ME Dept. Seminar: Beiwen Li

Date(s) - 28 Nov 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2004 Black Engineering

High-speed structured light 3D imaging and applications

Beiwen Li
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Iowa State University

Seminar host: Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Organization (MEGSO)


Accurate measurements of object geometric motion/deformation are of great importance to a variety of applications including manufacturing, robotics and mechanics, yet such task is challenging mainly because of the combined speed and accuracy requirement. To address this limitation, scientists have been extensively studying the structured light 3D imaging technology over the past several decades owing to its merits of non-contact nature, high speed, high flexibility and high accuracy. In this talk, I will introduce: 1) the basics of structured light 3D imaging; 2) our developed platform technologies for high-speed high-accuracy 3D optical sensing at different scales; 3) our developed computational framework for flapping wing mechanics analysis; 4) other potential applications.

Dr, Beiwen Li is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University and Iowa State University, respectively. His research interests include experimental mechanics, superfast 3D imaging, multi-scale optical metrology, machine vision, and bio-photonic imaging. He has published 17 journal papers, co-authored two book chapters and filed one patent application. Two of his journal papers were highlighted on the cover page of Applied Optics and Optics Express. Dr. Li received different awards including Dean’s Fellowship from Iowa State University and the Lambert Fellowship from Purdue University. Dr. Li was also awarded the Educational Scholarship by the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

This seminar counts towards the ME 600 seminar requirement for Mechanical Engineering graduate students

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