Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 ERF, 842 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Office: 3025 ERF

Lab Website: Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, 2014

M.S., Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation, Zhejiang University, China, 2010

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, China, 2007

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Reviewer, ASME DETC Conference, 2011.

Reviewer, Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, 2014

Outstanding Paper Award, 41st Annual SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), 2013

Honorable Mention Paper Award, 8th International Conference on Micromanufacturing (ICOMM), 2013

NSF Fellowship, Summer Institute on Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials and Micro/Nanomanufacturing, sponsored by National Science Foundation, 2013

Best Paper Award, 40th Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), 2012

Student Research Presentation Award, 40th Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), 2012

Viterbi School of Engineering Doctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2010-2011

Female PhD Student Travel Grant, Cal-Poly Pomona ADVANCE Program, 2011

Additive Manufacturing (AM) or Direct Digital Manufacturing is based on a class of new fabrication processes that can directly yield physical objects from Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models. Despite significant progress in the AM field, a number of technical challenges such as size limitation, poor surface quality, low precision, slow fabrication speed and inferior material property still remain.

Professor Pan’s current research goal is to advance the understanding of various facets of AM and to promote its wide application in future engineering systems

Journal Articles
  1. Y. Pan, H. He, J. Xu, A. Feinerman. “Study of Separation Force in Constrained Surface Projection Stereolithography”, Journal of Rapid Prototyping, 2016 (accepted)
  2. Y. Pan, A. Patil,  P. Guo, C. Zhou. “A Novel Projection based Electro-Stereolithography (PES) Process for Production of 3D Polymer-particle Composite Objects”, Journal of Rapid Prototyping, 2016 (accepted)
  3. Y. Pan, C. Dagli, ” Dynamic Resolution Control in a Laser Projection based Stereolithography System”, Journal of Rapid Prototyping, 2016 (accepted)
  4. A. A. Yazdi, A. Popma, W. Wong, T. Nguyen, Y. Pan, J. Xu, “3D printing: an emerging tool for novel microfluidics and lab on a chip applications”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol.20, No.3, pp.1-18, 2016.
  5. Y. Pan, Y. Chen, “Smooth Surface Fabrication based on Controlled Meniscus and Curing-depth in Micro-Stereolithography.” Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 2015;3(3):031001-031001-11. doi:10.1115/1.4030661.
  6. X. Song, Y. Pan, Y. Chen, “Development of a Low-cost Parallel Kinematic Machine for Multi-directional Additive Manufacturing.” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol.137, No.2, 021005, 2015.
  7. Y. Pan, C. Zhou, Y. Chen, J. Partanen, “Multi-tool and Multi-axis CNC Accumulation for Fabricating Conformal Features on Curved Surfaces.” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 3, pp. 031007, 2014.
  8. X. Zhao, Y. Pan, C. Zhou, Y. Chen, C.C. L. Wang, “An Integrated CNC Accumulation System for Automatic Building-around-Inserts.” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 15, No.4, pp.432-443, 2013.
  9. Y. Pan, X. Zhao, C. Zhou, Y. Chen, “Smooth Surface Fabrication in Mask Projection based Stereolithography.” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 460-470, 2012.
  10. Y. Pan, C. Zhou, Y. Chen, “A Fast Mask Projection Stereolithography Process for Fabricating Digital Models in Minutes.” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 134, No. 5, pp. 051011, 2012.
  11. Y. Pan, S. Zheng, X. Pan, “Numerical Study of Thickness Distribution of Stretch-Blow Bottles for Defects Prediction.”, Key Engineering Materials. 2009; 413-414: 691-698.
 Conference Proceedings (full paper review)
  1. H. He, Y. Pan, J. Xu, X. Yu, V. Botton, “Effect of Surface Texturing on Separation Force in Projection Stereolithography”, 11th International Conference on Micro Manufacturing, 2016.
  2. H. Malshe, H. Nagarajan, Y. Pan, K. Haapala. “Profile of Sustainability in Additive Manufacturing and Environmental Assessment of a Novel Stereolithography Process”, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2015, Charlotte, North Carolina, , June 8-12, 2015.
  3. Y. Pan, Y. Chen. “Smooth Surface Fabrication based on Controlled Meniscus in Micro-Stereolithography”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Micro Manufacturing, ICOMM 2014, Singapore, March 25-28, 2014.
  4. X. Song, Y. Pan, Y. Chen. “Development of a Low-Cost Parallel Kinematic Machine for Multi-Direction Additive Manufacturing”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, August 12-14, 2013.
