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Ma, Ji

Ji Ma

Primary Appointment

Materials Science and Engineering

Contact Information

326 Wilsdorf Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Research Interests

Additive Manufacturing, Multifunctional Materials, Tailored Materials, Orthopaedic Implants

Research Description

In addition to being a powerful tool for creating complex geometries, additive manufacturing also has a hidden talent as a materials designer. Our research explores ways of using additive manufacturing/3-D printing techniques to create materials with novel properties that cannot be achieved through conventional means, and incorporating these materials in designed geometry to produce functionally unique parts. We focus primarily on the additive manufacturing of metallic alloys and control of solidification, porosity, residual stress, and micro-to-nano-scale microstructure. Our work also extends to multi-materials printing with spatially tailored properties, multifunctional materials, 3D concrete printing, and related applications.

Selected Publications

Ma Ji, Franco Brian, Tapia Gustavo, Karayagiz Kubra, Johnson Luke, Liu Jun, Arroyave Raymundo, Karaman Ibrahim, Elwany Alaa, Spatial Control of Functional Response in 4D-Printed Active Metallic Structures, ; Scientific Reports. 7() |