University of Iowa professor honored for 3D printing innovations

University of Iowa professor Xuan Song UI
Xuan Song was among the honorees for the 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Young Manufacturing Engineers award.

Xuan Song, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Iowa, is among 22 recipients of the 2022 Sandra L. Bouckley Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Joining the university in 2016 with a focus on additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, Mr. Song directs the Additive Manufacturing-Integrated Product Realization Laboratory (AMPRL), which is developing emerging technologies with applications in aerospace, military and medical.

“[Song’s] current research interest focuses on additive manufacturing of advanced materials for extreme environments, such as ultra-high-temperature ceramics, high-strain-rate piezoelectric ceramics and energetic composites,” said SME in a statement. “Song holds several U.S. patents in the field of manufacturing and developed several additive manufacturing technologies that have been featured in top-rated journals and reported by media outlets. He led multiple projects funded by different external agencies, including NSF, DoD, DOE and others in the private sector.”

The SME award is reserved for people aged 35 and younger.

Mr. Song is a faculty researcher at the Iowa Technology Institute, a research arm of the UI College of Engineering.