  5. Y. Pan, Y. Chen. “Fast Micro-Stereolithography Process based on Bottom-up Projection for Complex Geometry.”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Micro Manufacturing, ICOMM 2013, March 25-28, 2013.
  6. X. Zhao, Y. Pan, C. Zhou, Y. Chen, C. C. L. Wang. “An Integrated CNC Accumulation System for Automatic Building around Inserts.”, Proceedings of 41st Annual North American Manufacturing Research Conference, June 10 – 14, 2013.
  7. Y. Pan, C. Zhou, Y. Chen. “Rapid Manufacturing in Minutes: The Development of a Mask Projection Stereolithography Process for High-speed Fabricating.”, Proceedings of the 2012 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Notre Dame, Indiana, June 4-8, 2012.
  8. Y. Pan, X. Zhao, C. Zhou, Y. Chen, “Smooth Surface Fabrication in the Mask Projection based Stereolithography.”, Proceedings of 40th SME-North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC40-7715, Notre Dame, Indiana, June 4 – 8, 2012.
  9. Y. Pan, Y. Chen, C. Zhou, “Fast Recoating Methods for the Projection-based Stereolithography Process in Micro- and Macro-scales.”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, August 8-10, 2012.
  10. Y. Pan, Y. Chen, C. Zhou, “Fabrication of Smooth Surfaces based on Mask Projection Stereolithography.”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, pp. 263-278, Austin, Texas, August 8-10, 2011.
  11. Y. Pan, C. Zhou, Y. Chen, J. Partanen, “Fabrication of Conformal Ultrasound Transducer Arrays and Horns Based on Multi-axis CNC Accumulation.”, Proceedings of the 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2011-50139, Corvallis, Oregon, June 13 – 17, 2011.
 Non-refereed Conference Proceedings (Abstracts only):
  1. Y. Pan, “Optimal Meniscus Planning in SL-related AM for Improvement of Surface Finish and Geometric Accuracy”, Institute of Operational Research and Management Science (INFORMS) Annual Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 12, 2014.
  2. Y. Pan, X. Zhao, Y. Chen, “Micro-Scale Fabrication in Large Area: Investigation on Integrating Large-Area and Micro-Scale Mask Image Projection Stereolithography”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, August 14, 2013.
Patents
  1. Y.Pan, A. Patil. “A Projection based Electro-Stereolithography Process for Composite Printing”, 62/304, 702, March 7, 2016, US
  2. Y. Pan, J. Xu. “A Method and Apparatus for Continuous 3D Printing”, 62/267, 629, Dec.15, 2015. US.
  3. Y. Chen, Y. Pan. “Process planning of meniscus shapes for fabricating smooth surfaces in mask image projection based additive manufacturing.” US20130313756 A1, Nov 28, 2013. US.
  4. Y. Chen, Y. Pan. “Digital Mask Image Projection based Additive Manufacturing with Smooth Surfaces.”, 61/650, 244, May, 2012. US.
  5. Y. Chen, Y. Pan. “A Fast Mask Projection Stereolithography Process for Building Digital Models in Minutes.”, 61/650,876, May, 2012. US.
Presentations and talks (selected)
  1. Seminar presentation — September 25, 2015
    “Research in Additive Manufacturing (AM) Processes”, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  2. Seminar presentation — December 25, 2014
    “Research in Additive Manufacturing(AM) Processes and AM-enabled Designs”, School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University,  Hangzhou, China
  3. Invited talk —November 7, 2014
    “Manufacturing In-Vitro Models of the Central Nervous System: Anatomical Consistent, Functional, Fast”, UIC Imaging Mini-Symposium at Neurophsychiatric Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago.
  4. Conference presentation–August 5, 2014
    “Process Planning and Optimization in Meniscus Control for Stereolithography”, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, SFF2014, Austin, Texas.
  5. Seminar presentation — December 17, 2013
    ” Smooth Surface Fabrication based on Controlled Meniscus in MIP-uSL”, Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
  6. Proposal presentation — November 19, 2013
    “Multi-scale Manufacturing Methodologies for Mask Image Projection Stereolithography.”, Academic Professional Development Institute Final Presentation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
  7. Workshop presentation — October 09, 2013
    “Process Design and Development for Mask Image Projection Stereolithography.”, Workshop on Additive Manufacturing, Epstein Institute at Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
  8. Conference presentation — June 05, 2012
    “Smooth Surface Fabrication in the Mask Projection based Stereolithography.”, 40th SME-North American Manufacturing Research Conference, NAMRC40-7715, Notre Dame, Indiana.
  9. Conference presentation — August 09, 2011
    “Fabrication of Smooth Surfaces based on Mask Projection Stereolithography.”, Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, SFF2011, Austin, Texas.
  10. Guest speaker — June 02, 2011
    “Research on Mask Projection Stereolithography Process.”, Sponsored by NSF ADVANCE Grant, Cal Poly Pomona ADVANCE Program, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.