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2020 CAMX Awards for Composites Excellence
- recognition from industry

2022 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Award 

2020 American Society for Composites Young Composites Researcher Award

Assistant Editor:
Composites Part B

Welcome to Prof. Kelvin Fu's group website!
Prof. Fu is Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at University of Delaware, affiliated faculty at UD Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM), editorial board member of Composites Part B, and elected member of ASME Aerospace Division Structures and Materials Technical Committee.
We are doing world-leading composite research, helping students to succeed, publishing high-impact research articles, and moving innovations from lab to market.
Prof. Fu's lab is now leading >$8M projects supported by DOE FE, ARPA-E Open, and DOE AMO since 2022.

Research Interests

Our group interest is focused on Materials and Manufacturing Innovations in Multi-scale Fibers and Composite Design, Manufacturing, Testing and Analysis, and Applications.

  • Lightweight composite materials & manufacturing 

  • Energy storage materials, devices, and manufacturing

Learn more about Prof. Fu's research,

please find publications at Google Scholar.

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NEWS

2024

06/17/2024

Additive Fiber Tethering (AFT) technology was developed for making architected composite structures.

06/12/2024

Soyeon's paper "Universal carbonizable filaments for 3D printing" was accepted by Advanced Functional Materials. 

06/07/2024

For the first time, we demonstrated a non-planar bracket using our patented 3D printer with continuous carbon fiber, epoxy resin, and overmolding method. This represents a significant breakthrough!

05/22/2024

Our team attended ARPA-E Summit 2024 in Dallas and showcased the progress of ARPA-E Open Program funded project on additive manufacturing of architected composite structures for vehicle applications.

04/11/2024

Soyeon received the 2024 Graduate Achievement Award in ME department. Congratulations!

04/05/2024

Soyeon received the 2024 Center for Composite Materials R.L. McCullough Scholars Award. Congratulations!

02/27/2024

Our ‘Thermoset Composite 3D Printer’ has been selected as a finalist for the TCT Hardware Award - Non-Polymer Systems for the TCT Awards 2024. Congratulations to the team!

02/16/2024

Kaiyue is awarded to attend the Student Program at the 2024 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. Congratulations!

02/13/2024

3D printing composites patent is published. "Method and system for dynamic capillary-driven additive manufacturing of continuous fiber composite".

01/26/2024

ARPA-E project review meeting in DC.

2023

12/24/2023

Kaiyue's work "Core-Shell Structured Tow-Pregs Enabled Additive Manufacturing of Continuously Reinforced Thermoset Composites" was accepted by the Journal of Composites Part B. In this work, we have developed an innovative tow-preg featuring a rapidly curable resin as the outer shell and a robust resin as the core, facilitating the 3D printing of composite materials.

12/13/2023

Dr. Fu is appointed as the Terri Connor Kelly and John Kelly Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering

11/14/2023

Dr. Fu is listed as 2023 Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher.

11/08/2023

Dr. Fu delivered a presentation on "Additive manufacturing of continuously reinforced thermally curable thermoset composites" at Formnext 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany.

10/31/2023

Our composite material technology receives the winner of Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) in the category of Innovation in Green Composites Design in the CAMX 2023, Atlanta.

10/09/2023

Our co-authored work entitled "Three-dimensional modeling of frontal polymerization for rapid, efficient, and uniform thermoset composites manufacturing" was published on Composites Part B (Link).

10/08/2023

Our co-authored work entitled "Dry-Processable Polymer Electrolytes for Solid Manufactured Batteries" was published on ACS Nano (Link).

09/21/2023

Chunyan's cover article was officially published on Advanced Materials (Link).

09/19/2023

Dr. Fu gave an online talk for students at McGill University.

 

09/18/2023

Dr. Fu gave a talk on "ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF CONTINUOUS CARBON FIBER/THERMOSET COMPOSITES" at American Society for Composites conference in Boston.

 

09/01/2023

Our newly invented technology for making sustainable composite materials, named Wood Universal Feedstock for Forming (WUFF), has been selected as a finalist to be displayed onsite at CAMX in Atlanta for the Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) competition in the category of Innovation in Green Composites Design.

08/24/2023

Dr. Fu is appointed as Assistant Editor for the Composites Part B: Engineering.

