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Hantang Qin lab I-Corps project team
February 28, 2024

Qin secures I-Corps funding for in-space printing tech

Written By: Tom Ziemer


Hantang Qin, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps grant to support his lab’s work developing a portable electrohydrodynamic inkjet printer for use in in-space manufacturing and antigravity 3D printing.

PhD student Li Yu is leading the effort, which builds upon Qin’s previous work on printing for in-space production of flexible sensors, wearable devices and more. But it also holds potential for other micro- or nano-manufacturing applications and beyond.

NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program focuses on accelerating entrepreneurial, translational projects. Qin’s group worked with UW-Madison’s Technology Entrepreneurship Office, which is heading up the university’s participation in the Great Lakes I-Corps Hub, to secure the funding.

Photo caption: Hantang Qin, Fadhel Alrabiah, Li Yu, Bonnie Bachman and Shelley Shi. Photo by: Jane Feller.