Laser Micromachining Laboratory

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Southern Methodist University


David A. Willis, Ph.D.




Ultraviolet Laser Micromachining System: 

Trumpf TruPulse Nano Fiber laser with 1059 nm wavelength

Optical diagnostic equipment and microscopes

Flow bench for microfluidic device characterization including:

Quincy Lab 20AF convection oven  

Static Contact Angle measurement apparatus

Nanoparticle fabrication apparatus for generating nanoparticle colloids 


Graduate Alumni: 

Haosen Tan, PhD 2022

Hamid Baya, PhD 2022  

Mohammad Hendijanifard, PhD, 2011 (LV Tech) 

Brandon Least, MS, 2010 (Halliburton) Cristian Porneala, PhD, 2006 (IPG Photonics, Oxford, MA) 

Vicentiu Grosu, PhD, 2005 (Teledyne Controls) 

Undergraduate Alumni: 

Kevin Lowe, BS 2015 

Connor Kite, BS 2013 

Angelique Wunderlin, BS 2013 

Brad Ray, BS 2013 

Jason Stegall, BS 2010 

Kurt Wilson (Rice University), REU Summer 2008 

Daniel Perkins (Texas Christian University), REU Summer 2007 

Adam Dreier, BS, 2007



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