Professor Jian Cao

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Professor Jian Cao (MIT’95, MIT’92, SJTU’89) is the Cardiss Collins Professor, Director of Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation, and an Associate Vice President for Research at Northwestern University. She is the co-corresponding author of this paper.

Her current research on flexible dieless forming, micro-forming, laser ablation processes and additive manufacturing has direct impacts on energy-efficient manufacturing, surface engineering and distributed manufacturing. She has published over 300 technical articles, including over 150 journal articles, 14 book chapters, and over 10 patents. She is a Fellow of ASME, CIRP and SME.

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