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Anming Hu

Associate Professor


August 2010-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

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, 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6.  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
  7.  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
  8. A. Hu, J. Janczak-Rusch, T. Sano, “Joining technology innovations at the macro, micro, and nano levels”, Appl. Sci. 9 (2019) 3568
  9. 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
  10.  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
  11. D. Bridges, R. Xu, A. Hu, “Microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni nanoparticle-bonded Inconel 718”, Mater. Design 174 (2019) 107784
  12.  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
  13.  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)
  14. 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
  15. 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)
  16. 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
  17.  Y. Yu, A, Mikkineni, S. Killough, T. Kurugnti, P. Joshi, A. Hu, “Direct-write printed current sensor for load monitoring applictions”, 2019 IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology
  18. Y. Yu, P. C. Joshi, J. Wu, A. Hu, “Laser-induced carbon based smart flexible sensor array for multi flavors detection”, ACS Appl. Mater. Int. 10 (2018) 34005 10
  19. Y. Ma, H. Li, L. Yang, A. Hu, “Reaction-assisted diffusion bonding of Ti6Al4V alloys with Ti/Ni nanostructured multilayers”, J. Mater. Proc. Tech. 262 (2018) 204
  20. Y. Yu, M. Chen, S. Wang, C. Hill, P. Joshi, T. Kurungani, A. Hu, J. Electrochemical Soc. 165 (2018) A584
  21. J. Wang, S. Shin, A. Hu, J. K. Wilt, “Diffusion kinetics of transient liquid phase bonding of Ni-based superalloy with Ni nanoparticles: a molecular dynamics perspective”, Comp. Mater. Sci. 152 (2018) 228
  22.  Y. Yu, M. Chen, S. Wang, C. Hill, P. Joshi, A. Hu, “Laser sintering of Al nanoparticles for Al-air batteries”, J. Laser Appl. 30 (2018) 032605
  23.  S. Bai, D. Serien, A. Hu, K. Sugioka, “3D microfluidic surface-enhaced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) chips fabricated by all-femtosecond-laser processing for real[1]time sensing of toxic substances”, Adv. Func. Mater. 28 (2018) 1706262
  24. D. Bridges, S. Zhang, S. Lang, M. Gao, Z. Yu, Z. Feng, A. Hu, “Laser brazing of a nikel-based superalloy using a Ni-Mn-Fe-Co-Cu high entropy alloy filler metal”, Mater. Lett. 215 (2018) 11
  25. D. Bridges, C. Ma, S. Zhang, S. Xue, Z. Feng, A. Hu, “Diffusion and wetting behaviors of Ag nanoparticle and Ag nanowire pastes for laser brazing of Inconel 718”, Welding World 62 (2018) 169


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.


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