08/21/2023

Soyeon's paper "High-Loaded Electrode Filaments for Additive Manufacturing of Structural Batteries" was published in Advanced Energy Materials. (Link) Congratulations!

08/15/2023

PhD student Kaiyue gave a talk on "Additive Manufacturing of Continuously Reinforced Thermally Curable Thermoset Composite" at Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) conference in Austin. Kaiyue was also the recipient of NSF travel award for this conference. 

08/01/2023

Dr. Fu gave a talk on "ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF CONTINUOUS CARBON FIBER/THERMOSET COMPOSITES" at ICCM 23 in Belfast, UK.

 

06/11/2023

Congratulations to Crystal Lu! She will go to University of Pennsylvania for her college study.

 

05/17/2023

Dr. Fu presented work in DOE AMMTO Annual Review Meeting in DC.

05/02/2023

Prepreg cladding technology for Composite Additive Manufacturing.

 

05/02/2023

Dr. Fu attended the Rapid+TCT Expo in Chicago. 

05/02/2023

Chunyan's work on "Carbon additive manufacturing with a near-replica “green-to-brown” transformation" was accepted by the journal of Advanced Materials. Congratulations! (Link)

04/27/2023

Dr. Fu gave an invited talk on “Continuous Fiber/Thermoset Composites Additive Manufacturing” at the 12th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (online talk).

04/25/2023

Congratulations to Soyeon Park for winning the 1st prize and Boeing Award of Achievement for her oral presentation in the Baltimore-Washington SAMPE Chapter 28th University Research Symposium! Soyeon is automatically a finalist for the SAMPE National University Research Symposium and will receive an expenses-paid trip to CAMX 2023 this fall.

04/25/2023

Bonjour! JEC World

04/21/2023

Dr. Fu received the UD College of Engineering Outstanding Early Career Faculty Award.

04/18/2023

Dr. Fu gave a talk on "UV-ASSISTED 3D FORMATION OF CONTINUOUS FIBER/THERMOSET EPOXY COMPOSITES" at SAMPE, Seattle.

03/29/2023

Dr. Fu chaired a symposium of "Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Storage and Recycling Science and Technology" at the ACS 2023 Spring Conference in Indianapolis. 

03/28/2023

Dr. Fu gave a talk on "Additive manufacturing of continuously reinforced thermally curable thermoset composites" at the ACS Spring Conference in Indianapolis.

03/24/2023

Kaiyue received the 2023 Center for Composite Materials Achievement Award! Congratulations!

03/22/2023

We had a great time at the ARPA-E Summit in DC! We showed our desktop composite printer and AM-enabled composites.

03/15/2023

Our team will present our project in the 2023 DOE ARPA-E Summit. Check our our technology at booth 240.

03/14/2023

Kaiyue's work "Additive manufacturing of continuously reinforced thermally curable thermoset composites with rapid interlayer curing" was accepted by Composites Part B. Congrats!

02/16/2023

Dr. Fu gave a talk on "Additive Manufacturing of Recycled Carbon Fiber 3D Reinforcement for Thermoset Composites" to SAMPE Recycling Tech Committee Meeting.

02/14/2023

Happy Valentine's Day, and we will lead a new DOE project to work on 3D printing material and process development. Cheers!

2022

12/21/2022

High school student, Anand, who has been working in our lab since 2020, got offer of MIT! Big Congrats.

12/20/2022

Please contact me if you are interested in our composite 3D printing technology and also the technology transfer.

12/14/2022

Crystal's paper entitled "Top-down Digital Light Processing 3D Printing of Composite Structures Using Carbon Fiber Modified UV Curable Resin", has been accepted for publication in Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials. Crystal is a high school student and doing research in my group. Congratulations to her!

 

12/12/2022

We have developed a Composite Additive Manufacturing platform that can print any types of commercially available dry carbon fibers (in a form of tow or fabric) and any types of thermally curable thermoset resins (not photo- or frontal-polymerizable resins). We aim to disruptively transform SOA composite manufacturing and define the future.

11/18/2022

Soyeon's work "Structured Electrode Additive Manufacturing" is published on Nano Letters (Link).

