Welcome to the Integrated Fabrication Laboratory
Our lab investigates new manufacturing paradigms that will revolutionize energy storage and other complex engineered systems. This multi-disciplinary approach integrates the fields of design theory, computation, manufacturing, and materials science. Fundamentally, we study the design, formulation and processing of three-dimensional (3D) material architectures with the goal of understanding how materials can be controlled and engineered for new systems with unprecedented performance.
Currently, we are focused on developing innovative fabrication solutions for the most pressing problems in energy-relevant materials for lithium-ion batteries. Our longer-term goal is to develop new additive-based fabrication processes that will enable the digital control of material architecture and can integrate energy storage and other operational features into electronics and structural components while supporting adaptive manufacturing on-demand. Freeform digital fabrication creates a new 3D design space where material properties can be varied at each point in a structure, allowing for optimization of material properties to meet the demanding requirements of complex engineered systems for clean energy, health, and aerospace applications.
- Perspective paper on Lithium metal anodes published in ACS Energy Letters
- InFab lab members meet Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham (2019 Nobel Laureate)
- Prof. Cobb co-organizes and chairs session on Smart Manufacturing at NAE symposium
- Prof. Cobb receives DARPA Young Faculty Award
- Congrats to Bruce on his paper collaboration with the Nelson Group
- Doris Hung receives ASME CIE student travel grant
- Prof. Cobb receives 2019 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award