highly specialized and tailored training programs in advanced manufacturing, both online and on-site.

Manufacturing
Services


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Our technical staff and exceptional facilities are available to help our partners solve manufacturing challenges and develop new products.



The IDMI Team


IDMI Leadership


Professor Lorenzo Valdevit
Director


Professor Marc Madou
Associate Director

Professor Regina Ragan
Associate Director

Professor Timothy J. Rupert
Associate Director


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Professor Mohammad Al Faruque
Research Thrust Leader

Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn
Research Thrust Leader

Professor Wendy Liu
Research Thrust Leader


IDMI Staff


Benjamin Dolan
Technical Director

Veronica Swanson
Associate Technical Director

Don Fruta
Administrative Analyst


IDMI Advisory Board


Academia

Dr. Diran Apelian
Director of Metals Processing Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Kornel Ehmann
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University

Thomas Kurfess
Professor, Fluid Power and Motion Control/Manufacturing
Georgia Tech

Christopher Schuh
Head of Materials Science and Engineering Department/Founder of Xtalic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dan J. Thoma
Director of Grainger Institute for Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison

Research

William B. Carter
Director, Sensors and Materials Laboratory
HRL Laboratories, LLC

Anantha Krishnan
Associate Director of Engineering
Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth
President and CEO
Battelle

Dr. Jeffrey Zabinski
Chief, Material and Manufacturing Science Division
Army Research Lab (ARL)

Industry

Vijay Alreja
CEO
VJT

Aziz Asphahani
CEO
Questek

Henry Cialone
President and CEO
EWI

David Furrer
Senior Fellow Discipline Lead for Materials and Processes
Pratt & Whitney

Theresa Klix
Head of Metallic Materials Engineering
Fiat/Chrysler

Charlie Kuehmann
Vice President of Materials Engineering
Tesla/SpaceX


Our Research Vision


Our aim is to be a leader in science-based manufacturing, employing state-of-the-art techniques from materials modeling and characterization, sensing technologies, process modeling, optimal design and data sciences. Our affiliated faculty have key expertise in scalable micro/nanomanufacturing, modeling, design and control for manufacturing and advanced characterization.  We develop novel fabrication processes for a wide gamut of materials, from hard metals to soft polymers and biological materials.



Our Educational Vision


The key vision behind all of the educational programs that we offer is to educate the next generation of manufacturing leaders. We develop and deliver innovative curriculum in manufacturing science for K-12 schools in our districts, community college students, UCI undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a variety of industrial partners and entrepreneurs. Our key facilities – Rapidtech and Fabworks – provide exceptional opportunities for hands-on learning at all levels.


UCI STUDENTS

K-12 and CC

ENTREPRENEURS

INDUSTRY


IDMI Manufacturing & Design Partners


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