11/14/2022

Dr. Fu is co-organizing the Advanced Manufacturing symposium at ASME Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (SSDM 2023). The Presentation Only Abstract Submission deadline is February 13, 2023 (Link).

10/31/2022

Dr. Fu gave an invited talk on the topic of "Additive manufacturing of carbon scaffold for high-performance composites" in ASTM ICAM 2022 conference in Orlando. Chunyan also gave a talk in the conference. 

10/18/2022

Chunyan is attending CAMX 2022 and presenting our composite 3D printing technology.

08/31/2022

Dr. Fu participated in NASA STEM Better Together 2022 Convene, Connect, Collaborate and visited NASA Langley Research Center.

08/21/2022

Dr. Fu co-organized a "Energy Storage Beyond Lithium-ion Batteries" symposium on ACS conference in Chicago.

08/16/2022

Our composite AM technology has been selected as Finalist in the Category of Market Growth: Composites Sustainability of the CAMX Awards for Composites Excellence (ACE) (Link). We will present our technology and samples in upcoming CAMX exhibition in LA this October!

07/27/2022

Kaiyue's paper "Rapid and energy-efficient manufacturing of thermoset prepreg via localized in-plane thermal assist (LITA) technique" was accepted on Composites Part A. This is a key LITA extension to thermoset prepreg application.

07/22/2022

ARPA-E OPEN kick-off meeting at UD. 

07/15/2022

Dr. Fu gave a presentation to NETL on "Additive Manufacturing of Nanocomposites".

06/28/2022

Dr. Fu chaired "Additive Manufacturing of Polymer and Composites" in the 2022 MSEC Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference at Purdue University.

06/16/2022

We receive a $3M DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) award to continue our excellence of "Composites Additive Manufacturing" for vehicles (Link).

 

06/13/2022

Dr. Fu gave two talks on "Composites Additive Manufacturing" and "3D Printing of Carbon Scaffold for Thermoset Composites" in the TechConnect World 2022 Conference (Link).

06/11/2022

TC (first tech challenge) Robotic team including a group of young and energetic middle and high school students visit our lab and learn "Additive Manufacturing" and "Advanced Carbon Fiber Composites".

06/01/2022

UDaily news reports our ARAP-E Open grant, "Disruptive Tech: UD’s Kelvin Fu secures $2.5M ARPA-E grant to develop new composite additive manufacturing for vehicles" (Link).

05/23/2022

Dr. Fu and PhD student, Chunyang Zhang, will attend SAMPE conference in Charlotte this week. Chunyan will deliver a presentation on "ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL CARBON FIBER SCAFFOLD FROM RECYCLED CARBON FIBERS" in the Additive Manufacturing session. Stay tuned.

05/20/2022

Dr. Fu is a Youth Editor in the International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing. The journal is devoted to publishing original articles and reviews of the highest quality and impact in the areas related to extreme manufacturing, ranging from fundamentals to process, measurement, and systems, as well as materials, structures, and devices with extreme functionalities (Link).

05/19/2022

Call for papers! Special issue on "Design and Additive Manufacturing of Lightweight Composite Structures" in the Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (Link). 

05/09/2022

PhD student, Soyeon Park, attended MRS 2022 Spring Conference and gave an oral presentation on 3D printing of battery electrodes in Honolulu, Hawaii.

04/20/2022

Kaiyue received the Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for the 2021-2022 academic year! Congratulations~

04/06/2022

Composites Part B: Engineering, will launch a Special Issue (Link) on the topic of "Additive manufacturing of composites (polymer composite based 3D printing)". Prof. Mehran Tehrani at UT Austin, Prof. Xiaoyong Tian at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Dr. Vipin Kumar at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and I are guest editors for this special topic.

03/29/2022

Check this new book "Sustainable Manufacturing Processes" published on Elsevier. Our group contributes one chapter on Additive Manufacturing (Link).

03/28/2022

Soyeon's talk in ACS conference received many attentions and her work was reported by C&EN (Link).

03/27/2022

Two PhD students, Soyeon Park and Chunyan Zhang, will present their work on the topics of "3D Printing for Structured Electrodes of Li-ion Batteries" and "Additive Manufacturing of Recycled Carbon Fiber/Thermoset Composites" in the upcoming UD-CCM Research Reviews on May 5th. Registration is required (Link).

