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Lijun Song

Visiting Professor

Research Direction:
additive manufacturing, laser micro/nano fabrication, monitoring and control
Lijun Song

Lijun Song obtained Ph.D from College of Precision Instrument and Opto-Electronics, Tianjin University in 2000. His research interest includes the multi-scale simulation, monitoring and control, and microstructural tailoring of metal additive manufacturing. His interest also covers the micro/nano fabrication of functional surface structures. The research funds come from national natural science foundation of China, US national science foundation and other governmental and institutional sources. He published more than 60 articles and has 18 patented inventions.
◆ 1996.09 – 2000.06:Tianjin University, PhD
◆ 1996.09 – 1999.03:Tianjin University, Master
◆ 2002.08 – 2004.12:Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Master in Electrical Engineering 
◆ 1990.09 – 1994.07:Tianjin University, Bachelor
◆ 2018.10 – Present:Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
◆ 2012.08 – Present:Professor, College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering, Hunan University 
◆ 2005.03 – 2012.08:Research Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
◆ 2002.08 – 2004.12:Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
◆ 2000.10 – 2002.07:Postdoc, Northwestern University, Evanston 
◆ 1994.09 – 1996.08:Assistant Engineering, Tangshan Baiji Laser holography Co.
Awards & Honors: 
◆  Best conference paper award, the thirteenth national laser manufacturing conference, 2018
◆  Best conference paper award, National conference of the Chinese Optical Society, 2017 
◆  Innovation achievement award of the six All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese 2016 
◆  First prize in science and technology award of China Machinery Industry


  1. G.Y. Luo, H. Xiao, S.M. Li, C.S.Wang, Q.Zhu, L.J. Song*,Quasi-continuous wave laser surface melting of aluminium alloy: precipitate morphology, solute segregation and corrosion resistance, Corrosion Science, (2019) accepted

  2. W.J. Xiao, S.M Li, C.S. Wang, Y. Shi, J. Mazumder, H.Xing, L.J. Song*, Multi-scale simulation of dendrite growth for direct energy deposition of nickel-based superalloys, Materials & Design. 164 (2019) 107553

  3. Z.Y Liu, L. Jiang, Z. Wang, L.J. Song, Mathematical Modeling of Transport Phenomena in Multi-track and Multi-layer Laser Powder Deposition of Single-Crystal Superalloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. (2018) DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4914-7

  4. L.J. Song*, F.H. Wang, S.M. Li and X. Han, Phase congruency melt pool edge extraction for laser additive manufacturing, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 250 (2017) 261-269

  5. H. Xiao, S.M. Li, X. Han, J. Mazumder and L.J. Song*, Laves phase control of Inconel 718 alloy using quasi-continuous-wave laser additive manufacturing, Materials & Design, 122 (2017) 330-339

  6. S.M. Li, H. Xiao, K.Y. Liu, W.J. Xiao, Y.Q. Li, X. Han, J. Mazumder and L.J. Song*, Melt-pool motion, temperature variation and dendritic morphology of Inconel 718 during pulsed- and continuous-wave laser additive manufacturing: a comparative study, Materials & Design, 119 (2017) 351-360

  7. H. Xiao, S.M. Li, W.J. Xiao, Y.Q. Li, L.M. Cha, J. Mazumder, and L.J. Song*, Effects of laser modes on Nb segregation and Laves phase formation during laser additive manufacturing of nickel-based superalloy, Materials Letters 188 (2017) 260–262

  8. L.J. Song*, W.K. Huang, X. Han, J. Mazumder, Real-Time Composition Monitoring Using Support Vector Regression of Laser Induced Plasma for Metal Additive Manufacturing. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2017 64 (1) (633-642).

  9. X.F. Xiao, L.J. Song*, W.J. Xiao, X.B. Liu, Space-dependent characterization of laser-induced plasma plume during fiber laser welding, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49 (2016) 485203 (12pp).

  10. L.J. Song*, H. Xiao, J.Y. Ye, and S.M. Li, Direct Laser Deposition of Layer-Band-Free Ultrafine Ti6Al4V Coating, Surface & Coatings Technology, 307PA (2016) pp. 761-771