Qiong Nian

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Email: Qiong.Nian@asu.edu
Phone: (480)965-4543
Office: ERC 453 (Map)


Dr. Qiong Nian is currently assistant professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University (ASU) since August 2016. He received his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2009 from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei. After four years study in materials from 2005 to 2009, he began the doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Gary J. Cheng and received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Industrial Engineering (Manufacturing direction) in 2015. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow then in Professor Cheng’s group before his appointment at ASU. His primary research interest focuses on laser based advanced manufacturing and material processing, especially combined with roll to roll printing/inkjet printing to enable high speed and precise post treatment during large scale manufacturing of functional films and membranes.

He is the author of 24 scientific papers and 3 patents. One of his patents is under commercialization by AddiLat, Inc. for potential manufacturing of transparent conductive films in screen displays. He also served as the session chair and co-chair at 2014 ASME – Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC). He is a reviewer for several international conferences including ASME MSEC, ASME IMECE and top journals in material processing and physical science.

Research Interests

Laser based advanced manufacturing and material processing, laser matter interaction and physical simulation. Advanced roll to roll and inject printing of transparent conductive films for photovoltaics and TFT application. 3D structures fabrication for energy storage and bio-sensors.


Ph.D., Industrial Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing), Purdue University (2015)
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (2009)

Honors and Awards

InMAC Fellowship Award from Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (2014-2015)
ASME Student Travel Award (2012, 2014)
Ross Fellowship Award from Purdue University (2010)