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Anming Hu

Associate Professor


August 2019-present 
Associate Professor, Department Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

November 2013-July 2019
Assistant Professor, Department Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

August 2012-December 2017
Visiting Professor (short-term), Institute of Laser Engineering, Beijing University of Technology 

April 2012-August 2012
Visiting Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Harvard University

August 2009-October 2013
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Waterloo

January 2008-July 2009
Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, University of Waterloo



Nanomanufacturing, laser processing and 3D microprinting, nanojoining, nanoelectronics, nanotechnology for optoelectronics, energy and environment


2008, PhD in Laser Physics, University of Waterloo

1997, PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1993, Master of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1990, Bachelor of Science, Shandong University

Professional Service

Member of NMJ, ASM, LIA, IIW, and ASME

2023-2026 Faculty Senator

2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 Organization Committee, Co-Chair, International Conference on Nano-Micro Joining

2019, founder of Nano-Micro Joining Association

2016, 2019 NSF-Graduate Student Research  Scholarship Program Reviewer  

2018 Technical Committee Chair of Joining of Advanced Materials and Specialty, American Society of Materials


Awards and Recognitions

2015 Innovative Faculty Award

2000 New Energy Development Organization Senior Research Fellowship on Industrial Technology (New Energy Development Organization), Japan

1998 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (AvH), German Government



  1. D. Bridges, David Fieser, J. Santiago, and A. Hu. “Novel frontiers of high entropy alloys”. Metals 13 (2023) 1193
  2. Y. Yu, P. Joshi, D. Bridges, D. Fieser, A. Hu. “Femtosecond laser -induced Nano-joining of volatile tellurium nanotube memristor”, Nanomaterials 13 (2023) 789
  3. S. Zhang, Y. Li, A. Frederick, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, L. Allard Jr, M. Koehler. S. Shin, A. Hu, Z. Feng. “In-situ formation of Al3Ni nanoparticles in synthesis of Al77075 alloy by friction stir processing with Ni powder addition”. J. Mater. Proc. Tech. 311 (2023) 117803
  4. L. Zhang, S. Zhang, P. Joshi, M. Bhandari, A. Hu, S. Shin. “Laser strengthening of additive manufactured edge seal for vacuum insulated glazing with micro-size glass frit”. J. Building Eng. 53 (2022) 104539
  5. S. Bai, A. Hu, Y. Hu, Y. Ma, K. Obata, K. Sugioka. “Plasmonic superstructure arrays fabricated by laser near-field reduction from wide-range SERS analysis of fluorescent materials”. Nanomaterials 12 (2022) 970
  6. D. Bridges, B. Nielsen, L. Zhang, S. Zhang, R. Xu, A. Hu, “Wettability, diffusion behaviors and modeling of Ni nanoparticles and nanowires in brazing Inconel 718”, Adv. Eng. Mater. 23 (2021) 2001053
  7. Y. Ma, L. Tao, S. Bai, A. Hu, “Green synthesis of Ag nanoparticles for plasmon[1]assisted photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue”. Catalysts 11 (2021) 1499
  8. L. Zhang, A. Hu, “Fe2O3 nanowire flux enabling tungsten inert gas welding of high manganese steel thick plates with improved mechanical properties”, Appl. Sci. 11 (2021) 5052
  9. S. Lei, X. Zhao, X. Yu, A. Hu, S. Vukelic, MBC Jun, HE Joe, YL Yo, YC Shin, “Ultrafast laser applications in manufacturing processes: a state-of-the-art review”, J. Manufacturing Sci. Engr. 142 (2020) 031005
  10. Y. Yu, Y. Deng, M. A. AlHasan, Y. Bai, RZ Li, S. Deng, P. Joshi, s. Shin, A. Hu, “Femtosecond laser-induced nano-thermal welding for a single Cu nanowire glucose sensor”, Nanoscale Adv. 2 (2020) 1195
  11. Q. Su, S. Bai, J. Han, Y. Yu, Y. Deng, M. Wu, C.Zheng, A. Hu, “Precise laser trimming of alloy strip resistor: a comparative study with femtosecond laser and nanosecond laser”, J. Laser Appl. 32 (2020) 022013
  12. S. Wang, Y. Yu, S. Luo, X. cheng, G. Feng, Y. Zhang, Z. Wu, G. Compaganini, J. Pooran, A. Hu, “All-solid-state supercapacitors from natural lignin-based composite film by laser direct writing”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 115 (2019) 083904
  13. A. Hu, J. Janczak-Rusch, T. Sano, “Joining technology innovations at the macro, micro, and nano levels”, Appl. Sci. 9 (2019) 3568
  14. S. Zhang, A. Fredrick, Y. Wang, M. Eller, P. McGinn, A. Hu, Z. Feng, “Microstructure evolution and mechanical property characterization of 6063 aluminium alloy tubes processed with friction stir back extrusion”, JOM 71 (2019) 4436
  15. MA Hansan, J. Wang, YC Lim, A. Hu, S. Shin, “Concentration dependence of hydrogen diffusion in a-iron from atomic perspective”, Int. J. Hydro. Energy 44 (2019) 27876 9
  16. D. Bridges, R. Xu, A. Hu, “Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni nanoparticle-bonded Inconel 718”, Mater. Design 174 (2019) 107784
  17.  J. Wu, S. Xue, D. Bridges, Y. Yu, L. Zhang, J. Pooran, C. Hill, J. Wu, A. Hu, “Fe-based ceramic nanocomposite membranes fabricated via e-spinning and vacuum filtration for Cd2+ ions removal”, Chemosphere 230 (2019) 527
  18.  H. Li, Y. Ma, B. Xu, D. Bridges, L. Zhang, Z. Feng, A. Hu, “Laser welding of Ti6Al4V assisted with nanostructured Ni/Al reactive multilayer films”, Mater. Design (2019)
  19. J. Wu, Y. Du, C. Wang, S. Bai, T. Zhang, T. Chen, A. Hu, “Reusable and long-life 3D Ag nanoparticles coated Si nanowire array as sensitive SERS substrate”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 494 (2019) 583
  20. H. Qi, M. Zhao, H. Liang, J. Wu, Z. huang, A. Hu, J. Wang, Y. Lu, J. Zhang, “Rapid detection of trace Cu2+ using an L-cysteine based integrated electrode sensor integrated with AC electrokinetic enrichment”, Electrophoresis, 40 (2019)
  21. C. Wang, Y. Yu, J. Niu, Y. Liu, D. Bridges, X. Liu, J. Pooran, A. Hu, “Recent Progress of metal-air batteries-a mini review”, Appl. Sci. 9 (2019) 2787
  22.  Y. Yu, A, Mikkineni, S. Killough, T. Kurugnti, P. Joshi, A. Hu, “Direct-write printed current sensor for load monitoring applications”, 2019 IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology


A. Hu, Laser Micro-Nano-Manufacturing and 3D Printing, ISBN: 978-3-030-59313-1, Springer, 2020

A. Hu, Allen Apblett, Nanotechnology for Water Treatment and Purification, ISBN: 978-3-319-37470-3, Springer 2014.


A. Hu. Femtosecond laser materials processing and applications: beyond non-thermal effect, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, Feb. 17, 2023

A. Hu. Nano Joining: The Past, Today and Beyond. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Oct. 28, 2022


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