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Advanced Multi-scale Manufacturing Processes for Fiber Optic Sensor Fabrication

Event Type
Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering
143 Mechanical Engineering Building
Oct 11, 2017   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Professor Martin Jun, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Holly Foster
Originating Calendar
MechSE Seminars


Novel manufacturing processes can enable efficient mass production of high value components and parts as well as innovative new product developments. Development of such manufacturing processes requires deep understanding of the processes and the requirements of the product application. Also, for reliable and affordable manufacturing solutions, innovative multi-scale, multi-functional, and multi-material processing technologies are required. In this presentation, sensing application at CO2 sequestration and storage sites is considered. At CO2 storage sites, an effective a sensor network is essential to establish a long-term and large-scale monitoring solution for any leakage. There are many challenges inherent to this sensing application, most notably: long transmission lengths; extreme physical and chemical condition; and the need for many widely-distributed measurements. To address these challenges and constraints, our approach is to develop fiber optic based sensing systems. Both subtractive and additive manufacturing technologies such as femtosecond laser machining and nanoparticle deposition have been considered to meet the fabrication requirements. Novel manufacturing processes and methodologies have been developed to generate multi-scale features and effects for fabrication of high performance fiber optic sensors more efficiently and are presented in this talk.


About the Speaker

Dr. Martin Jun is an Associate Professor of the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. He received the BSc and MASc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He then received his PhD degree in 2005 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering. His main research focus is on advanced multi-scale and multi-material manufacturing processes and technologies for various applications such as sensing, optics, aerospace, biomedical, and energy. He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed journal publications. He is the recipient of the 2011 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2012 Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers I.W. Smith Award for Outstanding Achievements, and 2015 Korean Society of Manufacturing Technology Engineers Damwoo Award.


Host:  Professor Seok Kim

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