Haotian Lu

Job title: 
Graduate Student Researcher
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
Professor Rayne Zheng (Advisor)
Ph.D. 2026 (Anticipated)

As a fourth-year Ph.D. student majoring in Mechanical Engineering, I am deeply immersed in the cutting-edge field of Piezo 3D printing, a discipline that sits at the intersection of mechanical engineering, acoustic physics, and material science. My research primarily focuses on the application and advancement of Piezo 3D printing techniques, leveraging the unique properties of piezoelectric materials to innovate in acoustic physics and device fabrication.

I have a particular interest in underwater device research, exploring the potential of advanced materials and fabrication methods to develop new technologies for marine applications. This aspect of my work aims to contribute to the understanding and preservation of aquatic environments, as well as to enhance the capabilities of underwater exploration and monitoring technologies.

Another significant area of my research is in the field of medical ultrasound device fabrication. Here, I apply my expertise in acoustic physics and material science to develop more efficient and effective ultrasound devices. These advancements have the potential to revolutionize diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, making them safer, more accurate, and more accessible.

Through my doctoral studies, I am committed to pushing the boundaries of mechanical engineering and contributing to technological innovations that have real-world applications, both in environmental conservation and in improving human health.

Projects & Publications

Zhen Wang; Junbo Wang; Zhenpeng Xu; Ryan Hensleigh; Haotian Lu; Mack Sowers; Marcus A. Worsley; Yahya Rahmat-Samii; Rayne Zheng
Journal Article, 2024