Actively recruiting PhD students

We are actively recruiting PhD students!

Please reach out if you are or you know anyone who may be interested.

Looking for students with some background in lasers, optics, or multi-material 3D printing via light assisted methods.

Please send us ( your CV and transcript if interested. Thanks!


Kang group presentations at SPIE Photonics West 2024

  • Paper 12898-30: Single step DLW fabrication of electrically focus tunable (ETF) thin metallic lens in a dielectric medium
    30 January 2024,  11:20 AM – 11:40 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 303 (Level 3 South)


  • Paper 12872-10: 3D multi-material printing with light: advanced digital light processing and femtosecond laser stereolithography (Invited Paper)
    30 January 2024 , 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 215 (Level 2 South)


Dr. Kang teaches ME 3295, ME 5895 in Fall ’23

ME 3295, ME5895 Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering : Additive Manufacturing Technologies

This course introduces 7 different types of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) technologies based on ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers) standards; Powder bed Fusion, Binder Jetting, Directed Energy Deposition, Material Extrusion, Material, Jetting, Sheet Lamination, and Vat photopolymerization, along with the fundamental physics governing each method. When possible, students will gain hands-on experience and hear from industry experts on how additive manufacturing is used in their companies. Hybrid manufacturing is discussed along with literature review on current research. Students will obtain a deep understanding of the capabilities of each 3D printing method and learn how to think about designing and fabricating objects using this new technology.