03/22/2022

PhD student, Soyeon Park, presented her work on the topic of "Additive manufacturing of structured electrodes for high-power and high-energy Li-ion batteries" in the American Chemical Society (ACS) 2022 spring conference in San Diego. She will also present her work in the upcoming Material Research Society (MRS) conference in Hawaii!

 

03/10/2022

Read UDaily news on how we sustainably source coal waste for high-value 3D printing materials development (Link). Dr. Fu is leading a 1M DOE project with colleague Prof. Feng Jiao to develop high-loading carbon-filler filament for 3D composite printing.

 

02/23/2022

We are hiring: one postdoc, 2 years, solid-state battery; one postdoc, 3 years, polymer and nanocomposites.

 

02/21/2022

Our 3D printing composite technology patent is published (Link).

 

02/19/2022

Check our recent collaborative work on garnet-type LLZO ceramic solid-state electrolyte fabrication using bio-template method published in Energy Storage Materials (Link).

02/18/2022

Dr. Fu received a NASA grant to develop solid state batteries for Venus mission.

02/14/2022

Dr. Fu received $2.5M from DOE ARPA-E Open to develop next-generation composite additive manufacturing (Link).

02/04

Dr. Fu received the 2022 SME Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Link).

01/25

Dr. Fu received a NASA DE Space Grant seed award.

01/21

Dr. Fu is one of the TR35: 2021 MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 China.

 

01/20

Dr. Fu will receive a big big grant and lead an exciting project on additive manufacturing. Happy~~~

01/05

Dr. Fu is an elected member of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Aerospace Division Structures and Materials Technical Committee.

01/05

Soyeon's review article entitled “3D printing of polymer composites: Materials, processes, and applications" is published in Matter journal. (Link

2021

11/29

Dr. Fu chaired "Additive Manufacturing—From Material Design to Emerging Applications" symposium at 2021 Materials Research Society (MRS) conference. 

10/18

Dr. Fu chaired the symposium of Advanced Composites Manufacturing in 2021TechConnect World Conference in DC and gave a talk about Composite Additive Manufacturing.

10/11

Dr. Fu will chair the "Fibers and Coatings: 1D and 2D Composites" in 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting. AICHe is American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

 

10/06

Dr. Fu will chair the “Additive Manufacturing” Track for SAMPE 2022. Welcome to submit your abstract (https://sampe.smapply.org). It is now open through November 1, 2020.

10/05

Dr. Fu will lead a $1.25M Department of Energy project to develop novel 3D printing materials and technology (Link). Happy~~~

09/29

Soyeon's review paper on 3D printing of polymers and composites was accepted by Matter (impact factor 15.59). Happy~~~

09/16

Soyeon received graduate student travel award for ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting.

08/31

Dr. Fu was invited to give a talk about additive manufacturing of composites for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation.

08/20

Dr. Fu presented “Additive Manufacturing of Composite" in AeroDef Manufacturing Satellite Session webinar "Next generation Additive Manufacturing". Check the video (Link).

07/02

Dr. Fu will co-organize a symposium on "3D Printing-enabled Polymeric Composites and Hybrid System " in ACS Spring 2020 National Meeting

06/22

Dr. Fu will present in the AeroDef Manufacturing Satellite Session webinar "Next generation Additive Manufacturing" in August. Thanks for your interest.

06/08

Check our solid-state electrolyte work, "Flexible, Mechanically Robust, Solid-State Electrolyte Membrane with Conducting Oxide-Enhanced 3D Nanofiber Networks for Lithium Batteries", published in Nano Letters.(PDFLink)

06/07

We are proud to launch our high-loading (over 50 wt.%) filler-added filaments and 3D printers. Fillers include popular 0D, 1D, and 2D nanomaterials, such as carbon black, CNT, graphene, boron nitride. If you need to purchase filaments, please contact CarbonForm, LLC (https://www.carbonform3d.com/).

