Mao, Huachao

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Predicting Failures in Smart Resin Vat Photopolymerization 3D Printing
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Mao, Huachao


Dr. Huachao Mao is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology at Purdue University. Dr. Mao earned a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, a M.S. in Control Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University (China), and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from Beihang University (China). Dr. Mao's research interests mainly focus on novel additive manufacturing processes (with functional polymer and structural metal) and advanced computing for manufacturing (digital twin, topology optimization, process optimization, artificial intelligence and machine learning for smart manufacturing). For more information, see Dr. Mao's Purdue webpage: or group website: