Welcome to the Laser-Based Manufacturing and Materials Processing Laboratory (LAM2) at Clemson University.

The vision of our lab is to advance the fundamental understanding of the science and engineering behind laser-matter interaction and create disruptive applications of lasers in manufacturing and processing of various materials.

Assisted by ultrafast lasers, we are particularly interested in materials processing at extreme conditions, such as extremely high temperature and pressure, severe deformation, high precision and throughput. Our inter-disciplinary research topics include laser ablation, laser-induced shock waves, laser-induced plasma, multi-scale surface structuring, and dissimilar materials joining. Combined approaches including both experimental study and physics-based modelling are employed to unveil the underlying mechanisms of different processes.