06/04

We are proud to launch our first desktop mini pellet extruding 3D printer. Different from FDM, this one can do customized pellets at gram-scale with a variety of material additive choices, such as wood, metal, ceramic, coal, and nanomaterials. Expand your material development capability! (Link)

06/03

Check our review article, "Polymer-based filament feedstock for additive manufacturing", published in Composites Science and Technology.(PDFLink)

06/02

Dr. Fu received 2021 ACS Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator. "This award is to honor young researchers who are emerging leaders in their respective fields within Polymer Science and Engineering." Happy~

05/24

Call for paper! Dr. Fu is co-organizing a Special Issue on the topic of The Role of Additive Manufacturing in Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies on a new journal: Clean Technologies and Recycling (Link)

05/11

Dr. Fu will lead the first UD Advanced Materials and Manufacturing thrust project. We received $100,000 from UD to design and fabricate hierarchical 3D printed materials for advanced chemical manufacturing. 

05/06

PhD student Soyeon Park received this year's Tsu-Wei and Mei-Sheng Chou Graduate Scholar Award! Congratulations!

05/05

Check our invited review paper "3D printing‐enabled advanced electrode architecture design" published in Carbon Energy (Link).

04/13

Chibuikem Chukwu, freshman in Mechanical Engineering, will join our group this summer through NASA Delaware Space Grant Summer 2021 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AUGMENTATION.

03/11

Dr. Fu gave an invited talk about "3D printing of continuous fiber/thermoset composites" for the SAMPE New Jersey Chapter.

03/10

Dr. Fu gave an invited talk about "Additive manufactured materials and structures" in the Graduate Seminar of College of Textiles at North Carolina State University.

03/01

Dr. Fu joined the Editorial Board of Composites Part B: Engineering. Dr. Fu is handling additive manufacturing/3D printing of all-scale composites submissions.

01/07

Dr. Fu gave an invited lecture "3D printing/additive manufacturing: opportunities for fiber composites" at

Jiannan University.

01/06

Dr. Fu joins the Youth Editorial Board at Advanced Fiber Materials.

2020

12/20

Call for Abstract! 2021 spring ACS meeting.

I will co-chair the symposium on "Innovative Chemistry and Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage". (https://callforabstracts.acs.org/acsspring2021/ENFL)

11/09

2021 ASME International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) Call for Abstracts and Papers! The deadline is November 23.

I will co-chair the symposium on "Additive Manufacturing with Functional Polymers, Multi-material Structures and Composites" (https://event.asme.org/MSEC).

11/09

SAMPE 2021 Call for Abstracts! The deadline is November 15.

I will chair the “Additive Manufacturing” Track for SAMPE 2021, thank you for submitting abstracts (https://sampe.smapply.org).

11/06

Dr. Fu gave an invited lecture on "3D Printing of Composites" in the 5th International Carbon Materials Conference & Exposition.

10/16

We received a grant from Air Force.

10/07

CAMX20 award webinar presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/02

We received a grant from Army.

09/25

Dr. Fu was reported by UD College of Engineering News. Check this.

 

09/16

Our team received UD NSF I-Corps Site Program Award and $3,000. Good job, Wes!

09/08

Award!

Our 3D printer and printing technology received CAMX ACE (Awards for Composites Excellence) in Manufacturing: Equipment and Tooling Innovation Award by The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). This award will be announced in The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) 2020. (CAMX; CompositesWorld

08/31

Our lab has a new 6 axis robot arm with high payload. This robot arm will greatly enhance our research capability towards advanced and intelligent manufacturing.

08/28

PhD student, Soyeon Park, will give a presentation about "Understanding dynamic wicking and curing of epoxy resin in carbon fiber tows for 3D printing application" for the SOLVAY Student Competition in the American Society for Composites 35th Annual Technical Conference in September, 2020. Good luck!

08/27

Dr. Fu will give three presentations on the topics of batteries and 3D printing in the 2020 Materials Research Society (MRS) conference in December, 2020.

08/27

Dr. Fu will give a presentation about "3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Composites" in the 2020 ASME The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in November, 2020.

08/27

Dr. Fu will give a presentation about "3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Composites" in the 5th annual ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ASTM ICAM 2020) in November, 2020.

08/17

Award!

Dr. Fu received 2020 ASC/DEStech Young Composites Researcher Award, from American Society for Composites (ASC). 

A DEStech Young Composites Researcher Award winner is a member of the composites community who must be no older than 35 and early in their career has made a significant impact on the science and technology of composite materials through a sustained research effort.

07/31

Paper accepted!

Baohui's paper about joule heating-assisted composite manufacturing has been accepted on Composites Science and Technology (Link). Cheers!

07/24

Award!

Dr. Fu received 2020 SAMPE Young Professionals Emerging Leadership Award!

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is a global professional member society that provides enhanced educational opportunities, by delivering information on new and advanced materials and processing technology. 

07/21

Our 3D printing of composite work was reported by UDaily (Link).

07/06

Paper accepted!

Yuanyuan's paper about joule heating-assisted CNT/glass welding has been accepted on ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (Link).

06/30

We received a grant from NASA to work on 3D composite printing.

06/18

Check the news article "New 3D Printing Technology May Revolutionize The Composites Industry" (Link).

06/15

Dr. Fu is invited to join the editorial board of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology Open Access (NNOA) (Link).

06/10

Paper accepted!

Yuanyuan's paper about LiF-Li anode composite for high current and high capacity has been accepted on Energy & Environmental Materials (Link).

06/08

Dr. Fu is invited to join the editorial board of Journal of Composites Science (Link).

06/05

Check the previews "3D Printing of Carbon Fiber Composite: The Future of Composite Industry? (Link)" written by Prof. Wai Yee Yeong at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, commenting on our recent 3D printing carbon fiber composite work published in Matter (Link)

 

05/30

Call for papers!

Dr. Fu is a lead guest editor on the special issue "Structural and Functional Fibers and Composites" in Advanced Fiber Materials (a Springer Nature journal; Link).

05/28

Baohui's paper about high-areal-energy battery electrode is accepted on Nano Letters (Link). Cheers! (news reported by CompositesWorld)

05/27

Our co-authored work has a cover image in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2020 Volume 12, Issue 21).

04/23

Dr. Fu is invited to give a presentation in Covestro-Tongji Innovation Academy Seminar of Tongji University about 3D Printing of Continuous Carbon Fiber/Thermoset Composites. Thanks for Prof. Wei Luo's invitation.

04/21

Our co-authored manuscript was accepted by the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

04/20

Dr. Fu is invited to give a keynote speech on the topic of Garnet-type solid-state electrolyte and batteries in the upcoming International Conference on Advances in Energy Research and Applications (ICAERA’20). (Link)

04/19

Dr. Fu is invited to give a lecture on the topic of 3D Printing of Carbon Fiber Composite in the upcoming 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting. Thanks for Prof. Kenan Song's invitation.

04/16

Dr. Fu is invited to give a presentation on the topic of 3D Printed Batteries and Energy Storage Devices in the upcoming The Electrochemical Society (ECS) PRiME 2020 conference. Thanks for Prof. Yoon Hwa's invitation.

04/12

Our team is working on functional masks, and the masks are designed to potentially kill COVID-19 in a few minutes.

04/10

We used 3D printer to fabricate face shield for the local hospitals.

04/09

Our co-invented patent with the title of SOLID-STATE HYBRID ELECTROLYTES, METHODS OF MAKING SAME, AND USES THEREOF was published online (20200112050A1). (Link)

04/08

Paper accepted!

Our work on 3D printing of continuous carbon fiber/thermosetting composite was accepted by Matter. This is a collaborative work with Prof. Tsu-Wei Chou. Thank you!

04/02

Our CAM lab is proudly participating in the UD COVID 3D Printing team to help with fabrication of 3D printed face shield for local hospitals.

03/15

Delaware stay-at-home order, our lab is closed!

03/14

Our co-authored manuscript was accepted by the journal Energy Storage Materials.

03/11

CoronaVirus outbreak! Stay safe!

 

03/10

Our co-authored manuscript "Garnet-Type Solid-State Electrolytes: Materials, Interfaces, and Batteries" has been accepted by Chemical Reviews. (Link; Impact factor: 54)

03/05

Our co-invented patent with the title of Solid-State Li-S Batteries and Methods of Making Same was published online (US20200075960A1). (Link)

02/21

Dr. Fu gives an invited talk on the topic of "Functional and Smart Fibers" in UD Henswear symposium.

02/10

Dr. Fu is invited to give a talk on the topic of "Smart fibers and textiles" in the upcoming Techtextil North America 2020 conference in Atlanta. Thanks for Prof. Nian Liu's invitation. (Link)

01/21

Dr. Fu is a Topic Editor in Frontiers in Chemistry. (Impact factor: 3.994)

The research topic is Green Synthesis and Applications of Functional Nanomaterials, welcome to submit your manuscript to us! (Link)

2019

12/12

CAM lab is reported on this month's UD Magazine! (link)

12/04

Dr. Fu gives a talk about "3D Tortuous Li Anode Design for High Current (30 mA/cm2) and High Capacity (30 mAh/cm2) Li Stripping/Plating" at MRS conference in Boston.

11/25

Dr. Fu received a funding from UD HensWEAR to work on wearable batteries! Thank you, HensWear!

11/21

Dr. Fu gives a talk about "Scalable 3D manufacturing of architected structures with 0D/1D/2D materials " in UD-ANL workshop.

11/13

Yuanyuan and Baohui present our work about advanced fiber and composite manufacturing techniques in 2019 ASME IMECE conference in Salt Lake City.

10/29

Dr. Fu gives a talk about "Scalable 3D manufacturing of architected materials" in The Fiber Society Conference, UT Austin.

10/26

Call for abstracts! I am chairing the Additive Manufacturing category in SAMPE 2020 in Seattle, USA.

Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!

10/23

Dr. Fu gives an invited talk about "Additive manufacturing of continuous fiber reinforced thermoset composite" in SAMPE Baltimore/Washington Chapter meeting.

 

10/18

Dr. Fu gives a talk in Tsu-Wei Chou 50th Anniversary Celebration Symposium! Big congrats to Prof. Chou for his 50 years service at UD! Many thanks to Prof. Chou for his strong support in my research!

08/15 

Our provisional patent about 3D printing of continuous carbon fiber/thermoset composite was filed! Cheers! We are using commercially available high-performance carbon fibers and resins to produce 3D printed composites! We believe this is a big step in advancing composites manufacturing!

08/14   

High school student Prasanna Krishnamoorthy finished his summer internship in CAM lab! His project is 3D printing carbon nanostructures! Good job!

07/30   

Our work about 3D printing CNT architectures was reported by UDaily (link), Phys.org (link).

07/01 

Call for abstracts!  We are inviting you to contribute to the session of Fibers for High-performance Textiles and Composites in the Fiber Society's Fall 2019 Technical Meeting and Conference (link).

Looking forward to seeing you in UT Austin, USA, October 28-30, 2019!

06/22 

Dr. Fu is invited to chair the session of Fibers for High-performance Textiles and Composites in 2019 Fiber Society Conference!

06/03   

Our first battery paper is submitted today! Thanks for hardworking, Tiankuo!

05/15  

Our first composite 3D printer was born today in our CAM lab! Breakthrough!

04/22   

Dr. Fu becomes the member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

03/31 

Dr. Fu gives two talks about Bio-inspired solid-state electrolyte battery and Flexible solid state electrolyte battery  in American Chemical Society National Meeting in Orlando, FL.

03/28 

Prasanna Krishnamoorthy from Charter School of Wilmington will join our group this summer through the 2019 UD Summer High School Engineering Internship Program. Welcome!

03/01   

Tiankuo Chu joins our lab today. Welcome, Tiankuo!

02/10   

Dr. Ping Zhang joins our lab today. Welcome, Ping!

2018

12/01 

Yuanyuan Shang joins our lab today. Welcome, Yuanyuan!

11/25 

Dr. Fu gives a talk about flexible solid state electrolyte in Materials Research Society (MRS) conference in Boston.

11/14 

Dr. Fu visits the Brookhaven National Laboratory and introduces our work on solid battery. 

11/01 

Our lab has a new member, Baohui Shi. Welcome, Baohui!

10/29 

Dr. Fu gives a talk about smart textile in The Fiber Society's Fall 2018 Technical Meeting and Conference.

10/02 

Dr. Fu is invited as the chair "Textiles and Reinforcements" section in Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) 2019 conference. 

09/01   

Hello, World!

Dr. Fu's Composite & Additive Manufacturing Lab website has been officially online today!

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